You don’t, according to Michael Uly, a San Diego tech entrepreneur and owner of Abbie Girl pictured above. The Australian Kelpie is a rock star of dog surfing. Dog surfing is now a thing and according to the dog owners you just allow the dogs to learn by themselves.
According to Michael
They first just got to like it, and they kind of discover surfing on their own. Abbie started surfing even before I did. And now she’s the only dog to have surfed both the East and West coasts, not to mention having met the mayor of Maui.
Abbie was one of the participants in the World Championships for Dog Surfing at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, Calif. over the weekend. The event was part surf contest, part beach fashion show. The entry fee went to support local dog related causes.
Another superstar surfer who was competing is Jonny Gorman’s 8-year-old Brandy the Pug who stars on YouTube and Instagram. Brandy also excels at snowboarding.
Brandy kind of learned to surf accidentally. She loved jumping into the pool, so we got her a boogie board, and she liked getting on it. Then we took her to the beach, and she worked her way up to a surfboard and then started taking part in competitions three years ago.
Has anyone ever taught a dog to do something they didn’t want to do? Animal rights wackos keep objecting to forcing dogs to do things they don't want to do like racing sleds or working as guide dogs or police dogs. They don't seem to realize that to dogs all work is play. If it isn't fun or if there are no immediate rewards, they are not interested.