Biking with your bully

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A-Ron
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Postby A-Ron » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:37 pm

Sara is my trail buddy. I usually go for, at the most, one hour of trail riding with her. This one hour of course has lots of water stops so she does not get dehydrated. I usually make sure I set a nice easy pace in the trail so that she doesn't wear herslef out to quick. If I let her she would use all of her energy in the first five minutes. I was lucky with Sara, I just take off the leash and she follows no problems. We are working on getting her little paws built back up, because after her last ride the started to peel. I can't have my buddy hurtin so she is taking some time off and then we will be working on developing those paws.

I take a full 100oz camelback on the ride that is just for her (she never drinks it all but just in case) also I take treats for energy and we stop about every half mile to full mile for a rest. If she is not tired she will let me know by not stoping. Love my riding buddy

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Postby adoptanapbt » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:34 pm

How to position your bike defensively:

This is for use mainly against stray/loose dogs in urban areas. Unfortunately, the asshats in my neighborhood all think their dogs are Lassie reincarnated....

I bike with my dog(s) on the right, and I strongly encourage others to bike with their dogs away from traffic. Bikes are barely visible to cars as it is, so count on cars not seeing your pooch beside you.

So, if you're lucky, the dog will come from in front of you and give you some time to plan, but more often than not, you will only hear the jingle of tags/click of toenails behind you.

1) Find a large stationary object, a car, fence, etc.
2) Pull over with your rear wheel as close to the car/fence as possible, forming an open triangle.
3) Turn your front wheel so that you form a triangle with your dog(s) in between you & the car/fence.
4) You can now use your outside leg to kick, or use a bike pump as a club, until the owner across the street comes and gets their :po: dog.

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Backpackin Pitbull
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A different take on it.

Postby Backpackin Pitbull » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:31 am

i bike tour and needed to bring my dog Vegas with me. She gets out and has been trained to run behind the trailer with no leash, but she is in her trailer for a lot of the ride. It was pretty easy to get 50+ miles in a day. i purchased a doggyride for this occasion seemed like the best product I do love it. The problem is she chewed the zipper on the sunroof so now it doesn't close but it still works fine. If anyone has any questions I did a lot of research before my purchase. Most people were biking to exercise there dog and them, but with trying to get 50+ miles in a day its not possible to let her run on her own.
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Postby Red » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:20 am

Your dog seems to be quite content of being carried around in that fancy ride.Pretty cool.

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Postby lms » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:30 am

Nice topic is this. But i hev one question. The most of you let the dog walking at the left side of their bike, thats dangerous. Or am i wrong. Now at this moment i am training on my bike whit 4 dogs at one time. Must say that i hold my male man Conan at the leash but the 3 females walk around us. In another topic i have told you that i gonna try for a long distance about 100km (62miles) in one time on the bike. This plan has changed because properly i gonna take 3 of my dogs at this challenge because they are all 3 very good joggers whit a lot of condition for endurancetests like this. Greetings from Frank.

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Postby bluesteel » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:18 pm

Looks cool maybe ill try it one day.

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Postby A-Ron » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:51 am

When I trail ride I make sure that Sara is behind me and never at the side (in the case that I crash, I do not want to fall on her) I also have a collar that goes on her during trail rides that has a bell on it, this way i always know if she is behind me.

She gets so focused in the ride that I have seen her pass up rabbits, lizards and even other dogs without even a second thought. I love to trail ride wih her but I do not think that she would ever make 62 miles straight jogging (even with brakes), that is some serious distance and she is extremly fit. I would realy make sure your dog (sorry superdog) can do that distance, unless you plan to carry her around like in the previous post.

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Postby ewwies » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:55 pm

duuuude, i so need to get one of those for deno! roflmao


im too afraid to hook him up to the bike - omg.. i can only imagine the aftermath of me after he takes off after some dog!

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Postby Bennysmom » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:02 am

Thanks for sharing! Great illustrations. Is your name Peggy?

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Postby Absolute Peril » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:01 pm

Chance loves to bike.
We can't for a few days,he hurt his paw, so bikeing isn't in the question.

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Postby BlueMaui » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:59 pm

i live on the north shore in BC, which is pretty much famous for mountain biking so theres lots of places to go. Maui absolutly loves it. i usually take her on trails where we might see max 1 or 2 people, so i can have her off leash most of the time.

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Postby goldenstatefan » Mon May 11, 2009 9:33 pm

You have taken all precautions and my hat is off to you. I bike with my boy Baron and he began limping a bit and ended up sore in an ankle joint (don't know the proper term, sorry). Took him to the vet and he was put on anti-inflammatory med.

Gotta remember to start slow for a while.

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Postby jredwood » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:55 pm

I have used the Walky Dog bike attachment. It works fairly well by attaching to the seat post. I had to attach a spare leash from the poll to the back forks to keep it from spinning when my dog would take off.

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Postby laurieellis27 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:06 am

luvnstuff wrote::thumbsup: GREAT PICS!!!! WOW.. .that gave me the jealous tingles!

I too bike with my doggies (well havent yet THIS SEASON) .. Michigan yanno..L O L >

I just use a leash..but your set up looks fantastic.

My biggest concern too was "loosing" the dog incase I do fall over, as I do bike in the suburbs.
So I just hang onto the leash.

We practice "Stop" "right"(turn right) and LEFT (turn left) , and WHOOOOOOAAAAA (aggggh going to fast!)

But I have to say BIKING IS GREAT GREAT GREAT in anyway. And what GREAT excercise for your dog and of course for us too.

But your TRAIL PICS have me just so JEALOUS !! I hadnt even THOUGHT about that!!

:bowdown: groooovy!!


for real. I use leash only too...it gets the job done. I wish we lived where we could trail ride. That would be most awesome!

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Postby laurieellis27 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:11 am

ZiggysMom wrote:I bike with my boy all the time! It's about the only way to really get him enough exercise without completely killing myself. I just hold the leash-- I'm not really comfortable with having it on my waist, especially in case of squirrels and rabbits.

I also bike with Ziggy on my right, so he's not on the "traffic" side of the bike. It would make me really nervous, since we really don't have any bike lanes where I live. Does left work OK for you guys? Why did you pick the left side? I know it's the classic heel side for obedience training, but I've always had a personal preference for heeling on the right... just me.


I hold my leash too with my left hand. I keep the arm in and always controlled. Ruby loves to pull the bike but i keep her just enough infront where i can pull her back if need be. I have to keep eye on her for signs she sees a squirrel or cat. She will start speeding up when that happens and I have to pull back and get control or a disaster is imminent.

Bike riding with your high energy breed is the way to go! They get in excellent shape that way and when you get home you know where they are going....usually to flop down on the cool kitchen floor for a good long while!! :))


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