I’m Thinking of Biking with my Dog, So Now What? – Part 2 / Gear

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Now that we’ve covered some of the basis of biking with your dog, let’s look at what equipment you will need to keep both you and your dog safe.  Before you begin, please make sure your dog is in good physical shape. They will be running for a prolonged period of time, so any small health issues can become bigger issues very quickly.  If you’re at all unsure if your dog can handle the stress, please check with your vet before you start biking with your dog.  Also, if your dog is under the age of 1, you really don’t want to put a lot of pressure on your dog’s muscular and skeletal system, as it’s still developing.  You can start teaching them to be comfortable next to a bike, and start teaching commands, but try and avoid having them run until they are over a year old.

OK, so now you’re ready to start, you’ll need to make sure you have the right equipment to keep both of your safe. So let’s dig in to the basics.

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