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How do you teach a dog to skateboard?

  1. Linda Bliss profile image91
    Linda Blissposted 6 years ago

    How do you teach a dog to skateboard?

  2. iamageniuster profile image73
    iamageniusterposted 6 years ago

    I have no idea. I'll let you know once I get a dog.

  3. Minnetonka Twin profile image88
    Minnetonka Twinposted 6 years ago

    I have no idea but once you find out, I want to teach my dogs that trick.

  4. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image59
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    You use a concept called shaping. This is best done with clicker training in which you mark successive approximations of the goal behavior with an audible sound made by a clicker or other device, and follow each click with a reward. For example, you would click when the dog puts one paw on the skateboard, then two and so on, until the dog is finally moving on the skateboard. Each click is followed by a food treat as a reward, which serves to reinforce the behavior. The clicker is a communication tool used during training. Once the dog learns how to use the skateboard, the clicker is no longer needed.