How to Rollerblade With Dogs

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People shouldn't Rollerblade with dogs unless they are experienced skaters, and they should also wear safety equipment while doing so. Discover the importance of keeping a dog's leash short when in-line skating with dogs with help from a professional in-line skating instructor in this free video on Rollerblading with dogs.

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Hi this is Andrea Franklin and I'm an in-line skating instructor here in Miami, Florida. In this clip I'm going to teach you how to skate with a dog. I have borrowed my neighbor's dog, Teddy, for this demonstration. First of all I must tell you that I don't really recommend skating with a dog unless you're a very very good skater. Also make sure you have all your equipment on, your helmet, your wrist guards, your knee pads and a brake on your skate. Yea, Teddy. Now Teddy is a small dog so he's not going to, he's not going to be able to pull me too hard but if you're skating with a big dog he may be, he may try to pull you off the trail so always make sure that you keep your leash nice and short so that you don't interfere with anybody else that's walking down the trail. Just keep the dog at your side, don't let him pull you and make sure that you're able to stop properly before you attempt to take your dog for a walk. So let's take Teddy for a little stroll. Come on Teddy. Now Teddy knows what he is doing but if Teddy would try to go off into the grass with me I would be able to stop, okay? So let's bring Teddy back down. Make sure you keep your leash nice and short, keep your dog next to you, make sure you can stop with the dog and you and your dog will have a great day walking in the park on your skates. Once again when you're skating with a small dog make sure that he's on a short leash. Be aware of your surroundings. If you're skating on a trail where there is bikers, cyclists, other skaters, walkers, make sure you don't let your dog stray to the other side of the trail. I've seen many people fall and get caught up on leashes so please be careful, please be safe and enjoy skating with your dog. This is Andrea Franklin. Thank you for watching skating with a dog.


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