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Hey all,

 

so i've just ordered some canicross gear from indi dog. I have two huskies. Both are a handful and both are rescue dogs. Taylor is 3.5 and Blaze is 20 months. 

 

My plan is to start running with them both before i hook up the bike. They pull quite hard on the lead and occasionally start to play  with each other, which whilst hooked up to a lead is another level of challenging. 

 

Can anyone offer any advice of how to start encouraging direction changes, start/stop, slow etc......

 

 

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start doing it while walking I have found that that was the easiest for me...I just used left and right left-by right-by and whoaaa for slow down...and it does become handy while walking as well funny when I go down stairs with my 2 and go whoaa...whoaaa...stop...LOLOL

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lol was fun last night i got towed up hill by 3 dogs my boy and two pure Malamutes

The Mals live a few doors away and we were  doing a test run incase thier mom has to go away and i need to dog sit for her. wanted to give me some practice with them and see how they and Louie react to walking as a 3sum on a belt and not side by side with 2 people

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so ive started now and they seem to picking up some of the commands. I tend to sit back a little when i want them to slow down whilst saying the whooaa..

 

so far no accidents. ill keep you posted.

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I started shiloh very young while walking ha and gee. He knows his commands very well. Consistency and practice. Hes only 10 months so im waiting till 18 months to work him. He seams to live for it and really enjoys it.

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i read a few websites that listed "official" husky commands, however in the interest of me not looking too mad, ill keep to left and right :)

 

I also use "go" for moving forward. Well really its "go,go,go" :)

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I had a lot of advice on this forum when I started to train my two, 'walk on' is my favourite, an absolute must for walking mine. Cai picks commands up quickly but it takes a while for Luka.


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I had another go today, i think they are getting left and right, but it could just be natural sense of direction

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then change the route you are walking that will then give you a test result...

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so this morning i took them out and blaze decided to lay down half way through.... it cant have been longer than 1 to 2 km.

 

This evening i tried again, same result. Anyone else experienced this?

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could be to warm...to humid paws hurting could be anything...

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On 7/16/2017 at 8:01 AM, robke said:

could be to warm...to humid paws hurting could be anything...

im running at as early as i can and as late as i can..... Although im not wearing a fur coat! 

 

 

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I have a rule 13 cel. or higher no working the dogs...

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It might be the only too warm for them. I'll keep you posted. 

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so blaze is much better at pulling a bike or me :)

Taylor doesnt seem interested at all in anything husky related. She prefers a trot down the road puffing her tail.

 

 

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