5.07.2008

vélo avec chien

You don't have to have a miniature dog to promenade with your pooch. I wish I could do this with my cat, but I believe she would never forgive me.

10 comments:

chic cyclist said...

I was just asked about how to ride with a dog, and I don't have a good answer. Is there any resource that discusses biking with dogs?

Lilia said...

Putting it in your pocket is probably safest. I have heard that those bike/leash extension thingies are dangerous. Best not to do it or just hold the leash in your hand like this person is. Go slowly. Hope for no squirrels.

KT said...

This lady was riding very, very slowly. And she was riding on a designated bike lane in a park, so she and her doggie were quite safe and sound! I didn't see any squirrels.

chic cyclist said...

Hmmm, what about larger dogs? A pocket probably won't work with a Boxer. Here is the specific question I got:

"..hey...do you or your network have any ideas on riding with a dog? I sure could use some help...he responds by voice command..he does have to be leashed some times so riding with him with the leash
Is a good question. Maybe this is good question for your blog."

I'm not really sure how to answer this.

Lilia said...

The pocket comment was meant to be funny. Alas.

It's a very good question. Honestly, I think biking and dog walking aren't a safe match. But every dog owner is responsible for their collective safety. Probably a well-behaved dog without a leash is the only solution. If you find a more fun answer, please let us know.

chic cyclist said...

Well, a long time ago I used to ride with my German Shepherd under voice control. Everything went fine, except that one time...

I still have scars on my hands and knees from the pavement. Sigh.

KT said...

I am not a dog owner, but this lady seemed to have it down... uber-slow speed and leashed pup on a separated bike path in a park. (location location location?) Maybe her dog is extremely mild-mannered and well-trained. For example, I wouldn't do this with a pitt or a rott. Next time I see her, I'll ask!

Anonymous said...

My answer doesn't really address the letter of the question but I'll throw it in anyway; I ride both adult 2-wheelers (old Schwinn and other makes 3-speeders)and a recumbent tadpole-type trike. It's the trike that I use when I want to combine cycling and dog walking. I use a handheld 6-ft leash with the hand loop in my left hand on the left handlebar (under seat steering) and the leash laid across my lap and fed loosely out my right hand which controls the Elkhound. I decide where we go but she decides how fast we go and how often we stop. I added a rear disk brake with the lever on the left since that's the hand always controlling the trike.

Behind the seat I have a rack with a small plastic open-top kennel cage and that is where the Corgi rides.
alf

KT said...

That sounds adorable! Wish we could see you in action with your two dogs in tow!

meli said...

dog: fancy jorg&olif ride there master
master: hurry up or no treat