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article imageNorman the biking dog makes his television debut

By Greta McClain     Feb 2, 2013 in Odd News
Atlanta - The internet is full of skateboarding and surfing pooches, but it is not everyday that you see a 70 pound dog riding through the neighborhood on a bicycle.
The Hallmark Channel launched the premier of their daytime television show "Who Let the Dogs Out?" in 2012. Inspired by Tillman, a skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding bulldog, the show features Tillman and his owner Ron traveling the United States in search of talented and acrobatic canines. Each week, some of the country's most athletic canines will be featured, all leading up to the season finale when the most talented dog in American will be crowned.
On Friday, the season 2 premier of "Who Let the Dogs Out?" was aired. The show featured Norman, a 3-year-old Briard from Atlanta, Georgia.
Norman began his training at an early age, receiving his Companion Dog Title in Obedience when he was only 15 months old. He is currently training for Agility, Herding and Obedience competitions, and loves learning new tricks. Norman's owner, Karen Cobb, said:
"Norman is naturally curious. He loves playing with his family and wants to do everything with his kids! When he saw them riding scooters, he wanted to try and found that this was something he also could do. There have been no tricks or skills that have stopped him yet."
Norman did indeed learn how to ride a scooter, roaming Atlanta's streets. Cobb told the Huffington Post:
"He just jumped on the kids' scooter and learned how to balance. He was born a natural."
Norman has also learned to master the art of riding a bicycle. After nearly a month of training, learning to balance his weight and hold on to the handlebars, Norman is able to pedal through the streets just like his two legged siblings. He showed off his amazing biking talent on Friday, with dreams of being named the next "Most Talented Dog in America."
"Who Let the Dogs Out?" airs every Friday at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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