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    This is 3 and 1/2 year old Wyatt, a rescue that is the poster pup for what I call "Everydog." I have no idea what all he consists of.



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    Some shots of my dogs out on the local trails. The last Picture is them on the way home
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    My ACD is over 14 years old now and is retired. She enjoys long naps on the couch and a roaring fire.
    We do some short hikes but the 20 plus mile mtb rides together are for both our memories



    I could not ask for a better friend!

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    Hey Uncle Rico,
    Beautiful ACD you have there. She looks just like mine! haha
    I hope my ACD lives as long.
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    This thread is awesome. I am currently at school many many miles from my dogs, but this thread has made it a little better. I have however noticed a conspicuous lack of chocolate labs, so I present to you Walter. He is mostly passionate about eating everything, and looking for stuff under rocks.







    This is Eddie. He likes everything, but he is also totally wacko, so...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Driverfound337
    Bentley the Golden retriever poodle mix
    That. is probably the cutest dog I have ever seen.

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    Ok, sorry for thoses that have already seen this but it does realy belong here too.

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    Nothing beats getting out with the dog!
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    keep your dogs on leash if required to do so.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarperez
    keep your dogs on leash if required to do so.........
    Wow, I absolutely despise do-gooder scum like this. The man is clearly having a great time with his beautiful dog in the middle of nowhere, and all you can think to comment is that the dog should be on a leash. But, you didn't think, did you? Whatever 'the man' tells you, you do, like a robot, because you can't think for yourself. You appear to lack the basic intelligence to know when it is appropriate to do something or not, without being ordered about by a sign, or someone 'in charge'. Most people who say 'put your dog on a leash' don't actually own a dog themselves, are therefore unfamiliar with them, and are scared for no reason at all. Others, who do own dogs, lack the motivation or know how to train their pet properly. Subsequently, the dog is completely out of control and untrustworthy around people, and their owners perceive all dogs in the same way. Basically, people should just mind their own business.

    The only exception to this is if you're with kids and you truly feel you're under threat from an untrained dog, and there are plenty of irresponsible dog owners. Also, if you're out in the country or a national park and farmers or forestry rangers might have laid out traps or poison baits to kill feral animals. The dog owner may not be aware of the imminent danger, so it might be a good idea to warn them. Otherwise, if there is no harm done, shut your f%&king mouth and look the other way.
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    Beautiful dog. Awesome video. That brought smiles to my face watching the two of you have so much FUN. Thank you very much! GBB

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    this is great, is so unbelievable!! how dogs are part of our lives, like family, sometimes even more!! your dogs have a nice personality, I can see that in their faces and eyes

    congrats

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    Yeah, they communicate with their eyes, don't they. I can see exactly how my dog is feeling from the look on his face, but particularly his big, brown eyes. Dogs are the best people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarperez
    keep your dogs on leash if required to do so.........

    Its not required here.

    Its a large country with $hitloads of wilderness, the only other people I meet here are other dog owners.

    The only footprits here are mine, the dogs and the odd deer, moose and fox....
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    buster



    our new trail dog, buster

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarperez
    keep your dogs on leash if required to do so.........
    If you cared to read the thread... I know right? This is brought up many times, and argued to bone. We are not into breaking laws, we are simply enjoying the companionship of our pets, nay, friends... out on the trails. And most all of us do so legally on multi use trails where it is okayed.

    So, keep your comments on a leash when required to do so.
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    Lucy and Calvin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412
    This is one happy looking dog

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    Damn, that little guy is just so darn cute We had 2 of them there beauties when I was a kid they were fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarperez
    keep your dogs on leash if required to do so.........
    Not required.
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    My puppy, Layla.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    I love dogs. I love dogs more than people. I've never seen a dog stab another dog in the back for a promotion, or kill another dog over a religious dissagreement. This being so stated, on with the business at hand.
    The number of times I've had to lock up a brake and skid to a stop to avoid an unleashed dog, kinda kills my passion for your four legged friend on the trail. Why should I have to be at risk for serious injury or death because of your lifestyle choice? Oh, wait. Were we talking about second hand smoke, or dogs.
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    beautiful little dog

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    It's not easy to get Dig to pose for pictures, but here are two more with her. She and I still do several miles together every day.

