22 Dogs that would much rather be human

Mar 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. ET

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

1. Swinging

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The dog park is so old school.

2. Surfing

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

3. Yard work

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

4. Pushing strollers

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

5. Skateboarding

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

6. Rocking horse

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This one takes some serious coordination.

7. Playing catch

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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

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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

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Fido's got game.

10. Dancing

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This looks a bit like the merengue, no?

11. Covering up

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What? Everyone gets cold sometimes.

12. Street racing

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

13. Hitting the treadmill

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

14. Saying grace

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Everyone says grace in this house. Everyone.

15. Using a tablet

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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

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Many humans can't ride a scooter this well.

17. Riding the carousel

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

18. Playing on a trampoline

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Dogs can jump on their own but not this high.

19. Working out

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

20. Shopping

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

21. Climbing a ladder

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There's no place too high for this pup.

22. Drinking

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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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