Barking at skateboarders can get your dog--and you--into a lot of trouble. If he starts to lunge or frightens someone riding a skateboard, that person could get hurt. Your dog could also get in the way of a loose board or of someone falling after being scared of his barking. Fortunately, there are several ways you can change his behavior and even make him think that skateboarders are good people to have around, rather than something to fear.
It's important to keep in mind that this behavior is natural and not anything out of the ordinary. With a little hard work and some patience, you should be able to change his behavior and distract him or reassure him that skateboarders are not something to fear or to bark at.
Below are three different methods you can try with your dog. Each is a little different so you can see which one will be the best fit or try several methods. If you put in time and effort, eventually your dog will stop barking at skateboarders.