    Today, in a fast corner at the bottom of a hill I dumped one of my bikes hard in some eighth-inch ball bearings that had been cleverly disguised as fine gravel.

    I slid a few feet and got up to straighten my brake lever and right away she started barking and jumping up and down with a big grin.

    When we got home she supervised my switching that bike over from 2.35 to 2.5-inch tires, and then she went back to sleep.

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    Just one recent pic of Buddy from this Fridays trail ride/run. I stopped at a small stream for him to drink, he found it soft on the bottom and dug it into a mud whole and proceeded to cover himself with it
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    Two of my favorite things - my SJ and my buddy Sam:




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    Neat thread! Here are mine...



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    My Vizsla, Rusty keeps getting bigger and faster...



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    This is Magnum. 2 year old Doberman. Loves to ride with me.







    Lets go! Climb on there and take me for a ride!!


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    miles and the nomad (post ride)

    4 yr old gsp, lab, rottie mix.
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    I'm glad to see people are out enjoying the trails with their dog... it is nice to be able to go out to enjoy the outdoors with your friend - but i just want to add that I've never had a problem when encountering a leashed dog while riding. Period, full stop.

    I have seen a lot of bad owners though, some dogs should not be let off leash. A lot of owners severely over-estimate how discipled and predictable their dogs are. I've heard excuses like "oh we're just trying to socialize him" after their dog runs under my tires. You can't train a dog unless you're in control - that requires a leash. You wouldn't take your kid to mcdonalds and let him dance around on the tables of people trying to eat their lunches, while telling them you're just trying to socialize the child! Sure any dog like any 2yr old loves romping and causing chaos but, you're burning serious social cred and rudely interrupting their bigmac or singletrack with that un-welcome boisterous behaviour...

    Anyways, I am not all doom and gloom, i do welcome responsible dog owners and very polite trained dogs on our trails. In fact i like meeting such outstanding specimens

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    i visit this thread every few months and every time i do i give my dog a big hug really makes you appreciate your faithful friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 120
    Neat thread! Here are mine...


    Gotta love the Border Collies - I swear, their ears are more expressive than most people's faces.

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    Grizzly enjoying our mild winter in B.C.

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    Nice pix! Rusty, Magnum & the GSP x look particularly serious about their mountain biking And the red&wh and B&W border collies look ready to herd up any straggling riders!

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    My dog Cienna at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve.

    She's an Anatolian Shepard someone left at the East Valley animal shelter three years ago.
    She's a great dog.
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    I have 2 red dobermans - Moses and Job - I will post pics later! They are only 7 months old but can outrun me on the bike - anxious to think how fast they will be when they are full grown!
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    Here is my Kuma:


    Now, look well, the danger is not where you think it is...............:





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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarperez
    keep your dogs on leash if required to do so.........
    want to be boring? ask for a forum for boring people...

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    Our Puggles

    Here are some pictures of our puggles George (Red Harness) and Pierre (blue harness). This is from a couple of weeks ago out at a trail called Al Sabo in Kalamazoo Michigan. There's a lot of cross country skiers out there during the winter time, but I never see any bikers out there this time of year. It's a great place to ride Spring through Fall though. Our puggles are so high strung that we need to take them out for a long hike at least once a week to let them burn some energy.
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    It's been awhile since I have visited this thread. Great to see all the dogs out on the trails.

    I was able to get Max out to his favorite trail for a little while yesterday...here are a couple photos from the ride.


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    ^That's my fav!!!!!!!!

