Rex the Rescue Dog California News Donna Balancia
Lianne Shinton and Bret Geller with Rex. A little love goes a long way.

By DONNA BALANCIA — CARLSBAD — We came upon Rex and his owners Lianne Shinton and Bret Geller of IQ K9 Training when my daughter and I were shopping at a local market.

The canine aquatics jumping champion was exercising his front paws on a half-ball balance pod under a tent in front of a neighboring pet shop.

We thought Shinton, Geller and Rex were so inspiring we wrote up a quick story for our Yahoo! editors. Read the story here: