Tightrope act that’s barking
EVERY dog has its day...and that certainly applies to four-year-old Ozzy who has earned himself the title of fastest dog to cross a tightrope.The border collie-kelpie crossbreed, a former contestant on Britain’s Got Talent, made it into the Guinness Book of Records. Ozzy, who lives in Norwich with his owner and best friend Nick Johnson, crossed an 11ft rope in 18.22 seconds at the Faith Animal Rescue Centre in Norfolk. Father-of-two Nick, a 51-year-old carpenter, has no formal dog training experience and had never had a pooch before Ozzy.
He said: “We only practise when Ozzy is in the mood, after he’s done all his important dog stuff like sniffing around and meeting other dogs.”