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Any dog can learn how to skateboard, but dogs with naturally high prey drives - the ones who love chasing balls, for example - tend to pick up skateboarding far more quickly.




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Some Dogs Are Natural-Born Skaters !
Do not expect your dog to instantly love skating. Your dog might show interest in skating, while others might not like it at all. However, there are some dogs that are considered as natural skaters. These are breeds such as Bulldogs and Jack Russells. If you currently have this type of pet as your dog, then you might find teaching your dog how to skateboard easier than others. Nonetheless, given the proper training, perseverance and practice, most dogs can learn how to do this awesome trick.


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1. Tillman

Tillman, the English bulldog who in 2009 set a Guinness world record as the fastest skateboarding canine and starred in videos that demonstrated his four-wheeled prowess, has died in southern California at age 10. In 2009, Tillman's talents landed him a Guinness World Record as the fastest skateboarding dog after he rolled across 100 meters (yards) in 19.678 seconds at the X Games in Los Angeles.

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Tillman gained legions of fans with his appearance in a 2007 YouTube video that showed him pushing his skateboard with his paws and riding around a concrete path at a beachside park, tilting his body to steer.


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2. Otto

It wasn't long before the adorable puppy was performing all kinds of tricks, surfing, playing football and, of course, skating. Otto: Longest human tunnel travelled through by a skateboarding dog! No one could have anticipated the unprecedented popularity of Otto the skateboarding Bulldog, a Peruvian pooch who propelled himself into the record books while celebrating Guinness World Records Day 2015.

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In his home town of Lima, Peru, Otto glided through the legs of 30 people, setting a record for the longest human tunnel travelled through by a skateboarding dog, gliding through the legs of 30 people. As required by Guinness World Records, each person creating the tunnel stood facing the same direction and with their feet apart to allow the talented English Bulldog to pass freely underneath without being led or touched in any way. A huge crowd gathered to watch and the 3 year old dog became an instant celebrity, as videos of the achievement were viewed by millions of people and news outlets all over the world.


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3. Dude

There's a new face on the Chicago skate scene, meet Dude the 2-year-old poodle who's tearing up Chicago streets on his skateboard. Romaine Michelle is the owner of Dude the Dog. At first, she didn't plan on keeping Dude, but things changed. She began to train him and eventually taught him how to ride a skateboard. Dude has always loved sports since he was a puppy, so he took a liking to skateboarding right away and was always willing to go for a roll.

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The rest was history. Now, he has his own skateboard and joins his owner on regular outings. He cruises around the streets of Chicago bringing smiles to anyone who sees him, especially during these tough times.


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4. Rowdy

Meet Rowdy, a Dachshund who has mad skateboarding skills and is clearly the cutest dog at the skate park. She tears it up with the best of them, taking on stairs, curbs, ramps, and hills. And she can even flip her board over and get rolling by herself!

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Shot in the Los Angeles area with her human, Rowdy's superimpressive videos are set to some great songs, and feature her rolling around all different parts of the city. We knew wiener dogs could be cute, but Rowdy takes it to a new level!


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5. Jumpy

Jumpy is one of the coolest and most talented dogs around. Here he is seen skateboarding like he was born to do it. Just look at how fast he goes!

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Fantastic. You may have seen Jumpy before when his Extreme Jumpy video showing 20 stunts in one minute and also his video of dog painting a master piece both went viral. Here he is skateboarding.


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6. Dash

Dash, the skateboarding dog, can be seen enjoying himself at a proper skatepark. Omar von Muller explains on Youtube that they go to the skatepark at 6:30am before anyone gets there. Not only does Dash skate like a pro but he can also be seen repeatedly performing kickflips with his board.

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Amazing.


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7. Pumpkin

Pumpkin the bulldog is the latest doggo showing off her skating chops and wowing thousands of people online. The 14 month old pooch has become a natural at skating through the streets after teaching herself as a pup. Now she can be seen regularly flexing for her followers in fancy dress and even in her very own "Pumpkin skater girl" bib. Pumpkin, the bulldog, has generated many fans online and became an internet sensation. The fans cheer up every time they see videos of Pumpkin doing her skateboard tricks. Her owner, Debra Chandler, who lives in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire calls her the coolest bulldog in the UK.

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It all started when Debra bought a skateboard for her pet dog just for fun. Pumpkin was 8 weeks old when she began to ride the skateboard. At first, the dog was just paddling. Eventually, she became obsessed with it. She would not stop until she learned the game. Now she would do it almost every day. In the videos, the pup is seen using the hind legs to push herself while on board.


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8. Mia

Amazing Boston Terrier Mia! This talented Boston terrier scooters like a pro, and she looks good doing it in her little red dress.

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Mia is a French Boston terrier who loves learning tricks and showing them off. Her dad uses clicker training to teach her and her Boston brothers and sisters all sorts of wonderful moves, from somersaults and handstands to skateboarding and scootering.


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9. Twig

Skateboard, skimboard, boogieboard, or paddleboard - these Florida SKATER GRRRLS are ready to roll. Their mission? To help kids discover the fun of dog training!

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10. Eric - Erocdog

The 3 year old French Bulldog has over 30,000 Instagram followers, is set to appear on an ITV show about the nation's favourite dog breeds and has turned down offers to appear on Britain's Got Talent.

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His owner Joel Deason, once a keen skateboarder, said seeing Eric boarding for the first time was a complete shock.


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11. Murph

If you were to meet Super Murph under normal circumstances he would probably look like a regular, albeit adorable, French Bulldog. If you have seen Super Murph, however, normal would probably not be the first phrase that comes to mind.

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Usually found riding through the Atlanta area atop a one-wheel electric skateboard and decked out in one of his stylish outfits, Super Murph and his owner, Blake Goodman, turn heads everywhere they go. HotSpawts wanted to know more about this eccentric local duo, so we interviewed Blake to get the full story. Super Murph is, at the time of writing, a 7 year old French Bulldog that Blake took home when Murph was 14 weeks old.


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12. Guizmo


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13. Coqui

Coqui is 11. And a dog. Coqui isn't the most famous skateboarding canine in the world, however. This past Valentine's Day, a Twitter user shared a snapshot of Coqui and his board on the F train, which went viral. The caption? The most Brooklyn thing ever.


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14. Odin


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15. Sir Ernest Bunnybottom

This Corgi has more coordination than most humans. The owner of an adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Sir Ernest Bunnybottom has filmed the dog's unique talent for skateboarding.

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In clips posted to the pup's FOUR social media accounts, Sir Bunnybottom is seen running and jumping on the board and peddling to keep the four-wheeler going.


