Digby has a fear of skateboards. The sound sets him off and he doesn’t quite know what to do about it – so we thought we’d put into practise the old “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”. Digby has become one of them.
It was a bit of a rocky start because Digby didn’t know what we wanted and this weird thing moved a lot, so we tied it to a piece of string and pulled it along. Then it became a chasing game. Eventually though he got the idea and put his front paws on the skateboard and pushed it with his back legs. Finally he jumped on – twice! This didn’t last long though because he was off as quick as he got on. We seem to be onto something here, though because he seemed to enjoy himself and picked it all up pretty quick. He did allow us to pull him a few feet while he sat on it and it didn’t seem to phase him at all.