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Old 03-11-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Hs anyone ever gone biking with their dog? If so how did it go?
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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I have! Its loads of fun. I used a 16 ft leash and had it so that it would retract if Junior came close and let out leash if he got further (makes it easier to have control while you are biking). Other than that you always have to be careful when your dog is going to cross in front of you, if you think something is going to get in the way such as pole, and its going to cause you to loose balance and at the same time yank your dog let go of the leash, its always best to do that rather that both of you going at the opposite ends of the pole.

It takes a bit getting used to but after a time its can be lots of fun.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:52 PM   #3
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I am a former mountain biker and road bike enthusiast. You should never put the dog's leash on the handlebars or in a place where they can tip you. Lots of broken collarbones
There is a great deal to put on the rear of your bike and it has a spring so that you and the dog can ride anywhere safely. The dog should always have a harness so that they do not get choked. Check out the http://www.dog-training.com/springer.htm
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:54 PM   #4
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I am a former mountain biker and road bike enthusiast. You should never put the dog's leash on the handlebars or in a place where they can tip you. Lots of broken collarbones
Oh yeah, good tip K9! Forgot to mention that too, I always ride with the lead on one hand, helps to soften the tugs and pulls...because any slight tug on the leash while its on the handlebars will send you off in another direction
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:16 PM   #5
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oooooooooooooo.... this is my place. I love to bike. I can do five at a time. I put the leashes on the underside of the seat. I make sure that no dog can reach past the wheel.
When I do many I make sure the leashes are staggered, one on the left outside and left inside. One on the right outside and right inside.
Very fun and a great way to get out energy fast.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:42 PM   #6
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I have but not enough for either Cassie or myself to get used to the idea. She was usually pretty good at running along at heel on a leash and collar but on occassion she got too close to the wheel, especially when I was turning. I'll have to teach her the driving terms Gee and Haa - meaning left and right. LOL Wanted to get a harness hitch but because my bike is worth less than the harness hitch I figured I would wait. Besides, I much prefer hiking with my girl than biking. It is a great way to give high energy dog exercise though and give you a good workout to boot - or rather in the butt!
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:08 PM   #7
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Cerbie loves to go biking! We have a bungee leash, I forget what it's actually called, but it's made of bungee cords, so that there's not as much impact when he pulls. I did make sure he knew left, right, slow, and run fast before we really started riding far. I let Cerb out front to pull me, because he's the most hyper dog ever. He loves it, although all my neighbors are convinced that he's going to kill me one day. I tend to go more toward night/evenings, bc there are fewer squirrels and birds to distract us.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:57 PM   #8
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Thanks! I am going to give it a try when I can order the Springer Bicycle jogger.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:09 AM   #9
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I have this on my bike and is way safer that trying to hold onto a lead and get pulled in another direction, lose your balance etc. It is attached to the seat and is way safer that the one that attaches to the frame of the bike where the bike can get pulled out from under you.

I love it and it didn't take long for my dogs to get use to it.

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Old 06-06-2010, 11:58 PM   #10
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I have used the device called a springer for years. I have trained at least 4 dogs to use it and they all liked it. Since I am short, my bike frame is also short so I needed a skilled mechanical person to fit the springer attachment to the bike. I love how secure it is. And yes, I agree, lots of fun. Check my page for picture.
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