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16. Schnitzel von Krumm


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17. Bamboo


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18. ZIggy Trixx

Ziggy, aka "Ziggy Trixx," is a Staffordshire bull terrier. He's also a skateboarder. That's not all Ziggy can do. He does long jumps, plays dead and even break dances.

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His owner, Adem Basharan of the United Kingdom, has been posting videos of Ziggy's tricks since he was an 8 month old puppy almost two years ago.


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19. Cassie

Cassie the Golden Doodle also knows how to skateboard after less than a week of training. Cassie's owner Richard Maguire has been training animals for over 35 years. She loves to skateboard and is getting better each day. Cassie just goes to show that with a little practice Dogs can put their paws to anything.

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If this is what she was capable after a week I can only imagine what she'd be like now.


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20. Cartman

A 7 year old dude owned by Johnny Nguyen.

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Few years ago he found a skateboard and then began his sport career.


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21. Purin

This is the Super Beagle!

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Super-talented Purin the Beagle can ride a skateboard and rock a cute striped jumper effortlessly. But he does it to Westlife, who are singing in Spanish.


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22. Tyson

Tyson is a bulldog that is famous for his ability to skateboard. He has appeared on numerous TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Rob & Big , and has been featured on Internet video sites such as YouTube.

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His owner, Jim Blauvelt says that the dog was self-taught, starting in Huntington Beach, California in 2001. He appeared in the two movies: Lords of Dogtown and Undiscovered in which his performance was considered to be "outstandingly gifted". When performing, he earns over $1000 a day


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23. Tank

Tank is mini English bulldog, is a team rider for Hamboards. Usually a mild-mannered dog. Get him around his skateboard, though, and he really comes out of his shell.

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This weekend at the GoPro Mountain Games, you can see Tank skateboarding around Meadow Drive, attracting crowds with his prowess on the board. You will probably hear him before you see him. The only time he really barks is when he sees a skateboard," said Cheryl Cannataro, Tank's owner. He loves to skate. Cannataro has had Tank since he was a puppy.


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24. George

Unlike many dogs, George is not partial to walks.

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His speedometer is used to a quicker pace, one with a touch more zip. Tongue hanging out, slobber trailing from his maw, the 4 year old bulldog gives a push with his hind legs, hops up onto his custom skateboard and begins to cruise.


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25. Viktor

Meet Victor the skateboarding dog causing a stir in East Belfast. Victor skate's alone and is totally self-taught!

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The British Bulldog has been getting quite a bit of attention in C S Lewis Square in recent weeks. He can be seen hopping on his skate board and pushing himself through the square.


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26. Kiko

The British Bulldog takes a moment to catch his breath, carefully lines up the board with his nose, then launch himself down again. Owner Michelle Perez, 36, and husband Abel, 33, would love to take their talented pooch Kiko out for a walk but he'd rather skate.

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The skateboarding dog has become a popular sight in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, where he spends his afternoons gleefully speeding down hills with Abel.


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27. Extreme Pete

Extreme Pete: A Dog That Knows No Fear!

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28. Lucy


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29. Beefy

Some dogs just have that special glow, that star quality achieved by every member of the Kardashian family but by few others. Beefy is one of those dogs.

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Beefy the skateboarding dog of West 94th Street was one of the stars of a show on CBS called "Dogs in the City" that will air this Sunday at 8 p.m. Like any diva, "he basically thinks he runs the show," Beefy's owner Patrick Clemens says on the show.


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30. Neo & Tuxedo

Boston Terriers dogs from the south of France. Their names are Neo and Tuxedo. Neo was born on January 22th 2008 in France. Tuxedo was born on March 26th 2006 in the USA. Since they were puppies, they were trained using the Clicker method.

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They learned to obey and also learned to do agility tricks. They even do sports. They are known for being skateboarding dogs.


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31. Jiff

Jiff's skateboarding skills are pretty pedestrian, but he more than makes up for it with mind-blowing levels of cute even for a Pomeranian.

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The budding actor has appeared alongside Katy Perry in her "Dark Horse" music video and in a Covergirl commercial.


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32. Salchi

Wiener Dog Skating : )

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Salchi, yet another Cali skater, takes a stoic straight-ahead approach to riding his four wheeler.


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33. Brutis

Dogs' capabilities are not limited to barking and running. They can do many different things. With just a few training sessions, they are already able to do amazing things, just like Brutis.

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Brutis, an adopted Chihuahua, became famous because of his excellent skating skills. He was about to be brought to the shelter by a lady when his dad saw her.


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34. Griffen

HE can sit, stay and shake hands and don't be surprised if Griffen adds a kickflip to his list of tricks. This old English bulldog has been turning heads in Launceston's Quadrant Mall with his trusty skateboard. Griffen can often be seen coasting the pavement, using his paws to steer and kick, and resting his head and stomach on the deck. The fun-loving pooch belongs to Tim Haab, owner of Haab Designer Jewellers in Coulter Court.


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35. Rad


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There are several skateboarding dogs whose exploits have been featured upon TV, websites and other media. Skateboarding dog stories are commonly used at the end of news bulletins as human interest stories. Bulldogs are especially good at this activity as they have a low centre of gravity and wide body. Such dogs have been featured on television, such as in the MTV show Rob and Big. One skateboarding dog named Tyson appeared in this show and has since been featured on many websites as the pioneer of skateboarding dogs.



Another bulldog, Tillman, has appeared in Greatest American Dog. Tillman holds the Guinness World Record for "Fastest 100 m on a skateboard by a dog." Another dog, Extreme Pete, can do the half pipe and ride a skateboard down stairs. Other skateboarding dogs are Xiao Bai (Whitey) who skates in Taipei Park in Taiwan, Biuf, whose owners started a skateboarding bulldog club in Lima, Peru and Otto, who holds the Guinness World Record for "Longest human tunnel traveled through by a dog skateboarder". Dogs are able to push while standing on a skateboard, or they can run towards the board and leap on. Most skateboarding dogs have difficulty carving because they cannot easily shift their weight on the board.

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Dogs cannot grind. Dogs are agile on the board and are able to turn around or perform other walking moves on the board, similar to what longboarders know as dancing. Many skateboarding dogs appear to enjoy the cooling effect of the wind on their tongues. The dog may chew on the board or wheels, especially if they are using their mouth to carry the board. Dogs can be trained to ride skateboards by familiarising them with a skateboard in stages and rewarding the dog as it becomes more comfortable and accomplished. A children's book was published on this subject in 2006: Little Yellow Dog Says Look At Me. In this fictional story, the dog skateboards for attention.

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Dog on Wheeled Platform in Mexico, Veracruz, 450-650. Skateboarding dogs have eased our troubled souls for centuries. Literally, centuries. Skateboarding dogs predate skateboards. Around the world, human interest stories about skateboarding dogs dot the last few minutes of innumerable local news programs. Why? Because skateboarding dogs are a nearly universal balm to whatever's ailing you, if only for a moment.

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Only the most fervent dog-haters and partisan cat-lovers are immune to their daring and charisma. Every single dog to fly by on a skateboard is the best doggy skateboarder of all time. Every single one, because every lil dog on a skateboard is an intrepid voyager, a bold thrill-seeker intent on disrupting the laws of nature and kissing or licking the very face of god. Unlike large, squat bulldogs like Tillman, smaller canines have a harder time centering their gravity on a gliding plank of wood.

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But bold and stalwart heroes like Chiquita aren't afraid to ask for help when plotting their escape from this sluggish mortal prison we call gravity. From puppers to longo doggos to doggerinos to puppos, dogs of all shapes and sizes across the globe have thrived on the adrenaline rush of flying through the street atop their boards. Like Icarus, Skateboarding Dogs laugh at the laws of physics, putting their fragile doggerino bodies on the line to fly amongst the gods. Skateboarding Dogs take a poo on the grave of Sir Isaac Newton himself. These doggies can catch more than a ball, they can also catch more air than any human being to skate upon this earth.








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In Lima, Peru, Otto the Bulldog glided into the record books with a triumphant attempt at the Longest human tunnel travelled through by a skateboarding dog, all in honour of Guinness World Records Day 2015. The 3-year-old pooch valiantly skated through the legs of 30 humans, who all faced the same direction and stood with their feet apart to allow the talented English Bulldog to pass freely through the human tunnel without being led or touched.

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The fastest 100 m on a skateboard by a dog is 19.65 seconds and was achieved by Jumpy the dog (USA) on the set of "Officially Amazing" in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 16 September 2013.

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An additional benefit of dog skateboarding is that dogs who have a bad habit of chasing humans on skateboards learn to stop chasing the skaters and to start loving the skateboard itself.



We teach them how to stop viewing the skateboard as something alarming, as something to be chased. If you'd like to try your hand at teaching your dog to skateboard at home, make sure that you never try to force your dog onto the skateboard. Instead, patiently develop a real positive attitude toward the board through the use of positive praise and treats. Also, make sure to begin practicing on a rough surface, as opposed to a flat, slick one. A grassy backyard, for example, can be ideal as the skateboard won't too readily slip out from beneath your dog, and in case of a spill, the grass is nice and soft.



Consider your Dog's Breed,

Age, and Athletic Ability

Before teaching your dog to hop on a skateboard, it is important that you assess a few things. First off, you should make sure that the trick is something that your dog is physically able to do. The Pit Bull has a very muscular back end, which makes him more sturdy on a board. But other dogs are tinier with funky knees. They could get hurt very easily and are not meant for that type of work. While any dog can technically learn how to skateboard, the fact is that certain breeds, like bulldogs, are better equipped for it than other breeds. Welsh Corgis, for instance, have legs that are too short to reach the ground from the board. It is also important that you check with your vet to make sure that your dog is in shape and healthy enough to handle a trick like skateboarding. And you definitely don't want to put a nervous dog on a board. If you have a dog that is really shy and does not want to approach new objects, do not force him. It's not worth ruining your relationship with the dog for a cool trick.



Get Your Dog Used

to the Skateboard

Before teaching your dog to skateboard, you have to make sure that he actually likes the physical board. You should first introduce the skateboard to your dog and make sure that he is okay with being around it. Let the dog sniff it, walk around it, and give him lots of treats and lots of praise. Once he is used to the stationary board, begin to move the skateboard around a little bit in order to get the dog used to the fact that it's not a stationary object. Move the skateboard a little bit, give the dog treats when he pays attention and notices it.



Try a Stationary

Skateboard First

For the next step, it is important that the skateboard does not move. Place it in the grass or on the carpet to stabilize it or lock the wheels. You want to get the dog to start getting onto the skateboard and you want it to stand still because if it moves while the dog is first learning to get on it, he might get scared and then never approach it again. You can also try getting a dog to hop onto one of those aerobic stackable steps at first because they are about the same height as a skateboard but they do not move. The idea is to have the dog get used to the muscle memory required to step up onto something. Stand behind the skateboard and have your hand over it with a dog treats by your pup's nose. Slowly guide your pup towards the skateboard until he steps on it. And then once your dog steps onto the board, praise him for being on it. Give him high-value treats - like hot dogs, cheese, or boiled chicken and ask him to stay. Then give your dog more treats for staying still. Avoid rushing through this process. You want to work at the dog's pace. You do not want to force him onto it and scare him. Depending on your dog, it might take five minutes, or it might take a couple of hours. Do it over a couple of days and take breaks.



Moving the Skateboard

With Your Dog

Once your dog is fully comfortable with being on the skateboard, slowly start moving the skateboard a little bit. If he jumps off, it is fine. That's all part of the process. Repeat this step until you are eventually able to move the skateboard quite a bit and the dog is still on it..



Teach Your Dog

to Move the Skateboard

For this next step - attach a leash or a rope to the board so that you have full control over it. You should never leave your dog's side while he's standing on the board. Once the dog is used to the motion of the board moving with him on top of it, have him put two paws on the skateboard and with your foot or hand, move the skateboard from side to side, just a little bit. The dog is going to have to learn how to move his weight so that way he is moving with the skateboard. Next, slowly increase how much you are moving the skateboard so that the dog's front paws are still on the skateboard, but now his back paws are having to push himself to move with the skateboard. From there, slowly increase the distance until the dog realizes - Oh. I can use my back paws to move the skateboard towards the treat. And if your dog is not food motivated - you can use a toy or attention.




GUIDE: TURN FIDO INTO

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by Sophia Yin



Step 1: Luring
The first stage of training this dog trick consists of teaching Fido to place two front feet on any object that you want. The benefit of this behavior is that you can also use it to teach other tricks such as shake paws, high five, wave, turn on the lights, or ring the bell. To start, you will need an object that is elevated several inches off the ground and wide enough so that your dog can't easily walk around it. Objects I have used for a 40-pound dog include a step-aerobics platform, an indo board, several coffee table books placed side by side, and a square, firm doggie bed. Next lure the dog with treats or kibble so that his front feet are on the object and then give him 5-10 more treats in a row. Then walk away so he gets off and follows you, or toss a treat on the floor so he has to move and repeat the procedure. Repeat this step until you are able to walk towards the object with him and he steps on without hesitation consistently-meaning 5-10 times in a row-with the food lure.

