Nana the Border Collie Carries Out Remarkable Pet Tricks

Amazing dog tricks performed by my buddy: a Border Collie called Nana! From footstalls, to walking front paw handstands, to running backwards, Nana does it all.

All of Nana’s training is done exclusively with favorable reinforcement and remote control training. Nana decides to do all the behaviours in this video, and when she performs a trick, she is rewarded with great deals of appreciation, toys, and treats. She loves exactly what she does, and to her, “training” is all simply a huge video game we play together!

My goal with my training is to show the world that anything can be attained with favorable reinforcement! Keep in mind constantly to use positive training methods with your pet.

No video is accelerated or reversed. Nana much like to perform her tricks quick, and she truly is walking in reverse.

Nana knows numerous other tricks that are not included in this video. Make certain to take a look at her other videos for more incredible pet techniques!

The music contained in this video is the work of Josh Woodward.


26 Responses to “Nana the Border Collie Carries Out Remarkable Pet Tricks”

  1. NanaBorderCollie

    Oct 23. 2015

    In response to Sara Beth Cox’s comment (which I am unable to reply to):

    The coffee table trick is a fun and colourful way for the dog to practise impulse control. This is the same concept behind the “treat balance & catch” trick, as well as halting on cue whilst chasing after a stimulus (toy, squirrel, car, etc.). Impulse control is an extremely important skill for any dog to have that could save the dog’s life. There are many fun ways to practise impulse control, including following cues before retrieving a favourite toy (as outlined in this video of Nana, at around 0:24: or with simple, fun tricks such as the coffee table trick. Nana gets rewarded royally after removing the items from her bottom, no worries. 😉 And trust me, if she didn’t enjoy doing the trick, she wouldn’t do it. End of story.

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  2. Alex Urli

    Sep 30. 2016

    That moment when you realise a dog is smarter than you…

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  3. swordnquilstarskgrem

    Oct 10. 2016

    This is a HAPPY dog! Look at her! “Hey! I’m doing what I was born for! YES!!!!”

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  4. Şebenem's

    Dec 03. 2016

    Very agile smart adorable dog and awesome training. All great but one thing I don’t understand : why would anyone want to teach their dog to limp like a crippled animal? It looks horrible! lol yea, honestly why?

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    • NanaBorderCollie

      Dec 03. 2016

      All of my animals, including Nana, are professional animal actors trained for motion pictures, commercials, television shows, and other media work. The “limp” trick is one of many behaviours that are sometimes required for acting out a specific scene. As well, teaching a dog to walk whilst elevating one of their paws is excellent for coordination and strength training. Nana can walk with any one of her four paws elevated. Human interpretations of the appearance of this behaviour is irrelevant in this regard, since it is more of an exercise for the dog rather than a “trick”, by conventional definition.

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    • Şebenem's

      Dec 03. 2016

      NanaBorderCollie well, that makes sense. 🙂 Thanks for explaining.

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  5. CustoM DooM2/HeretiC; Mod MappeR

    Dec 14. 2016

    0:45 WOOOOOW!

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  6. Tammyaway

    Feb 15. 2017

    and so begins the reign of Nana, first of her name, Lord of all dogs and protector of the realm.

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  7. omonigho Kingsley

    Feb 16. 2017

    thats a human on dog body

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  8. Yda Cda

    Feb 20. 2017

    (◉ω◉ ) Actually, rats can do tricks similar to or even better than this. This video prove this:

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  9. JJ Trickdogjunkies

    Apr 01. 2017

    still love it in 2017 <3

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  10. Thunder the cocker spaniel!

    May 13. 2017

    Your pets are amazing. You’re an incredible trainer. My daughter Millie spends hours watching your videos!!

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  11. Jyothi Sithara

    Jun 11. 2017

    A big salute to the trainer beauty who didn’t show her face till the end.

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  12. Doberman Queen

    Jun 21. 2017

    i think that dog is human XD

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  13. Chris Saragina

    Jun 26. 2017

    The best breed of dog. I want one so bad!

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  14. Katarina Adele

    Jun 26. 2017

    She is so smart! I can’t believe how high her IQ is. Good job!

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  15. George Lyell

    Jul 01. 2017

    to all the people who disliked this video: you apparently don’t know what intelligence is!

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  16. Michael Hartman

    Jul 03. 2017

    What, no Greensleeves (Lassie) on the piano. You do a fantastic job of training, and Nana is a genius.
    Told my brother about Nana, and envisioned her at a chessboard looking over her reading glasses with an expression of “are you going to take all day?”

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  17. Alyona Donskih

    Jul 05. 2017

    Nana is the smartest dog in the world!

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  18. Velvet Shine

    Jul 06. 2017

    Nana is so cute. I wish she was my dog. My dog can do tricks but she is no where near as clever as Nana. My dog just does simple tricks

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  19. Juliana Valentin

    Jul 06. 2017

    I want your dog!!!

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  20. ReneeNme

    Jul 11. 2017

    This video rawks.

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