Upping the Pack's Pace

August 1, 2017

I've bought my bicycle to Mutt Meadow! I cycle around the field for some of the time, when the dogs are with me during Pack Playtime.

 

I've found doing this has encouraged some of the dogs to follow me, trotting along side me or behind me, giving them that little bit of extra exercise if they wish. I walk round Mutt Meadow constantly when with the dogs and some of them follow me which is great so I though why not do this but get them running instead of walking for some of the time. 

 

I want this to only be a positive experience so if there is any barking, chasing or negative behaviour I'll stop immediately. Equally if a dog is scared of bikes or cyclist I won't ride when I have them at Mutt Meadow. And this is the same for if a dog is trained to keep still and sit when a bike is nearby. Also if the weather is hot I wont ride as I dont want anyone overheating.  I introduce the bike slowly and calmly and of course take great care not to get too close to the dogs when cycling at a gentle pace. 

 

There is nothing better than having your dog fill their lungs with fresh air and stretch their legs! 

 

 

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