Step 2: Switch to Rewarding

the Desired Behavior

Next, switch to rewarding the behavior instead of luring. Walk up to the object and see if he will step up on his own. If he does, say "yes" right as he does it in a distinct voice and give him a treat within 0.5 seconds. That is right. I said 0.5 seconds. Dogs learn best if the reward comes within a split second. That means you will have to whip your treat delivery hand out and get that treat right up to his face. If you are able to do this, then "yes" will come to inform Fido exactly what he is done right and that he is getting a treat within an instant. Again, follow with several additional treats. Then, walk away and repeat. Be sure to approach the object from different directions so that you know Fido's focusing on stepping up onto objects rather than just on stepping on one object from one specific approach.

Step 3: Generalizing to

a Few Other Objects

When he can immediately step up 5-10 times in a row from different approaches, switch to a smaller object for him to step on. Try a coffee table book or a hard-cover binder. At this point you may realize he only knows to step on the objects you just trained. So you may need to go back to step 1 when you first start with a new object. Work on several different types of objects so that you know he is learning the concept of "step."

Step 4: Adding the Cue Word
Once he is regularly stepping onto the object of interest, you can start teaching the cue word "step." Walk up to the object ahead of him and if you are sure he will follow and step on it, point to it first and say "step." It's important that you are sure he is going to step up and you say the word before he is performing the action. If you say the word and he does not perform the behavior, he will not make the connection between the word and the action.

Step 5: Practicing on

Random Objects

to Test Fido's Knowledge

of the Cue

Now you can move to even smaller objects or objects that are tilted slightly. If the object is small, it's OK for him step with just one foot. Walk up to the next object, point to it and then stay "step." Once he is stepped, say "yes" and reward. Avoid staying "step" and pointing simultaneously in this step and the last step, too or he will tend to learn just the visual pointing cue and not the verbal cue since the visual one is more obvious. Repeat step 5 in rapid succession going between different objects. When he can step on different objects on cue without hesitation, then he actually knows what the visual or verbal cue means. This process is short. Most dogs can learn this dog trick within several sessions if they are hungry and motivated for what you have to earn. My dogs are used to working for their meals so I use their daily allotment of kibble as rewards when I want them to learn tricks such as this quickly.

Step 6: Turning this into the

Skateboard Dog Trick

Now transfer this dog trick to stepping on a skateboard. Place the skateboard on a carpet or grass so it won't move and scare him. Point and say "step." Then reward him when he is standing with his two front feet. Repeat 5-10 x in rapid succession. Then start requiring he step on with 3 or 4 feet before you give the reward. Once he easily steps on onto the board, sometimes reward 2 feet on and sometimes 3-4. Next move the skateboard to a sidewalk so that it will move around and have him step on the skateboard. When he is more excited he will jump on with all four feet. It is important that he learn both 2 and 4 feet so that he can propel the board forward as well as riding on it. Practice this dog trick in 5-15 minutes sessions several times a day and in just several days your pooch will be a skateboarding pro.




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1. Don't start too young.
Wait to train a dog until it is at least 6 months old. If you start too young, you will scare the dog.

2. Figure out your dog's passion.
Every dog loves to do something and different breeds have different passions. It's your job as an owner to figure out what that passion is and build it into a tangible skill.

3. Practice in an enclosed, secluded spot.
A safe practice area will not only keep the dog from running away but it will keep crowds from gathering, which can be distracting, not only for your dog, but for you as well.

4. Concentrate on simple and consistent communication.
Say the same word every time your dog does well so that it is never confused about your message.

5. Introduce the skateboard slowly.
Don't allow your dog to always play with the board or scooter. As soon as it becomes just a toy the dog will lose interest. It needs to remain special, and nothing is special if it is always around.

6. Use positive reinforcement.
You advance in spurts, then you hit plateaus. But repetition and positive reinforcement will allow your dog to continue to improve.

7. Don't yell. Raising your voice will simply scare the dog.
Instead, change your tone and your body language. "I don't ever scream". "Dude, seriously?!?" look and he understands.

8. The biggest reward should be the skateboard.
Don't dilute that by giving your dog too many treats. I never once rewarded Tillman with treats. He just has a drive for the skateboard. He doesn't do it for treats.

9. Find a role model.
Dogs are very observant and learn from watching other dogs. So the fastest way to teach them is to provide them with an example.

10. Dog balance improves with age.
As a dog grows and develops, so does its balance. Most dogs stop growing at the age of 2, which will make them more comfortable on a skateboard or a scooter.

11. Don't skimp on equipment.
Spend money on some good gear. It helps a lot. Big soft wheels and a big board will really help the dog feel comfortable!

12. Time equals results.
The more time you spend with your dog, the more of a chance you have of your dog being better at whatever it is your training him to do.

13. Comfort Your Dog on The Board!
Help your dog to be comfortable on the board - This step is critical and I recommend doing it slowly. Rushing it will slow down your eventual success. Start by reinforcing the dog for putting one paw and then two on the board while it is secured with a piece of wood or with your foot acting as a brake. If the board is adjustable, start with the board tightened so it can't rock back and forth.

14. Get your Dog Used to Movements
Get your dog used to being on the board while it is moving, starting with just a few inches and then a little bit more at a time. Only allow the board to move slowly. Ideally, you should take advantage of opportunities to reinforce the dog for having all four paws on the skateboard and for letting it move with one paw hopping along behind.

15. Reinforce Positively
Reinforce your dog for pushing the board with one or both back paws. These pushes are a critical piece of having a dog propel the skateboard for any distance rather than just passively riding a board you have set in motion.

16. Increase the Speed Gradually
Gradually increase the speed and the distance that the dog covers before reinforcing him. Some dogs may not enjoy the increased speed or riding it for a longer period of time. Stay within your dog's comfort zone.

17. Loosen the Skateboard
Loosen the skateboard in stages so that it rocks back and forth - necessary for steering and go through the entire process with the board at each one of these settings. You can then reinforce the dog for steering, which is accomplished by shifting his weight to one side or the other as he rides.

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Always keep in mind what your dog can comfortably do so that you do not put him in a situation that is over his head. Stick to smooth surfaces, keep him away from roads and other dangers, and do not send him down a hill of any kind, no matter how mild, until he is ready. Just as in people, some dogs are athletic, fearless and adventurous enough that skateboarding comes fairly naturally to them. Other dogs may never reach true proficiency at it, but might enjoy doing it very slowly for brief periods. There are also dogs who are clearly not suited to this activity, and if that is the case for your dog, there is no need to even consider attempting to teach him to ride.

