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Paragliding dogs – Are adventure sports with pets a trick to go viral?

While not everyone is cut out for the thrill that comes from adventure sports, we’re seeing videos of paragliding dogs going viral on the internet. A fluffy Samoyed is seen hovering in the air below its owner, who is filming this adventure. The owner seems really concerned about the animal and checks on him from time to time.

This trend seems to have been followed all over the world as people from different countries are trying to do the same just to go viral and get likes, comments and shares to become famous even if just for a few minutes. In fact, one of my acquittors who owns a Spoodle dog breed was also considering taking his dog to an extreme adventure sport simply because the dogs seem to enjoy those sports in these videos.

Recently I was able to watch another viral video of a Husky named ‘Nawab’ who is the first paragliding dog in India. The video looked super cool and the dog looked calm the whole way through, but it occurred to me that the dog hadn’t signed up for it.

If you have ever practiced adventure sports, you will already know that you must sign a written agreement before participating in such an adrenaline-filled sport. These agreements state that the person who participates in this sport is responsible for his death or injury if something bad happens during the process. The human signing this is consenting to the same, but is the dog really ready to participate in such activities? All I know from my experience owning a dog is that they are anxious animals that aren’t really comfortable trying new things. Therefore, participating in such adventure sports makes no sense.

In fact, this trend has accelerated so much that you’ll find tons of videos of pets doing paragliding, cliff jumping, skydiving, and other cool adventure stuff. The owner may really love his dog, but isn’t he heading towards animal abuse? Forcing the dog to do something that is not in its nature just because it will look cool on social media is the classic example of animal abuse.

It’s no different from the animals used in circuses. As the owner forces the dog to participate in an activity that can only mentally traumatize him.

When such videos are published on social networks, Internet users react in a mixed way. A few think it’s super cool and they encourage animals more to participate in such activities. The other half of the public condemns this decision because it can be mentally taxing for the animal and, of course, a risk for its life.

As a pet parent, I would definitely let my dog ​​do these adventure sports if my dog ​​could tell me that he likes these sports. But what I understand when I spend time with her is that she is content with her treat and her favorite ball. It makes no sense to push her to do something so extreme like that.

When we were kids and loved to see elephants doing tricks in the circus, it seemed like the animal had talent, but the truth was that they were chained and beaten to make sure they learned to play.

The sad reality of social media is that what you see is not the whole truth. If you see a pet owner posting cute photos with their happy pet, you might be convinced that the animal is having a good life, but what happens when the camera is turned off? Are owners any less than any playmaker who lacks empathy?

In fact, the new trend of YouTubers is that they buy a pet to get higher views because pet videos are super cute and people would definitely like it. The animal gets all the love in the form of comments on social media, which is honestly unnecessary for him. Pets don’t really care if they’re a YouTube star or not. They are more interested in spending time with their owners, eating, sleeping, pooping, and playing.

So, let’s get to the point here. Pets may be considered part of your family, but they are not humans. They are a different species that cannot speak or express disapproval of something. Training them to learn a few tricks is considered harmless, but pushing them to do extreme sports where they have no choice just to get public attention is very selfish.

The irony is that on the one hand there are organizations protesting against animal abuse and we find owners trying unnatural things on their animal just to get attention.

No pet can stay calm when pushed into these adventure sports. It takes rigorous training and you need a strong mind to be able to keep your emotions in check. Understand that there is no standard safety equipment for dogs yet, as it is not normal and therefore their life is in danger when they are forced to participate in such extreme sports.

My main concern here is that you can’t make such tough decisions for your dog. You can sign the contract if you wish, but you cannot make this choice for your animal who cannot communicate his emotions. The reality is that many people die while participating in such extreme sports and no dog would be inclined to participate in these extreme sports. If the animal remains calm throughout, this does not mean that it is not terrified.

Such videos actually encourage hobbyists to try something similar with their dogs. The guy in the video must have coordinated the whole session with a trustworthy vendor, but others may not think twice about repeating the same stunt but with a cheaper vendor and ending up putting the animal in danger .

Remember that your dog doesn’t care about being Insta famous when he wakes up every day. Rather their only though probably is when are they going to be fed.