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Aspen the Border Collie absolutely wins Halloween with this macabre little party trick. You won’t believe what Aspen fetches on command. Check out the video below, and then read up on why this sweet guy is now what’s affectionately known as a “tripod dog.”
If you want to try this trick on your dog, make sure they already know how to fetch on command—and then teach them to associate a key cue word, like “leg,” with a particular object. Use treats to help them learn to make the association.
Trainer Zak George has a helpful video about how to teach your dog to fetch certain objects.
Even the very best dogs can have a very bad moment, and accidents happen quickly. That’s why Aspen and his dad Jeff Frick took to social media to spread the word about keeping your dog on a leash around traffic, even if they’re a perfect angel 99.99% of the time.
Fortunately for Jeff and Aspen, things didn’t turn out worse, and thanks to a good Samaritan, Aspen is a healthy and happy tripod dog.