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Fast! What can you achieve in just 60 seconds? The extraordinary Border Collies Wish and Halo can do 28 tricks in this time and thus set a new Guinness world record for “most tricks by two dogs in one minute”.
(And we thought we’d create something special by pouring a cup of coffee with one hand while scrolling Insta with the other!)
Wish and Halo are part of Trainer Emily Larlham’s pack in El Cajon, California. She started her career 15 years ago as a zookeeper at the animal shelter. Today she is an internationally recognized speaker, educator and behavioral scientist for dogs, specializing in training dogs without intimidation through her company Dogmantics.
In her interview with Daily Paws, Larlham said pursuit of a world record is “a great way to get the message across about positive reinforcement training, and it is done through reinforce [Guinness World Records] Brief information on how I trained using this method. “To prepare for the December 2020 event, it was a challenge not only to ask Wish and Halo to do tricks at the same time, but also much faster than before.
“The rules were that they had to be by my side to do tricks, so there were a few tricks I had to retrain or retrain from to keep the records,” she says. “Because there were so many in such short succession, I only asked a few at a time during the training process, like the last five tricks or five tricks from the middle of the sequence. It took a few months to get the new tricks for the Train sequence. “
Larlham and her pair of pups make a fantastic, synchronized team – check out these record winners in this exciting Guinness World Records video!
“I was thrilled when they got through the whole trick sequence!” says Larlham. “The hardest part for me was remembering the order to ask the tricks and asking for them so quickly!” It’s also easy to see how excited the dogs are.
Guinness also notes that Wish set another record: he performed the fastest 5m crawl of a dog in 2.175 seconds.
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Larlham shares her passion for better human-dog connections on her YouTube channel Dog Training by Kikopup with the help of Wish and Halo and friends Kiko, Splash and Tug. Hundreds of videos cover various training problems and offer positive solutions.
If you’re looking for a few simple tricks to help you bond and engage with your dog, she recommends one of her most popular tutorials with 20 trick options.