25 Thoughts to “Dog Training Tips : How to Ride a Bike with Your Dog

  1. Hey There! Thanks for this helpful video. By the way, I notice a lot of people keep on talking about Xobodog Training (search on google), but I’m not sure if it is really good. Have you considered this dog training program known as Xobodog Training? I’ve heard some great things about it.

  2. Your dog seems fearful of you and the bike. Maybe you have something to do with this?

  3. Me again… I have a couple routes that take us various distances. One is about three miles and the other about two miles. You won’t have to trim your dogs toenails as they trim naturally. Build up to going a distance so your dog’s pads have a chance to thicken up too. Stay at a slow trot and your dog will get a wonderful challenging workout that you won’t give her when your walking. Ok, I’ll try to stop now.

  4. wreck because of her. Most of the time she only stops abruptly to pee or poop. Cant figure out how to have her let me know when, except for her head, nose and body language. Sorry If Ive taken up lots of room, but I am having luck with my dog and training her to heel next to my bike.

  5. out in front of you, your not in control. These have been my experiences with training my American Bulldog to heel beside my bike. Oh, and I always carry plastic bags for picking up poop if she does it in No-no places. So have fun. But always remember to be sooooo on guard about what’s going on around you and way out in front of you. Also, I hold the leash in my hand so that I can let go of it in an emergency situation. I don’t like letting go of her, but Im not going to allow myself to

  6. stop abruptly to sniff. My dog is not afraid of my bike as the dog in this video seems to be. Perhaps once he gets out on the road or trail, the dog becomes more comfortable with the bike. I can’t imagine having two dogs, who heel next to the bike. But if he does, then more power to him. Make sure your dog has the concept of heeling next to you while walking. Get an approprate collar for control, NOT a harness, you might like the idea of being pulled down the sidewalk, but if your dog is

  7. I ride FACING traffic. Im sure the rule for riding WITH traffic was created BEFORE TEXTING. So I ride nest to the side of the road, facing traffic and my dog rides on my right side. This is an ideal way, whether your riding sidewalks or streets. In this position, you have your dogs attention more than if he/she is trotting next to the side of the road, and the mail boxes and bushes, all of which have been peed on by some other dog. I found that when she trots next to the grass, she tends to

  8. her heel next to me. I am in S. Florida at this time and the sidewalks here are wonderful. Nice and wide and some not even next to the road but meandering along side it. My strongest arm is my right, so I have my dog heel on the right side. She knows stop, and she knows turn. I should have taught her left and right but “turn” gets her attention and she alerts to the slightest turn of my front wheel and follows or leads. I often ride on the suburban roads that do not have sidewalks.

  9. Ideally what you want before you get started on a ride too far, is to have your dog poop and pee, then you can relax some, not having to worry so much about your dog having to “go”.
    My dog sits to go out. I dont tell her, she has to think for herself. To get her to heel beside my bike, if she went out front of my wheel, I would stop my bike and coax her back to me, with “good girl” then position her beside me and proceed. She loves to go on her trots so she hates when I stop her and make

  10. I made the mistake of going too fast at first. Thinking how cool my dog and I looked like, but after she put the brakes on a few times to pee or poop, I sure learned my lesson. Now I choose a speed I could maybe live through wrecking at, which is a slow trot for her. I also have a leash with a bit of an elastic pull. I’ve learned to watch for her body language that she has to go and look for a place to pull over and let her sniff around. I have also taught her to pee on command. So

  11. She nearly caused me to wreck several times by darting off in one direction or another and nearly pulling me over in the process. I changed from the choke chain to Canine Solutions collar that has a nose piece.. the difference was night and day. I though for sure I’d have to work with her but the first time I put it on her, I had immediate, positive results. Unlike most leashes or harnesses, you have control of the dogs nose and the dog goes where the nose goes, well, most of the time.

  12. There is no safe way to ride a bike with your dog heeling next to you. It is extremely dangerous and I do it three or more times a week. I use to have Belgium Sheppard who I taught to heel next to my bike WITHOUT a leash. But now I have an American Bulldog who i got when she was about a year and a half old. I have been working with her for about five months. She has been a hard one to teach because she has an interest in chasing things. From birds in the yard to ants on the floor………

  13. This video really doesn’t provide training tips on how to ride a bike safely with your dog.

  14. Nice how he had to drag the dog into frame and it then ran off as soon as it could. The dog looked nervous and not happy to be this close to the bike and/or its owner. NOT how you’d like an ‘expert’ to show you how it’s done.

  15. I taught my 8 year old newfy mix to do this today. He’s completely bombproof and good, but overweight. I started slowly and in about 2-7 minutes we were running. Because hes not in shape, i gave him trot breaks every 1-3 minutes. Then I took him back home, waited 20 min and went out again. It takes a while because they stop and sniff sometimes, so be aware. Also Never tie the leash to you bike, always hold it encase you have to let go quickly. ITS REALLY FUN! and my dog loves it!

  16. Do NOT do this!!! It is very dangerous for you and for your dog. One or both of you will likely get hurt sooner or later. If you are in denial and feel you must do this, do not hold the leash in your hand or attach it to your handlebars as this video suggests; if the dog suddenly veers (squirrel? cat?) or if you need to suddenly turn (road hazard?), you will crash. Attach the leash to the back of the bike with a spring. Better yet… walk or jog with your dog.

  17. its the best way to train a dog to stay close, i dont think they realize its the bike that makes you go faster than them so they are always making sure you dont take off on them. once a dog is bonded to you take him to a strange trail and make him chase you lol

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