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Debden station ( during that time and intimate sollee already know that you've lost each other, a quick game of hide and seek have you reunited no time! Go back to the familiar paths where your dog first learned to walk off leash. Have the dog sit and stay while you go hide behind a tree, out of site. Once hidden, whistle, or yell, When the dog finds you, reward him again he knows he's always supposed to find you. Teaching your dog how to drink out of a hydration pack is a great way to ensure he stays hydrated on warmer days. There's not much magic to this, but ensure you can keep a consistent stream of water coming from the hose Fido gets adequately hydrated. Practice at home before you hit the trails on hot days. Speaking of hot days- 't run your dog distances on days that are too hot. There's no magic number, but use your common sense. If there aren't constant streams for your dog to rest and recharge, 't take him if it's too hot. When ready to move to the bike, start by taking your dog on short rides on your bike while leashed. This can be dangerous, make sure you're confident on holding a leash while your dog runs alongside. Make sure the leash is enough your dog won't get too close to your wheel. One thing I do is attach the loop of the handle to chest strap on hydration pack. That way if he pulls, he's pulling from center of mass and not likely to pull me off of bike. Go slow at first until you're able to have your dog trot alongside you without having him pull. When your dog is comfortable running alongside you on a leash, take him back to the trails you first learned to walk the woods off leash. While on your bike, have the dog sit. Unleash him and keep him seated. When you're ready to go, start slow and call for him. If he gets front of you, immediately give the command, follow, and stop and place him behind you. him for getting behind you, he understands he needs to stay out of the way. Most dogs understand this quite easily, but repeating the behavior until he grasps it ensure better behavior when on a longer ride or with a group. Once you've mastered your local stomping grounds, take him on a longer ride. The same rules apply. Leash him until you're ready to go, then ensure he's following alongside. As he gets more comfortable on more rides he learn to explore and come back to you. Practice the hide and seek rule on rides, too, to reinforce that behavior. The best rides for your dogs are rides that aren't incredibly fast. Remember, they're running the entire thing. A 20-mile ride for you is a massive day for your dog. Try to take him on rides with multiple water sources. Try to stay away from super hard packed, steep descents. This type of terrain is bad on the hips and joints for your dog. Just like us, dogs the loam! After a day of riding, give your dog a massage. Have him lie on one side and massage his hips and shoulders. Stretch his legs. Make sure to do both sides. Just like people, dogs need to recover from a big day on the bike. Choose your dogs rides wisely. 't run him every day, and give ample resting time between big runs. Make sure he knows how great of a job he's doing. between segments, stop and tell him he's a good boy! Dogs to be rewarded verbally and always appreciate the positive reinforcement. But the most important thing of all, have fun! photos by Ian Coble MENTIONS: @lacykemp I want a trail cat, please give me tips ....Acquire a jacked up 4x4, preferably diesel, even tho you never tow anything....or go offroad. Load up your bike and extra one...preferably with some pink or purple spokie-dokes. Go to a Country Bar or a locals only kinda suburban Pub at 3pm on a Tuesday. The one that's a little too easy to chat up, about 36yrs old low light...46 high...Once she has a buzz on, bring up everything awesome about mountain biking. She'll say something like OMG, omg...I always wanted to try that! I almost bought a