We just sort of inherited a dog, and she’s young and lean and fast and likes to run. Well today I took her to my local muni loop, which doubles as a doggie park. The loop is a hilly one mile loop and we did four laps. She’s a good dog and comes when I call and she stayed with me the whole time, aside from dozens of short side sprints to check stuff out.
This is going to be a mutually beneficial. I get to go on more muni rides to “take the dog for a run”, and she gets the workout she craves.
The key is to be careful by making sure the dog will have a water supply (to drink and cool off) as well as check for injuries along the ride. I’ve done about a thousand miles with my dog and he has gone with the group.
My mate who I’m gonna be flatting with as of next week just bought a 6 month old Weimaraner… I’m looking forward to going gliding behind it, KH & Brew styles!
Has anyone got any tips for how to train a dog to be better at towing? I guess you’d want to be able to say “faster” or “slower” to good effect… and you’d want them to know to aim for the smoothest line available.
I have a cattle dog that would try to herd me sometimes UNTIL I RAN HER OVER TWICE now she stays clear and I take her on my rides everynight around the neighborhood and get in about 4-5 miles a night
P.S. Where in Upstate New York are you? I used to live in Oswego when I was a kid, still have family there
Aye, a good way to get the same level of security of grip on a leash while still maintianing the chance to get out of it when you have to, is to hold your hand out in front of you, palm up, thumb to the outside.
Hook the loop over your thumb and let the leash hang down.
Turn your hand down- and outward so the leash loops around the back of your hand and into your palm at the little-finger-side of your palm.
Let the leash lie in your palm, exiting on your thumb side and now make a fist and hold it.
This grip is incredibly strong but if you have to get out of it quickly, you can just relax your grip and it will unroll off your hand with no problems.
You should never stick your hand thru a loop. It can be fatal.