Pets
Handlers line up to dance but their dogs unleash moves that steal the show
Jenny Brown
06.28.22

If you live your daily life spending a good amount of time on the internet, you’ve probably stumbled upon the Jerusalema challenge by now.

If not, here’s a quick walk-through.

This is basically a dance challenge to the gospel-influenced house song “Jerusalema” which was produced by the South African producer Master KG and sung by singer-songwriter Nomcebo.

Despite the song being in the Zulu language, the rest of the world definitely didn’t shy off from joining the challenge.

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Music knows no language indeed.

Now all sorts of people have tried this trend and posted their very own rendition of the Jerusalema dance.

From policemen to nurses to coast guards, this challenge knows no limits.

In fact, a quick search will take you to various compilations of people dancing to this very catchy song.

But a particular entry easily caught our attention and it’s the take of a group of dog handlers to the challenge posted on Youtube by Sisters Buttons.

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What makes it adorable?

Well, the cute canines joined the fun too.

The video started out with the very familiar beats of the song as the dog handlers walked beside their respective canines.

They were all dressed in their uniform, looking as sleek and as professional as ever.

As the group started dancing to the tune, the looks on the dogs’ faces weres absolutely hilarious.

To say that they were quite confused is an understatement.

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Then the video jumped to the next clip where 13 dog handlers started dancing to bigger moves.

No wonder they had to exclude the dogs for a bit.

With their synchronous dance moves, it’s easy to tell that they took the time to do some practice.

Talk about dedication.

The video showed them dancing in different locations—from an open field to a park to an empty room, they were ready to dance it all out.

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Then, the exciting part came now that the dogs are back in the game.

Each dog handler showed up with a dog to groove with them.

Best believe the doggos were either bustin’ some moves like their handlers or just sitting there being all cute and confused.

They were absolutely entertaining either way. One of the dogs understood the assignment and danced while standing on just two legs.

Some of them showcased tricks.

Watching it can instantly make anyone’s day brighter.

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Then a clip of everyone running, walking, and jumping around sealed the challenge.

It was perfect.

Each dog played with their respective human.

Although they may not understand what the challenge is all about, it was easy to see that they had the most fun during the filming process.

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Jerusalema is such a fun song to dance to.

No wonder it turned into a popular dance craze!

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and join the challenge!

If you need help learning the dance moves, there are various tutorials out there to help you. Have fun!

See these dogs dance it out to Jerusalema in the video below!

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Music truly is universal, even for animals!

There has even been a study done on music in a veterinarian setting an interestingly enough it did have an effect on the animals.

The study showed that the music reduced the stress on the human owner which in turn reduced the stress on their pet.

Researchers asked pet owners to rate the behavior of their dogs while playing music.

The dog’s behavior itself didn’t change, but the owner’s exposed to music had a higher satisfaction score.

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So, though it’s not a direct benefit for the animals, it certainly does benefit them indirectly through their owners.

They also discovered that pets that are exposed to music at home seemed to have less anxiety at the veterinary office.

The researchers suspected it was a noise similar to their home environment so it created a familiarity that calmed them down.

So, certainly when you add dancing with the music, these pets are getting a double dose of fun!

Dancing has already been proven to bring so many benefits from physical to emotional.

These “good vibes” from their owners likely transfers to their pets to bring a mutual satisfaction that they both benefit from.

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So, if you have a dog, put on your dancing shoes, and have him or her join along!

Not only will it be fun for everyone to watch, it will ease stress and bring smiles and happy memories for everyone to enjoy!

By Jenny Brown
hi@sbly.com
Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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