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Skateboarding with a dog has exploded in popularity. If you head to a park, or maybe a long boardwalk, you are almost certain to see at least one or two people skateboarding with their dogs. In fact, it is something which has become so popular, that they have even made specialist equipment just for the job. So, can your dog pull you on your skateboard? How do you teach your dog to pull you in the first place?



Can my dog pull me

on a Skateboard?

Absolutely. In fact, the popularity of skateboarding with a dog or skatejoring as it is also called, has catapulted in recent years. You can now actually purchase specialist equipment for skateboarding with a dog, but more on that in a short while. Obviously, whether your particular dog can pull you on a skateboard is a whole other matter. A lot of it is going to be dependent on:

How much your dog weighs

How much you weigh

How physically fit your dog is

If your dog weighs under 30lbs, then you can pretty much forget about skateboarding with them. They simply do not have the power in them to pull you along the road. Yes. You probably could team up a couple of smaller dogs in the hope that they can pull you along, but they are going to become exhausted rather quickly. It almost certainly would not be a great experience for the dogs, let alone you. If you weigh too much, then your dogs won't be able to pull you. Obviously, the amount of weight your dog can pull will be dependent on the size of the animal. However, generally speaking, if you are not "physically fit", then your dog may struggle. You can always give it a go, but do not expect miracles to happen. The vast majority of people who are being pulled by their dog on a skateboard are going to be in fairly decent physical condition. It is up to you to determine whether you are a viable candidate for skateboarding with a dog.

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We know neither your weight or the weight that your dog is capable of pulling. Once again, you may be able to have a couple of dogs pull you at once, but things become a whole lot more complicated when you go down that route. You should also determine how fit your dog is in general. Pulling something is going to be quite hard work. If your dog is on the older side of things or maybe regarded as "obese", then it is probably going to be a bit too hard on the dog's body, and you may not want to risk their health. Younger and fitter dogs are going to be far, far better for this job. That being said, you can train your dog up a little bit to be fitter, but there is always going to be that "cap". Older dogs certainly would not be able to do it. It would be the equivalent of asking your 70 year old grandpa to drag you along on a skateboard. It would never work.

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How do you walk a dog

on a Skateboard?

Many people underestimate just how fast a dog is able to pull them along when they are on a skateboard. Skateboarding with a dog is not just something that you will be able to do on a whim. Both you and your dog will need to practice at it. If you are skateboarding with a dog, then you may want to do some short sessions every now and then. Do not take them on long rides. A few minutes here and there when practicing is good. When you walk a dog on a skateboard, you will first need to teach them how to pull.

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You will also need to ensure that they are not distracted by the world around them. Remember: if they get distracted, they are going to be taking you along for the ride and that is not going to be fun for you. One of the main issues you are going to face when walking a dog with a skateboard is the fact that you need to maintain control over the board and the dog at the same time. This is something that you will need to be quite physically fit to do. You also need a huge awareness of your surroundings. Many people get into skateboarding with their dogs thinking that it is quite a "lazy" form of activity. It is not. You really do need to be in the ball.

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Once you have trained your dog how to pull you, walking your dog while on a skateboard is not that difficult. You will want to ensure you have the following, though: A helmet, A proper harness for your dog. This means one that has been specially designed for skatejoring. You can then just climb onto the skateboard, give the dog the commands that you have taught them during your "pulling training" and away you go. Just make sure that you have verbal and physical control over your dog at all times. Try to keep the speed to the minimum too. If your dog is constantly running, then they are going to get tired out rather quickly. Remember - you are walking your dog, not taking them for a run.

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How do you

Longboard with a dog?

To be honest, there is a lot of overlap between longboarding and skateboarding. After all, a longboard is essentially just a longer and wider version of a skateboard. That being said, there are a few things that you will need to be aware of if you are planning to longboard with a dog. For starters - your longboard is capable of going a whole lot faster. It is also capable of going over a lot more surfaces than your average skateboard. This is due to the larger wheels. This means that you are going to need to have far greater control over your dog. You need to train them to moderate their speed at your command. If you do not, then you will quickly find yourself going a bit too fast, and that is just going to lead to accidents. If you are teaching your dog to pull you for the first time, then it may actually be worth getting started on a longboard. This is because it is far, far easier to stand up on a longboard for long distances.

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Skateboards are a little bit too small, particularly if you have larger feet, and you won't ever have the same amount of control that a longboard can offer you. Obviously, this control is only going to come into play if you actually have control over your pet too. You should also remember that the turning radius on a longboard is a little bit wider than a skateboard. This means that your dog is not going to be able to change directions quickly. Skating with your dog on a longboard is probably going to be a lot better if you are on a long, straight road as opposed to trying to navigate long and winding roads.

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How do I teach

my dog to pull?

Before you can do anything else when it comes to skateboarding with a dog, you are going to need to teach them how to pull. There are several methods that you can utilize here, but we have a method that we love quite a bit. Remember - before you even think about teaching your dog to pull, you will need to train other commands into them. None of this is going to work if your dog is not willing to listen to you. Teaching your dog the basic commands is out of the scope of this guide. This means teaching your dog how to "stop" on command or to "slow down" on command. If your dog does not know this, then this method is simply not going to be working for you. The dog won't listen. You will just be pulled into the dog gets tired. You will also want to train your dog to be able to ignore certain distractions. Remember - dogs are naturally inquisitive animals, and this needs to be trained out of them. A lot of people will only skateboard with their dogs in the same locations. After all, if a dog has seen the same distraction numerous times before, they are unlikely to get distracted by it again.

SKATEBOARDING WITH A DOGAttaching the harness

to the dog

The very first thing you will need to do is allow the dog to get used to the harness. This means taking them for walks while they are wearing the harness. No. You do not want to be attached to the skateboard at this point. You will be jumping the gun if you did that. All the while, you will want to be reinforcing the commands that you have taught the dog - the stop, slow down commands. Just use whatever words you have trained into your dog. You will also want to start reinforcing some direction-based commands. So, train your dog to move left and right on command. You can reinforce these behaviors with treats.

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Attach the dog

to a skateboard

Once you believe your dog has mastered the commands, you can attach them to an empty skateboard. This will allow you to test what your dog can do. It will also give your dog the experience of pulling something along. You will only want to do this for a short while each day. The intention is to give commands to your dog to see if they are doing things on command. If you can not get them to slow down when you want them to, then you absolutely should not be walking them while riding a skateboard. Once your dog has been attached to the empty skateboard, you will start to learn whether your dog is able to move onto the next step, or whether you need to go back to the drawing board.

