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    Biking trails with your dogs in carrier?

    I am just getting back into biking. My husband and I plan on biking the creeper trail mainly along with some other local places as well. Would it be ridiculous to at times - maybe when we are going to be gone all day to take our dogs with us in a pull behind dog carrier? I didnt know if this would be appropriate or if it was more for just road biking?

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    We used a Bob Yak trailer for our dog or for hauling camping/hunting gear and it's certainly suitable for off-road riding.

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    I've got a 140 lb Mastiff, this has never crossed my mind.
    I'm more "Shrek" than "Schleck"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentlink View Post
    i've got a 140 lb mastiff, this has never crossed my mind.
    htfu

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    I make my dog (mini dachshund) run next to me on a retractable leash. He'll do 10+ miles at a tiime at a decent 10mph pace before needing to rest for a few. If I were going to be out all day, a trailer would be a nice solution. No reason it shouldn't work.

    Any pics of the dogs?

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    Jackson by Mr. Embrey, on Flickr


    Jackson enjoying spring by Mr. Embrey, on Flickr


    Confused? by Mr. Embrey, on Flickr


    Jackson by Mr. Embrey, on Flickr

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    God gave dogs four legs for a reason. Take the dog if they can handle the distance you're going. Otherwise, leave Fido at home.

    Mr E - mini doxies rock!
    Mythical Creatures Touched Me in my Bathing Suit Area.

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    I recommend putting a harness on the dog to prevent choking.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    I've seen folks haul their dogs to the dog-park in baby trailers. If the dog has a calm temperament, it should be fine.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
    God gave dogs four legs for a reason. Take the dog if they can handle the distance you're going. Otherwise, leave Fido at home.

    Mr E - mini doxies rock!
    Yes, they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    I recommend putting a harness on the dog to prevent choking.
    Yes, you really need to train them to walk properly. I use sound signals to let him know what we're doing.

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