Exclusive: The Woman Behind YouTube Sensation, "Geronimo," the Double-Dutch Dog

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Scoring 868,000 YouTube hits in two weeks is one thing, but headlining "Bark in the Park" at CitiField is quite another. Samantha Valle, owner of the double-dutch dog Geronimo, says she was thrilled to take the cattle dog mix and her six other dogs to CitiField Saturday.

"Amazing, I've never been to a stadium before or anything like...it's so overwhelming, its amazing."

Valle is from Islip Terrace, Long Island. Even though Geronimo or "Mo," as he's known, has appeared on The Today Show and Good Morning America, Valle spoke exclusively to PIX11 and shared the back story behind the video with all those hits.

"I uploaded it because my first dog just died. It was the first dog I ever trained and I wanted to dedicate the video to her because she was my first jump-roping dog."

You could call the stadium the happiest, wet-nose-sniffing, tail-wagging place on earth. The event was sponsored by Natural Balance Pet Foods, and 500 Mets fans and their pooches paraded on the field.

Valle has appeared on Animal Planet: "I got my first dog when I was 15, Tess from North Shore Animal League, and it just started from there. I always wanted to teach a dog to like do something cool. I got Tess and now I have 7."

How did she teach "Mo" to double dutch? She says it all came down to time and patience.

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