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Features June 2016 Issue

Two Wheels, Four Legs

Running while attached to a bicycle is not for all dogs. But under the right circumstances, some really enjoy it.

Two Wheels, Four Legs

Biking while your dog runs alongside.

On the very first page of the very first chapter of his acclaimed book, The Well-Adjusted Dog, Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic Director Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, DACVB, says that “very few” dogs get enough vigorous daily exercise, making a strong case that all the neurotic behaviors in which dogs engage (whining, panting, pacing, aggression, barking, and so on) could be ameliorated with some heart-pumping daily activity. He puts this ahead of diet, training, environmental enrichment, and…

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