Pipi is a two-year-old French Bulldog from China’s Henan province that has made huge waves on the internet. His remarkable skills have garnered millions of views and countless positive comments. Some claim that he is better than most humans at skateboarding, while some say that he is so adorable.
His owner, Zhang Weiwei had to do a lot of research to teach his beloved pet how to ride the skateboard. He wanted to know the principles of using one before he can teach it to his dog. And all his hard work paid off.
Tricks and Turns
According to Zhang, it took him a month before Pipi learned the basics of riding a skateboard. The hardest part was teaching him how to leave one foot on the board and using the three others to push down the pavement. This was critical so that the dog could go back up easily and the board wouldn’t escape from him.
It took another three months to teach him how to turn. The French Bulldog became so adept in balancing himself that he knows exactly where to stand to keep the board straight and when it is time to turn. In fact, he is so well-balanced that he can ride the skateboard down a flight of stairs without falling over.
His turning ability is so impeccable that he can lead a train of boards with children riding on them.
Zhang knew how much his dog loved socializing and interacting with people that he bought four electric skateboards and attached them to one another. Kids ride the boards while Pipi leads in front. He directs where the train goes.
The dog and his owner usually go to a park near their home where they play and practice. The dog has become very popular in their neighborhood. And with the release of his videos online, his popularity has grown not just in China, but all over the globe.
Source: South China Morning Post via Youtube
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