Does anyone else take their dog too?

Skanker

Well-Known Member
Location
Walton on Thames
It was this that prompted my reply:

I’m pleased that’s not actually true :okay:
It’s very true indeed.
Akita’s are natural pig hunters, they attack the face to prevent themselves getting gored by tusks. If I had her attached to my bike I would not have been able to prevent it as I did.
This is the whole reason I train her and socialise her so well and always keep in full control of her.
Very little I can do about someone else’s inability to train and control their dog because they are too busy doing something else!
 

newfhouse

Elitist lefty
Location
CR8
I hope I’m wrong but you seem very proud that your close control is the only thing preventing your dog from behaving in a dangerous way. I’ll leave it there, not least because it is dragging the thread way off topic. Stay safe.
 

Skanker

Well-Known Member
Location
Walton on Thames
My post was about a previous set of posts between another member and myself concerning a bike attachment for taking dogs on rides.
I would not have had to control my dog as I did if the other person had trained and controlled their dog. It was only that close because her dog was allowed to jump onto my dog! She was 20 feet down the towpath paying zero attention to her dog which completely ignored her when she called it!
You are the one that tried to turn it into my dog being the issue!
Her dog will be a concern to cyclists, pedestrians, motorists, everybody!
 

Rob and Alison

Über Member
Location
Caistor, Lincs
@Bazzer is quite right, Stig our border terrier comes along regularly on our rides, he has a basket which is fixed onto the rear rack of Rob's Galaxy.
Last year he completed the CC half century a month challenge, and is on course to do so again this year. His longest rides are in the early 70's miles, he has missed just one month of our 100km per month challenge this year.
I think I have posted photos before but here is another to save searching for one.
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Kajjal

Veteran
Location
Wheely World
@Bazzer is quite right, Stig our border terrier comes along regularly on our rides, he has a basket which is fixed onto the rear rack of Rob's Galaxy.
Last year he completed the CC half century a month challenge, and is on course to do so again this year. His longest rides are in the early 70's miles, he has missed just one month of our 100km per month challenge this year.
I think I have posted photos before but here is another to save searching for one.
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That is exactly how we would have to carry our terrier, it is psychotic :smile:
 

byegad

Legendary Member
Location
NE England
I have a cheapo rip-off of the WalkyDog for my bike. It allows Tara to walk/run alongside me without
A: Pulling me off the bike in a spectacular cloud of fluff and steel and
B: Her running into the side of the bike and so causing a spectacular cloud of fluff and steel.
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I am after a doggy trailer though as I quite fancy taking her on longer rides (10 miles wears her out) and maybe touring :blink:
I've seen A in action. Spectacular crash as Bonzo saw a rabbit and exited the road, stage left, followed by bike minus rider. So funny I nearly wet myself.
 

Sazz8

Member
My Border Collie is my partner in crime whilst out on my bike.
I have trained him to heel to my bike wheel. He seems to understand that on some roads cars are travelling faster, which is when he must heel, however on quiet roads he is allowed to roam. If I see a car coming, I shout “car” - he runs and lays on verge. Sometimes he sees a car before I do, and just lays on the verge.
I am lucky to have such an intelligent, sensible dog
 
This thread made me think of this:


A friend in Norway used to go Bikejoring, with up to two huskies pulling his MTB. He said the main problem was getting on because you had to let go of the lines before picking the bike up.

At the time he lived in the forest miles from anyone, so the wost that happened was having to run after two happy huskies and a bike bouncing along the trail...
 

Ridgeway

Active Member
Both ours go out every day in their trailer, a Croozer Dog towed behind a Cube e-bike, it's amazing how much extra wear and tear the rear tyre and brake pads get when towing 50kgs.....

Ours both love their trailer and when we go camping we take the wheels off it and they often sleep in it out of choice.

We weren't sure at first how useful a dog trailer would be and why would a fit dog even need one, but i can say that since we bought one 3 yrs ago that ours has now done around 3500km with the dogs in, i even rode them up La Planche des Belles Filles last year before stage 6 of the TDF (yep cheated, was on the e-bike as bits of it were super steep and had already rode it that morning once)
 
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