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If you've ever heard of Skijoring, you will know the basic premises of what Bikejoring is. However, if you have never heard of any kind of "joring" there is no need to worry! Basically, all it requires is hooking your dog up to either yourself or some other form of vehicle (such as a bike in this case) and you set off down the road. While Skijoring is a winter sport that involves skis and snow, Bikejoring is great for pretty much any other kind of weather- from sunny to rainy. While being a super great workout for your pup, you don't have to work hard at all unless you decide to take the more difficult roads with many hills and obstacles. No matter which path you decide to take, there is no doubt that your Aussie Siberian will be able to keep up without a problem and enjoy it the entire time!
All you really need for getting started with bikejoring is a bike; no need for it to be fancy but if you are going long distances, gears may be required. For your pup, you will need good equipment to ensure that they are safe and won't be injured. This can be accomplished with a Bikejoring harness and towline that then connects to your bike. Once you have this equipment, you'll be ready to begin the activity. Just be sure to have water on hand in case it is a hot day and your dog needs a drink! Another important note to remember is that both the Australian Shepherd and the Siberian Husky have rather thick and long fur. Because of this, they will tend to overheat quickly. So keep the Bikejoring time to earlier in the morning or later in the evening during the summer months to prevent heat stroke.