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5 activities you probably wouldn't have expected to be dog-friendly

When going for walks and fetching sticks become too boring, imaginative event creators offer a surprising variety of activities for dogs. For instance, magic tricks!

Finnish magician Jose Ahonen has been performing in front of live audiences since 2005 – that is, in front of live human audiences.

But a couple of years ago, he went to the dogs. He realized that magic tricks not only impress humans, but also humans' best friend. For instance, he tried making a dog treat disappear right in front of a canine's eyes.

The results spanned wide and far, from nervous barking to sheer mesmerization.

Ahonen then uploaded a video with dozen or so canine responses to his tricks on YouTube and it went viral. Over night, the video was viewed tens of thousands of times. Now, it's received over 18 million clicks.

Magician Ahonen has meanwhile launched his own YouTube channel for dogs, with a few clips showing him having a hotdog levitate in front of various dogs' chops.

Just a mini spoiler here: Some of dogs remain unimpressed by the act, while others seem utterly dismayed.

Magic tricks – they are just one of many leisure-time activities which are more dog-friendly than you ever would have imagined. Click through our High Five ranking to discover more.

 

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