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Get on the skateboard
After a while, it will be time for you to step onto the skateboard and have your dog pull you along. It is quite a unique experience for both you and the dog. This means that you will need to take things slow at the start. Make sure that you practice the commands you have taught your dog. Make sure that they slow down if they go more than a walking pace. If they do not, then hop off the skateboard. It is going to be dangerous until the dog has fully mastered the directional and speed commands. Over time, you will be able to gradually increase the speed. Do not go in too "hard" at the start. Your dog will need to train up their muscles to pull along your weight. However, as you improve, you will be able to skateboard with your dog for longer each day.

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Bulldogs are one of the few dog breeds that jump on skateboards and shred. They can propel themselves with their paws and the Tony Hawks of the canine world can maneuver crowds and even turns. These adorable dogs have taken a skill that some humans can not even master and are now famous for rolling down the sidewalk.



Skateboarding has been around since the 1940s, picked up mainstream popularity in the 90's, and is now set to be in the 2020 Olympics. Bulldogs have been skateboarding for a long time and you might be wondering, can your Bulldog compete? Probably not, but you two can have fun training for it. When your Bulldog skates, remember it is for the love of skateboarding, not the fame. His skating video may not go viral and he won't be at the next Olympics, but give him lots of praise and love anyway. And if you realize he is one of the dogs who is not made for skateboarding, give him a treat and some praise anyway for trying.



The Root of the Behavior
Bulldogs are a short, stocky dog breed. They usually weigh 40-50 pounds and are now bred as companion dogs. They are muscular dogs with a low center of gravity. Bulldogs also love attention and contrary to some beliefs, are generally sweet and affectionate animals. Bulldogs also might be stubborn and lazy, so getting him to exercise regularly might take some coaxing and he will probably tire out within 15 minutes or so. If you have ever been on four wheels, either roller skates, roller blades, or a skateboard, you may have noticed your center of gravity is important when keeping yourself balanced. A Bulldog's center of gravity is low, which makes it easier for them to control their weight and balance on a skateboard. While some people train their dogs to go on skateboards, other dogs just step on and shred. Skateboarding Bulldogs became widely recognized once YouTube was accessible, but it had been happening for years before.

WHY DO BULLDOGS LIKE TO SKATEBOARD?

While a Bulldog does not know his skateboarding video has gone viral, he will still notice the attention he is getting from his in-person viewers. An attention loving Bulldog might realize that when he is on the skateboard, everybody looks at him and gives him praise. This positive reinforcement will encourage this skateboarding habit to be repeated for years to come. Exercising does not entice a Bulldog, but being outside, seeing, and smelling things are still enjoyable. When a dog is on a skateboard, he moves much faster and takes in a lot more smells than he would on his slow walk. He gets to see more of the street without having to walk and the breeze probably feels good, too. When dogs move at higher speeds, like in cars, their noses pick up so many different smells. It is probably not as fun as a car ride, but gliding down the sidewalk has its perks.

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Encouraging the Behavior
Not every person or every Bulldog is cut out for skateboarding and there are always risks involved. If your Bulldog just jumps on a skateboard and goes happily on his way, he is probably got a natural ability. However, if he is unbalanced, uncoordinated, or aloof, you might want to hold back from training for the X-Games. Skateboarding Bulldogs are adorable. If your dog enjoys it and is not crashing into things, falling off, causing traffic, or getting hurt, you should continue letting him roll. He will love the breeze, the smells, and the attention he gets from being a skater. When you and your dog are training hard, make sure you start small and safe. Choose a board with a flat edge, not a flip, so it is easier for your dog to jump on and off. Introduce the board in a soft area, like on grass, the carpet, or a blanket. This will slow the skateboard from moving and will give your dog a chance to get accustomed it to. Gradually, teach him commands like "push" or "go" and get him to pedal himself. Once he is comfortable being on the board and listening to the commands, put him on the pavement, preferably a driveway or a very low traffic area. Keep working with him until he is mastered skateboarding. With any training, make sure it is consistent and you give him plenty of praise for completing a task. Respect his boundaries and abilities - if he seems to wobble and fall off, skateboarding might not be the sport for him.

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Other Solutions and Considerations
If you are determined to have a skateboarding dog but struggling to train your Bulldog to shred, consider visiting a trainer. The trainer can give you tips on teaching commands and integrate them into your daily routine for optimal effects. If you notice your dog is having persistent balance issues, either on or off the skateboard, call the vet as it may be a health problem. He may have a joint problem, infection, or other health problem that needs attention. A vet can diagnose and treat a problem. Unfortunately, not every dog can be a skateboarder. If you are trying to make a viral video, there are plenty of other tricks to try that do not require balance on a skateboard, but still get a great response.








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Cats might be the ones with a reputation for being scaredy, but dogs can be total cowards too. Fear: it's an equal-opportunity affliction. What sets dogs apart in the fear game is just how weird and inexplicable their fears can be. Here, we try to explain one of those seemingly-inexplicable fears: the skateboard. Why do some dogs hate skateboards so much? Let's investigate.

What is it about skateboards that drives dogs crazy?
Does your dog go nuts when someone breezes by on a skateboard? Does he bark like mad? Lunge at the person? Try to run after them? That's because the quick movement of people on skateboards and bikes and rollerblades and other quick-moving sidewalk-based means of transportation can trigger your dog's chase response. Your dog's chase response can be dangerous - both for your dog and for the unsuspecting skateboarder. The response, a part of the dog's predatory chase drive, which is held over from his wolfly ancestry. In the wild, the chase drive is a trigger to help dogs and wolves, of course, identify and catch prey, which is vital to their survival. In domesticated pups, it's mostly a form of play like when your dog chases a ball that you have thrown for him.

WHY SOME DOGS HATE SKATEBOARDS?

Unfortunately, your dog's instincts can't differentiate between "hey, that's something I need to catch and eat so I can survive" and "hey, that's an innocent human on a skateboard that I should definitely just leave alone." In addition to fulfilling a primal need, chasing is just fun for dogs. It lights up the pleasure centers in their brains and isn't a habit they have an incentive to break. Some breeds are especially prone to chasing, particularly those that have been bred for working, hunting, and herding. Some dogs don't want to chase skateboards, though. Some dogs are terrified of them.

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Why? It might come down to the sound. The loud noise that accompanies a skateboard can alarm your dog and trigger his fight or flight response. While some dogs will fight, others definitively choose flight. Of course, if the dog is attached to a leash that's attached to your hand, well, you might be dragged along for the flight too. It's not the wheels that dogs hate, per se, but dogs who get agitated by skateboards are likely to get agitated by anything wheeled, moving thing. It all has to do with the predatory chase drive discussed above.

WHY SOME DOGS HATE SKATEBOARDS?
How can you train

your dog out of

barking at skateboarders?

