How To Walk The Dog On A Fingerboard

This trick is an ode to the classic freestyle skate trick. The walk the dog is almost like a fakie shove it over and over and over again. The point is to make it look like your fingers are walking.

In a fakie stance, flick the board 180 with your index finger. Keep your index finger over the board the whole time, and land back in fakie with your middle finger over the tail. Repeat this as many times as you can.

This is a cool trick, and it’s fun to do once you have it down. Here’s how.

Step 1: Finger Placement

The best finger placement to start with is fakie. Index finger on the middle of the deck, and middle finger over the tail. You want to be rolling in the direction of your middle finger.

Step 2: Popping The Trick

Pop it as if you were popping a fakie shove it. Press down on the tail and flick it towards you so that the board spins 180. Keep your index finger over the middle of the deck the whole time. A slight roll will help with this.

Step 3: “Walking The Dog”

As the board spins around, bring your middle finger back up to catch the tail again. You want to land in the exact same finger placement as you started, and right when you do, flick it again. Repeat this for as long as you can.

Final Thoughts

The idea here is that your middle and index fingers will be making a “walking motion” and that’s where the name comes from. For some inspiration, check out this video of a freestyle skater doing it.