Lexi is a Border Collie-Labrador cross who was adopted from a rescue four years ago. According to her owner, Katerina Jansen, she is part dog, part mountain goat. Her amazing climbing skills can be attributed to Katerina who trained her to balance on almost anything she comes across.

When Lexi was first rescued from the Scottish SPCA in 2009, she was severely underweight and had behavioral issues. But Katerina has since taught her to perform an impressive range of tricks including balancing on everything from basketball hoops to wall fixing.

Although Lexi had a difficult start, she soon found fame online and has many followers on YouTube. Besides mastering her amazing leap from high places, she has also been trained to run across a variety of obstacles such as bales of hay. She can even climb ladders.

Border Collies are known as sheep herding dogs and are bred for their intelligence, energy, obedience and ability to learn a range of commands quickly. Also being part Labrador, who are more laid back than the Border collies but equally as intelligent and responsive to training, it is easy to understand how Lexi picked up her tricks so easily.

Check out her video below to watch her amazing performance. She has come a long way since her days in the shelter. 'She loves to perform and does it all for the love of her owner who not only saved her life but also brought out the best in her.'


Responses to "Rescued Border Collie has an amazing repertoire of tricks she has learned (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    She's beautiful!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    What an amazing dog, she's as smart as a whip!.....All for the love and trust she has for her owner/rescuer, who obviously loves her....God bless them both <3 :)

  3. lou says:

    wow, love it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Totally awesome!! Loved it!! :)

  5. You all (included white wolf) are talking about love... but please, open your eyes! Pay attention on details of the video: this poor dog has a prong collar... sometimes a prong and a shock collar together! Is this "love"? Is this "awesome"? Lexi "love to perform"? Or she obeys to avoid punitions and pain? :\ With a such collaborative, referred to human and sociable dog, give me a single reason for the use of these tools. Moreover using the prong collar during jumps seems to me a dangerous and inappropriate thing. There are many other (positive, propositive and up to date) training methods.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yes, Wild Stray, that was the first thing I saw; along with the dangling leash, which seems totally out of place & unnecessary. :-(

  7. Unknown says:

    It's sad that she is using coercive method, why are you posting and promoting something like that?

  8. Morgana says:

    Adorable and heartbreaking at the same time.

  9. That poor dog, tortured with a shock collar....

  10. Unknown says:

    Totally Awesome *~*

  11. To be honest: I'm glad that Lexi was rescued, but the video shows some kind of circus - why has she to perform these tricks? It's only because of human arrogance, nothing else.

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