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    Quote Originally Posted by RickD.
    I love dogs. I love dogs a lot. I've ridden with guys who have their dogs hauling ass right with us, head right off their back wheel. But I also have a nice scar across the bridge of my nose from where I went over the bars after trying to avoid a dog not on a leash. I would consider having a dog not on a leash the same as being a d**k on the trails. It's a matter of etiquette.
    Please put this on the Colorado site. Oh my God. They would sh1t. As you enter the CT five dogs great you off leash. You, must great them with joy as you ride or be told that " my dog never bites". What ever. I love dogs don't agree with the front tire hit ideal. However, can we come to some agreement? The trail is for all to use.

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    Good job!

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    Hey Pro Edge

    What a good dog. Way to go running at daybreak to keep your doggie cool. I bet you don't have to think much about trimming your doggie's toenails. I run my dogs on pavement for short runs occasionally to keep their toenails trimmed. I was wondering how you attach your line to the bike. I also noticed that you might want to add a bungee section to your line to add a little suspension and make it less jerky for the dog and the rider. Here is a photo of my 1999 team on the Tahoe Rim Trail near Mt Rose Meadows. Notice where my dogs are attached to the stem. One puppy is running loose in the team. I like my line about ten feet to the first dog to give me more stopping time when the going gets fast.

    His Bungee is my arm... , i dont attach to the bike. I hold on to him the whole time. Never had to trimm his nails. His route is 3 miles. He's been doing this since he was 8 weeks old and now he's almost 7 (in January) so this is like his treat. we average about 16mph and when the wife is with us he sprints up to 20mph just to get back in the front.

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    I make it look easy now but in 1993 I had to train that first dog to be a lead dog. That took a lot of time and patience. Since then, the leader I trained has helped train all my subsequent dogs easily. Dog learn best from each other and that is not just a truism. Here is my team last fall. Do not hook up 3 powerful dogs without good brakes and well trained leaders.


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    Wow, I waited one time for five days for my camp site friend's dogs to come back. I learned to make a great spam sandwich. Now 'GPS" Great.

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    " I can hardly walk these dogs down the street as they pull with tremendous force and they are easily distracted."

    Read any dog training book by William Koehler, you will enjoy slack leashes in no time.

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    Awesome thread, I'll add some pics of mine. He is the black mutt, Starbuck. He's OK to pull on bikes/skis (not super well-trained), but also just loves to run on the trail where he knows exactly what to do.

    I do lots of long solo rides, so he's my company and my first line of bear defense.








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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.delorenzo
    Love this picture
    My previous dog absolutely hated water, my current one absolutely loves it. Every animal is different I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    Yes, she's a Rhodesian Ridgeback without the Ridge.
    Very cool pic in the snow. I'm picking up a Ridgeback puppy in a few days. Hoping she'll be a good trail dog when old enough. Can you tell me about training your Ridgeback to go on trails? Did she follow behind the bike or did she lead? Easliy distracted? Any tips for me?

    Thanks!

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    I couldn't resist posting a picture of the family dog Lucy. She's a 1 1/2 year old beagle/pit bull mix. I call her a pit beagle. She weighs about 45 pounds. Since I don't have a bike right now (saving up for one), I take her on walks on the fire roads and hiking trails around my house. We see very few people so I let her run off the leash. This picture was taken back in March.


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    This post was in the wrong place...
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    Shes got the passion.........oops, wait this thread is about dogs isnt it, errm well sometimes

    eghmm i should quit while im ahead.



    Here is a photo of the retired trail doggie.





    Hes to old to run with Daddy now.


    Cheers to all the people who let their "kids" be free. I feel sorry for all the dogs that are leashed up every day in a backyard, not getting the exercise or activity they deserve. I for one praise each and every one of you for taking the time to take your best friend with you and not to leave them behind.

    i don't know if it is a law not to have your dog on a leash but If i were a dog,cat,bird, what have you i would want to get out every day with the family I obey and love.

    Happy riding with you four legged friends.

    P.S. And to my wife, I love your patience with me and my jokes. I am blessed to have such a wonderfull woman as my soulmate


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    my dog with her passion

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanceGuy


    my dog with her passion

    Ahhhhh....the KONG frisbee. This is the only toy that my two labs have not been able to destroy. KONG products may be a few extra dollars, but they will last forever.

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    Lucky,

    Like your boxer.....

    I am getting ready to rescue one from the shelter tommorow.

