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    I guess the contrast in the perceived danger of bike riding to that of unrestrained dogs in utes is so vast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I've been pulled over by the police while riding my bike with the dogs, but it was cause I wasn't wearing a helmet.
    Now I can ride with the dogs offlead, so is that still illegal?
    Is it illegal if you use one of these?
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    I hope not as I use something very simalar at the farm when we bike ride with some dogs. I have very bads knees from a horseriding accident & can not do any high impact activity so jogging is out for me.
    I am lucky to have access to alot of private dirt & gravel roads so thats where we bike when we do.
    I use the ute for Pearl though you just drive & bang the door with your hand & she follows. Gets her fit & mind ready for training.
    I can see some of the concern with busy roads but I think if poeple use their comman sence & not go out with untrained dogs or unfarmilar bikes or worse as inexsperainced riders & pick your routes with thought to heavy traffic & narrow roads it's a better alturnative to a dog just being stuck in the backyard day in & day out.
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    Personally I feel it depends on the dog the people and the environment but accidents DO happen. It could have been so much worse for the OP who nearly squished her dog.
    So much legislation is designed for people in towns and cities and many unfortunately have no sense or thought. (NOT referring to the OP here)

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    Sad really like dogs are losing natural instint so are human losing comman sence, lol...
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    LOL, I will still be riding my dogs on the bikes. TBH I don't give a crap if they want to fine me or take me to court....good on them. They should be more concerned with the fact the OH and I dont wear helmets LOL

    The OH goign over the handle bars was really nothing to do with the dogs, more a lack of communication between him and the daughter.

    Yep, I did nearly squish my wee girl, but I am very watchful when riding so was able to stop in time. It was only because she was riding on the side she wasn't used to but she won't be doing it again as the brake son that side have been repaired.

    I am also going to comment on those "laws" or whatever they are posted earlier. Particularly the bolded bit that says "including tethering the dog to the bike". Well, neither of the dogs are tethered to the bikes. The leads are held in hand so they can just be dropped if necessary, in fact, the OH holds Barney's lead with one finger...not the same as tethering IMO, in fact not even close.

    I enjoy biking with the dogs, and they enjoy the slightly faster pace than I can give them walking so I will continue to do it. I am not concerned anyone will get hurt, we have been doing it for a long time and the other day's incidence was a bit of a freak but noone was hurt.

    Call me a terrible owner, I dont mind. Better put me in the terrible mother bracket too coz *shock horror* I let my kid bounce on a tramp that doesnt have a net and it doesnt have mats either...OMG!!

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    Don't worry Lala, I do things the forum think are atrocious, and im a vet nurse!
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    LOL, I am not worried at all.

    My dogs are happy and healthy and that's the only thing I am worried about LOL

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    Yeah, not finding potentially injuring your dog funny so don't understand all the "LOL's"

    Have fun paying future fines and vet bills, and thankyou for caring so much about the laws you are breaking. The more people that get caught doing the wrong thing with dogs on the street the tougher the laws will get which as I said, is unfair on those who OBEY the law and do the right thing.

    But no it's fine, you just think about yourself.

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    using the springer attachment is still tethering your animal to your vehicile (in this case a bicycle). So no - not legal.

    I also suspect that riding bikes in manner that contravenes the law may void your health insurance if you should want to claim on injuries that you got from doing something illegal - but I'm not 100% sure about that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Yeah, not finding potentially injuring your dog funny so don't understand all the "LOL's"

    Have fun paying future fines and vet bills, and thankyou for caring so much about the laws you are breaking. The more people that get caught doing the wrong thing with dogs on the street the tougher the laws will get which as I said, is unfair on those who OBEY the law and do the right thing.

    But no it's fine, you just think about yourself.

    *unsubscribes*
    I will just think about myself, thanks for the permission though LOL

    FYI, I don't actually see any laws being broken. The post earlier said it is illegal for dogs to be tethered to a bike, they are not, therefore no laws being broken as far as I can see.

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