My 8-year old daughter's first time bikejoring with Nara, our GSD! - German Shepherd Dog Forums
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-12-2014, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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My 8-year old daughter's first time bikejoring with Nara, our GSD!

Some pics from yesterday's training session. I bikejor with my dogs daily, and wanted to share the fun and experience with my family, starting with my olderst daughter. I had to rig some of her gear, since it was made for an adult, but it all worked out. We bought her knee and elbow pads just in case she fell (which she didn't!), and got her all geared up and ready to go:



To show her how it works, I ran alongside Nara and was explaining everything as we did a test run:



After one pass, everyone was comfortable enough for a first solo ride:



Look at that smile! We continued from this point for another 5.5 miles. All my daughter requested for next time was a longer distance. She loved it. I ran alongside them the whole way. We are also going to swap out dogs for her to ride with, and eventually build up to a 2-dog team or more. I usually take out all 4 dogs for a team run when I bikejor. Earlier yesterday morning I ran the 3 boys and let Nara rest up for her solo run with my daughter.
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That's pretty cool!
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i remember those days, my girls are all grown up now.
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Great pictures! Your daughter is beautiful, as well as your dog!

What equipment do you need for that? It looks fun!
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Love it! I would love to do this with my dog. Do you get your dogs hips and elbows checked before running them with the bike?


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I usually take out all 4 dogs for a team run when I bikejor.
You are a very brave man!!!!

I am thinking about rollerblading with Sinister and I am nervous about that, I can't imagine riding a bike with 4 large dogs!

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Looks like fun

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where did you get all your gear?!?!? So would love to take my pooches out when I ride!!

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Thanks for the replies, everyone! I will respond to those of you who asked questions as soon as I find the time.
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Very cool! Love the last picture. Your daughter & dog both look very happy!

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