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Old 04-11-07, 01:25 AM   #1
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Anyone feel guilty about not walking dog as much?

Hey, I was just wondering if anyone else has dogs and how do they cope with the cycling. I can't seem to find the time to walk the dog and cycle and still put a days work in, what with making dinner too.
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Hey, I was just wondering if anyone else has dogs and how do they cope with the cycling. I can't seem to find the time to walk the dog and cycle and still put a days work in, what with making dinner too.
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Old 04-11-07, 05:21 AM   #3
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My dog is going on 18 yrs old......so long walks are not an issue anymore. Thought she still can do about a mile plus a day. But of course she spends most of the day holding down the couch.
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I read a post somewhere that there was a guy who rode his bike with the dog next to him. That would have to be a pretty well training dog! It is hard enough just to get a dog to stop from running around your legs.
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I read a post somewhere that there was a guy who rode his bike with the dog next to him. That would have to be a pretty well training dog! It is hard enough just to get a dog to stop from running around your legs.
Honest to god i saw a lady doing this, though she was riding at a very slow pace. The key is a very calm and well trained dog.
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Old 04-11-07, 10:50 AM   #6
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Old 04-11-07, 11:43 AM   #7
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my two dogs are ****zus, they would much rather be asleep on the couch than walking.

No behavoir problems with these 2 they do have a very large yard but prefer to sleep on the deck.

now on the other hand when I had bigger dogs , springers , cockers and britanys these dogs required

good supervised excersize to keep them happy.

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Anybody have experience with Dalmatians? I hear that they're good jogging, cycling, and swimming partners (in essence, triathlon partners). Or would that be Goldies and Labrador Retrievers?
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I take my greyhound out on a 1-2 mile walk in the evenings occasionally (this is after my 13 mile ride home). Ussually she just gets the long walk on the weekends.
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At least it's on your radar. I've got dogs all around where I live cooped up day and night in a fenced yard. I feel very bad for them. Their owners suck big time. And these are big dogs. If you aren't gonna take care of your pet, give them attention and walk them, don't get em!

That being said, my wife takes care of the dog walking duties. It's nearly a daily affair.
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Yes, but it's mostly the frigid weather we've been having that has been demotivating.

I've been training my dog to run with the bike, both on and off the leash (in a controlled environment) and he loves it. BUT, the big issue is getting him disciplined enough that the temptation of rushing off to greet other dogs or chase cats or furry critters is controllable.

If he could do the logic "if I don't chase other furry critters or run off to other dogs I would get to run with the bike in the woods" then he would make the trade in a heartbeat, cos he loves to go with the bike, but he is not a master of logic yet.



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I have a 9 month old Rat Terrier that loves to run and she has completed 6 - 10 mile runs so far on a local MTB course. Havent took her lately because its starting to get crowded with the warmer weather and dont want her to get in anyone's way. For the most part, she stayed with me and out of the way. Only problem when she saw squirrels she wanted to chase and tree them.
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Hey, I was just wondering if anyone else has dogs and how do they cope with the cycling. I can't seem to find the time to walk the dog and cycle and still put a days work in, what with making dinner too.
Yup, I have the same problem. She likes to chase things, so I can run her in the backyard a bit, but it's really not the same as a walk. Haven't really found the solution yet. She's a hyperspaz 140 pounder, so I'm not about to have her run beside me while I ride and hold her leash.
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Anybody have experience with Dalmatians? I hear that they're good jogging, cycling, and swimming partners (in essence, triathlon partners). Or would that be Goldies and Labrador Retrievers?
I had a Dalmation (RIP) and that dog could run all day long. I was not into riding at the time but Dal's are excelent horse dogs, they just naturally fall into cadence and I have seen some running along under the horse. I would think that with this ability they would be excellent cycling dogs. With that in mind I would also think they would have to be well trained not to bolt after small animal and other cyclists. My current dog and Australian Shepherd has a nice big fenced in yard to run in and loves to play fetch with soccer balls. Instead of walking him I just stand in one place and kick the ball over and over again. He will chase it until he collapses with exaustion.



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I'm sorry to hear about the Dal

Is that dog an adolescent in the picture? He looks somewhere between puppy and adult to me
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I'm sorry to hear about the Dal

Is that dog an adolescent in the picture? He looks somewhere between puppy and adult to me
Murray is a 3 year 50 pound old bundle of energy and would not be a good cycling dog. He got out of the fence once and was lazily sitting out in the front yard until I came cycling by. My own dog chased me down and bit me on the ankle.
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I've got an 8 month old ridgeback mix. I get up early to walk her before riding to work, fiancee takes her out once more before she leaves for work, the dog walker takes care of her around lunchtime, and I walk her again when I get home. I don't cook anything fancy during the week, and I'm usually only cooking for myself because my fiancee works in software and spends eleventy billion hours a week at the office.
On the weekends, I take the puppy trail running and hiking with me.

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I had a Dalmation (RIP) and that dog could run all day long. I was not into riding at the time but Dal's are excelent horse dogs, they just naturally fall into cadence and I have seen some running along under the horse. I would think that with this ability they would be excellent cycling dogs. With that in mind I would also think they would have to be well trained not to bolt after small animal and other cyclists. My current dog and Australian Shepherd has a nice big fenced in yard to run in and loves to play fetch with soccer balls. Instead of walking him I just stand in one place and kick the ball over and over again. He will chase it until he collapses with exaustion.



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