Walking Rusty the Rooster

Rusty the Rooster has always been a very unique member of The Herd.  He does everything in his own style and on his own time.  And that includes walking Rusty the Rooster, a simple event that brings its own challenges.

Many of you have seen his behind the human’s legs walk. We never taught him to do that and have no clue why he does it. But on any walk, he is sure to fall into that rhythm of walking behind the human, swaying from side to side to keep his front paws dropping right where the human’s foot has just been

During a snowy walk around the neighborhood, the human decided to play the games back on The Rooster. He responded and the games escalated

Hope you enjoy:


  1. the houston pittie pack on February 19, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    funny AND cute
    what more can anyone ask for
    lots of pibble slobbers and wiggle wags
    the houston pittie pack

  2. Kari on February 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    What a funny dog! I have never seen one who likes to walk that way πŸ™‚

  3. The OP Pack on February 19, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Ha Ha, that was just hilarious. He is really intent on staying there, isn’t he?

    Woos, the OP Pack

  4. Elmo & Mouse on February 19, 2010 at 11:40 am


    Have you ever tripped your hu-dad over before with your trick? My bro Elmo is a lighter shed of your color and he jumps at the door just like you too!!! Must be a read team thing….

  5. Holly and Khady on February 19, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Ok, first I though maybe Rusty was part Kangaroo based on his jumping at the door. Then, when I saw the walking, I am starting to wonder if he is part Border Collie since he feels the need to HERD you! I definitely don’t think he’s a Sibe, cuz we PULL!! You might want to check for a zipper on that Sibe suit!!

    Phbbb and KhL

  6. Mochi on February 19, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Rusty, you are awesome! πŸ™‚ I had to watch that video again!


  7. Kasha the Great Dane on February 18, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Mom says she wants a Rusty….he is so stinkin! cute!

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

  8. Corgi Country Crew on February 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Do you have some Corgi or other herding breed in you, Rusty? That is a “heeling” trick that several of us do a lot… especially Gimli to Grammy! That is so cute to watch Rusty at it… OC

  9. Samantha ~ Holly & Zac ~ on February 18, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    LOL, that was really funny, poor Rusty…but he hung in there and kept going. That has to be awkward for the humans though…hehe

    That creek does sound nice, really relaxing.

  10. Siku Marie, the White Dog on February 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Rusty sure has a unique perspective from his walking place in the team! Looks like you got fresh snow. too!

  11. Huskys Rule on February 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Rusty, you are to funny…we luv u!!!!!!! still laughing:-)

    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  12. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart on February 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Silly, Rooster … I thought the instinct was to PULL, not PUSH.

  13. Twinkietinydog on February 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    And we thank Rusty the Rooster too, for being so “special” and making us laugh. You hoped we’d enjoy this video? Loved it, still chuckling.

  14. The Army of Four on February 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Rusty! Was your human trying to trick you? Hrumph! Maybe I could come over and help you do some herding. What do you think? We could double-Sibe him! πŸ™‚

  15. Wild Dingo on February 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Juno goosed me this morning during training! I think she saw this video before me!

    And the black/white team is totally dignified. except for Snowflake. Love the way QNtE T’s off with Snowflake when she catches up to him. cute. like, what is she really gonna do to him while on leash?

    And of course Roo Roo… OM Dawg… how rude to tease the Roo-master! Juno would like for you to send him here so she can show him how to goose the human while he’s back there!

    and one question: do you think they can jump any higher? and do you have any holes in your ceilings?

    wild dingo

  16. Murphydog on February 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    One good goose to the bum of your human might teach him not to mess with Rusty the Rooster. πŸ™‚

    Very funny…Mom loved it!

    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  17. Khyra on February 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    A nice polka tune would have worked!

    Ah yes: RUSTY!

    PeeEssWoo: The thought bubbles above the other members of the red team were so telling even if they weren’t there – I saw ’em!

  18. Mogley G. Retriever on February 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    If you had six Golden Retrievers on a leash at once, we would be going in six different ways. You all walk good. They say you should “lead, follow or get out of the way”. It looks like each of you is following a different part of that saying. But why walk by a stream without getting into it?

    Mogley G. Retriever

  19. Elizabeth & Luna on February 18, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Oh that was funny! Love it how Dad was messing with you!

    Elizabeth & Luna

  20. Dennis the Vizsla on February 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

    The Human Shield is toying with you, Rusty!

  21. Khumbu on February 18, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Rusty is great and I would love to be in “Rusty the roosters world” What fun he has.

  22. Stella on February 18, 2010 at 9:34 am

    We are rolling on the floor laughing at you and Rusty the Rooster this morning. And yes, we agree with the herd, little worry about brainal damage there.

    Jo and Stella

  23. Emma Rose and The Duchess on February 18, 2010 at 9:31 am

    That was too funny. My Duchess was laughing out loud!

    Emma Rose

  24. Kira The BeaWoootiful on February 18, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Wooos Rusty! That was interesting, but I would rather pull my humans than push, but whatever works for ya boy!
    ~puppy kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  25. KB on February 18, 2010 at 8:59 am

    OK, now I’m convinced. R comes to your house secretly to get lessons from Rusty. R does exactly that same thing, but he reserves it for when he wants to rapidly get his human to go someplace in particular. He head butts the backs of my knees as he walks with continuous pressure on my legs from behind. I can’t ever see it (I need a videographer like you have…) but I bet that it looks almost the same. The one difference is that he yips at me as he does it. I guess that’s R’s special flourish added to this technique!

    The similarities are too much!!!

  26. Houndstooth on February 18, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Oh thank you! Nothing brightens my day like Rusty on a walk! I will be giggling about that all day!

  27. Suka on February 18, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Great jumps!

    Rusty, you are my kind of pup! I love pups that think outside the box, do their own thing, break free of social norms. You forge your own path, even if it is behind your human’s legs.


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