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    We just adopted a dog over the winter.. just before the snow came I was able to ride with him around my yard.. he likes to bark at me as I pedal. I figure once we pass that 1st mile mark he will start to run behind me.. If I have to give him a goose with my front tire to get him to move he will learn!! Once i train him on my trails i can bring him along for longer rides.. We have a rule in one of the clubs I belong to if a dog is in the way give him a little tap and he will move.. Most of the dogs have never been an issue and I thinks its great that they get to come with us!
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    Boxers with Passion

    It just takes a few clicks of a freehub to start a Boxer frenzy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein
    It just takes a few clicks of a freehub to start a Boxer frenzy.
    Love it! My boxer just wants to bite at my pedals the whole time so he is stuck at home.

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    On the note:

    How do you keep your dogs from getting tangled up in your wheels? I've ridden with my dog before, and she liked to run either right next to me or right up on my rear wheel. I felt like I was going to hurt her while she was having a good time.

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    Train your dog - Seriously! If it isn't trained well enough to listen obey coommands to move ahead or behind a safe distance you prob shouldn't take it out on the trail with you. A tyre buzz at an early age also helps

    Quote Originally Posted by PaintPeelinPbody
    On the note:

    How do you keep your dogs from getting tangled up in your wheels? I've ridden with my dog before, and she liked to run either right next to me or right up on my rear wheel. I felt like I was going to hurt her while she was having a good time.
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    Doggies.
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    more pics of my German Shorthaired Pointer

    going to work on trail training this summer. still hyper. we switched to an easy walk harness which definitely helps with the pulling. allister rocks.
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    Maxxis and Mini Me Maxxis

    mini me aka Stella shes a wee beauty as big as she'll get and as mad as Maxxis so they go nutz when they see each other, love it..



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    little staffy! i would never have another breed, they're the best doggies.
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    My Dobermans!

    Yesterday on the trails -
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
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    Dobermans

    Those Doberman's are stunning.
    I am sure you make your presence felt when riding with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugbyred
    Those Doberman's are stunning.
    I am sure you make your presence felt when riding with them.

    Eric
    Thanks Eric - yup, people love to look at them and watch them run -

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    Lilli is my faithful biking companion.
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    Some video of my dog

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    Here we are about to head off, sure he's a funny-looking dog but he hops along !
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    WOW cool thread!
    i like how a lot of theses dogs ahve biking names!
    we have kona, kenda, maxxis etc..
    And now we have BALFA

    heres a video from january , he was 10 weeks old and enjoying he's first bike ride.
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    Balfa is now a bit more than 4 months old, i go ride with him in the streets about every 2-3 days, Theres too much snow in the trails to ride there yet but i went snowshooing s few times and he enjoys it. Balfa always stays somehwere he can see us(me and my better half) and out of our ways. can't wait top go MTB with him off leash!

    i'll get recent pictures of Balfa soon.

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    Why is there always one?

    Last night was the first time this year it's been good enough to take Lola out on the trails.

    To get to the start I have to ride about 4 blocks down a "reasonably" busy road.

    We've been doing this for over 3 years, dog is always on a short leash and runs very close to me. She's well trained and responds to verbal commands instantly. I'm in full control of the dog and we pose no risk to other road users.

    For 3 years car drivers have given us good clearance and there's never been a problem, after all while busy the street still runs through a residential neighborhood.

    Last night some b!$tch in a blue Mazda decides that what I'm doing is not acceptable so what does she do? She wails on the car horn right behind us before gunning the engine past us.

    Thankfully the dog is not easily scared and so was not at all spooked but had she flinched and deviated 18" to her left both of us would have ended up in a pile and crazy lady in the Mazda would have hit us.

    Only got a partial plate, and she was gone before I could catch up to her.

    Otherwise the ride was good, the dog and I had a blast and every other rode user was respectful with distance and speed.

    The dog: 60lbs of Entlebucher, and a complete sweetheart.

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    Sorry to hear about that woman acting so rudely. Don't let her get to you, and keep up the rides with your dog!
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    I don't think I understand this. can someone explain it to me?

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    You don't understand why we would take our dogs out on the trails with us?

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    Get a dog.

