This is where the walkydog comes in handy. It fixes to the seatpost and shoot out to the side about 3ft/1m and has an elasticated nylon strap to which the mutt is attached.If I ride with her on a lead it will end in catastrophe before we even get started!
I have a running lead very similar to that, it is fixed around my waist and has an elastic section.This is where the walkydog comes in handy. It fixes to the seatpost and shoot out to the side about 3ft/1m and has an elasticated nylon strap to which the mutt is attached.
It's surprising how much safer this is compared to having the lead directly hanging from the handlebar or your hand. Tara can still cause the bike to sway a bit but it takes serious effort from her and she cannot get in front of the bikes wheels.
The only difference I can see in my cheapo walkydog is that the pole screws onto the bracket rather than using a quick release mechanism. No biggy. Best £20 odd I ever spent on dog stuff.
I have a running lead very similar to that, it is fixed around my waist and has an elastic section.
Problem is my dog is a 40kg Akita with an insane prey drive, and she has plenty of power and speed to drag me over using that if she goes into hunt and chase mode during our runs. She also likes to be a twat and purposely go the opposite side passed lampposts, etc.
I’d prefer not to find out if she can pull me off my bike, as if she decided to overtake me or change direction, I’ll end up riding backwards!
I don’t think I can cycle as fast as she can run, definitely not on the towpath where I take her.
I have just seen a guy in town with a nice little trailer on his motorbike that would be perfect size for a dog, no bubble windows though, just a tarp cover.I have seen a purpose built trailer for dogs behind a motorbike in mabelthorpe a few times, bubble windows !
Perhaps a lead for the woman’s untrained dog would be better!Perhaps a muzzle would be a wise precaution in public?
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