11/19/2014 11:06 EST | Updated 01/19/2015 05:59 EST

Lexi the rescue dog wows David Letterman

Lexi, an adopted rescue dog, had a starring role on the Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night.

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The Calgary pooch was featured during the "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment of the show.  

The border collie-lab cross knows all sorts of tricks. She climbs ladders, hops onto bollards and even balances on the rim of a basketball hoop.

Lexi had a bit of stage fright, but eventually climbed to the top of a ladder and then jumped into Jansen's arms.  

Enough for a rousing cheer from the New York studio audience.

"That was heroic," exclaimed Letterman. "What a dog."