Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California's Central Coast
I'm just so sorry to hear this, but glad your daughter had only minor injuries and your GSD is OK.
You can try desensitizing your dog to skateboarders, we have a lot in my area too.
And if your dog won't do a solid recall (like mine) our alternative was a solid "down".
We don't have many off leash areas for training in recall. So down was better for us. We did a special training class with the "down" command. Each dog owner paired up with a trainer and we worked as a team.