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22 Dogs that would much rather be human

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

These dogs have moved well beyond sit and stay. The tricks they've taken up have a much more human nature.

1. Swinging

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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The dog park is so old school.

2. Surfing

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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We all know dogs like water, but this takes it to a whole new level.

3. Yard work

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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Need some yard work done? This dog is pretty comfortable on a John Deere.

4. Pushing strollers

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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This gives "walking the dog" a whole new meaning.

5. Skateboarding

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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This skate park has gone to the dogs... literally.

6. Rocking horse

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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This one takes some serious coordination.

7. Playing catch

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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OK, so playing catch is a dog trick, but catching the ball with two paws — that takes some skill (and usually thumbs).

8. Closing the door

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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This dog wants some privacy, and it's watched us humans enough to know exactly how to get it.

9. Playing basketball

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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Fido's got game.

10. Dancing

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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This looks a bit like the merengue, no?

11. Covering up

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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What? Everyone gets cold sometimes.

12. Street racing

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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Notice how the dogs are actually beating the humans at this one?

13. Hitting the treadmill

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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That rainy weather isn't an excuse to be couch potatoes.

14. Saying grace

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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Everyone says grace in this house. Everyone.

15. Using a tablet

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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This really is fun for the whole family, but we sure do hope they're using a screen protector.

16. Riding a scooter

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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Many humans can't ride a scooter this well.

17. Riding the carousel

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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Who knew dogs could have so much fun at a playground?

18. Playing on a trampoline

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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Dogs can jump on their own but not this high.

19. Working out

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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Everyone needs a workout partner. This guy went one step further.

20. Shopping

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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Don't sweat over that cart filled with kibble. Let your dog do it instead.

21. Climbing a ladder

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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There's no place too high for this pup.

22. Drinking

These dogs act like humans in the best ways possible

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"You want me to drink out of a bowl on the floor? What do you think I am, an animal?"

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