04/06/2015 01:22 pm ET | Updated Apr 07, 2015

Dog Plays Ping Pong, Redefines What It Means To Doggy Paddle

When you stop trying to make fetch happen, your dog might just pick up ping pong instead.

Because what pup -- knowing how to use a ping pong paddle -- would prefer to mindlessly run after a tennis ball? Certainly not this border collie, who has learned to 'play' table tennis by holding the paddle in his mouth.

Granted, the dog isn't likely to win any ping pong competitions, owing at least a little bit to his habit of jumping on the table when things get heated -- and the fact that he can't really sustain a rally.

Still, though, this dog has some impressive skills; certainly enough to redefine the idea of the "dog paddle."