How do I teach my dog to run alongside my bike? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-19-2011, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Hachiak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 27
How do I teach my dog to run alongside my bike?

So my husband just bought a bike, we are hoping to be able to take Hachi on runs. He LOVES to run, and it is not everyday that we can go on a trail and let him run. So we thought a bike would be a great idea.

Today I tried it out in the front of the house, but Hachi keeps on trying to pull my pants or bite my ankle. Silly Hachi. How do I get him to stop doing that and get comfortable with running by the bike so we both don't get into an accident? lol
Hachiak is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 12:18 AM
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
 
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 27,477
I haven't done it but here are some hints/tips from youtube


This one has a GSD...


Though you may consider using one of these


Or (and the start of this looks painful)





***

Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus NA NAJ NF

"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude
MaggieRoseLee is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 12:24 AM
Elite Member
 
Kris10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 1,506
https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ke+attachments
Here is a recent thread about various bike attachments. I use the Bike Tow Leash and recommend it, but there are several different kinds...
Kris10 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 01:27 AM
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,832
Hands down the easiest way to bike your dog is to use one of the attachments. I, personally, don't like them because most dogs pull the whole time which can be extremely hard on their joints if they are pulling at an angle.

I much prefer to bike my dog at my side on a leash where I can prevent him from pulling at all and he runs in a straight line. This is much harder than the attachment as it requires significant coordination on your part and a lot of control over your dog, plus it's a lot easier to not only run over your dog, but you can get yanked off your bike.

Elaine and the herd
Elaine is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Hachiak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 27
Thank you so much for all the ideas and videos! It really helped! I will give it a try to some of these ideas and maybe even the attachments, they seem pretty handy. I am a little worried to how much he will pull, but I guess I will find out the hard way.
Hachiak is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 10:57 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 31
let him ride and you run next to the bike. LOL
superdad88 is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 10:58 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hachiak View Post
Hachi keeps on trying to pull my pants or bite my ankle. Silly Hachi. How do I get him to stop doing that and get comfortable with running by the bike so we both don't get into an accident? lol
Ride faster
superdad88 is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 11:14 AM
Crowned Member
 
DJEtzel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 5,254
I like having a prong on Frag for the added control, personally.

Danielle, owner of...
Fraggle Rock Collars & ...
Fraggle Vom Richcreek CGC CA
Red Dog's Reconnaissance Man CGC CL1-R CL1-H CL1-F CL1-S USJ
General Patton Vom Winter Storm
DJEtzel is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 11:24 AM
Knighted Member
 
kiya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island
Posts: 3,334
I also like using a prong with the bike and no attachment. When Lakota gets excited/happy she will bite the leash, grab my leg or try to get the pedal. I stop and tell her "Out". When she stops bitting "OK lets go" we proceed, she bites, we stop. After a while she gets it. I don't "correct" her for showing such enthusiasm.

Carolyn
Lakota - WGSD 1/13/10
Wolfen - WGSD 12/31/14
Bull -WGSD 2-10-10
💔
Apache - Shiloh Shepherd 12/15/02 - 6/9/15
Kiya - Shiloh Shepherd 5/15/04 -12/19/25
kiya is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 12:58 PM
Elite Member
 
Rott-n-GSDs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Range, WI
Posts: 1,017
I think I read from one of your other posts that Hachi is only 7 months old? That's too young to be running with a bike, IMO. I would wait until he's around 14 months old for any biking. The puppy playfulness will probably be more manageable at that point, as well.

Luna, GSD (11/22/08)
Nova, GSD (07/01/07)
Apollo, Rottweiler (06/28/08)
Rott-n-GSDs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome