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Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby CrazyKid » May 15th, 2015, 7:40 am

So, I want to start bike riding with my dog. He needs to run and it seems like the best way. Plus it is nice outside and who doesn't like a nice bike ride. I have been doing my research online and there are particiular leashes you are supposed to use when biking with your dog. This makes it safer because they won't be able to run into your tires or pull you over if they see another dog. Does anyone know where I can find one of these leashes? I have attached a photo of one of the many styles of leash. I have been looking online and I can't find anything. Does anyone know where to get one?

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby Swoop » May 15th, 2015, 8:02 am

...no offense - but I personally don't think riding a bike with a dog is a good idea at all...

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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby CrazyKid » May 15th, 2015, 8:18 am

It can be dangerous if you don't have the right equipment, but thats why I am being responsible and looking for the right equipment. I am not going to have a leash in my hand and try to bike ride with him, nor am I going to tie it around my seat. It is good excercise for myself and for my dog. I won't go too fast that he can't handle it. I don't really see the problem. I can tell when my dog is over heated or getting too tired in which case I will stop. I am also not going on highways or anything major, just the neighbourhood streets in my subdivision or maybe on a trail. How is this a bad idea?

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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby the truth » May 15th, 2015, 8:39 am

good on you for trying to do the right thing, now that the weather is nice i am riding my bike almost every day at the- OFF LEASH missiongreenway park-sarcasm-
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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby ginger » May 15th, 2015, 8:50 am

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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby oneh2obabe » May 15th, 2015, 8:50 am

What you're looking for is called a springer. Check your PM for info.
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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby CrazyKid » May 15th, 2015, 8:52 am

Perfect! Thank you!!
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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby Robster » May 16th, 2015, 3:02 pm

If you really must ride with a dog at your side please be very careful....I once had the supreme misfortune to hear the awful screams from a dog who'd just jammed its nose between the wire wheel spokes and front forks of a bike, this poor animal had its nose and a section of its gums and teeth almost torn off......

I like the device shown in an earlier post that keeps the dog away from the bike wheels, if you've made up your mind to run your dog like this, Please, Please, folks don't let them run on a loose leash.
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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby ifwisheswerehorses » May 16th, 2015, 4:57 pm

If your dog already knows to heel give it that command. That way it knows where it's supposed to be and you know where it is at all times. Also, turning can be a learning curve so take any bends and turns slow at the start.
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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby jimmy4321 » May 16th, 2015, 5:15 pm

I watched someone use one of these and it looked awkward for the rider and not so safe. Why not just burn your dog out at a park then he can work at his own pace?
If your determine to ride with your dog, it looks like the best way though.
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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby ifwisheswerehorses » May 16th, 2015, 5:19 pm

The springer devices work very well. I used one with my 45lb Standard Schnauzer and I could not feel him tugging/pulling at all. It is very safe and not awkward at all.
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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby jimmy4321 » May 16th, 2015, 5:24 pm

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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby Kuhltiffany » May 17th, 2015, 7:11 am

I just saw one of those last week at Global Pet! Looks neat, I wonder if it works well...
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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby Logitack » May 17th, 2015, 7:52 am

springer bike leash

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Re: Bike Riding with your Dog

Postby Bunnyhop » May 17th, 2015, 7:26 pm

How active is your dog now? Please make sure your dog is fit enough to run while you bike. Most people run the dog hard because on a bike they can go fast. A dog needs to be conditioned to that much running. And please, stop to rest your dog and offer them a drink of water!

I hate seeing dogs running alongside a bike, people just run the dog too hard thinking that half an hour of hard running saves them the time it takes to exercise their dog properly.

left to their own devices, dogs don't run non-stop like people do. They run here, sniff and pee, run over ther, sniff and pee, chase after that bird, sniff and pee, etc. dogs are more suited to sprinting than continuous movement.
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