Walky Dog Low Rider Bike Attachment Leash Accessory well-wreapped
The leash extends 14.5'. If that, combined with the height
of your seat is not enough, you can attach the WalkyDog leash to your dog's own
leash, or simply substitute the rope in the WalkyDog leash to the desired
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This spring-like weather has me itching to get outside. I have always wanted to bike with my dog, but trying to keep steady with one hand holding the leash and him pulling is nearly impossible. This WalkyDog contraption got very good reviews, but I was wondering if anyone has actually used it. My dog is ok on a leash, but pulls very strongly when he sees anything that he is interested in. I think that he would probably be fine once we got moving and he was concentrating on running along side of me.
Any input would be appreciated.
On a side note- does anyone own one of these? If so, it would really great if I could borrow it for a trial session to see if it is worth buying.A dog needs exercise to stay fit just like a person. I spent some time searching the web for the right product until I discovered WalkyDog Dog Bicycle Exerciser. At first glance, it did not seem like much until I took my dog out for the first trip. My experiences and details will be shared with readers below.MrChevy-
Would you say that the Springer is sturdy? I read a lot of the reviews on both the Springer and WalkyDog and one of the complaints is that the safety release can release if you hit a bump, etc. My dog can be a puller when he gets excited, and I am worried that the unit will break (although I will probably have some sort of additional leash attached to a backpack just in case). Is it easy for the dog to pull you over when riding?
You know how Twizz is with pulling, so I am nervous that he will just topple me over with the bike. But, I know a nice long bike ride would be awesome for getting his energy out. I should get it on video when I try for the first time, because it should be interesting.(Shae)
I've not seen the WalkyDog, but do bike with my dog. I just use a gentle leader collar and leash. My favorite place to take Kiah when I ride is Cliff Cave Park. Any lightly used, relatively straight path would work. I've not been to the abandoned area where Eric takes his dogs, but that sounds like it'd be a good place to try biking.(Jerren)
Does anyone else ride bike? I just got a new bike and want to begin taking Sasha along for some exercise. I just ordered the walky dog. I was curious if anyone would like to share their experience using one of these. I own one and LOVE it. It's the only thing that allows me to keep up with my two 50lb terrier mixes. It's sturdy, well made and the bungee like effect of leash allows give if/when my dog tries to chase a squirrel or when we pass another dog.
The learning curve for both dog and human is pretty small. In fact, I tried to get my terriers used to it by walking them along side my bike with the WalkyDog and they were so excited to go that I felt it safer to get on the bike, say a little prayer and head off. It's scary when you first start because of everything everyone here is saying about pulling, darting, blah, blah, blah. But once you get going, you realize, it's not only easy but fun. Like I said, my dogs are terriers and like to chase. Even at a slow jog with them, if they pull, I barely feel it. And it only takes them one or two tugs to realize, they can't really go where they want if they pull so they stop pulling.
In addition, while you're on it, you can train them by voice to speed up, slow down, pay attention, get closer, on by, etc. etc and your ride becomes more and more enjoyable. The WalkyDog sits below your center of gravity so even my friends really strong Bloodhound doesn't pull me off balance. However, with that said, you shouldn't be learning to ride a bike at the same time you're teaching your dog how to work with this. But if you're a steady, aware, bike rider, this is the best tool you can utilize.
I like it MUCH better than the Springer because the Springer has a quick release in case your dog goes around a telephone pole and you go around the other side. What I say to that is 1) you should be more aware than to let that happen and 2) I'd prefer NOT to lose my dog on a street should the attachment spring loose. 3) If it's made to release automatically in those situations, how does it tell the difference between a telephone pole and a strong pulling dog?
With that said, when reading the reviews of the WalkyDog before I purchased it, I noticed there was a small portion of people who said the WalkyDog pulled off of the bike so I attach a regular six foot leash around my waist like a belt and hook it up to my dogs harness for the "just in case" incident. Though it's never happened to me.