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    Get a skijor/bikejor set up Rich!

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    Beautiful husky Tim. I'm still depressed from anonymoronous putting me in my place. I might never ride on the trails again....


    Man, get a fancy pants bikejoring set up, your dogs will rip! www.skijornow.com

    Suka has been tearing up the Wednesday Night Hill Climb! She got 2nd place a couple weeks ago, 5th this past one. If she'd just quit chasing rabbits along the way...... I bring up a miserable 15th or so.....

    Don't let Anony get you down....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rez
    Rick D,
    It seems you have a good perspective of the English language but do you actually understand it. You state that “It’s a matter of etiquette”. But what gives you the right to jump into a thread with the title “dogs w/ Passion” and ***** like a little school girl. Typically, I would not respond to something as trivial as your comments. But when I reviewed your profile I discovered that you live in Chicago and have invested over 6 g’s into a mountain bike. Then I realized what type of person you are, a gas guzzling yuppie SUV driver. Who leaves the city to come out to the the country side for your riding. Maybe we would rather you stay in the city, since you seem to leave a trail of destruction where ever you go.

    I ride every day with dogs and have yet to be taken out by one of them. But I do have bike skills which have come from years of riding. However, even with my bike skills, I have been taken out by bikers who ride out of control. I do not know your bike skills nor do I care. But if you can’t miss a dog in the trail, you should buy some lessons. That seems to be your MO

    In conclusion, you are being a d**k on this thread. Go back to your condo and ride the lake front.

    Wow. You have a lot of built up anger. You should go for a bike ride or something. I'm flattered that my comment has sparked so much discussion.

    FWIW, I don't own an SUV, hate riding the lakefront, and try my best to get off road two days a week. Been doing it for nearly 20 years now, no plans to stop any time soon. That is, when I'm not apparently kicking puppies out of my way as I drive to the gas pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow
    Don't let Anony get you down....
    NP. He can go down on me anytime....if I have time. Wait...I'm booked.

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    I honestly didn't think my one comment would spark so much controversy. Funny thing is, I used to ride in Atlanta with a guy who would always bring his pit bull with us to Bull Mountain, and I loved riding with him and his dog. And I even (pause for effect) have a dog of my own. I don't bring him with me because he's a little lap dog and not suited for the trails.

    There are a lot of awesome pics in this thread, too.

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    constant companion

    Here is my constant companion Penny. She loves single track! good for about 10-15km before she's pooped.

    We got her from the SPCA a few years ago she's a very sweet dog however we had a hard time exercising her because she won't play with anything ( no balls, squeak toys or anything... she's far too serious for those ), anyways my wife convinced me to try taking her biking with me, she eats it up! when the bike comes out it's like she's just going to explode with excitement.

    For those of you who have your dog running off leash and would like the ability to still control them if they get out of hand I suggest a remote training collar. Penny's weakness is chasing rabbits and other small game, 99 times out of 100 she will respect 'no' however there are times the collar has to be used, it has a vibrate/ultrasonic noise that she is trained to return to my side if she hears, if that doesn't work it has 10 levels of correction that jolt her, it doesn't really hurt ( I've tried it on myself ) it's just more freaky than anything, messes with your muscles for a second. you can find them at pet smart and those places as well as http://www.gundogsupply.com/
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    Dog Training

    Quote Originally Posted by duke walker
    i love my dogs, but i dont ride with them because ive seen dogs run in front of their owners bike, others bikes, or get lost in the woods going too far ahead or getting distracted by sights and smells that take them far off trail. and what happens when they run thru poison oak?
    I have been using a training collar due to the fact ,my dogs are also trained for upland birds. They work great. There is also a new thing that Garmin has out that works w/ a training collar. One of the guys I ride w/ got one for his border collie. It has a transceiver that sits on top of the training collar and emits a signal to a small hand base unit in real time 1/16 second intervals (https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=209&pID=8576). He is able to know where his dog is at all the time. The system can take multiple dogs.

    After the ride he is able to download both his and the dog paths as an overlay. The dog ran 15 miles compared to his 8 on the bike.

    I'm sure there can be many other uses for one of these so beware.

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    I cant resist a thread about dogs and bikes.
    Liderman... You need to connect your dogs front and center to the stem or the head tube. You will have much more control that way with both hands on the grips. Go to my website at www.skijor.com to see how to make your own lines and to learn more about bikejoring.

    I am not sure if I posted this photo my wife took of me with my team in 2001.

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    Here's our dog...with passion...

    this is her normal workout....it's a great way for me to end a ride...a 30 minute neighborhood cool down. she also makes a great bike porn photo assistant. all of these things tire her out a great deal...which makes one happy dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Here's our dog...with passion...

    this is her normal workout.....which makes one happy dog.
    Looks like she's taking a dump, and you're just riding by


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    haha awesome pics!! I'll share my own. Dogs are awesome!







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    Quote Originally Posted by asphix20
    haha awesome pics!! I'll share my own. Dogs are awesome!






    Man, I love your dog! Fun stuff.

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    Great pics everyone :)

    I love my dogs, but I can't take them on the trail (the male dachshund Shadow probably couldn't keep up, that, and he's losing his vision), and Bear (the female Rhodesian Ridgeback/Dachshund mix) likes to herd me on my bike when I'm test riding in the backyard. But here are pics anyway



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    I actually had no idea it was legal to have dogs OFFleash on government or public land *anywhere* in the USA. We sometimes sneak our dogs out to parks that are low people traffic and let them get some energy out, but it's very stealthy and there's no way we could be on the bikes because we need to be on high alert for people or FPD Cops. We often see people, call the dogs in and hide in the bushes until they pass. Under cover ops.

