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Old 06-02-07, 09:15 PM   #1
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Oops, my bad!

If you don't already know what.... "Passing" "WOOF WOOF" ....means I'll tell you.
The pic of the dog in the trike in my sig.... when I say "passing" loudly he gives two fast very loud barks and then stops. Just like a horn. When I want to I can move anyone or anything out of my way. It sounds like a big dog is right next to you.

I put a bell on the dog trike to prevent startling everyone. He does not bark at the bell.
We are traveling up a flat straight bike path with no one around. Except this one walker with a huge dog on a leash. I ring the bell a long way from the walker. He looks at me and moves onto the grass with his dog on his right away from the paved path. About the best thing to do.
As I get closer I see how big the dog is, the leash looks like 1" diameter rope. I think "wow that dog could pull that guy over, or right into us as we pass if I startle him."
Like an idiot I decide to say "passing with a dog" as get close behind him, and not very loudly.

DUH! The first word is "passing". I start to say it, "passing" gets out of my mouth, and "WOOF WOOF" thunders across the land. The dog is on the guys right, he instantly spins around and goes behind the guy to see us. we are passing so he keeps going around the guy in a compete circle.
He spins the guy in a circle and then pulls the guy down hard on the grass while he still has two hands on the leash. Ouch ! Oops, totally my fault. He was not hurt............much. Use the bell, use the bell, use the bell dummy. A group of 10 kids that block the path and don't move on purpose still get blasted with "WOOF WOOF" from 5 feet away that's different. I will warn them nicely with the bell plenty of times first.

With the awesome power of the SuperWoof comes great responsibilty. I must use my new superpowers carefully.
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Old 06-02-07, 09:17 PM   #2
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All Hail Bailey the new Air Zound... or umm is that Air Zhound?!!!!!
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Old 06-02-07, 09:29 PM   #3
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That's a well trained dog. I love the idea of a "dog bark" bell. It's amazing how they can pick out specific command-words in a sentence. There are quite a few words that we cannot use during regular conversation without sending our dog into a comand or have her wagging her tail next to the leash. It sometimes leads to a weird, disjointed discussion that only my wife and I can comprehend. Certainly not our dog.
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Old 06-02-07, 09:30 PM   #4
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Air Zhound?!!!!!
Hey I really like that ! 25 loud WOOFs per bowl of dog food!

My friend has Air Zounds in boxes in a glass display case in his bike shop. I'm going to get a box, put Bailey's picture on the front, label it Air Zhound and sneak it into the display case. I'll try and get a photo.

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That's a well trained dog. I love the idea of a "dog bark" bell. It's amazing how they can pick out specific command-words in a sentence. There are quite a few words that we cannot use during regular conversation without sending our dog into a comand or have her wagging her tail next to the leash. It sometimes leads to a weird, disjointed discussion that only my wife and I can comprehend. Certainly not our dog.
I know exactly what you mean! Here is a demonstration video. Better demonstration near the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMLQY4LlXFs

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Old 06-02-07, 09:34 PM   #5
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Ha! Nice!
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2many, I have to disagree with you to a certain extent. While you did forget about the "passing" effect, I have to wonder what the heck that guy was doing on a MUP with a dog that he could not control. There's nothing you could have done differently about that.
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Old 06-03-07, 12:43 AM   #7
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Okay. I'm not going to lie. I just laughed like crazy at the thought of this person spinning around.

*straight face* On a serious note, a dog that is too large that cannot be handled by voice command is a dog that needs more training. It wasn't your fault. You didnt' know that dog was gonna take him for a spin.................

AHHHHHHHHH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(okay, I'll stop) *snicker*

*straight face* I wouldn't take the blame. He is the one that should have stayed mounted with his feet firmly on the ground so he wouldn't get screwed into it.

*tee hee* Oh man. I can't help it. I better stop this post. I'm gonna get rollin' here with laughter if I don't. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeheee hee hee hee hee!!!!!!!! AHEM! *giggle* *runs outta here before totally losing it*
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I don't know what is funniest: the original post (since the guy wasn't hurt), the video, or Siu's response?
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Old 06-03-07, 08:12 AM   #9
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2many, I have to disagree with you to a certain extent. While you did forget about the "passing" effect, I have to wonder what the heck that guy was doing on a MUP with a dog that he could not control. There's nothing you could have done differently about that.
What you say is true. But I usually am very good about compensating for dumb things people will do.
I'm frustrated I did not do this the best way. It's the first really nice weekend and now there a lots of dog walkers out now. They were out of sight for a long time.
That day I passed a woman going the other direction with a dog in a trike too. That's the third other one I have seen.


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I will record Bailey barking into the computer and crank the volume way up. Then I will send you a sound file. You can load it in an ipod. Then you get some really nice speakers and mount them on your bike facing forward.. Then you can sneak up on people and fire away !! Don't forget to bring the digital camera !
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Old 06-03-07, 08:47 AM   #10
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2many, I have to disagree with you to a certain extent. While you did forget about the "passing" effect, I have to wonder what the heck that guy was doing on a MUP with a dog that he could not control. There's nothing you could have done differently about that.
Yeah, I think donna's on the right track here.

However, I have to laugh at the prospect of that little dog scaring people. I mean... my perspective is that of my rather protective 100# GSD, so a little Corgie's bark might make me turn around... just to make sure I wasn't going to run him over or anything!
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Old 06-03-07, 05:16 PM   #11
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Yeah, I think donna's on the right track here.

However, I have to laugh at the prospect of that little dog scaring people. I mean... my perspective is that of my rather protective 100# GSD, so a little Corgie's bark might make me turn around... just to make sure I wasn't going to run him over or anything!


Bailey doesn't even scare the cats !

But, his bark is deep and loud like a bigger dog. You need to see him to know his size. I don't know if people are really scared of a dog or just so startled by a dog next to them that they automatically move over before thinking about it. It happens so fast there's no way to understand it. It may just be surprise most of the time. Maybe people just want to see what he is? Maybe they know a tiny little dog can take a chunk out of your arm anyway and they move over? Maybe they talked to my wounded letter carrier? (not really funny)
A huge crowd of kids or just an unaware walker, it moves people over like a police siren.

If you could send me an mp3 file or your dog barking at something he really hates....... heh heh heh. *evil grin*
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Like other dogs... especially the bite sized ones?

I have no recordings of him barking like he means it. I"m usually too busy making him stop the barking and menacing.
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That was awesome!
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