man that picture is dated, lolI have never seen a dog track straight when on a Springer. I cannot take the chance of a dog's movement being compromised or them being injured. I know that mine work straight on a lead, and they do love being biked.
If it works for you, great!
thank you for posting this!There have been a few posts on biking with your dog. One talked about the Walky Dog, I think I might get it over the Springer. Sienna is VERY active and pulls on walks. We live right near bike trails and I think it would be a great way to tire her out, not to mention my son would rather ride his bike than walk.
What are you considering a "youngster"? They shouldn't be biked until at least 18 months of age...I noticed a couple of things after I posted. I would be very cautious letting any youngster use a device with the dog. I am absolutely careful not to jerk the front tire suddenly. I don't think a dog could get hurt, but the pup is way too close to that tire and could get very scared and a child could panic and fall. A bike on a child would hurt and could critically injure the dog. These things are not meant to be used by children
Our guy used to pull on walks. We started using the Gentle Leader harness. and never use a flexy leash (they invite dogs to lead the pack). When he would try to pull ahead, we did an about face...every time...no exceptions!!! It took time and he (and we) got tired of it. But now, he walks at heel on a loose leash and collar (though my husband still prefers the harness.) We only have trouble if it is a windy day and there are leaves blowing...then he loses his mind (pup, not husband). Those days we go to the dog park and keep the walks short! Hope he grows out of that one someday! Good luck!
Because even running like mad for 15 minutes in a yard is less concussive than trotting on a hard surface. Additionally, playing in the yard includes periods where the dog isn't moving, but is stopped - sniffing, etc.18 months?
I understand keeping a puppy from running hard constantly for 30 minutes or more but if you had a huge back yard whats the diffrence in letting the dog run like mad for 15 minutes in the yard or for a slow trot on the bike for 15 minutes?