    After the second $150 ticket for dogs off leash (off the wide public path and not bothering anyone)... my fiance was told he would have to appear in court the third time to defend himself. The hassle, expense and constant worry you might get caught makes it SO not worth it!

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    if rufus (my dog) was young again he'd be all for it, unfortunately his hips are giving him some problems

    great looking dogs in the thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmoody

    After the second $150 ticket for dogs off leash (off the wide public path and not bothering anyone)... my fiance was told he would have to appear in court the third time to defend himself. The hassle, expense and constant worry you might get caught makes it SO not worth it!
    I hear ya on that.

    I'd never dream of taking my dog to the trails here in Connecticut. Way over crouded - I dislike it when I see people with dogs off leash around here myself. However, in vermont where my chances of seeing someone else on the trails/roads I ride are < 1% (and is usually on property owned by my family, relatives or neighbors whom I know dont mind) i dont hesitate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripes
    I love my dogs, but I can't take them on the trail (the male dachshund Shadow probably couldn't keep up, that, and he's losing his vision), and Bear (the female Rhodesian Ridgeback/Dachshund mix) likes to herd me on my bike when I'm test riding in the backyard. But here are pics anyway


    Haha, my dog is named Bear too! You'd be surpised at how different a dog will act on trail. My lab tries to herd and tackle me in the back yard as well since its his playground with which he is all too familar and to an extent bored of. On the trail he is too distracted by the horizon and road to be concerned with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Are those the pups on the Gothic road near 401 in Crested Butte last year?
    I wish.

    They're actually the pups under the Tarentum bridge here in a Pittsburgh suburb
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmoody
    I actually had no idea it was legal to have dogs OFFleash on government or public land *anywhere* in the USA. We sometimes sneak our dogs out to parks that are low people traffic and let them get some energy out, but it's very stealthy and there's no way we could be on the bikes because we need to be on high alert for people or FPD Cops. We often see people, call the dogs in and hide in the bushes until they pass. Under cover ops.

    After the second $150 ticket for dogs off leash (off the wide public path and not bothering anyone)... my fiance was told he would have to appear in court the third time to defend himself. The hassle, expense and constant worry you might get caught makes it SO not worth it!
    I've never heard of that law. What about hunting dogs on public land? I'm not saying there aren't areas where leashes are the law, but I have never heard of it applying to all public land.
    I have dogs and the amount of time they spend off leash would make the anti trail dog posters have a heart attack. Fortunately I live where dogs off leash is the norm. This is out of city limits, of course. I completely respect the leash laws that exist in the city limits or where otherwise clearly posted. But outdoors in nature the dogs run free. It's not the out of control extreme danger that some people seem to think.

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    Leash laws are different everywhere. Most City Parks, State Parks, National Parks/Monuments have a leash law, or just NO DOGS, good to check into. But many municipalities state a dog must be "under control" in general, and that can mean fence/leash/shock collar/voice command. Most USFS and BLM land is wide open for pets that are "under control".

    But it is a good idea to just avoid conflict and crowded areas whether you are in the right or not. I get my dog out every morning very early, we run right through our neighborhood a few blocks and then hit a 150 acre open space park, generally no conflicts at 6 am.

    Dogs love to run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow
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    But it is a good idea to just avoid conflict and crowded areas whether you are in the right or not. I get my dog out every morning very early, we run right through our neighborhood a few blocks and then hit a 150 acre open space park, generally no conflicts at 6 am.

    Dogs love to run!
    THis is great advice. I run my dogs on the trails a short drive out of town where I rarely run into another person. Granted, I am fortunate to have this option available to me. But I run into people all the time on the trails in walking distance from town with dogs off leash. I smile and try to greet the dog, too. I don't panic and cry fowl. Dog picture threads always turn down this line of conversation, and I guess I'm falling right into it, too. I guess I'm just fortunate that the attitudes seem a little better towards dogs where I live.





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    Quote Originally Posted by ewarnerusa

    haha! He looks like hes trying out for the role of Venom in the latest spiderman flick!

    Those tongues are fantastic. Looks like they were having a great time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asphix20
    haha! He looks like hes trying out for the role of Venom in the latest spiderman flick!

    Those tongues are fantastic. Looks like they were having a great time.
    They love running! That pic always makes me think of the Hermann Maier book "Race of My Life". The book is about his comeback from major injury, and this dog has had some injuries to come back from, too! The sepia filter and the snow crystals flying make me connect the two pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113

    The kind of looks you get if you don't take them riding enough...

    It looks like you do just had a "smoke"
    110% of chill-out

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    suka

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    Did you know that "suka" is russian world for dog

    Suka is female dog or B*tch ....like "god you are such a little suka"

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    Good job! My pup

    This is Leeloo.


    We got Leeloo from a shelter in Atlanta before we moved to CA. She was a very sick dog about 2 yrs. old. She weighed in at 32 lbs. with 4 puppies, heartworms, kennel cough and a number of other nasty issues. We adopted Leeloo and donated all we could afford to donate to the shelter. After around $2k in vet bills and several months of love she rewarded the kindness by being one of the best dogs I have ever seen. She is possibly the smartest dog I've ever known. She yields to commands and the trail, she poops off trail, she rides behind instead of in front, she drinks from a camelback, stays out of other bikers ways and does not mess with other dogs on trail. She can't wait to get out of the hosue and on the trail be-it on leash or off. Were pretty sure she is a boxer pit mix. She's currently weighing in at about 65 lbs which seems to be 90% muscle. The training we gave her was non-existant all she wants to do is please it seems. I don't have any action shots of her but I will get some.

    That video hit me where it hurt like a headbutting midget!

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