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    another black and white one

    This is Spirit with his favorite bike. When he see's this one come out of the carport, he knows what's up.
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    Amazing to see so many breeds of dogs here. Definitely time to take mine out more often and put images up. All pumped

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    Few pics of a friends dog named Miko that has been going with us for years. Even when my friend is out of town, ill stop by and take her riding:

    From this past weekend:




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    Cute dog....
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    This is Rusty. The dog. Not the bike. Rusty's almost one year old, and just learning how to run with the bike. He's doing really well! He's a Chocolate Lab, unpapered purebred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    thanks yours too, funny when mine is on the trail she reminds me a deer what's the story with the fawn?

    more pix of my pooch

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    a more recent picture of balfa..51/2 months
    now riding about twice a week on the streets...we are starting the MTB season next weekend. can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
    a more recent picture of balfa..51/2 months
    now riding about twice a week on the streets...we are starting the MTB season next weekend. can't wait!
    Very cute, Border Collie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
    a more recent picture of balfa..51/2 months
    now riding about twice a week on the streets...we are starting the MTB season next weekend. can't wait!

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    Only 5 1/2 months old and you are running already? I would slow down if you dont want your pooch to have serious bone and joint problems when it gets older. The bones havent fully developed at 5 1/2 months and you can A. stunt it, B. seriously injure it long term. Just some food for thought dont run your dog hard unless you have been to a vet and the vet says it should be okay to run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinkBarron
    Only 5 1/2 months old and you are running already? I would slow down if you dont want your pooch to have serious bone and joint problems when it gets older. The bones havent fully developed at 5 1/2 months and you can A. stunt it, B. seriously injure it long term. Just some food for thought dont run your dog hard unless you have been to a vet and the vet says it should be okay to run.

    I already talked with my Vet about it. he's ok with the dog riding at this time.

    I only rides a few Km when we go and stay at the dog pace(actually i slow it down a little cause the dog want's to go quite faster.), i dont run the dog hard at all.

    When mtb'ing, I usually like slow technical trails , the dog wont be attach to the bike so it will stay at its own pace.

    you can't really stop that type of dog from runing, thats what they love! just need to control them a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
    I already talked with my Vet about it. he's ok with the dog riding at this time.
    It's very interesting how there are conflicting opinions from Vets on this. I have a 16-month old german shep/lab puppy- when we got her, we were advised by 2 vets and a trainer to NOT run her for extended periods (i.e. biking) until she was at least 2 years old and done growing completely, to avoid any potential hip problems. Last week I saw a different vet in the same office, he advised we could start any time. He was of the opinion that hip/joint problems are almost completely genetic, exercise will only trigger the inevitable if hip/joint issues were passed on through the genes.

    I'm conservatively splitting the difference
    Taking her out trail building which typically involves maybe 20 minutes of riding on either end of a 4-6hr trail project. So she is getting used to bikes, friends and the woods, but not having to run too much. At this point I will just wait until fall before taking her on extended rides, it's only a few more months....


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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    At this point I will just wait until fall before taking her on extended rides, it's only a few more months....
    Awesome, FM!

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    that golden is adorable!

    a new one of me and my irish setter here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    It's very interesting how there are conflicting opinions from Vets on this. I have a 16-month old german shep/lab puppy- when we got her, we were advised by 2 vets and a trainer to NOT run her for extended periods (i.e. biking) until she was at least 2 years old and done growing completely, to avoid any potential hip problems. Last week I saw a different vet in the same office, he advised we could start any time. He was of the opinion that hip/joint problems are almost completely genetic, exercise will only trigger the inevitable if hip/joint issues were passed on through the genes.

    I'm conservatively splitting the difference
    Taking her out trail building which typically involves maybe 20 minutes of riding on either end of a 4-6hr trail project. So she is getting used to bikes, friends and the woods, but not having to run too much. At this point I will just wait until fall before taking her on extended rides, it's only a few more months....
    I ran into a couple with a young dog and they said they were told not to run the dog hard after she was over 2 years old.

    I take my dogs on slow technical slickrock. Lots of stops and an average moving speed of 4 to 6 mph, 5 to 7 miles total.. I think if I was truly hurting them they wouldn't come home and play grab-ass for another 2 hours in my yard.

