Monday, June 1, 2009

Dog Pull Skateboarding

When you have a dog that is really strong and has a lot of energy you have to come up with ways of tiring it out so that they don't start destroying things every chance they get. My dog Cash is exactly that type of dog. The best methods of tiring him out so far have been: chasing a laser pointer (every dog owner should have a laser pointer), using a horse whip with a ball on the end (also known as a "flirt pole") and getting him together with another dog. While those are all excellent activities, they don't allow any real companionship between dog and owner. My good friend Evan recently built up a skateboard with some risers and big soft wheels for his dog to pull him around on and has been enjoying his dog pulling him around for the last couple weeks. I had Cash pull me before on my skateboard, but the speed he can run and my small hard wheels don't mix. This weekend I decided to go out and get a wider deck, some risers and some softer wheels and set up a deck specifically to have Cash pull me around, combining excellent exercise for him and my love of skateboarding.

Here we go.

I almost lost it on the speed wobbles.

Jason Adams "Miller High Life" Enjoi deck, Bones "filming" wheels and Independent Trucks.

Happy dog.

Trevor testing out the ride.

Tired dog.

16 comments:

Phil said...

Hey man. I've been skateboarding with my dog for over a year now. I have a 2 yr old Lab Siberian Husky mix. He pulls me 2-3 miles easily. Make sure you use a harness, otherwise the dog gets tired out too fast. It's tons of fun though, huh. Tear it up!
-Phil
Denver, CO

Ceci said...

I want to get my dog to pull me on rollerblades or a skateboard, but I'm not very skilled at using either one. How hard do you think it'd be for me to learn how to balance well enough to have her pull me on a skateboard?

Anonymous said...

Ceci.
I would say get good on your equipment before you have your dog pull you. you dont want to have an accident, that could hurt you and scare your dog. If it scares the dog you may not get him to do it agian. i would ride either on problay the one you enjoy most provided your dog is not already afriad of the equipment you choose, for at least a few weeks daily. maybe go down a few good hills to get use to the speed. dogs can move fast and they realy enjoy it. yo dont want your dog to exceed your skill level and cause you to wreck. also they may not know the cmands for stop so you want to be prepared for the worst. longbouards are much easier to handle speed on and are quieter for the dog also maybe try one of those

Dana said...

thats awesome, such great excercise for your dog. seeing you pull him by a choker chain is pretty bad... lots of dogs are so ready to please their owners they'd rather choke themselves than stop. save the choker for obedience lessons. use a harness.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I found this post through a google search...

I've tried this with my dog(hyper-active Australian Shepherd) a few times and I cannot get him to stop attacking my wheels. I've tried big soft wheels that are very quiet and he bit a few chunks out of them...

How did you get your dog to pull straight ahead and not get distracted by the sound of the board?

EP said...

I have a 4 year old 120 Lbs female King Shepherd that pulls me on my long board.

http://www.discountlongboards.com/view.php?id=honu50

This is the place I bought it from online and my running reviews on the board. I recommend a longboard and some Abec 7 bearings; they seem to roll forever! A great harness is a must, look for a professional K9 harness, you can even attach custom patches to the panels on it. Anything els and you could be restricting how far and fast your dog can go.

Try it with a good quality dirt / mountain board too.

We have gone about 9 miles at one time with minor rests and she was still up for more.

Randal said...
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Randal said...

Have a 14 mnth Siberean Husky with park deck, always scanning for minute debres to bail me. gonna try long board next summer. have him clocked pulling me 31 kp/h 10 km easy with brief rest stop at river then still wants more. indeed speed wobbles. so fun and exciting and a real head turner. would like to hear of other similar speeds with companion.

Taiko's run said...

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Randal said...

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Anonymous said...

I know this is old and guessing you don't use the choker chain anymore. Get your poor dog a harness. My lab will run for 2-3 miles with me on a long board. But don't use a choker chain.

Anonymous said...

A fuckin choker chain? I hope you fall off your board, break your nose, let go of the leash, and your dog runs away to a good owner. You've gotta be pretty dumb with a small brain to not realize a choker chain chokes shit when pressure is applied.

Anonymous said...

hi Folks- try your dog pulling you in something more sophisticated- yet still a sport

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your not getting any younger

thanks

Anonymous said...

hes tired cause hes on a choke chain wtf

Anonymous said...

Learn how to train he, ha , hike or mush, and easy. He is left, hi is right, mush or hikd is go and easy is for slowing down. You can make your own harnesswith the right materials, measurements, and directions. Then you might need some street booties for your dog. I'm still looking out for those.

Raju de said...

Awesome !!!First skateboarding was made as a toy for kids, but when the kids grew up, the toy version became too small. Teenagers wanted a longer, smoother board and started to make them bigger.