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It's so much fun to bike ride with Indra. So much energy, she's a puller.

Who else is bikeriding with their dog?
 

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I have considered it but if Abby saw a squirrel ......
 

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I started riding the bike with my dogs back in 2006. Believe it or not all 3 are pretty good together. Since the ticks are so bad, I have been staying out of the trails and walking the roads instead. As soon as we get a frost we'll be back on the trails with the bike, give my poor knee a break.
 

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Sasha loves it when we go bike riding! It's the only time she gets to jog since her mamma can't jog or run. Now that it's finally getting cool I anticipate a daily bike ride will be happening.

PaddyD: You may be surprised. Sasha is always really interested in other critters when we walk, but so far (knock on wood) she doesn't seem phased by them when we're riding. I use a prong when we bike ride to give me a little bit better control of getting her attention if need be, but so far I've never had to. When we first started she did try to cut in front of the bike once or twice, but I now use a shorter leash and all is fine :)
 

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I don't....but just mentioned to my husband I would love to. Our GSD is old and arthritic, so he much prefers to leisurely walk through the neighborhood. We have a 6 month (70lb) GSD/English Mastiff that we adopted through a rescue (huge foster failure :wub:) that I would love to train w/a bike. Any suggestions on how to start?
 

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I don't....but just mentioned to my husband I would love to. Our GSD is old and arthritic, so he much prefers to leisurely walk through the neighborhood. We have a 6 month (70lb) GSD/English Mastiff that we adopted through a rescue (huge foster failure :wub:) that I would love to train w/a bike. Any suggestions on how to start?
With Sasha I started with just walking her while holding onto the bike for a little bit (as she was a little apprehensive about the bike). Then I rode it around my place only at first, so that it was some place she was used to, and she just took to it and now we can ride anywhere. Well...anywhere there aren't big hills...one of us, the non-furry part of this duo, is a little out of shape :blush:
 

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Well I didn't get Sasha as a pup, so she was two when we started, but she had had no real training, other than the crate training her foster parents worked on with her, so it was kind of like having a larger, maybe slightly less crazy, puppy.
 

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Thank you for the info. I look forward to trying him out. I would like to get him familiar with the bike now while he is still on the smaller side:crazy: But to avoid injury we will have to take it real easy until he is older.....although I am a bit out of practice so it is probably better to start real slow!!
 

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I do and I love it, and so does she. Use a springer bike attachment and yes it does work if the dog darts after a rabbit. I'm getting better at scouting the area and give a leave it command.

We do 3 - 5 km, mostly on pavement. I keep the speed anywhere between 10 km and 15 km/hour always ensuring she is at a trott and comfortable. If my husband joins me and he is too far out in front she will speed up and will actually pull the bike. This could be handy, but I discourage it and tell her "slow".

I've done rail trails with her and that was 5 km. Now the cooler weather is here I think she could do more and will be doing this in a few weekends from now. There is a 20km endurance test for dogs (forget name). I've read the rules and they travel at 10 km/hour, but you have to hold the leash. After 6 Km you take a 15 min rest, another 5 or 6 km, another 15 min rest. I'll work up to this.

The big fear that I have will doing this with the springer is that if we are attacked by an offleash dog, she is attached to the bike and she will defend herself. This is why I like going with my husband so he can ride just slightly ahead and block any dog who may lunge or try to approach. I also have her hooked up to the springer with a clip that I could quickly unhook. I even bought a woman's geeky low entry bike so I could dismount faster if I needed to do this.

Biking with my dog is my favourite activity.
 

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I have considered it but if Abby saw a squirrel ......
You get used to looking for & seeing things first. I am always thinking ahead and knowing what to expect from the dogs helps. My 2 girls are squirrel chasers but all 3 get excited if we see a deer. I have them "halt" and stand when I anticipate a chase. I don't use an attachment. I wouldn't want them to be attached to the bike and take off running with the bike following.
 

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My husband takes Echo a few times/week. She loves it! I used to ride with my black lab; she did great as well.
 

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Stark and I have been biking since he was about 18 months old. We try to go a few times per week. As soon as I have the time we will try for our AD (probably in the spring along with his BH).

I was VERY surprised that I enjoyed biking. It is one of, if not THE most enjoyable time I have with Stark. Stress free, fun and just relaxing. Stark LOVES it as well!
 

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I bike with Magnum everyday! Love it, can do at least 5-9km really tires him out for the rest of the day. We do some on leash on the road, and off leash on some nice forest trails. I have taken a couple of wipeouts when he saw chipmunk run right in front of him and as when there was a cat on side of road that I didn't see until too late. Oh well nothin serious just a little scraped knee.

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You get used to looking for & seeing things first. I am always thinking ahead and knowing what to expect from the dogs helps. My 2 girls are squirrel chasers but all 3 get excited if we see a deer. I have them "halt" and stand when I anticipate a chase. I don't use an attachment. I wouldn't want them to be attached to the bike and take off running with the bike following.
My neighborhood is too 'busy' to take her with my road bike.
I could take her in the woods with the mountain bike and
probably will when the weather is cooler. If we don't just run.
At 67, I am not as quick as I used to be so the slower bike pace would
probably suit a dog-trot.
I'm glad Mrs. K started this thread because I wouldn't have considered it
until hearing from others.
 

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One reason I could not wait any longer for a young active dog is because I hate to Mountain bike alone. when my dogs were young they would always come on bike rides with me. My old dog I took on leash bike rides at first but then she just ran with my freely. If she took off she alway came back just as fast as she took off. Now our new pup is in training and next summer will be out on the mountian bike trains with me. This winter I am going to take her Cross country Skiing.
 

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My neighborhood is too 'busy' to take her with my road bike.
I could take her in the woods with the mountain bike and
probably will when the weather is cooler. If we don't just run.
At 67, I am not as quick as I used to be so the slower bike pace would
probably suit a dog-trot.
I'm glad Mrs. K started this thread because I wouldn't have considered it
until hearing from others.
Thats the nice thing of living in a nice and quiet neighborhood. It's really easy to go biking where I live even though we live in the town.
 

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electric bike and trailer

:)I have a large dog trailer for my GSD. He makes everyone laugh with his head stuck out the top of the trailer, through the moonroof. I have a electric bike to help me pull him up the hills.
 

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:)I have a large dog trailer for my GSD. He makes everyone laugh with his head stuck out the top of the trailer, through the moonroof. I have a electric bike to help me pull him up the hills.
I he unable to exercise?
 

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Believe it or not all 3 are pretty good together.
Achieving Triple Dog, Carolyn! Hats off to you!:wub:

We've achieved single dog, and double dog but not yet triple dog (the youngest is still learning the ropes). It is so incredibly fun and makes life a joy to live. It's a hoot for all of us....folks get such a kick out of seeing it, and guess what?

We bike our Chihuahua, too....she is a crazy thing and runs two miles---I make her quit for fear of her running herself to death. Clip her in the basket, and off we go with the big girls. It'd be really super duper cool if we could ever work up to quadruple dog biking.:laugh: lol.
 
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