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    Man's Best Friend!!!

    Can anyone Pls tell me some of NorCals dog friendly trails? I have a high strung Dutch Shepherd that I think would thoroughly enjoy running the trails with me

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    Demo!!!
    I've taken both of my dogs out to Soquel Demonstration Forest a few times.
    If anyone doesn't believe that dogs can smile they should see their faces at the bottom of the hill!
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    Dogs have a funny habit of doing the wrong thing at the wrong time so I run my dog where there's very low bike traffic. Riding into the 5 lakes basin area off Bowman lake rd, Spaulding lake Trail, Parts of the Pioneer trail are sweet when the snow is gone.

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    Thank for the input I try to be as responsible as I can when it comes to my dogs. I just can't stand leaving him behind lol. Ill check those areas out and see when there is less trafic.

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    Dogs and riding

    I've spent extensive time riding with my dogs in NorCal. I find the best trails are those *without long, fast downhills*, as they tend to exhaust my furry friends to the point where they have difficulty keeping up thereafter.

    Therefore, when the doggies come, I pick routes with slower, rolling terrain/downhills and long climbs. Up here in Grass Valley, this includes Pioneer Trail, Burlington Ridge and Bullard's Bar.

    Some dogs buck this trend by being crazy fit/young. But my dogs include border collies (think endless energy), which can keep up 20+ miles. But only if the terrain is right.

    ALSO: it good to chose trails with water sources. Or carry extra water for your friend.

    In short: don't just bring your dog, but plan your ride to accomodate your friend.

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    Number 2

    And remember......pick up the doo so I don't end up wearing it......oh I forgot you're going to fast to do that....hmmmm how does one deal with D S**t when one is riding?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossterioso View Post
    And remember......pick up the doo so I don't end up wearing it......oh I forgot you're going to fast to do that....hmmmm how does one deal with D S**t when one is riding?...
    Doggie diaper? lol

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    Pacifica has ample trails that are doggy friendly.
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    Twice I've run across owners looking for their dogs at Demo, and once found an amaciated ridgeback with tags that had an incomplete phone # (missing one digit). I own two dogs myself, and have taken them to demo but on a leash. Too many distractions for even the most disaplined dog to run after and get lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssulljm View Post
    Pacifica has ample trails that are doggy friendly.
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    I'll look into those trails, thanks. And beautiful dogs you have there.

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