About NB Extreme Team Members
Tillman established the Guinness World Record for the “Fastest Skateboarding Dog” on July 30th, 2009!
Date of Birth: June 2, 2005
Place of Birth: Camarillo, California
Breed: English bulldog
Weight: 60 pounds
Favorite toy: Skateboard
Skateboard of choice: Natural Balance® old-school style pool deck with soft 75 mm wheels.
Favorite food: Natural Balance® Dog Food – especially the Synergy Ultra Formula and any of the varieties of his Tillman’s Treats™ and Dog Food Rolls!
Tillman was named after Pat Tillman, a former NFL professional football player and U.S. Army Ranger. He started skateboarding when he was only 10 weeks old. He learned by watching a skateboarding Rottweiler named Stoli, also owned by Ron Davis. At 9 months old, Tillman was on all fours skating. By the time he was 15 months old, he learned how to turn.
Tillman loves performing in large, open areas with a lot of spectators. The faster Tillman skates, the happier he is! Tillman also enjoys snowboarding, skimboarding, and surfing almost as much as he loves skateboarding.
Other hobbies: Tetherball, Little League Baseball practices, Tug-of-War, riding on the ATV, fetching sticks, and wrestling with his buddies Sully and Wally.
Tillman Highlights: 2011, 2010, and 2009 Rose Parade Floats, “Greatest American Dog” (CBS), Apple iPhone commercial, “Animal Planet”, “National Geographic”, “NBC Nightly News”, “The Today Show”, “The Early Show”, “Huckabee”, “The Craig Ferguson Show”, “KTLA News”, “FOX 11 News”, “ABC News”, “ESPN SportsCenter”, “The Daily Habit” (Fuel TV), “People Pets”, “The National Enquirer”, “The Making of the World’s Longest Rose Parade Float” (KTLA Tribune), “The Making of the World’s Heaviest Rose Parade Float” (KTLA Tribune), Armstrong Flooring commercial, San Diego Tourism ads and most recently Tillman Becomes an Honorary Private First Class Marine just to name a few.
Norman is the latest member of Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® Pet Foods team of Canine Sports Dogs.
Date of Birth: July 14th, 2009
Place of Birth: Vancouver, Washington
Breed: French herding dog
Weight: 70 pounds
Color markings: Tawny in color, measures 26" at the withers
Favorite toy: Scooter
Favorite food: Natural Balance® Synergy Ultra Formula!
MORE INTERESTING FACTS:
Norman was discovered by Natural Balance after his appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” where he showed off his scooter riding talents.
His performance was instantly a hit and since then, he has appeared on “Good Morning America”, “Inside Edition”, “TMZ”, “Dogs 101”, over 40 different local news stations, and featured in newspapers and magazines.
Norman is naturally curious. He loves hanging out with his family and wants to do everything with them! When he saw them riding scooters, he wanted to try and soon found that it was something he could do also.
Norman competes in Agility, Herding and Obedience competitions. He received his Companion Dog Title in Obedience when he was only 15 months old.
Norman loves performing in large, open areas with a lot of spectators.
Norman also enjoys surfing almost as much as he loves riding his scooter.
Norman loves to learn new tricks. There have been no tricks or skills that have stopped him yet. Norman can perform the following behaviors on command: sit, stand down, stay, come, stand on hind legs, jump on hind legs, go to a mark on floor, limp with front foot held up, mark like a boy, crawl, walk around an object or furniture, retrieve objects, put ears back like he is scared, wag his tail, put objects on table, front paws up on furniture, lower head, cover nose in shame, pull cart or sulky, know right and left, prance lifting front legs high, touch objects with nose, nudge objects with nose, touch objects with foot, play dead, rollover, retrieve objects, dig, navigate agility equipment and jumps, bark, turn clockwise or counter-clockwise, heel with attention off leash, shut doors / open doors, dry off beard on towel after drinking, open cabinet-retrieve object-shut cabinet, shut door and wipe feet, sit pretty (beg), walk backwards, ride a bicycle, ride a scooter and more. Norman completes most commands at a distance.
Norman's website: www.normanthescooterdog.com.
Visit the Norman Facebook Page for more updates!
Scooter riding dog! Norman - FOX 25 Morning News (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com)
Bicycle riding dog! Norman - CBS Atlanta 46
The Cobb Family Journey is a blog with photos and updates featuring Norman the Scooter Dog.
See the Norman's Youtube Channel here!
Chris Perondi is the “Stunt Dog Guy”™ and is the creator of the famous “Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show”™ and the "Stunt Dog Experience"™, which is a hair-raising, spine-tingling, and thrilling dog act!
Chris and his performers train their dogs to do the most innovative tricks and stunts in the world. They are paws down the most entertaining in the industry. Last year alone they appeared at over 500 shows in the United States and Canada. Since the creation of the show in 1999, Chris has produced over 6,000 live shows nationwide and in Canada.
View the official Stunt Dogs website
Watch a recent Stunt Dogs appearance on Good Day Sacramento
Watch the Stunt Dogs performance on The Queen Latifah Show