Australia’s surfing dogs chase waves, not cats

Australian dog trainer and former surfing champion Chris de Aboitiz rides a wave with his dogs Rama and Millie off Sydney's Palm BeachOn sunny morning on the outskirts of Sydney, Chris de Aboitiz heads out on the surf on his stand-up paddle board, joined by Rama and Millie, two rescue dogs who perform tricks, jumping on their owners shoulders and back as he rides the waves. "Surfing is not just about training dogs, it is about understanding them and their behavior," said Aboitiz. "Training dogs for everyday life is the same." Aboitiz travels up and down the Australian east coast with his four dogs, all rescued from shelters, using this unique method to teach owners and encourage them to take a more disciplined approach with their pets.

Animal and Pet News

February 18, 2016 3:34 pm

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