Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Grid Reference, SK
Bikes: I never learned to ride a bike. It is my deepest shame.
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My chocolate lab (actually more my wife's dog) will run on a 6' leash beside my bike with occaisinal correction from me.
My new dog, Wilfy, a shepherd/golden ret. mix, I almost have trained to run beside me on leash with no corrections.
The main thing is to never forget you have a dog tied to your hand and behave and ride accordingly. I also practice doing quick drop-and-recovers where I drop my end of the leash on his back, then call Wilfie back over and reach down and retrieve the leash... all without stopping. I practice this in case there should ever be a situation where being tethered together is a liability (he goes on the wrong side of a pole, he has to stop for a poo, etc).
I usually ride with him on leash when I am short on time and I want to take him for a run while I run an errand, or to go to the end of my street where the ski trails start so he can run off-leash.
Wilfy occaisionally wanders off to visit neighbors and refuses to come back if there is anything remotely interesting in the neighborhood, and I can get him back if I get on my bike and ride past him and back to my house... he follows me back every time.
Last edited by LarDasse74; 11-21-12 at 03:54 PM.