7Twig the skateboarding dogMatt Weber: August 25, 2013 | 30,100 views
Twig started skateboarding in 2007 after Clark noticed her checking out a toy skateboard at the Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club. Clark, a former schoolteacher and now a dog trainer at the club, said she watches dogs to see what they are interested in.
"Teaching Twig to skateboard wasn't so much about teaching as just setting up an opportunity for her to learn," she said. "All you can do is make it safe, comfortable — then give the dog a chance to figure it out."
Twig's groundwork in obedience and agility provided a good foundation, and the training involved many small steps. After Twig got used to playing with the tiny skateboard, Clark introduced her to the long board her son Ben, 31, uses. Soon the shelty was jumping on and taking a ride.
6Tillman the skateboarding bulldog
From Tillman the world-renowned bulldog to lesser-known but no less inspiring tiny budgies, each of these creatures show skills on a board that some of us could only dream of. Here we bring together a special collection of photos and videos for you, showcasing the best of adrenaline-fuelled animals on skateboards. Word!