Fingerless gloves with padded palms are awesome – cuts down on fatigue, protects your skin if you wipe out

In terms of bikes, they’re so hi-tech now we have no idea what’s good. But we both doubt the need for titanium frames with shock absorbers, and 4k price tags. And here’s our final thought – tandem??

Even without dogs, in our house we call them divorcycles. With dogs, it’d be a bloodbath! I’ve seen people mountain biking on them, and I think they’re crazy. That gasp in the forest is me, staring. Lumpy terrain and two bodies shifting around . . . nope.

Then again, if anyone could train two Beagles to tandem mountain bike, it’s you two. But, I’d suggest stacking the odds more in you favor and going in pairs. 4 wheels good! No offense Kirby.

I would have thought that there aren’t that many people in our situation where your dog loves to play with others but can’t be trusted to stay close

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And then there’s those pesky Beagle types to think about. I’ve tried running with both of them tied to my canicross belt and they can never resist having a play fight when I least expect it. It’s one thing dragging two wrestling dogs behind you when you’re on foot, but on a tandem? Nope, I’m dedicated to my doggies, but not that dedicated.

the enclosed dog area is still in talks! i received a letter back saying to come to the next meeting they are having to propose my plan. just waiting to hear back when it is. was thinking about going down to the park and stopping some dog walkers to get some opinions, thought it would look good to present some actual local feedback. 🙂

I didn’t know that you’d taken things so far! Just a thought and it might not be appropriate but have they considered an enclosure that could be rented out at certain times – for agility practice etc?

i could certainly mention such an idea, but i doubt it could be done in the same area as people would be wanting to use it all the time (hopefully!!) but i could bring it up and see what is said.

I know what you mean. I Kemerovo women looking for american husbands can’t think of any way to practically do something like this. That isn’t allowed in the park (I asked!). Perhaps people would even use it to give lessons – so classes in the park.

Most breeds aren’t like that. A lot of people would value an enclosure to keep their dog away from others – either during training or because of behavioral problems.

There’s a dog enclosure at Ballahouston (too close to the road for my liking). Sometimes when you use it everyone is very considerate and if a dog is in they’ll always ask if it’s OK to enter. Other times you go and there are some really inconsiderate people that shove aggressive dogs in and drive everyone else out.

But I do know that lots of people would love to be able to rent somewhere for agility, training etc

I was told that there used to be an enclosure in RG but they did away with it because it wasn’t used. The majority are happy to let their dogs run free in the park. So to make it worthwhile and of value to more people maybe a bit of creative thinking is needed?

there was a tiinnnny area that was enclosed for dogs but it only ever got used for dogs to poop in!! these are all things to be considered anyway. and if i do get round to asking people in the park, i could bring up these ideas with them and see what the general consensus is. the unfortunate thing about areas such as these are like as u said, people abusing them byt just letting their dog loose and not watching how they behave. it should be an area all dogs can enjoy. not one for people to just shove their dogs in and not care.