Dogs get a second chance to shineFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - This next story is an incredible look at some Fargo dogs that travel the country performing some amazing airborne stunts.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
This next story is an incredible look at some Fargo dogs that travel the country performing some amazing airborne stunts, from State Fairs to Major League Baseball. As WDAY 6 Reporter Kevin Wallevand found out, their jobs on the road saved their lives.
Abby Cline – Stunt Dog Trainer: “Go through…”
Abby Cline is having the time of her life.
Cline: “I was an art major in college so I thought I would be poor and living in some crappy apartment.
Working with dogs she rescued from the pound, and turned into performing stars that now travel the nation-going airborne for a plastic frisbee disc.
Cline: “Nice Petey”
Petey and Dojo are just two of her talented herding dogs that travel around the country with Abby as part of the Extreme Canine Stunt Dog Show.
Abby Cline - Stunt Dog Trainer: “All of my dogs are rescue dogs they all come from pounds and shelters all over the place.”
Now any dog can do this, but many of them are herding dogs, which makes sense because of the high energy. These dogs are meant to work cattle they need a job to do and I don't have any cattle so I have frisbees. Abby is well known for her dog training ability. She now works with people who have rescued dogs from the pound and are training the four legged friends to fly high.
Shelly Winsworth - Disc Dogger: “It is amazing honestly because Grady did not know how to sit and now he is out being an ambassador for the sport and rescue dogs.”
Paul Winsworth - Disc Dogger: “I know I love it and he loves it so it is a win win for all of us.”
Abby even appeared on a network talent show just days ago, giving the rest of America a chance to see what extreme disc dogging is all about.
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