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01 September 2007

Skateboarding Dog

Brac has been learning a new trick. Skateboarding. This video was taken during his 5th session so he is still new to this game. I'm sure finesse will come with practice. :-)

This board is really too small for him to stand on properly but they were not designed with dogs in mind so we'll just have to make do. Unless, that is, I can get Paul to make me a better board but somehow I don't think that is going to happen.
I did see a video of a staffordshire terrier skateboarding who was actually able to steer the board. I'm not sure how as the wheels seem to need quite a bit of weight on them for them to turn and Brac at 20k isn't heavy enough. Maybe it's because this was a cheap board. If any of you know anything about skateboards and could tell me if better wheels turn corners easier do let me know.


A Margarita said...

You just made my day! The cutie has skills! It'd be wonderful if that was an event in the dog shows.

Sally T said...

A doggy talent show...what a good idea! Brac would love that. :-)

Linda said...

That is one smart dog and so cute. How in the world did you get him to do that?

Sally T said...

Brac just loves doing anything exciting. He's an adrenalin junkie!
Teaching him to get on the skateboard was simple. Each time he placed a couple of feet on it I gave him a treat. Naturally it moved as he did so. He found the movement exciting rather than scary so all it took was just repeating the exercise until he got all his feet on it. Since taking this video he has now got so confident he leaps onto the board! doggy shin pads and crash helmet are now required I think!

Dianne said...

Your dog is truly amazing. Must be the breed. My dog would simply refuse to learn. She's like a cat in personality.

Mim said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. And he's so proud too! As he should be!