Bicycling with my dog


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Old 03-21-04, 08:28 PM
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Question Bicycling with my dog

I want to try taking my labradors biking with me (one at a time) and I have found two different pieces of equipment that I could use. One is the Springer and the other is the K9 Cruiser. Does any one have any experience with either item and any preference for one over the other? Thanks.
 
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Could you provide a link to these products or information about them so that your question can be more accurately addressed?
 
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Interesting products. Both good ways to support a leash on a bike ride.

One caveat about taking your dog along with a bike or on a run: your dog will run himself to death. Your dog needs to be conditioned for these runs. He needs to be in shape. If you cannot complete the runs yourself, then your dog may well not be able to complete them.

Moreover, his pads will wear fast and leave bleeding feet if he runs too much on pavement.

Here is some information on jogging dogs.

http://www.thedogdaily.com/netscape/...chive/jogging/

http://www.newss.ksu.edu/WEB/News/Ne...ogdog3239.html

http://petplace.netscape.com/article...asp?artID=2582

Hope this helps.
 
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Eager retrievers

I have been working on conditioning my 4 yr. old Lab for Flyball and while chasing a tennis ball (at an off leash park and in the lake in the summer) is good exercise for him, it doesn't do much for me.

Thanks for the reminders to take it slow with the bicycle or jogging.
 
 

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