Channing Tatum’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Partner: His Dog!

Channing Tatum with dog Lulu

Norman Jean Roy for DETAILS

updated 01/11/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET

originally published 01/12/2012 AT 10:30 AM ET

Channing Tatum knows all about dirty dancing – and so does his dog.

The Vow star – and former stripper! – has taught his pit bull, Lulu, a trick that involves the cue words, “dirty dancing.”

In a scene described in the February issue of Details magazine, Tatum and Lulu, sporting a pink leather collar studded with rhinestones, love to do a little number together, perhaps reminiscent of the final dance in the 80s film.

“[Lulu] leaps high into his arms,” writes author Howie Kahn, “and he thrusts her upward until she’s suspended over his head in a balletic lift. Then the two twirl around, poolside, illuminated by twinkle lights.”

Tatum, who was photographed for the magazine playing on a beach with Lulu, clearly loves his dog, and so does wife Jenna Dewan Tatum. When she was away on location last year for the NBC show Playboy Club, Dewan Tatum would video chat with her husband – and Lulu.

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