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    So, hubby bought a bike. No, I'm not getting one. Not interested. But is there some sort of safe contraption, for both the dog and the human, that allows them to be attached to each other without dog knocking over bike?

    I'm just curious. Hubby hasn't been on a bike in at least 20 years so he's not signing up for any races, nor is it some crazy off road bike. Just wondering if they found a safe place to travel together if there was some way to tether Remy so he wouldn't run off.

    I just wanted to bring up the option in passing if there was one on the slight off chance that it could happen.
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    There is a guy that I see that has a contraption on his bike that allows the dog to be tethered to the bike. It connects to the post that the seat is on. I would think if the dog pulls, it would be scary! I have never tried it, but I see this guy almost every morning; and his dog (some kind of husky) trots along happily next to his bike. This is kind of like what he has: Mojopet - Springer - Dog Exercise Jogger (Bike Spring Attachment)

    It says it reduces pulling by 90%, interesting.
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    Interested to hearing some answers on this one. We love to bike, and would like to take Titus with us when he is old enough.

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    I've seen this advertised, but haven't tried it.....

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    Hmmmm...I'm not really convinced that Remy can't knock you over. Or pull you into a ditch. I think that is more we need to work on Remy's leash walking than any fault of these products....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BauersMom View Post
    There is a guy that I see that has a contraption on his bike that allows the dog to be tethered to the bike. It connects to the post that the seat is on. I would think if the dog pulls, it would be scary! I have never tried it, but I see this guy almost every morning; and his dog (some kind of husky) trots along happily next to his bike. This is kind of like what he has: Mojopet - Springer - Dog Exercise Jogger (Bike Spring Attachment)

    It says it reduces pulling by 90%, interesting.
    This one works. The shape of bike attachment and the spring prevent the dog from knocking you over. I have seen a person with a border collie and this attachment and he told me it works very well, that the dog had never knocked him. But I guess it does need some training.

    Just holding a leash with your hand while holding the handlebar of the bike will not work because it´s very easy to loose control of the steering if the dog pulls you (that I know from experience).

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    Many people here do it without an attachment.Some oare off lead some on a long lead. Not sure about the lead. Maybe they train them from young. Ernie would have me riding the bike into the river.lol.

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    If you hit some thing with the cord between the dog and the cycle, then the cord snaps (for safetey) ..

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    I tried it once. We got about 400 yards before we both almost killed each other. Theo kept wanting to run in front of the bike. I decided it wasn't worth it to try to take it farther.

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    Well .. Actually iam not a big fan of a dog running near a bicycle .. If you go this day 5 miles .. the next day you have to 10 miles to get the same effect in the exercise

    What about letting them use that big black thing in front of their head .. Jups, their nose!

    Using their nose is a better exercise then running

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