    My AussieCollie was full grown at about 8 months. The younger mutt is around 9 months and still going. I've had other dogs that grew until 2 years old. YMMV.

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    I don't know about not running until older, my little guy was about 5-6 months when I realized that he loved the trails I've never had an avg speed over 6mph with him, but then again he also has super short legs - I ride for him when he comes with me and I do take regular breaks and make sure he drinks lots of water. I think from the pics you can see how much he enjoys the trails He's about 1.7 years old now.
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    @ FM, geolover: Your dogs look just like mine, except he's 9 years old now, so he's got a nice white goatee :-)>

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    I don't know about not running until older, my little guy was about 5-6 months when I realized that he loved the trails I've never had an avg speed over 6mph with him, but then again he also has super short legs - I ride for him when he comes with me and I do take regular breaks and make sure he drinks lots of water. I think from the pics you can see how much he enjoys the trails He's about 1.7 years old now.
    He'd probably be the size of a Great Dane if you hadn't run him too soon and stunted him.

    He lools like he might have Corgi in him. I love those ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
    I already talked with my Vet about it. he's ok with the dog riding at this time.

    I only rides a few Km when we go and stay at the dog pace(actually i slow it down a little cause the dog want's to go quite faster.), i dont run the dog hard at all.

    When mtb'ing, I usually like slow technical trails , the dog wont be attach to the bike so it will stay at its own pace.

    you can't really stop that type of dog from runing, thats what they love! just need to control them a little.
    Awesome! Just looking out for your pup I wasnt trying to be a *****.

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    I can't wait to get my dog trained up, she's a big ole lab, it'll be awhile before I can take her on longer rides,

    I'm thinking to take her on a super smooth trail in my area on a leash while I ride my bike,

    I've done it before while walking her around the neighbor hood,

    eventually I'm thinking of getting her off of the leash and employing the shock collar to restrain her from run aways

    What is the best way to go about this kinda thing, and she's super tame, sociable and well mannered, I don't think it'll be hard to get her to follow me,
    If a XC bike with 4 in. of travel goes down the RedBull Rampage course and nobody is there to see it, is it considered DH

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitropiro

    eventually I'm thinking of getting her off of the leash and employing the shock collar to restrain her from run aways,
    Spend the time and train the dog to obey your commands, and not because you electrocute her but because she wants to.

    A dog which obeys you because she thinks it makes you happy will always be better behaved than one who obeys you because she is afraid of pain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob
    Spend the time and train the dog to obey your commands, and not because you electrocute her but because she wants to.

    A dog which obeys you because she thinks it makes you happy will always be better behaved than one who obeys you because she is afraid of pain.

    I think electrocute is a bit strong for how the electrostatic collars work, I have one here at home that I have for my dog, I used it on myself on it's highest settings before ever using it on the dog it's more of a freak your muscles out than pain. Anyways you are right about training the dog to obey commands that is very important for off leash biking, as well as a very very very solid recall.

    Our motivation for the collar with our dog was when she was younger she used to chase game on sight, this posed a problem for when we flushed a rabbit/pheasant or dear behind me, she would be off like a shot! anyways the collars also have a audio/vibration mode which is what we used 99.9% of the time, I think in 6 years of using it I've used the 'shock' mode 2-3 times on the 2/10 setting. Heck the batteries in it have been dead for two years but she still wears it, and is actually quite excited to put it on as it means she gets to go for a bike ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by at0m
    I think electrocute is a bit strong for how the electrostatic collars work.
    Okay, maybe a little strong but personally I completely disagree with their use.

    If you cannot control the dog with voice commands it should not be off the leash, plain and simple.

    Reward based training takes time but is very satisfying for both owner and dog once it's successful.

    Each to their own, I don't want to derail this thread by starting an argument about shock collars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob
    Okay, maybe a little strong but personally I completely disagree with their use.

    If you cannot control the dog with voice commands it should not be off the leash, plain and simple.

