- United Kingdom (Norwich)
The fastest crossing of a tightrope by a dog was 18.22 seconds and was achieved by Ozzy (a Border Collie/Kelpie cross) on 1 February 2013 at F.A.I.T.H. Animal Rescue, Norfolk, UK.
Nick continues: “As Ozzy's parents are working sheepdogs on a farm, it’s in his blood to want to work closely with me. Ozzy is most happy when he’s working on the tricks that we do and regards it as a game. We also only practice when Ozzy is in the mood, after he’s done all his important dog stuff, like sniffing around and meeting other dogs.”
Ozzy was born in Anglesey, North Wales, but now lives in Norwich with his owner, 51-year-old Carpenter Nick Johnson. Nick has no formal experience as a dog training, but says that he learnt techniques on the internet which have proven successful. He says the key to training is “relationship building and really making an effort to understand how your dog ticks”.
On the Guinness World Records achievement, Nick says: “It makes me feel so happy and proud, that Ozzy and I have such a strong friendship and relationship we can work together on tricks and games that get the recognition of Guinness World Records.”