Dogs can learn some pretty remarkable tricks, but did you know Irish dancing is one of them?
At least that’s the case for Secret, a one-year-old Australian Shepherd dog in Bellingham, Washington.
Watch out dancers! They are now training dogs how to Irish Dan...
Could this be the World's first ever Irish Dancing Dog!!?? #FFVideoFeatureCheck out this talented dog Secret & owner on IG: @MY_AUSSIE_GAL Music Credit: Dean CrouchPosted by Fusion Fighters on Sunday, January 10, 2016
Secret’s owner, a 15-year-old Irish dancing student named Mary, has been training the sweet pup ever since Secret joined the family at eight weeks old.
We tried doing it to music and failed to stay in rhythm�� she's getting a lot better at it though so we decided to try it outside in a new environment so she can start to generalize it�� we just started teaching on the other foot tonight, but its hard since she's used to stepping forward with her left so it'll take time before she's comfortable doing on the right. �� ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners�� @borderaussiebodey @lilly.the.aussie @sassyandsila @mksdoggyoverload @bluebearaussie
Mary decided to practice her footwork with Secret, who’s been getting better and better.
Quite the talented duo!
Sidestepping has been one of the hardest things for Secret! Took us forever to get it close to me, and now we're finally starting to get distance between us, we tried before but Secret never grasped that it had to be straight sideways, and kept inching forward at the same time�� But I finally thought to use a board, and now she's getting much better���� ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners! @borderaussiebodey @lilly.the.aussie @sassyandsila @bluebearaussie @mksdoggyoverload
H/T to Chris Naish and Fusion Fighters, who works hard to promote Irish dance all over the world. Check out more of their amazing videos here.
* Originally published in January 2016.