If you needed proof that you can teach a dog of any age something new, just watch this video of a dog named Norman riding — pedaling — a bike:
Seeing Norman a-bike is all the more timely as May is National Bike Month.
You never know what can be learned. Might Norman try to operate “paw-brakes”?
Update, 8:30pm EST, May 24. It is something to see Norman pedal the bike. A number of Care2 members have asked what he might have endured and suffered to learn to do this. While Norman’s bike riding is a good reminder that animals can do a lot more than we might (wrongly) presume, the question remains: Is it appropriate, is it ethical, to teach animals to do such things; to perform “tricks” such as animals in a circus are trained to do?
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