    I Will post picks of the new trail dog!!!!!!
    I will never forget my fallen brothers 03-07-08
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanceGuy


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    Looks like a Duck-Tolling Retriever? My second guess is Golden Retriever, but hard to tell from the angle of the shot.
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    Zippy

    And Popsicle


    Both Pitbulls adopted from the pound. Such great dogs!
    I don't ride with them but hike with them all the time. They don't know how to pace themselves.

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    Sitka is a 4yo mix. The vet thinks pit/lab/other.

    She is a fantastic trail dog, but we haven't been mountain biking together since last fall. Now that it's cooled off again we'll get back to it.

    Hiking on the AT in Pennsylvania


    Her first trail ride. We'd been doing a lot of trail running on the leash and working off the leash before I was comfortable enough to take her riding.


    Doing what she does best, running.


    After a ride


    And finally, posing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shepherd Wong
    Zippy
    This is such a great shot!

    I have a pit bull/american bulldog mix and a golden retriever/great pyrenese mix both also from shelters, I will have to get some pics and post them up.

    Trails down here don't allow dogs, but they love being outdoors.

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    Well, just got him this week.

    5 week old Vizsla (Hungarian Pointer)

    Meet Rusty!









    Cant wait till he's ready for the trails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReD_tomato
    Well, just got him this week.

    5 week old Vizsla (Hungarian Pointer)

    Meet Rusty!







    Cant wait till he's ready for the trails!

    Holy Cute Red Batman!

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    I don't have any action shots, but my 2 mutts love to run with me. The Australian Shepherd mix runs 3 miles for every one I ride. The black and tan isn't quite so fast. He usually trails a good ways behind me. I try to stop at creek crossings as often as possible to let them recover a bit. It has been too hot around here this summer for them to run, but I look forward to the Fall.
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    Great looking pups. I don't take mine biking because they are a little too small and I'm worried they could get seriously hurt. But they sure as heck know what both my hiking backpacks look like and go nuts if they see me get one of them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GpzGuy
    Looks like a Duck-Tolling Retriever? My second guess is Golden Retriever, but hard to tell from the angle of the shot.
    pretty much, she is half yellow lab and half golden retriever. The only things she actually retrieves though are frisbees and tennis balls.

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    My dobergirl: Carat, one year old...



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    This is Kona. She is a year old tomorrow (Sept. 15th) and we were told she is a Golden Retriever / Border Collie, we got her at the Humane Society . Most people think she's a flat coat retriever. I take her with us almost every time we ride and she loves it.




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    I've certainly enjoyed seeing mine evolve from barely being able to walk one block to running alongside me for 6+miles.

    The most recent are from my phone's camera = bad quality
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    Lucy's not much of a trail dog, but she loves going out in the boat!
    It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care

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    This is the best thread in all of MTBR. The photos have given me so much happiness!

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    They love to follow me around the trails near the house. I don't bring them out on busy trails though because they tend to freak some people out even though they just want to play.
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    How far do you guys/girls ride with your dogs? Last Spring I was up to about 8 miles with mine, but our first 2 rides out this Fall, they seem totally worn out at about 4-5 miles. Maybe it's still a bit too warm for them. I want them to have fun and get some good exercise, but I also don't want to totally exhaust them. Of course, I know those Iditarod dogs can run 100 miles a day, but they train for it year round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebmiller@gmail.com
    How far do you guys/girls ride with your dogs? Last Spring I was up to about 8 miles with mine, but our first 2 rides out this Fall, they seem totally worn out at about 4-5 miles. Maybe it's still a bit too warm for them. I want them to have fun and get some good exercise, but I also don't want to totally exhaust them. Of course, I know those Iditarod dogs can run 100 miles a day, but they train for it year round.
    When we bring out my border collie, and my BF's dobe, we will go for about 10-15 miles, and both dogs want to keep going at the end of the day. Depends on what breed you have, some are runners, and full of energy (i.e border collies, dobermans, boxers, labs, etc..) I mean it also depends on the condition of the dog, if it is a 8 year old hound that has just sat around the house for most of its life, bringing it out on the trails to exercise is just too much like work for them, and they are not in the shape to run that much.

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    Depends on the dog. When my german shepherd was 2-3 yrs old, he was in great shape and 6-8 miles was no problem. This year he hasn't covered so many miles on a regular basis and even on a cooler day, I can tell that he starts to tire after about 3-4 miles. If in doubt, start easy and your dog's strength and endurance will gradually improve.

    Don't forget, dogs don't ever get to coast-they are working uphill and downhill. And they only "sweat" through their mouths and paws.

