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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 11:27 AM
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One of my big goals with Ruki is to eventually ride my bike or rollerblade with him. His trainer suggested that like doggiedad said he should heel beside the bike, and to come to an automatic sit if the bike stops. She also suggested using a prong initially until he is reliable.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 12:28 PM
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I use a K9 Jogger (Walky Dog style) with a Hamilton adjustable comfort harness. I have a heavy-duty keyring that I looped through the back strap and I attach it to that. I found that attaching the bike clip to the D-ring on the actual harness tended to pull it out of place, but the keyring on the side is perfect. I also feel better knowing that if something terrible happens, a really good tug can break it free.
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I use the walky dog and a gentle leader (this is the ONLY time I use this type of lead)

As you can see in the photo my Sr. lab/boxer can not handle this type of exercise on his hips so he gets to ride in the trailer! We got both products from dogoutdoors.com
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Been using a harness for the last year or so for both of mine and the walky dog.
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Just curios but how do you control a bike and a dog on a leash attached to a harness a walky dog and a prong? Must try it to prevent them from chasing squirrels....
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I have always used the "Springer".

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How old should my pup be until her feet toughen up enough to bike with me on asphalt?

I made my own bike leash with some aluminum angle from work and a spring from Lowes. Works good, with my 3 Mo old female but more than a block or two and one of her rear pads started to bleed. No laceration, looked like a blister spot on one of her toe pads.

Any advice on foot toughness is most appreciated.
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How old should my pup be until her feet toughen up enough to bike with me on asphalt?

I made my own bike leash with some aluminum angle from work and a spring from Lowes. Works good, with my 3 Mo old female but more than a block or two and one of her rear pads started to bleed. No laceration, looked like a blister spot on one of her toe pads.

Any advice on foot toughness is most appreciated.
If you go to the website thedogoutdoors they have this stuff called mushers secret, which helps toughen up pads over time. It also prevents snowballing in the paws. I am thinking about buying this for my dog when I take him biking. I would recommend you to look more into this product.

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I made my own bike leash with some aluminum angle from work and a spring from Lowes. Works good, with my 3 Mo old female but more than a block or two and one of her rear pads started to bleed
I would not do forced exercise with a 3 month old puppy, you really should wait until she grows up before you start biking with her. This type of repetitive exercise, especially on hard surfaces, is not good for a growing dog.


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If you continue to work/run your dog on hard surfaces like that you will have a lot of problems. If I have to bike on the pavement I only let my dog jog/trot and never any long distances. Even on dirt trails "if" I let her run its not for long.

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