How Do You Teach A Dog To Skateboard
It’s easier than you think. All hard tricks/commands are always broken down into smaller ones. I will walk you through the micro steps in this post 🙂
- I got the Diesel comfortable early on. I think this is important if you want to make sure. I don’t know if D would have been able to learn this trick later on, because of the amount of confidence.
- At first I took baby D and just put him on the board. treat, treat, treat.
- Next I wanted to start teaching his body before his mind so I started luring him as if he would be jumping on the board. You want to keep sessions really short
- Next I got him comfortable with being on the board by tieing a string to the board and having him just stay on, and start to learn the “art of balance”
- I put in a verbal to to go on, off, and turn around. Any trick is just about teaching the dog what an action is, and paring it with word. 😉 (Keep it really short so your dog still wants to keep going!!)
- Next I taught him the “push command” by helping him off the board and having him push with 2 paws as I kept something in front of him, at first reward a few pushes then 10 later on! Mark it with a word ” push” Your teaching your little buddy to take cues. On, off, push.
- After that you want to help him to understand “turining” to do that wave a treat/or reward (ball or tug) on the left, then the right, help him understand to turn.
- Again, the secret it is to keep these sessions short. have your dog on leash at first, and make sure to have fun. This should take you like 6 months so start and reward micros. Enjoy the journey.
Tip! Use a long board to sustain better balance with thick wheels 🙂 . Want more tips? Join the newsletter!!