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How Do Dogs Perform Stunts?

We see it all the time — dogs performing stunts in movies, TV shows, and even commercials. But how do they do it?

Well, most of the time, it’s not really the dog that’s doing the stunt — it’s the trainer. Dogs are incredibly smart and trainable creatures, so with a little bit of direction from their human counterparts, they can learn to do almost anything.

That said, there are some stunts that are definitely within a dog’s natural abilities. For example, many dogs are able to jump quite high, so if you see a dog “jumping through a hoop of fire” in a movie, chances are the dog is already good at jumping. Of course, the hoop was probably also lowered to make it easier for the dog.

You can see in this video that the American Bully was able to easily jump through the open car window. That’s because it has the muscles to support its jump. Not to mention, the excitement of welcoming its owner back home was likely a big factor, too.


Other stunts, like swimming or running, come naturally to dogs as well. In other words, dogs perform stunts that are completely possible for dogs to do. So if you see a dog doing laps in a pool or running down a busy street, it’s probably just doing what comes naturally to it!

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