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Sailor the poodle sets Guinesss World Record for walking on a balance ball

A poodle named Sailor set his second Guinness World Record in less than a year by walking 10 meters atop a balance ball in record time.
/ Source: TODAY

A poodle named Sailor had himself a ball on his way to a Guinness World Record.

The precocious pooch, who is no stranger to world records, set the mark for the fastest dog to travel 10 meters on a walking globe, which is a fancy term for "giant ball."

To achieve the feat, Sailor needed to traverse the 33-foot course in 35 seconds or less. He finished in 33.22 seconds.

"People enjoy seeing a dog do tricks they've never seen before,'' owner Alex Rothacker told Guinness. "When he hears these people clap, he's excited, because he knows he's making these people happy. I always said it was the coolest thing to watch a person walk on a ball, so that was my choice."

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Sailor's already a Guinness World Records veteran. His previous record-setting performance came when he wowed Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on TODAY in September.

Sailor became the fastest dog to climb 20 stairs on its hind legs by finishing in 18.19 seconds that day. However, a dog named Arsenal beat the mark in January.

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Sailor was rescued by Rothacker at six months old after initially being slated for euthanization because of his aggressiveness. His latest achievement took more than a year-and-a-half of training.

"Is it worth it? Yeah, it's worth it. You're the only one that can do it,'' said Rothacker, who has trained multiple record-setting dogs.

"The day you break the Guinness World Record, this dog knows it, too."

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