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Adrian Stoica Reveals 3 Special Tips to Help Train Your Dog Like Hurricane

The America's Got Talent Season 18 winner gave the advice in honor of the National Dog Show.

By Jackie Manno

To honor the 2023 National Dog Show on NBC, dog coach and America's Got Talent Season 18 winner Adrian Stoica gave fans some tips on how to train a super-smart pooch like his winning border collie, Hurricane. 

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The advice? 

  1. Be patient with your dog.
  2. Use positive reinforcement.
  3. Have fun with your dog!

Stoica then showed us an awesome trick where Hurricane placed her paws on his shoulders to pose for a selfie. How fun!

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Adrian Stoica and Hurricane on Season 18 of America's Got Talent

Stoica and Hurricane first wowed the Judges during their charming Audition where Hurricane hilariously helped Stoica do his morning routine. For their Live Show Act, they did an impressive bit involving Hurricane interfering with Stoica's landscaping attempts. 

"I loved it, and this is the type of hurricane that we like here in Hollywood," Heidi Klum said. "It is mind blowing to me how you do this routine with [her]. You don't give [her] treats, [she] knows this entire routine. It's mind blowing. Amazing."

Then, for the Finale performance, they did a choregraphed Act where they ate at a fancy restaurant. The routine was more than amazing, as it won Stoica enough votes to be crowned the winner of AGT Season 18.

"I was very excited to perform, and it's impossible to be nervous because if you are nervous, the dog become nervous," Stoica told NBC Insider after the Live show. 

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In another interview with NBC Insider, Judge and executive producer Simon Cowell explained how in awe he was of their Finale act. "I've never seen a dog Act where everything was done by voice commands. It was live, it could've gone horribly wrong, but she was just amazing," he told us. 

Adrian Stoica and Hurricane perform during the Season 18 Finale of America’s Got Talent

Cowell also revealed to Access Hollywood that his 9-year-old son, Eric, predicted that Stoica and Hurricane were going to win the season. "Eric, my son, was at the show last night. And I said to him this morning, 'Who do you think is going to win?' and he said 'Hurricane.' He really, really called it," Cowell told the outlet. 

"He's just obsessed with this dog. And even during the Auditions, he met her and Adrian, and he's a great guy, and she is just adorable. And I was watching [Eric] as the results came in, and he was just like, jumping in the air. He was so excited," Cowell added.

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