Bikes and Dogs
I have a problem with bicyclists I have observed lately. It seems that they think they have found a cool way to exercise their dog while riding their bike. The rider holds the leash attached to his/her dog and rides merrily along, block after block, oblivious to the poor animal running along side, tongue hanging out, no water, no stopping to rest, pee, etc. While there is no law against doing this, it surely seems unnatural and cruel at least and dangerous at best. Might Bay Woof comment on this?
Editor’s note: We checked in with a few credible sources and conclude biking with your dog can be a fine experience—if done correctly. Experts recommend using a bike-specific tangle-free leash, attaching the lead to a body harness, implementing a solid and gradual training program first, and letting the dog set the pace. Riding inattentively while holding the leash sounds like trouble.
That’s Caninica Productions
I saw that the post on Canine Classics is up on BayWoof.com—yay! We’re so thrilled. However, our name and website were misspelled in print [“Clever Songs on Canine Classics,” July]: It’s Caninica Productions and www.CaninicaProductions.com.
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