If you have a dog who barks like crazy or worse, lunges at passing skateboards, it's a good idea to invest in a clicker and a fanny pack to fill with treats for walks. When you see a skateboard coming, encourage your dog to look away - "leave it" or "look at me" can be helpful here and click and reward when the dog's attention is anywhere but on the skateboard. Some experts also recommend bringing high value treats (like cheese or chicken) on walks to reward a dog with when they are calm around a skateboard. This can be especially helpful for dogs who display more fear than aggression around skateboards. Some dogs aren't afraid of or weirded out by skateboards at all. In fact, some dogs actually like to skateboard themselves. This is especially common among short, stocky breeds like bulldogs, who have a low center of gravity that makes them built to board. Lazy dogs who tire quickly will also tend to take to skateboarding because, well, it's easier than walking.

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In today's world, a skateboarding dog is not unheard of. This is not a funny joke or a myth either. You can teach your furry friend how to get on a skateboard, balance, and even move by himself. Of course, you are going to need a skateboard even to start. That's where this post comes in. We have detailed our top-quality picks that will ensure your dog is safe and has the perfect learning board to learn how to skate. For safety purposes, it is essential to select a skateboard that will be appropriate for your dog's size and weight. For example, a heavy Pitbull will need a bigger skateboard than a Yorkie. If the skateboard you choose does not come with safety gear, you can purchase a helmet and safety pads to ensure your dog is not wounded during practice. If you are looking for a skateboard for your dog, then this guide should really help you out. You see, you won;t actually be looking for what most people would refer to as a skateboard, so the name is actually a bit misleading. But hey, that is what will people call it anyway when they stare in awe at your dog whizzing around on one by itself.

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What You Should Consider

Before Buying A Skateboard

For Your Dog

If you are thinking of buying a skateboard for your dog, you won't regret it. Seeing your furry friend cruising on 4 wheels with the wind in their faces will give you joy and be very enjoyable for them. There are numerous options available, but choosing the right skateboard for your dog should not be difficult. You must consider certain characteristics of the board to make sure it is suitable for your dog before making a final purchase. Go to a reputable skate shop: purchasing from the mall or toy shop will be very different from going to a professional skate shop. These places have dedicated salespersons who have a vast knowledge of skateboards and can advise you on what board is right for your dog. They are also guaranteed to sell durable skateboards that are made of high-quality materials as opposed to products that look good but will not stand the test of time.

Rider experience level:
There are different skateboard made for beginner, intermediate, and expert riders. You want to stick to beginner-friendly boards that will help teach your dog the basics. Jumping the gun and picking a higher level board will constitute problems in the future and might cause unnecessary accidents.

Size is important:
The size of the skateboard you choose will depend on your dog's size. If you have a big dog, you cannot choose a skateboard with a width of less than 10 inches, as the dog will require adequate space to place all four legs. If you get an overly large skateboard for a small dog, they will have a hard time getting off when the board is in motion.

Wheels:
Select a board with hard wheels that will ride over obstacles easily. Softer wheels are more liable to cause accidents, especially at the very beginning of your dog's skating journey. Also, choose short wheels that will offer a more comfortable ride.

Grip tape:
Since stability is more important for beginners than any other quality, having a skateboard layered with grip tape will help your dog balance better without slipping.

Budget:
There are skateboards with different price tags, and you are sure to find something in your budget. Make sure to budget for a quality skateboard that will be sturdy and last long. Choose a board made from sturdy materials that will not give way and cause an accident during use. You don't want to buy a new skateboard every few weeks as that will build up costs.


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What to Look for

in a Skateboard for Dogs

What you are actually going to be looking for is something called a cruiser, which is actually a type of longboard that has a shape more like a normal skateboard. The difference though, is that the large, soft longboard wheels they have are far better suited to your dog than the small, hard wheels you find on skateboards. Those wheels are designed to have a lot of maneuverability for doing tricks on the smooth surfaces of a skate park, but remember: your dog is not going to be doing ollies and kickflips. Your dog is going to hugely benefit from the stability and ride smoothness that longboard wheels have to offer.

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If you have a bigger dog, you will also need the board to be wider than usual, because dogs do not stand on skateboards like humans do. Humans have their feet go off the edge, but dogs can not do that, so they need to actually be able to fit all their paws on at once. Skateboards usually go from 7.5" to 8.25", and it is best to have one that's just about as wide as your dog's paws are when stood normally, because then they can get a nice, stable, square stance on the board. The one main problem dogs have with skateboarding is with shifting their weight to one side when they want to turn, so that is where having a wide enough skateboard really helps bigger dogs.

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In any case, dogs can still figure out how to turn with enough practice even if the width of the skateboard does not quite match where their paws naturally go. The only thing they can not compensate for is a board that's too heavy, so if your dog is not particularly strong, a narrower than ideal skateboard is far from being a deal breaker - they just lose out on some stability by having to put their paws a little closer together, and it's much better than having one that's entirely too heavy for them. So, board width is only really going to be a consideration for bigger, taller dogs, because even a 7.5" board will work well enough for any dog up to the size of a Pug. Though, it must be said, a dog that is around the size of a Pug can still really benefit from having a wider board to play with, because that extra width makes all the difference when they jump right onto the board, which they love to do when they are roaming back and forth by themselves.

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Also, it is important to note that most wider boards that resemble cruiser boards are actually carving boards. Carving boards usually tilt so much that it practically undermines your dog's efforts to stay on the board, so, if you get one, you will definitely want to tighten the trucks unless your dog is already a fearless expert when it comes to skateboarding. Finally, boards with grip tape are not essential, even though they do really help your dog's grip, much like a human's. If your dog's paws are especially sensitive then I'd avoid a black grip tape surfaced board and go for a plain wood one instead. Grip tape is also somewhat hard to keep clean, but skateboards are not really suited to grass anyway, so it's not an issue. With all this in mind, let's take a look at a skateboard which is perfect for dogs. Even if you have a large dog like a Labrador or one with long legs like a Boxer, then then one will still be just fine. However, if you have a really small dog, then you will instead want to skip this section and look at the one further down in this guide, which is the best budget choice and more of an ideal for really small dogs.

