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World’s Most Obedient Dog (Video)

Although dogs are some of the best friends we have in the animal kingdom, their excitement over seeing us (or a toy!) can often cause them to become deaf to our commands.

Not so with the dog in this video.

Known as The Amazing Skidboot, this dog demonstrates an amazing connection with his owner, enabling him to restrain himself even when his precious ball was only inches from his nose!

Skidboot gained worldwide fame with his tricks, but had to give up performing once he started going blind. He passed away in 2007, but the legacy of his intelligence and gentle personality will live on forever in his talented offspring.

If you’ve got a few more minutes, you can see more of his amazing tricks in the longer video below.

Image Credit: Flickr – CRYOLIFE

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.

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1:28AM PST on Mar 2, 2011

what an incredible trainer.

7:15AM PST on Feb 28, 2011

Thank you for posting.

3:27AM PST on Feb 25, 2011

If only one could train husbands the same way!!

6:58AM PST on Feb 21, 2011

so cute....sad to know he passed away...

3:07PM PST on Feb 18, 2011

Well, I've seen a video about this dog before, but these two really take the cake. What a fine dog and a fine partnership. Good loving and living, that's what that is!

12:45PM PST on Feb 14, 2011

simply great dog but also a great human

11:24PM PST on Feb 11, 2011

My own dog, Wizer, used to do a lot of what Skidboot does... just the TONE of my voice, not the words, was all he needed. What a wonderful dog. How I miss him! Thanks 4 the video.

6:07PM PST on Feb 11, 2011

So not my dog!

6:28PM PST on Feb 8, 2011

Great post, thanx

3:30PM PST on Feb 6, 2011

it's just wonderful

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