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Dog’s tricks are ‘better than TV’

AN EIGHT-year-old dog is amazing her owners and neighbours with an astonishing array of tricks which are described as being ‘better than TV.’

Cindy's Dog tricksCindy, a pedigree Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, can balance objects on all four paws while lying down. She can also keep a golf ball in a spoon held in her mouth while balancing objects on her head.

Proud owner Mark Bucknell, from Wednesfield, in the West Midlands, said: ‘Who needs the telly when you've got a dog like this?’

He said the family started teaching Cindy tricks when they took her in as an eight-month old. His father, Ron Bucknell, 75, said the family had run out of tricks to teach her.

It took her six months to learn to wait for her reward but, despite having undergone two leg operations since, her circus skills have remained intact.

Mr Bucknell had some sage advice for any envious fellow dog owners out there: ‘You don't do the dog any favours if you leave it as a dumb mutt. Put the effort in, get your dog some intelligence, get it to understand you will have yourself a better, more fun dog.’