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    Thanks for posting that.

    I should've mentioned that I only ever ride very slowly with my dogs. I sometimes used to race my old sighthound if she was in the mood for a sprint, but other than that, I never go faster than the dog can trot comfortably and if they're off lead, even slower than that to allow them to stop for a sniff and a wee.

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    We used to ride our horses with our work dogs following. But we were actually warned that this was not allowed...So now only in our own paddocks. kinda sad....the dogs used to love it

    As to training, back to long-lines with you on the ground. I love long lines to get the dogs back into line agin, when they "forget".........We have a really light one and I think the dogs do not realise it is on. They seem quite surprised when you still have control
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    When i was a teenager i was showing of to some girls that lived down the road with my big Labrador towing me on my skateboard. I was cool !!

    A 4x4 with barking kelpies drove past, Storm my Lab took off after them, i got the death wobbles and ate it big time. The girls laughed. I wasnt cool anymore !!

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    Well Sean it time for you to get back on that high horse and try agen Mate it fun as
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    The Official WalkyDog Bike Leash | Walky Dog Bicycle Attachment Overview - YouTube have you looked at these there designed for bike riding with a dog

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    Just for awareness sake if any are searching forums etc in the future. Endurance trial title tests have to be done on a loose lead if you choose to bike the test for the 20k's, the springers and other bicycle attachments are not allowed for safeties sake for both the dog and rider. theory is you chuck the leash from hand if you are going to stack so dog remains safe.

    I like the springers, had one briefly. Train train train no matter what if using one of the attachments, same as loose leash, tethered leash, free running. Bicycle awareness, and respect of the wheels is the #1 thing for safety.
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    psst rider training lol.

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    we take our guys out on bikes sometimes.

    Pippi even pulls me - full on. She loves it. Her short legs go crazy. Soon as she sees the bikes she starts screaming.

    We go well fast with ours. Occasionally if Pippi starts lagging, Ill pick her up and carry her for a while til she gets her breath back LOL. We usually do a half hour ride at a pretty good speed. Keeps em quiet all night.

    I have ran both my dogs over. Well not really run them over but had both of them run right into or in front of the wheel and hit them with it. Tell ya what, they only do it once and then they dont go near that front wheel again LOL

    My OH sometimes takes Barney without a lead and he just automatically tried to race the bike so never gets far from it lol.

    We only hold the leads with one finger really anyway so if something goes wrong we can drop it.

    I found the hardest thing to teach was so they dont run round one side of an obstacle and you go round the other. Happened to the OH and Barney and the OH ended up rolling across the road....Barney thought he was in big trouble. Whole family was out and after a few swear words from the man, we were back on our way LOL

    This is weird, but, I want to get a front pack for Pippi so when she gets tired on longer bike rides I can just chuck her in the front pack like a baby. She has only got short legs after all LOL
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    Just wanted to know what harness ppl use when biking as there are so many on the market

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    I never use a harness when riding with the dog?

    My dog's pretty good now. I sometimes take her for a mostly off leash ride and she'll stay right next to me. But yes, you do have to watch out for those bloody street signs when they're on the lead!

    I had a the odd collision with my old dog. Sometimes she'd just forget about the not crossing right in front of the bike thing. Fortunately I was always riding slowly, but it still hurt and she'd be more careful for a while.

    I always wanted to get a bike trailer for my dog. I will get one one day when I have the money - and after I bought the zillion other things that I want more! I have used a basket on the handlebars for a friend's JRT. Though he grew out of it and the wicker basket I bought him turned out to be wire mesh at the bottom, which was a bit hazardous for nails getting caught in it. Would've been fine with a little cushion firmly attached to cover the mesh.

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