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Old 03-03-11, 07:59 PM   #1
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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.
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i've got a 140 lb mastiff, this has never crossed my mind.
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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.

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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.

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I recommend putting a harness on the dog to prevent choking.
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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.
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Yes, they do.
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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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