END OF THE LEASH — Owning a herding dog can be a tricky business.
When you own a dog that was bred for corralling sheep or cows all day, but you don’t own any livestock yourself, you have to find other ways to use its energy. Because if a dog like that gets bored, you’ll probably find yourself crying over all the chewed shoes and ruined furniture.
Basically, you have to have a lot of time and energy yourself to spend with a dog. But if you do that, the rewards can be great. Indeed, you may find yourself with a loving pet that wows everyone you know — as well as the whole internet — with its bag full of tricks.
On that note, meet Mr. Biscuit, the blue merle border collie that may very well have more skills than you. (At least, he certainly has more skills than I.) According to Mr. Biscuit’s Facebook page (run by owner Kyle Shaw), this pup loves his ball and can do over 200 tricks. Admit it, that’s probably one of the best resumes you’ll ever read.
In the video, you’ll see a combination of three tricks: fetch, ball stacking and bell ringing. It may not sound like much on paper, but believe you me (or, you know, watch the video), Mr. Biscuit really takes the cake.
It’s completely fascinating to see Mr. Biscuit’s body language as he puts all his energy and focus on completing his tricks. He’s tense, yet eager, to complete each step of the the trick so he can be a “good boy.”
And friends, he is the goodest boy you will meet in the next 2 minutes.
You can see all of Mr. Biscuit’s other tricks on his Facebook page.