Skateboarder Uses His Dog to Film Himself

Skateboarder Uses His Dog to Film Himself

Finding a cameraperson or device that can follow you as you perform unpredictable skateboard tricks and maneuvers could be a very complicated and expensive process. This guy found the perfect solution: his dog.

Rob Mathieson is an illustrator and designer based out of London who's also an avid skateborder. He also has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Fatman the Dog. Fatman the Dog is clearly a very good boy. Since Fatman the Dog will follow his beloved owner wherever he goes, Mathieson came up with the clever idea of strapping a camera to his harness to film him while skateboarding, and the results are both surprisingly good and adorable. Frankly, I think almost any video would be improved by employing a friendly pup to film it.

It's not clear how Mathieson pays Fatman the Dog, though I'm sure pats and treats are in the mix. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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So wholesome! Must be a 360 camera?

That's my guess!

I’m curious about the camera as well. Incredible stabilization.

I need to get me a good ole pupper!

I’m actually just watching what the dog does next and not paying any attention to the skate boarder.

He's a good boy

It’s probably a Rylo on a GoPro dog harness. I’ve used this set up on hikes.

He'd better watch out for PETA, they might take him to court, claiming the copyright belongs to the dog.