    Your dog would probably nearly run itself to death to be with you, so keep an eye on him/her and be smart about the rides. I made the mistake once this year of running my dog too hard on terrain that he wasn't accustomed to (rockier than normal) and he ended up with some tears in his pads and a limp for 2 days. I felt horrible-I should have realized that trail would be hard on him. Even with tears on his pads, he wanted to go for another ride the very next day (that is dedication), but he had to sit out a few rides and then start again very gradually. He is totally fine again now, but I would hate to ever put him through that again.
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    My dog and I went for a ride today.

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    Sara loves it.

    Back when she was a pup (or better pampered princess)

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    Older and ready to go

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    My favorite, the thanks dad photo

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    Love to ride with my girl, I have not pushed her much becasue I wanted her to reach the one year mark before we really started doing longer rides. She'll be one year next month

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    Last pic sucked this is better

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    Mine is a runner! She loves running with me on the bike, I have to periodically stop and make her rest or else she would run herself to death! But if I ride in a group, or if I'm somewhere I'm not familiar with I don't bring her. I've had a couple close calls with her trying to cut in front of me but that last time I about scared her to death so I think she learned her lesson.
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    [QUOTE=davec113]That sucks about your laws... I have worked with my dog enough to trust him around kids, dogs, and horses. Cats and Cows on the other hand are fair game . Sometimes I will have a shock collar on mine if we will be around grazing cattle, etc. but I never really need to use it anymore. There are area where dogs are allowed off the leash, but if the dog cannot follow voice commands it can be an issue.



    Hey how well do those shock collars work? Mine listens very well but she sometimes will chase deer and I need to break her of that. She follows voice commands surprisingly well, I can even point a direction with my arm and she will go there. What brand of shock collar did you use?

    Thanks

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    My muffin: Luna

    Luna is a pit/shepard mix we got at the shelter in El Paso. Because everything is so rocky and spikey we tried some booties. No go. Poor thing slipped everywhere. She loves to ride with us but we limit the hard running as to prevent joint issues when she's older. She's 85lbs.
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    Wink I only have loaner dogs

    Some awesome action shots in here of your dogs Excellent thread

    Sadly I don't own any dogs, only have a small apt, but when I visit CO I get to "adopt" 2 very sweet dogs for the duration of my stay. Kitt and Daisee belong to El Beastro and are super well trained dogs who give no trouble on the trails and who really enjoy going trailing. Daisee is a cattle dog and has stamina out the wazzoo, Kitt is a mix coyote/dingo and isn't quite as fit as Daisee, but loves to run no the less.

    On the 401 ;Beast rode behind me (to make sure I didn't fall off the trail and him not know it ) and he kept them behind him just in case I freaked or something and they didn't get in my way to freak me any more than the exposure already was. Then when we reached the end of the exposed section and turned down into some sweet, twisty ST between Aspen he hung back with Kitt, but let Daisee follow me and holy hell is that dog fast; I hit about 25mph max and avg about 18-20mph going down and she was right there behind me the whole time, close enough I could hear her, but far enough to give me room.

    Here's a couple pics form my recent CO trip. First is me and them on the 401 in Crested Butte at the edge of the widlerness boundry, then on the decent with 'Beast and them enjoying some time on the river in Gunnison.
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    I have a ridgeback as well.. he weighs in at about 105lbs (very fit)..... He can keep up but his endurance is not as good as my Lab.... he's about the most obedient dog I've ever had though. Very focused. Ridgebacks are really intelligent, and very prone to arthritis because of their size.

    My lab is 55lbs and can outrun me on my bike ALL DAY LONG ...

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    Here's my newest rescue, Barley. He's a one year old Rhodesian Ridgeback and is a natural on the trail. Gustav the Weimaraner, also a rescue, would rather swim than run, but he doesn't miss a ride.
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    They broke the mold when Oliver was made.

    Loves to run with the bike...Can't get enough.

    Due to a new Park Ranger with new policies it's getting harder to run him in the usual places But we find ways.
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    Some great looking dogs all, love coming back to this thread Dogs give so much!

    Oh also have a soft spot for the labs and lab xs nice!

    Some updated of my lad Maxxis 4months now and hes really found his legs, occasionaly he gets t pla with his best bud Jack an 18month English Bull Terrier hes about as tall now though half Jacks weight!

    Will get some piccs of em playing together next time at the pond!

    Just some wild ones around home!














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    Wrong place...

    Thanks for keeping things positive.

    Here's two passionate dogs:



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    Chur bro!

    Nice looking dog's looks like heyre ordering burrito's or something LOL
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    What a great thread...love to see all the happy pups. Here is my pup Max. He will be six months soon. Hope to get some pics of him on the trail one day.

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