I love riding with my dog (a 4 year old Blue Heeler named Jessie), and she welcomes the chance to run with the big dog (me). I usually wait until late in the evening when there's nobody out so she won't be distracted. She's up to about 4 miles of pretty fast paced jogging. I believe she would go a lot further if I asked her to.
She's really good about staying right with me, or if she stops to snuffle around a fire hydrant she'll come running up as soon as I call her, but I would feel much better if I had her on a leash. I swear I remember reading something about dog leashes that mount on bicycles here at BikeForums.Com, but I'll be darned if I can find it....
An internet search for bicycle mounted dog leashes reveals two major vendors - the Springer and the K9 Cruiser. The Springer appears to be somewhat more elaborate, with a spring mounted leash and some sort of break-away connection in case the dog gets hung up on something. It also comes with a harness for the dog, which may be more comfortable for a dog on the move.
The K9 cruiser is much simpler, and it looks like it mounts easier, but there is no spring, no harness, and no clearly identified quick disconnect in emergencies.
Has anyone used either or both of these devices? I would like to get one or the other for Jessie, but I'm a little leery of buying something that I've only seen in a web page advertisement.
Thanks for any suggestions....