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Old 06-06-2013, 12:30 PM
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Default Trick of the week: Ride a skateboard!

This week's trick has to do with movement. Getting your dog used to standing on or manipulating a moving object can be a great confidence booster as well as teaching the dog to have control of their body. Depending on the trick, you can also increase your dog's core strength.

Option 1: Ride a skateboard
The ideal with this is to train your dog to keep three paws on the skateboard and push with the fourth. Obviously any variation is acceptable!

Option 2: Push a ball
Here we want your dog to have either their two front paws or two rear paws on a ball and to roll it with their other paws. No nose pushes, we want the dog to be somehow on the object as it moves.

Option 3: Push a stroller
Same as above, two front paws on the stroller and walking with their back.

As always, any variation of the above tricks are fantastic, get creative!

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:34 PM
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This means I need to go buy a skateboard... for my dog... that's a whole 'nother level of nerddom right there. I've been looking forward to the new TOTW thread!
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:46 PM
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This means I need to go buy a skateboard... for my dog... that's a whole 'nother level of nerddom right there. I've been looking forward to the new TOTW thread!
Only surpassed by the nerd level of those of us who already HAVE a skateboard... for our dogs...

This one should be fun!
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:56 PM
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Only surpassed by the nerd level of those of us who already HAVE a skateboard... for our dogs...

This one should be fun!
Ha! This! I can't buy a stroller so maybe we can work on the skateboard we have.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:57 PM
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This one I may actually be able to do.....maybe I will break out the furniture dolly and see if I can get Ivy to "ride" it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:22 PM
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Crap, I don't have any of those things! I may have to improvise...
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:22 PM
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Haha I've been googling for used sports equipment stores since this was posted. I do have a Radio Flyer wagon I might use instead.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:53 PM
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I love this idea for a trick!! And I totally have a skateboard
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:15 PM
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It's hilarious that every trick of the week is something that I've just taught or currently working on

ETA I'll try to get some "starting point" skateboard vid tonight
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:34 PM
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So, we have tried this in the past and Backup will both push with two feet and stand three feet on a board but pushing with one and standing with three has never been achieved, we haven't spent a ton of time on it but are there any tips? Just shape it?
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