An intelligent dog that performs impressive tricks such as stand-up paddleboarding, yoga poses and jumping through hoops is delighting dog lovers around the world.
Sandi Swiridoff, 63, from Oregon, USA, has taught her 10-year-old Australian Labradoodle Reagan more than 20 tricks.
She documents her progress on her Instagram account @reagandoodle, which has more than 400,000 followers.
Sandi adopted her golden-haired pet when he was just eight weeks old and says adopting him was one of the best decisions she’s “ever made.”
Now Reagan has plenty of impressive tricks under her belt, including skateboarding and yoga poses, difficult activities for a human, let alone a dog.
Sandi Swiridoff, 63, from Oregon, USA, has taught her golden labradoodle Reagan 25 new tricks, including jumping through hoops.
Sandi said: “He can do a lot of different tricks, from dance moves to yoga poses.” Her favorite is anything that involves jumping, whether over arms or through hoops, and even jumping rope.
‘In addition to the basics such as sit, stay, stoop and roll over, Reagan has recently learned many others. In a matter of months he has learned 25 new tricks.
‘People are impressed by Reagan’s abilities. Some are inspired to teach her own dog and others say his dog could never do those kinds of tricks.
‘As a puppy and young dog, Reagan attended obedience training classes. Basic training is very important, but trick training is much more fun.’
In videos posted on the Instagram account, the skilled dog can be seen riding a skateboard, placing his front paws on the board and gliding skillfully using his hind legs.
In one image, he even appeared to be stand-up paddleboarding, although Sandi admitted she had edited it into the board.
Sandi says she’s proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks, and she’s very proud of Reagan’s new skills.
He is able to high-five, shake paws, and ride a bike with other children.
Reagan, who “hasn’t met another dog or person he doesn’t like,” toured the house on a scooter
In one photo, Reagan even appears to be rowing, although Sandi admitted she edited it into the photo.
Reagan watched with stylish sunglasses and a glass of soda as Sandi completed a handstand.
The clever dog manages to ride a skateboard with his front paws on the board and using his back paws to slide.
Sandi likes to assign tasks to her pet, including jumping over increasingly difficult towers of toilet paper.
Reagan is a gentle giant and loves everyone, and loves to dress up (pictured looking for his next game)
His proud owner added: “Experiencing the many benefits, I wondered why I hadn’t trained him before.
‘To learn how to train, I watched videos on YouTube and followed some advice from trainers on Instagram.
‘I used a trick training book and accompanying app.
‘I kept our training sessions short but frequent, and broke each trick into small steps. The positive reinforcement worked like a charm.
The family adopted Reagan when he was eight weeks old and started uploading adorable photos of him to Instagram when he was six months old.
Sandi continued: ‘Reagan loves dressing up, she loves candy, she loves the camera and she loves people.
‘He knows that where there are photo shoots, there are gifts and praise.
Sandi adopted Reagan when she was just eight weeks old (pictured as a puppy)
The patient dog is up for anything and enjoys a canoe trip.
Sandi says she is “so proud” of Reagan’s new skills and says it shows that dogs can still learn new tricks in old age.
‘It is an experience that unites us. When he is dressed up, it is only for a few minutes while I take the photos, then he goes back to being a “normal” dog.
“Reagan is great with kids and other dogs, he hasn’t met another dog or person he doesn’t like.”
‘Adopting Reagan was one of the best decisions we ever made. She has added so much joy to our lives and the lives of so many other people.
Reagan previously sent the internet into overdrive with his cuteness overload when he was dressed in matching outfits with Sandi’s grandson.