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I want to take my dog cross country.

Old 09-08-14, 02:46 PM
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my dog runs beside me
and I am confident could do 60 to 100 km per day
but his legs are a tad longer than you see on chiah hooah hooahs

the limiting factor is not his endurance
but his feet get sore if he runs too much on pavement

anyhoo
i think a nicely upholstered front basket would make for a nice dog bike seat
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Whatta hoot!
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I still have not figured out how a chihuahua gets to weigh 20 pounds. Internets say 6 pounds full-grown weight. Could Internets lie?
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The adventures of Sprocket and Louie: A fork in the road:
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There is also this thread. He shared this link with me on the forum one day.

Worlds Between Lines » Bike Touring with Your Furry Four-Legged Friend: Gear Essentials
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier
my dog runs beside me
Mine trail runs with me and runs along with my mountain bike. She stays home when I tour though. With the mountain bike I take it easy and wait for her on the downhills and she returns the favor on the up hills. I never run her more that 18 miles in one go though and she was pretty tired after 18 miles.

A guy I met pulled a greyhound in a trailer for an extended tour, but it got out and trotted up the hills.

A 20 pound chihuahua is most likely petty badly out of shape though so I'd advise caution on how hard to push it. It probably badly needs some exercise and a better diet, but go easy on the exercise at first and build some fitness slowly. Also watch it in the heat, dogs tend to not deal with heat all that well. They do acclimate, but be careful not to push them too hard in the hot sun.
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Perhaps show your dog this

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So I rigged a picnic basket to my front rack for my little hound to sit in. The only thing I worry about is if I fell, she would come crashing too, and she is very fragile. So it kind of makes me a bundle of nerves every time I ride with her. Which is not good. The point is to have fun and not worry, right? So I might just go back to the trailer that way if I did fall, she wouldn't have to fall with me. A problem with the trailer though is that it sticks out in traffic a little more and it's lower so if a car hits the trailer, it would be not good at all. Am I worrying too much? She's like a child to me so I just can't fathom anything bad ever happening to her. I wouldn't be able to live with myself it anything happened.
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Originally Posted by deadsouls.
So I rigged a picnic basket to my front rack for my little hound to sit in. The only thing I worry about is if I fell, she would come crashing too, and she is very fragile. So it kind of makes me a bundle of nerves every time I ride with her. Which is not good. The point is to have fun and not worry, right? So I might just go back to the trailer that way if I did fall, she wouldn't have to fall with me. A problem with the trailer though is that it sticks out in traffic a little more and it's lower so if a car hits the trailer, it would be not good at all. Am I worrying too much? She's like a child to me so I just can't fathom anything bad ever happening to her. I wouldn't be able to live with myself it anything happened.

I think you might be worrying too much

dogs were bred to hunt and chase and herd and protect
even the little ones
are tough little buggers
usually bred to hunt rats and badgers and whatnot
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I have one dog remaining but had 3 for a while, they were like my kids too so i can relate. But, Wilfred is right...they are bred to be tough and you and your dog will be fine. Go with the trailer, get a flag pole to put one on each back right and left. There are usually places made on the buggies for these. My Burley has one. Put a reflective triangle on the back as well. I have traveled well with my buggy with no problems. In fact, never had any worries about cars. Probably more of a risk of me forgetting it is there and cutting a corner to close. But the buggies are made to stay upright for the most part even if you bail. Get the buggy, flag poles, my buggy came with one, two pieces I use the one with flag, not put the whole way up and you still have the other to attach a flag to and then you're set.
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