    Reward based training takes time but is very satisfying for both owner and dog once it's successful.

    Each to their own, I don't want to derail this thread by starting an argument about shock collars.
    Agreed I was hesitant about it at first but we trained her for recall on the buzz, it's worked out great and allowed the dog the freedom of going biking vs not going biking at all. Our new pup once old enough will hopefully have a good enough foundation that it won't be needed, our older dog came to us at about 2 yrs of age and had a lot of bad habits ( the aforementioned game chasing ). At least the email on the thread reminded me I have to post pictures of the new pup!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by at0m
    Agreed our older dog came to us at about 2 yrs of age and had a lot of bad habits !
    Similar situation, our dog was about 6 months old and found abandoned in a dumpster. She was completely wild and no-one knows how long she had been surviving like that.

    When we got her home it took an hour to get her down 6 steps, she had no idea how to negotiate them and was terrified.

    Another 6 months of training had her socialized and very obedient. It took time and we learned from each other during that time but it was so satisfying to see progress and her true nature emerge. 4 years on and she's just a great dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob
    Similar situation, our dog was about 6 months old and found abandoned in a dumpster. She was completely wild and no-one knows how long she had been surviving like that.

    When we got her home it took an hour to get her down 6 steps, she had no idea how to negotiate them and was terrified.

    Another 6 months of training had her socialized and very obedient. It took time and we learned from each other during that time but it was so satisfying to see progress and her true nature emerge. 4 years on and she's just a great dog.

    New pic, just because....
    looks happy it took ours about the same amount of time 6-8months to get obedient and socialized, she's still not 'big' on other dogs but our new pup seems able to get her to play. The SPCA group we got the dog from put us in touch with a dog trainer in our area and we were able to get weekly sessions with her for a few months, really helped in building the dogs confidence and skills. Proper training is a MUST for dogs IMHO ( whatever method is use as long as something ), our new pup is on clicker training she just 'graduated' puppy class Sunday.

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    Furry Friends!! :)

    Here are some pictures of my old biking companion, she's 8yrs old or so now and has started to develop a bit of a bad leg/hip when biking so she's limited to hiking now. It makes the departure for biking a pretty sad affair because she LOOOVES biking

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    Here is the new biker to be once she's grown enough! I got a new frame the other day which scared her initially but once it was all assembled she took her first walk with the bike up the road to get used to being near it, I was actually able to ride it back up the street with her walking beside ( very slow! don't want to damage puppy's joints ).

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    My 3 year old daughter would go ga-ga over that puppy..too cute.

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    Rocket's a great trail companion. I'm a little worried his hips won't hold out for too many years. He looks like he's got a German Shepherd gait.
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    thanks for telling me strait up that shock collars shouldn't be used as a primary training device, I don't think I would want to be taught to follow someone if every little thing caught my eye and I was shocked because I pursued some creature,
    If a XC bike with 4 in. of travel goes down the RedBull Rampage course and nobody is there to see it, is it considered DH

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitropiro
    thanks for telling me strait up that shock collars shouldn't be used as a primary training device, I don't think I would want to be taught to follow someone if every little thing caught my eye and I was shocked because I pursued some creature,
    Just be careful on what they chase skunks and porcupines won't end well and in some places if a dog is caught chasing game they can be shot by rangers ( or so I've been told ). The collars are a tool, a whistle or clicker would work well if you can get the dog to recall with it, a good 'off' is important to. Saved my older dog a run in with a porcupine she caught up with and was sniffing

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
    a more recent picture of balfa..51/2 months
    now riding about twice a week on the streets...we are starting the MTB season next weekend. can't wait!

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    Nice name for your Pup Tarto!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
    a more recent picture of balfa..51/2 months
    now riding about twice a week on the streets...we are starting the MTB season next weekend. can't wait!

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    Very very cute dog, I'm a huge fan of border collies.

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    Not normal for the UK this early in the spring, but its hot out there, ground temp yesterday was 22c. I now plan my rides with plenty of water stops
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