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Old 01-02-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone bike with their dog?

I have been running my various dogs with a bike for about 15 years now, and I have tried a lot of gear and techniques, but I was wondering if I am missing something or is there anything that I could be doing better. Do you have any tips, techniques, equipment etc that I haven't tried which may improve what I am doing? What works for you? Thanks
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The only gear I use with mine is a bike, leash and collar.

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:16 PM   #3
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yes i used to bike with my dogs until the police got at me because i did it with out a leash were i live it is illegal to walk your dog without a leash so the police gave me a warning i have not biked ride since then with my dogs but i hope to pick it back up i love dogs
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Yes I do. Mostly off road so I don't have to worry about leashes. My older dog will stay by my side but the young one hasnt quite figured it out yet. He is still on leash, which i hold on to loosly, untill we get on trail.

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I haven't yet but would like to. Unfortunately Simba is scared of the bike, and Oscar would pull me off it!

Maybe one day when I have him more under control.
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I've biked with my dogs Kira and Charlie in the past (separately on a leash). I just use their collar and a leash that I keep loosely in one hand. I've also gone rollerblading with Kira, which worked out pretty well.

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Hi Garyo!
I bike with my dog usually off leash.
When I was training for our endurance test I used the Springer. SPRINGER's low-mounted coil spring absorbs and reduces as much as 90% of the force of your dog's unexpected tugs when it lunges to the side, making it so much easier to keep your balance.
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Thanks for the info, haven't tried a springer as my 2 run well out front. In the snow today they worked like a dream.
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I bicycle with my dog,everyday and he's off the leash,in the park!.
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I bike with my dogs, but not in the way that you do Honey loves it, and will match the pace of the bike, and run next to it for the whole time off lead, and on if near roads (mind you she also does this when I'm running too), but Diesel is more of a pain, he's more scared of it, as I was riding with a friend when a cocker spaniel ran out infront of my friends bike (had escaped out of someone's garden two days prior ) and as it come out and ran straight in front of the bike she hit it, and although it got more of a shock then hurt Diesel has been scared of push bikes since, but will run behind as he doesn't like being left alone although he is perfectly happy to run next to a quad or motorbike lol.

ETA, I use a lead (one thats 6 ft and hoops around the handle bars and back through a another hoop on the lead to make it 3ft) and a harness for Diesel, and Honey has a normal lead and collar, as she is normally off lead anyway.
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