This article really needs no introduction. It's not a training post, nor a musing on Parkour philosophy. As the title says, this piece is all about household pets practicing our favourite sport. There are a lot of them out there.
We often talk about Parkour being one of the most natural sports around. It is the sport of movement, which is an essential survival skill. This sport is based on efficient and natural movement, something animals are masters of. In the truest sense of the sport, they are able to do it just as we are.
With all of that aside, it’s also just plain old fun and cute to watch cats and dogs with some Parkour swag. Without further adieu, here are our top 10 Animal Parkour Videos.
#10 Epic Parkour Dog
Jumpy and Alex are a perfect example of what your pet is capable of. Not only does Alex show off incredible agility as a Parkour athlete, but his dog jumps as high as he does! The multi-skilled Jumpy can also ride a skateboard and climb trees.
The back flips he does are worth the look alone.
#9 Didga the Parkour Cathttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMUqfDlEFlA
House cats are often thought of as fat and lazy, because well, they usually are. But not all cats lay about the house all day. Didga is a Parkour rescue cat trained to be just as good as anyone you know.
Gifted and natural, Didga is one of few cats this comfortable on camera with Parkour.
#8 Hawaii Parkour Mascot
The Hawaii Pet Film Festival has a surprising amount of ambitious pets. But the standout that people always return to would be none other than Roxy the Dog. Perky and obedient, her frame is perfect for Parkour.
Even with her great speed and jumping ability, it is her curiosity that shines the most. There aren't that many dogs more willing to explore than Roxy is.
#7 Charlie the Spider Cat
Yet another cat that is crushing stereotypes is Charlie the 'Spider Cat'. His wall scaling is solid enough that he should be teaching Parkour classes. Showing no fear and not missing a beat, he climbs up the side of a building without a problem.
The best part is how he strolls away afterwards like it's a walk in the park.
#6 Nana the Border Collie
This Border collie took people by surprise. Starting out as the billionth 'cute doggie trick' video on YouTube, it turns out to be much more. Nana can be seen running, jumping and even going through an obstacle course through most of the video.
With only about 30% of the video showing off her Parkour skills, it is still an impressive showing.
#5 Animals vs Humans - Parkour & Freerunning
Taking a break away from solo artists is this video comparing human Parkour to animals. The movement is alive and well in the animal kingdom! The surprising part of this video is just how agile humans are compared to animals.
Besides the insane stunts by both sides, there is the constant comparison that is so amazing.
#4 Lexi the Rescue Parkour Dog
In a dog dominated list, Lexi the Rescue Parkour Dog is another great addition. There are plenty of videos of Lexi, but there is something endearing about the GoPro version. Motion sickness alert or not, it sets the bar high for other pets.
#3 Neo: The Parkour Collie Dog
What is it with Border collies and Parkour? Neo is another fine addition to the list, and it was getting to be a close call for the #1 pick. Neo makes a great Parkour buddy if you can keep up!
#2 Polish Parkour Dog
Kira personifies the typical dog as being a furry ball of energy. But what sets Kira apart from other dogs is fearlessness and a love for Parkour. This Polish dog is incredible, but still couldn't take the top spot.
#1 The Legendary TreT
The #1 Parkour pet on the list is none other than Ukraine's own TreT. This famous pitbull is the pinnacle of Parkour for pets. The million+ following is no joking number, and continues to grow.
Using speed, power, and agility, there is no course or obstacle TreT can't conquer. Many of the success stories on this list started from the skills of this dog. So calling TreT the granddaddy of pet Parkour is more than appropriate!
As usual, practice safety and caution when training pets.