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Biking Your Dog

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Who does it? My GSP is still not quite a year old, and has bounds of energy. Walking him does nothing, and I understand and accept that. He likes to run off leash at the soccer fields near my house. Anyways, I'm wondering if anyone bikes with their dogs? I know there are some products out there like the walkydog, and the springer, that seem to be beneficial for the dog's safety.

I haven't started biking with my GSP or anything. It simply occured to me as a good way to give him the exercise he wants and needs, but before I tried I wanted to know how to do it the safest way? Or should I not at all? Tips? Thanks!
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I have a 3 year old beagle, Hunter, with TONS of energy! I have a WalkyDog for my bike. I cannot recommend it enough. I got mine off of Amazon about a year and a half ago. I read the reviews on there and just couldn't resist. I bought the same day I discovered it. We ride 6-8 miles a few times a week in the spring, summer, and fall. He's mostly at a jog pace the whole time. We run next to a river so having enough water is not an issue. We take short breaks so he can swim and drink to cool off. We live in the country so there's a lot of critters always running around. While Hunter is trained to not try to dart after them, it does happen every once in a while. The WalkyDog somehow absorbs all the energy and doesn't effect me in the least. He's 34 pounds of pure muscle so that's impressive to me. I've also tried it on my dad's 85 pound black lab/mix (we kinda think German Shepard) who is also pure muscle and not very well trained. He was unable to pull me over either. I do recommend usually a harness when biking with a dog though.

That's just my two cents and hope it helps! Feel free to ask more questions if you have any.

Sorry for any typos or grammar errors. I'm writing this on my phone and the autocorrect is killing me lol.
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