By Katy Gill
This old dog certainly has some new tricks – riding skateboards and balancing on exercise balls.
Purin is an 11-year-old beagle who has exceptional balance.
The pooch loves nothing more than racing along a park on a skateboard or carefully perching on top of an exercise ball.
Videos show Purin rolling around during a ‘warm-up’, building up speed on the board and peering adoringly into the camera from a large blue ball.
The footage was taken in a park in Tokyo, Japan by owner Makoto Kumagai.
The 50-year-old said: “When she was around two-years-old, she lost interest in playing with other dogs.
“I thought she needs exercise to keep her healthy, so I decided to play with her.
“Thereafter I trained her to do tricks while playing with her, and she very quickly developed her talents.
“Most of her tricks are originally things she loves to do, such as jumping, riding on things, and using her front paws. I changed them little by little.
“She actually holds three Guinness World Records now, and was signed up by a talent agency in Japan.”