|Husky of the Month|
Congrats Nikita, Archer, and Cheyanne,
our November HOTM Winners!
Thanks to all for this month's entries!
|1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.|
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Our current rescue spotlight is:|
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!
Join date : 2018-10-19
|Subject: Dog shoes debacle! Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:43 am|| |
Hi, my 2 year old husky, Loki, and I have been working on running with a bicycle since I got him in July. We started with little half mile jaunts and now are increasing to the 5-10 mile range. He loves to run/pull the bicycle. He used to run beside me until he broke the bicycle leash pulling too hard on it lol. So currently he runs on a regular leash in front of me and off to the side a little, which allows me to monitor him more closely. We are working on learning commands etc on our local bike path and coming along nicely. The problem we are having is that if we run bare footed (Musher's secret) his nails file down to the quick and bleed. If we wear shoes (CE Canine Experience brand) his foot rolls over when he runs so we have to take them off not too long after we begin. I wondered if he was pushing too hard to keep up, so I have been exclusively coasting for the last few weeks and the problems remain. His shoes were sized at the pet store, though I am not ruling out that they could be on the big side. Loki always is excited for the bike and generally returns to home with plenty of energy after a ride, doing yard laps after we are done followed by a quick nap. I want him to be able to have a good and safe biking experience. Any and all suggestions are strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!
Join date : 2009-05-29
Location : Denver, CO
|Subject: Re: Dog shoes debacle! Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:24 pm|| |
From the image, it looks like you are running on dirt, correct? you never want to bike long on concrete or pavement, it is bad on the joints.
it is odd that the nails are wearing down that fast on dirt....
i would nix those boots, does not seem it is a natural fit for the foot or the run and could cause issues down the line.
if anything i would look at dogbooties.com. $3 a booty, you lose one no big deal and they keep them running in a natural stride. this company outfits all the big dog racing teams! and they are fast. just order less then a week ago and got them last night. been ordering from them for years.
jack with 3 on on our last hike, we lost one....
Join date : 2018-10-19
|Subject: Re: Dog shoes debacle! Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:33 pm|| |
Thanks the dirt is our road. We do a fair ammount on asphalt right now because we are learning and its a 40 minute drive to get to kind of nature, and 1.
5 hrs to get to a real mountain........ we are looking for dirt roads to run on too! Ill definately see if those booties make a difference too. Boy will I be sad if $3 booties beat out my $91 booties lmap
Join date : 2009-05-29
Location : Denver, CO
|Subject: Re: Dog shoes debacle! Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:41 pm|| |
i would be real careful running him on asphalt, it is so bad on their joints, just think about what it is doing to the nails, let alone the bones and muscle in the body with the impact. if you can ride on a sidewalk and get him to run on grass it will be so much better. or just visit some dog parks and let him run during the week and take the time to drive on the weekends.
these booties might not hold up on the asphalt since it is fabric and they will tear up, we would get holes in them walking with foot issues. they do much better on dirt and snow.
Join date : 2018-04-07
Location : San Diego
|Subject: Re: Dog shoes debacle! Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:32 pm|| |
I seem to remember reading that if you don't keep your dog's nails trimmed, the quick gets farther into the nail causing them to need to be kept longer to avoid cutting into the quick when trimming. (?)
If this were true, that might cause issue during running on harder surfaces and grinding nails down too far.
|Subject: Re: Dog shoes debacle! || |
|» Why does my Husky hate when I do this??|
by TwisterII Yesterday at 11:26 am
» Coat Issues
by sibmom Thu May 28, 2020 6:35 pm
» Husky Puppy guidance
by laifran Wed May 27, 2020 11:04 pm
» Incontinence or behavioral
by TwisterII Wed May 27, 2020 10:51 am
» Issues with eating
by Kdavlin15 Tue May 26, 2020 5:23 pm
» Leo's Scrapbook
by Kdavlin15 Sun May 24, 2020 6:31 pm
» Just introducing ourselves...
by Kdavlin15 Sun May 24, 2020 6:20 pm
» Critical Neighbours
by Kdavlin15 Sun May 24, 2020 6:18 pm
» Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014
by amymeme Sat May 23, 2020 6:32 pm
» Randomly Peeing
by amymeme Sat May 23, 2020 6:27 pm
» Introducing Bishop!
by RedFlashFire05 Thu May 21, 2020 12:23 pm
» Obedience suggestions
by Rory2020 Thu May 21, 2020 1:05 am
» Storm scrap book.
by Liv_Skye Sun May 17, 2020 12:29 pm
» Apollo Scrap book
by Liv_Skye Sun May 17, 2020 12:27 pm
» Husky Mom's Rock!!!
by TwisterII Wed May 13, 2020 11:32 am
» New Puppy! Kavik and Tulok's Scrapbook (Tulok starts page 4) updated 5/12/20
by Kavik_the_Havoc Tue May 12, 2020 4:14 pm
by TwisterII Tue May 12, 2020 11:27 am
» HELP PLEASE!!!! Slipped Disc / Crate Rest
by Lostmaniac Mon May 11, 2020 11:42 pm
» What Colour Is My husky pup
by Lostmaniac Fri May 08, 2020 10:46 pm
» Space through a telescope!
by amymeme Fri May 08, 2020 3:17 pm