Meet Tank, Eagle-Vail’s skateboarding dog, during GoPro Mountain Games

June 10, 2017 - skateboarding

Tank is customarily a mild-mannered dog.

Get him around his skateboard, though, and he unequivocally comes out of his shell.

This weekend during a GoPro Mountain Games, we can see Tank skateboarding around Meadow Drive, attracting crowds with his bravery on a board. You’ll substantially hear him before we see him.

“The usually time he unequivocally barks is when he sees a skateboard,” pronounced Cheryl Cannataro, Tank’s owner. “He loves to skate.”

Cannataro has had Tank given he was a puppy.

“I gave him his initial skateboard when he was about 5 or 6 months old,” she said. “He would float it behind and onward in a kitchen, only chasing a wheels, and now he has progressed to jumping on it and roving it out.”


The many visit doubt Cannataro receives when people see Tank skateboarding is, “How did we learn him to do that?”

Cannataro pronounced Tank was innate with a enterprise to be on a board.

“I did not learn him anything,” she said. “I put a skateboard on a ground, and that’s all we did. He only jumped on it and took off.”

Cannataro was one of millions of people who satisfied dogs are indeed able of skateboarding after saying Tillman, a English bulldog from California who became a YouTube prodigy in 2007.

“There contingency be something about their breed,” Cannataro said. “You don’t see a ton of other skateboarding dogs. Someone once told me that maybe it’s since they’re lazy, they can skateboard instead of running.”

Tillman, who died in 2015 during a age of 10, was a full-sized English bulldog, weighing in during 60 pounds. Tank is a tiny English bulldog, about two-thirds a distance of Tillman.

“I had always seen a videos (of Tillman),” Cannataro said. “That’s what done me consider maybe Tank could do it. So we got him a house when he was a puppy.”

Tank is now 5. As he ages, Cannataro hopes to find some-more impulse from Tillman.

“I saw that (Tillman) also schooled to snowboard,” Cannataro said. “If it’s cold out, we can’t even get (Tank) to go out to go to a bathroom.”

Ron Davis, Tillman’s owner, wrote in his form that Tillman desired his parka.

“Then he knows he’s going snowboarding,” Davis wrote.

Cannataro pronounced as snowskates — skateboard-style snowboards with no bindings — turn some-more popular, it gives her wish for Tank.

“He’s a small some-more fussy with winter sports,” she said.


Two years ago, Cannataro and Tank were erratic around a GoPro Mountain Games when Tank speckled a skateboard.

“He beheld a house during a Hamboards booth, freaked out and started barking, and someone in their counter asked if he could do it,” she said. “He incited into a spectacle.”

Tank kept skateboarding until his feet bled.

“They kind of adopted him during a Hamboards booth,” Cannataro said. “They asked if he would come behind a subsequent day and a rest is history.”

The Hamboards far-reaching house pattern — that association owners recently touted on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” comparing it to a surfboard — was ideal for Tank, who seemed to cite a wider design. Hamboards gave Tank a house of his possess and told him to keep practicing.

Unlike Tillman, “he hasn’t unequivocally figured out branch yet,” Cannataro pronounced of Tank, though that’s next.

Now a group supplement for Hamboards, Tank will once again be a sideshow during this year’s games, where we can find him skateboarding on Meadow Drive.

“He brings a lot of fun to people, everybody loves examination him movement around,” Cannataro said. “He’s a ideal sideshow captivate during a games.”

Bulldogs aren’t famous for being a design of health, though Cannataro says as Tank gets on in years, she’s anticipating skateboarding will keep him in figure adequate to foster some longevity.

“He’s a flattering active dog, for a bulldog,” she said. “I try not to consider about a health problems that come with his breed. … The skateboarding is gripping him in flattering damn good shape.”

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