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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Re: How long to train for AD?
I think you'll be fine for the AD, Liesje. Kenya is in very good shape. I biked Keeta 3 to 4 times a week for about two months to get her ready for the AD, and we had no problems at all.
I alternated shorter rides (4-6 kms) were I pushed her for speed (never full speed, just made her trot a bit faster than what was a natural gait for her), and longer rides (10+ kms, about 6+miles) at an easy, comfortable trot to build endurance.
Remember that for an AD, your dog has to be on the right side of the bicycle. That can be confusing for dogs that are always used to trot on the left. I alternated Keeta so that she would be comfortable trotting on either side.
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Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015