bike tow leash

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by Hector, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Bit the bullet and finally bought this! Hector would not run happily off leash next to a bike, so I got this and it works very nice and he trots nicely next to me without any complaints. Well he complained a bit but stopped. Showing you the before bike leash video and after. [video=youtube;U5ZVOh7E-P0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ZVOh7E-P0[/video]
     
  2. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    [video=youtube;ggB9tf52t2U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggB9tf52t2U[/video]
     
  3. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Oh and Mutt is like get this off of me! [video=youtube;nqzw3jbshgU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqzw3jbshgU[/video]
     
  4. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Hey, that works really well. Do you groom Mutt yourself? Because he looks great.
     
  6. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Thanks! It does. Worth the money. I was grooming him myself. I was and am planning on taking him to the groomers to get his coat shaved half length. All I did was shave his legs and I do keep his bum shaved otherwise he gets poop on it. I tried to shave his face but with little skills and no clipper extension it was terrible. His coat looks really nice because of the shea conditioner.Deb the rescue lady calls Mutt the llama boy because of the shaved legs.
     
  7. danielleconn

    danielleconn Member

    What shea conditioner dio you use? Zoe has super dry skin this year!
     
  8. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Earthbath sheapet shea conditioner from amazon. It worked really well on Mutt and he did used to have dry flaky skin, but not anymore. I also used it on Hector, but his skin wasn't flaky so I don't know if it had the same effect on both dogs. The conditioner is concentrated so use a little and rinse a lot. It left a bit of residual on Hec's coat because apparently I did not rinse enough - crazy. Not overbrushing and bathing in cool-low warm water helps.
     
  9. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Test run with SAR hounds!! Hitch (first pic) has excellent voice control. Cedar (2nd pic) pulls like a freight train. Since she couldn't use her nose, she looked like she was skip hopping the whole time lol. She didn't pull because she was confused and the main thing was she couldn't her nose. When that dog put her nose to the ground, you better be ready - kid you not. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. danielleconn

    danielleconn Member

    So with the pulling, it doesn't pull you over? What bike tow is this? It seems functional for our lifestyle if I could find an empty location to use it.
     
  11. JamieHalverson

    JamieHalverson Active Member

    I was wondering this, too. I think Yogi would love doing this, and I want to work on his conditioning, but I'm not a confident bike rider at all. I'd have to practice before I ever hooked a dog up.
     
  12. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Cedar tried to pull me at one time, but it didn't budge so it does control the dog very well. Hector sometimes runs along with the bike and it just propels the bike forward and doesn't make me lose control. I like it a lot. I was waiting on my co-worker to make me a dog scootering rack thing that attaches to the bike and you harness the dog up to the rack, but he's taking forever and I'm like forget it lol. He will still make it for me one of these days.
     
  13. danielleconn

    danielleconn Member

    So did he makes this bike tow for you as well? Or where did you buy this from?
     
  14. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

  15. JamieHalverson

    JamieHalverson Active Member

    So I just bought this today. Well, and also a bike... I think the first bike I've owned since I was probably 12!

    There's actually a coupler accessory to run 2 dogs on the same bike tow leash. Got that, too! These dogs are not gonna know what hit them, lol.
     
  16. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    Contrary to popular belief, riding a bike does get rusty with out use. Make sure you get comfortable on the bike before you hook up a dog or two! I couldn't believe how wobbly I was when I got on a bicycle after not riding one for years. And I rode motorcycles! :) Have fun!
     
  17. JamieHalverson

    JamieHalverson Active Member

    Oh, I have a very healthy fear of the bike! We are hitting the trails for a short ride today and the tow leash won't even come till later this week. I'll ease Yogi into it first, he's pretty comfortable with learning new things. And Lillie might be too young for very long rides at all. She'll be a year on the 15th.

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  18. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Oh my my my!!! Let me know how it goes!!! I think they will both be awesome if they are not crazy pullers/reactive. I do bike reactive dogs on it. A 40 lb rottie mix or a mini rottie lol and he tends to pick up speed when he sees dogs/people/cats and you do have to be able to control the dog by blocking with your leg or steer him with the leash or even just slow down or speed up. It's great fun, but a pain in the ass with reactive dogs lol.
     
  19. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    She can do a trot.
     
  20. JamieHalverson

    JamieHalverson Active Member

    Yeah, she should be good for slowish shorter runs for now. But really so will everyone, we are all pretty out of shape!

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