BEST SKATEBOARDS FOR DOGS
The Best Skateboards for Dogs


BEST SKATEBOARD FOR DOG
Landyachtz Tugboat 30"
The Landyachtz Tugboat is a flawless skateboard for dogs. It's a 9" width cruiser board that is an absolutely, incredibly stable ride. It can go over right big cracks and uneven ground with ease, which is the single most important thing for a dog skateboard. That 9" width really makes a difference to how much fun your dog will have too. You see, when dogs get the hang of skateboarding, they absolutely love to just pounce on them to get going. It gives them a big speed boost compared to pushing off with one leg, especially if your dog is not a particularly strong breed. Simply put: all dog breeds really do find wider skateboards easier. Even if that extra width is not an absolute necessity like the large longboard wheels are. As for the skateboard itself, the quality is really impressive. It is a well-built, durable cruiser board that will handle being bitten and chewed without losing performance. It will also still look good when roughed up. Perfect Stability - The width, the large, soft longboard wheels, and the excellent overall quality of this cruiser board make it unmatched for stability, which is exactly what dogs need the most when riding a skateboard. There is a world of difference between a board like this, and what you will call a normal skateboard. 9" Width - It's wide enough for your dog to be able to turn to the left and right if it wants to, which is one of the things that makes them really love skateboarding. When they figure out that theyare not only stuck going in a straight line, they have an absolute blast skating around the place.


BEST SKATEBOARD FOR DOG
Landyachtz Dinghy 28"
The Dinghy models like this sweet arctic fox one you can see above are still incredible skateboards for dogs, since they are practically the same as the tugboat except for being 8" wide and a couple inches shorter. The large, softer wheels, ideal overall shape, stable platform for your dog to jump on and pretty darn durable build quality of those Dingy boards still make them my second top pick for any dog that is not simply huge. Those big doggos will need the extra width that the Tugboat model has. It's Just as Ideal as the Tugboat - That is, except for the 8″ width instead of the tugboat's mighty 9 inches of width. Unless you are certain your dog is really going to need an extra wide board, then feel free to choose a Dinghy model instead of the Tugboat model if you prefer the color options. Lighter than the Tugboat - That's an upside of it being a little less big. Again, Better Turning Ability for Smaller Dogs, Since turning to the left and right on a skateboard is the biggest challenge for skateboarding dogs, a board that's too wide is going to mean they'd have to shift their paws to one side or the other when they want to turn. That's much harder to learn than "the lean" they have to do when their paws are close enough to the edges already to just shift their body weight to get the job done.


BEST SKATEBOARD FOR DOG
Magneto Mini Cruiser Skateboard
This is pretty much a perfect budget, all-rounder board for any dog up to around the size of a Pug. Heck, it might even be fine for dogs somewhat taller or bigger than that, depending on the width of their stance. There's only 7.5″ of width here to play with, so your decision of whether to go with this one will be pretty much entirely based upon that. If your dog clearly needs more than 7.5" of width when standing naturally, then you will want to go for the wider board featured earlier instead. Unless, of course, you are wanting a budget skateboard for your dog to try out, in which case this one will be a far better pick than choosing a worse skateboard that's wider. That's how much of a difference all the other things make. This one has everything you are looking for, and the large, soft 60mm wheels give it a really stable ride. Also, you might have noticed lack of grip tape on this one. This board actually does not need any grip tape because the surface is textured. That makes it easy to keep clean without sacrificing grip. That is a really nice touch. Stable, Smooth Ride - The longboard wheels on a skateboard shaped deck make a huge difference to your dog's stability. It makes all the difference to the amount of fun your dog will have when skateboarding if they can go over cracks and bumps without the skateboard tipping over. Lightweight - Being lighter than most skateboards really helps out smaller dogs who are not quite strong enough for the bigger skateboards out there. To give you an idea of what I mean, this skateboard is suitable for kids rather than just adults, so it's going to be well suited to small dogs too.


BEST SKATEBOARD FOR DOG
BLITZART Tornado Electronic Skateboard
BLITZART is a terrific skateboard manufacturing company that has been creating high-quality designs for flexibility and comfort. This electric skateboard is a masterpiece on all sides. Made from layers of maple wood, bamboo wood, and grip tape, this skateboard is strong and will keep the feet of the rider firmly in place. The tornado electric skateboard has a maximum speed of 17mph but has 2 adjustable speeds for beginners and advanced riders. That means it can double as a learning skateboard for your dog and a stunt skateboard for you. It can go for 10 miles straight on one charge to ensure your fun is not cut short when you are in the middle of a nice ride. The wireless remote is easy to hold and can help you accelerate and reverse so you can control your dog's training in the beginning. When the dog has mastered the basic movement, It can control their movement by shifting their weight around. Fitted with a quiet hub motor, the skateboard is ready and easy to use and will not startle your dog with strange noises. 38 inches long and 10 inches wide, Quiet hub motor, Ergonomic wireless remote, Will comfortably support up to 250lbs. Great for a heavy dog, can be used by beginners and advanced riders so you can share it with your dog instead of having two different skateboards, The motor is quiet and will not alarm your dog during practice, You can move your dog with the remote which has accelerated, reverse and halt controls


BEST SKATEBOARD FOR DOG
Eggboards Mini Longboard Skateboard
Eggboards Bamboo Longboard Mini Cruiser - Wide Small Bamboo Skateboards Ride Like Longboards. Complete Longboard for Adults and Kids. 19 inches Long Skate Board Deck in Wood. Say hello to the shortest and most portable longboard you ever saw, the Eggboards Mini Longboard. This unique beginner skateboard combines the portability of a mini-board with the stability of a longboard. Your dog can balance very easily on this board, and it won't be difficult for you to carry around in a backpack. The large wheels and longboard trucks on this board make it ride smoothly, so your dog is not scared during practice. It is made from thick, sturdy bamboo that will stand the test of time and always support heavyweight. 19 inches long and 9 inches wide, ABEC 9 bearings, Made from durable bamboo


BEST SKATEBOARD FOR DOG
RudeBoyz Mini Wooden Cruiser
If you thought your dog is ready to skateboard, this is a great board to start with. Specially designed for newbies, this skateboard is ideal for grasping basic beginner skills like standing and managing balance. It measures 17" by 6" and can support up to 121lbs, which makes it ideal for a small dog. It is not heavy or extra-long, so you can easily carry it around easily and stow it away when not in use. Your dog will look so cool riding on this beautifully designed skateboard with vibrant wheels. 17 inches long and 6 inches wide.


BEST SKATEBOARD FOR DOG
Swagtron Swagstake NG3 Electric Skateboard
The Swagstake NG3 is a fantastic beginner board that delivers the true feeling of skateboarding. A beginner will feel like a pro in no time because learning stability and basic movement is simple. The electric mini cruiser board offers maximum support and is also lightweight and portable for easy handling and storage. This electric skateboard can travel up to 15mph and run for up to 6 miles when the battery is fully charged. You do not need a remote to control it as motion sensors work to control movement when a rider hops on and off. The sturdy deck will not crack under pressure and can support weights of up to 150lbs. The beautiful design will not fade so you can keep enjoying the cool look. 20 inches long and 9 inches wide, Motion sensor technology.




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