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Old 01-04-2011, 05:38 PM
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Bikejoring advice please?

Sorry new to the whole thing but I am really interested in bikejoring or the scooter equivilent. I've been looking into what gear I'd need and I just want to make sure I get it right.

Bike or scooter (obviously)
Web harness,
gagline
and carabiner to attach the gagline to bike/scooter.

I'm only doing it with one dog so I want to make sure I get this right first time. Obviously I would need saftey gear etc. Only other issue is finding somewhere to do it.

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If by web harness you mean X back harness then you've got everything right!
Feel free to ask any questions!!
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yes thats the one! Are the carabiners the bunge ones? I have seen a few variations so am not sure what is best as well as having a budget
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yes thats the one! Are the carabiners the bunge ones? I have seen a few variations so am not sure what is best as well as having a budget
I have a tug line from this company, it had the whole thing in one. Works very well for us. I have two dogs so I have a duel one and the neck line that connects the dogs at the collar.
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I have the regular harness that you would use for walking and they have worked so far this company also has the ones make to size for your dog. We have had our scooter for about 3 years. We have the dirt dawg its great for pavement but if you want to go off road I would choose one that is appropriate for off road. The dogs love it and its fun for me also.
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yes thats the one! Are the carabiners the bunge ones? I have seen a few variations so am not sure what is best as well as having a budget
(I'm not exactly sure what you mean so i am going to guess)
Sometimes the bungee will come made into the gangline and sometimes you will have to buy it separate. I don't know what companies you have over there but here (US) are some over here that I like and are relatively cheap.
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I've bought stuff from Black Ice. They make really nice stuff and they especially work with beginners and they are extremely nice and helpful.
I have never bought anything from Mountain Ridge but I know many mushers who have and they are very happy with their products. They are a little more professional than Black Ice but they are a bit cheaper.

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Thank you so much for the advice and sorry it's taken me a while to reply back. I've started introducing a few training words to my Yuri. I'm looking at a bike to get, what do you think of this one? BossStealth 26in dual suspension mens bike | Littlewoods.com

I've actually found someone who makes gaglines and harnesses for really reasonable prices. She also made my pups collar, double ended training lead and a trafic lead (a very short lead) and I can't recomend her enough!

I'm going to a dog show next month so will be looking into a proper bikejor converter as I'm not sure I trust myself with a carabiner... and I'm also looking into the side runners for now to get him used to the bike.
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