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Old 2008-05-22, 12:55 PM   #16
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Genie accompanies me almost every day. I on my 26 and she on an extendo-leash and training collar.
She spends a lot of time out in front but she swaps over to "heel" on command - and when I say "look out" she quickly turns her head to see where I'm going.

Definitely use a training collar. I spent a couple of weeks riding with a dog whose owners thought could never learn to behave and he wound up being a great uni dog. I guess the biggest help, after the training collar and extendo would be to use lots of verbal cues and put yourself in a lot of situations where the dog has to conform to your wishes.
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Old 2008-05-22, 01:44 PM   #17
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I used to walk my Husky while riding a unicycle. But she passed away and now I have a 10 lb pug. I've tried to get her interested in walking with the unicycle, but she gets too excited and thinks my rotating feet are a game.

So that's at least 2 unicyclists with pugs. Any more?
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Old 2008-05-22, 01:51 PM   #18
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Does anybody else walk their dog while riding a unicycle?

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yes, all the time.

I've even tried to get him to pull me while gliding (big husky-collie mix) but I had to dismount when he went running off to sniff a mailbox .
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Old 2008-05-23, 10:42 PM   #19
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yes, all the time.

I've even tried to get him to pull me while gliding (big husky-collie mix) but I had to dismount when he went running off to sniff a mailbox .
Kris Holm does

Im learning to wheel walk then ill 1ft wwalk then gliding!
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Old 2008-05-24, 02:25 AM   #20
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Kris Holm does

Im learning to wheel walk then ill 1ft wwalk then gliding!
I just need to train my dog......

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Old 2008-05-24, 03:27 AM   #21
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I wouldn't dream of submitting a dog to that.
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Old 2008-05-24, 04:36 AM   #22
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I've tried it. It's really a combination of how well behaved the dog is and how well you ride, start, and stop. In my case, it's pretty marginal all around, so this is not something I normally do. Brutus here would be okay except he's gotta pee at every bush, and Caesar (not shown) has got to run and then stop and run and then stop, etc.
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Old 2017-10-28, 08:07 PM   #23
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Went mountain unicycling today, still had energy left. Decided to give "walking" my doberman a try. Was expecting her constant pulling and darting to make it impossible... it was actually trivial to deal with. I used my 26" Torker LX which has extra long cranks, giving me monstrous stability. Dog didn't cause me to dismount even once. Took her on at least a 3 mile "walk", she's one happy girl.
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Old 2017-10-28, 09:17 PM   #24
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Yeah, unicycles are great for dog walking - you're actually very stable and hard to pull over. My dog likes to chase after the occasional squirrel, and I just yank her back. My foster dog can be a jerk about seeing other dogs, and I just yank him back, too.
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Yeah, unicycles are great for dog walking - you're actually very stable and hard to pull over. My dog likes to chase after the occasional squirrel, and I just yank her back. My foster dog can be a jerk about seeing other dogs, and I just yank him back, too.
It can depend on how much the dog weighs and how strong she is. I started my dog when she was young, and when she went for a squirrel, I just kept riding. She'd tumble and get with the program, and it only took a few learning trials for her to get it.

A heavier, stronger dog, which she grew into, would have been a greater challenge to many unicyclists.

Now she is so with the program that I can tuck her leash into my waistband so my hands are free to juggle 3 clubs while walking her. I don't do that too often, because it really feels too much like showing off.
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Old 2017-11-04, 11:10 PM   #27
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Most of my uni-riding is with a dog. He keeps me fit! See another dog on leash in my avatar. It's not that hard. The trouble comes when the dog crosses behind you and pulls your arm across your back. If you don't switch hands fast enough you go down. And if the dog is after a rabbit or squirrel forget it--you gonna crash (because you can't switch hands fast enough). But sometimes I just jettison the leash when it's gonna cause a crash. Sometimes the dog stops to smell the flowers just as we are entering a steep chute or something--that's when to let go! Nevertheless, I usually come off the uni and eat dirt a few time each ride courtesy of the dog. But it's so much fun that I don't care. No serious injury to me or dog yet and its been a few years and prolly thousands of hours so knock on wood! BTW, the dog I 'walk' is 105lbs and all muscle, FWIW.

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