An area Jack Russell terrier pup named Yax has been hard at work training for an upcoming appearance on the hit NBC show “American Ninja Warrior.” Friends say the puppy hits the dog park for up to 3 hours daily to prepare for the show.
“It’s mostly agility training. A little bit of strength,” said Allan Segura, who lives with Mitsy, a shih tzu who also trains at the park. “I see Yax out there every day when I go with Mitsy. He looks really good. He’s gonna crush it on the show.”
Yax will be the first dog to compete on “American Ninja Warrior” and the show’s producers indicated at Upfronts earlier this year that the episode may be a testing ground for a possible animal themed spin-off in 2017.