Australian Shepherds are known to be agile, intelligent, and generally really helpful working dogs. But a video posted by @rudy_mustang on Twitter gives the word “agility” a whole new meaning.
“Want to see my dog jump through a gate” reads the caption, and shows Callie the cowdog leaping sideways through a cattle gate with zero hesitation, straight up Matrix style.
want to see my dog jump through gate pic.twitter.com/vlYtWPaB8x
— rudy mustang (@rudy_mustang) December 19, 2017
Perhaps the most extraordinary part of all is that Callie taught herself the trick:
Perfect video, esp. the slomo!!!
Curious: did he learn it on his own? Or see another dog do it? I've tried to teach my bc this, to no avail (and I have trouble just going through gates, period.
— L. N. (@rondodog) December 20, 2017
she just does it on her own!
— rudy mustang (@rudy_mustang) December 20, 2017
Twitter was so fascinated that the video has been retweeted over 19,000 times and racked up over 62,000 likes in under three days’ time. Many were quite impressed with Callie’s dexterity:
— bruce schmit (@bruceschmit) December 19, 2017
Yo that was so clean, like Spiderman swinging through that bridge clean.. https://t.co/kS4j2soYZI
— Dean Albarkat (@DeanAlbarkat_) December 20, 2017
“Oh muh god… he on X-games mode”
— Alex, but online (@Alex_but_online) December 19, 2017
— ?Stacy? (@Scettimeatball) December 20, 2017
This is like the scene in Jurassic Park when the raptors open doors…
— jay carlson (@WheresJayC) December 20, 2017
15/10 good doggo, basically an Olympic gymnast
— Emily (@libertasblonde) December 19, 2017
Beautifully done. Jumping headfirst through the bars of a gate should be an event in human athletics too. https://t.co/l3sX39tEzI
— Frank McNally (@FrankmcnallyIT) December 20, 2017
Confirmed. Dogs are the best.
— Michael McKinney (@miklmck) December 20, 2017