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7 Awesome tricks you should teach your dog right now

Julie Sprankles is a freelance writer living in the storied city of Charleston, SC. When she isn't slinging sass for SheKnows, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features (Pirahnaconda, anyone?), trolling the internet for dance work...

These tricks will make your pup the envy of any dog park

You know your dog's a genius, but you want everyone else to know, too. That's where these mind-blowing canine capers come into play.

1. Stick 'em up!

This dog nails the "stick 'em up, bang!" trick. Just look at the dramatic head toss before he goes down for the count. That's art, people.

2. Doggy cycling

Undoubtedly, you might get a few strange glances if you go strolling down the street with your bike-riding dog by your side. But, really, it's only because everyone will be amazed by your dog's mad skills.

3. Say cheese

Nobody, and I mean nobody, can resist the charms of a smiling dog. If you teach your pup to flash a grin on command, you'll have everyone eating out of your paw, er, hand.

4. Take the wheel

OK, so riding a bike is cool. But driving a car? Now that's epic. I can't imagine there are a ton of dog owners out there who are willing to test this trick out with their own vehicles, which makes it all the more amazing to see dogs who can actually do it.

5. Beer me!

We're pretty sure most men would agree this is the hands down best trick you can teach your dog. Next step? Teaching them to fill the cooler with ice.

6. Jump, jump

We can't even single Dutch. Is that a thing? If it is, we can't do it — which is why Geronimo the Cattle Dog mix is giving us an insecurity complex with her insane double Dutch routine. Seriously, though, this dog puts us to shame

7. Who let the dog out?

Tell us that a black Lab riding a bus by herself to the dog park wouldn't steal your heart! That's exactly what Eclipse, the 2-year-old Lab, is doing in downtown Seattle. On days when her owner just isn't moving fast enough for her, this pioneering pup hops on public transit to get to her favorite spot: the local dog park, of course!

This post was brought to you by Bayer’s K9 Advantix® II. Do not use on cats..

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