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Things dogs must do during their lifetime

London, October 22 (ANI): 50 experiences that every dog must have during its lifetime have been compiled in a new canine “bucket list.”

The list, which includes riding in an open-topped car, having a personalised Christmas stocking and appearing in a family portrait, was compiled by pet insurance and TV vet Marc Abraham after consultations with vets, dog behaviour experts and owners from across the UK.

Some of the more unusual experiences include being a ring-bearer at a wedding and becoming an internet sensation, although the latter may not prove the most comfortable experience for the dogs’ human custodians if previous experience is anything to go by.

A survey found that 8 percent of dogs had not experienced any of the 50 activities although 7 percent had completed it in its entirety.

The figures showed that 20 percent of dogs had never had the pleasure of bounding through the forest while 26 percent had not attended a family picnic.

However, they did show that 46.5 percent had known the simple joy of “going mad” in the snow, while 39 percent had gone swimming in the sea and 33 percent had done the “Beethoven shake”, soaking everyone around them.

“Make no mistake about it, we’re a nation of dog lovers, but it seems a lot of owners have become stuck in a rut. Taking our dogs on morning and evening walks during the week and out to a park at the weekend has become the norm,” the Telegraph quoted Abraham as saying.

“Understanding and appreciating the many different things you can now do with your dog will greatly enrich the lives of both you and your four-legged friends,” he said.

The 50 things every dog should do before dying are:

Flop down in front of a morning fire

Go for a swim in the sea

Go mad in the snow

Dig up a flower bed

Do the ‘Beethoven’ shake and soak everyone around you

Have your own spot on the sofa

Accompany your owner on a run/cycle ride

Attend a family picnic

Help your owner bad a date

Cheer your owner up when they are down

Visit a different continent

Roll around in a really stinky, muddy puddle

Ruin a pair or slippers or shoes

Sleep in your owner’s bed

Wake your owner with a big wet sloppy kiss

Chase a cat during a dream

Learn the word for ‘sit’ in another language

Join in a football game in the park

Meet a famous dog

Try your paws at dancing

Convince your owner you can howl English words

Get filthy within 30 minutes of a bath

Howl along with your favourite song

Ride in an open top car

Learn to skateboard

Have a personalised Christmas stocking

Show the postman who’s boss

Be a ring bearer at a wedding

Try to follow a squirrel up a tree

Go to work with your owner

Have your own social media page

Bound through a forest

Have a personalised kennel

Go on a boat and get your sea legs

Play frisbee on the beach

Receive your own birthday card

Steal someone’s lunch when they’re not looking

Watch an entire episode of ‘The Washing Machine’

Eat doggy ice cream

Create a diversion and steal another dog’s dinner

Rug a doggy marathon

Receive a doggy birthday cake

Rip the stuffing out of a pillow or cushion

Unwrap birthday presents

Watch Lassie on TV

Be in a family portrait

Have a stand off with your own reflection

Have a favourite local pub

Star in a YouTube video

Sleep in a boutique dog hotel (ANI)