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post #1 of 12 Old Mar 9th, 2006, 7:39 am Thread Starter
 
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Question Are dogs natural motorcyclists?

Noticed some strange the other day. I was taking my dog to the vet and she was sitting up front in the passenger seat. As I was rounding a right hand curve in the road I put out my hand to give some support to her but found out she did not need it. Sitting there in the seat she was leaning into the curve. I decided to make the trip a bit longer and went through several more curves both to the left and right. In each case she leaned into the curve.

I think I am going to take the other dog for a ride and see if he does the same thing.
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post #2 of 12 Old Mar 9th, 2006, 7:45 am
 
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Don't know about all that. But I can tell you, most motorcyclists are natural DOGS!
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My dog does the same thing
I have not figured a way to get her on the bike though

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I think like humans, some dogs are naturals, and some are less so. Some years back we had a black Lab and a Chow-Shepard mix. I had a big old Chevy work van that had industrial (low nap) carpet in the back open area, so the dogs could get great grip when on twisty roads. I would look back sometimes and marvel at my Lab's movements, just standing or sitting regally, and leaning ever so naturally into every curve. The Chow mix was not so good at this.

One day I was heading into the recycling center, so I had a bunch of bags of cans/bottles in the back with the dogs. I look back once and the Lab is sitting there as usual... But the Chow mix has been thrown off-balance and is essentially stuck (because of the G's) face-first, butt up in the air, into a bag of old cans! She was a strong and coordinated dog in all other respects, but riding in cars was just not her forte!

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Our Lab loves to ride in the car with her face out in the window, catching all the outside aromas. She does a good job of bracing herself on turns.

The mutt dog, who actually seems smarter in some respects than the Lab, lays on the floor of the car drooling all over herself out of nervousness or fear. Go figure...

The cool thing is if you say "Want to go for a ride in the car?" in the exact same voice as "Want to go outside?" they both head for the car. They really pick up on the words.

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Don't know about all that. But I can tell you, most motorcyclists are natural DOGS!
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Hi All , we have 3 yorshire terrys and they ride along with my wife in the sidecar . They do good , but when we got thru stuff like the dragen (129) they kind of flop around ...Patric ...

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My dog does the same thing
I have not figured a way to get her on the bike though
Mike.. If you come up with an idea before me, please let me know!
Great looking pooch. I actually flew down to your neck of the woods (sort of) to pick my new family member up. It was from a fellow named M.J Cohen (Thor-Kourt) in Coopersburg PA. That was almost 6 years ago.
Been trying to figure out how to get him out for a ride with me for 4 years now.

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I think I am going to take the other dog for a ride and see if he does the same thing.
Any motor cyclist is able to tell you why a dog sticks it's head out of the car window

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post #12 of 12 Old Mar 11th, 2006, 2:40 am
 
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If you put your dog in the back of your ute and go for a drive, the dog will stick its head out somewhere and get a face full of wind and love it.

but if you blow its face with a fan turned up flat chat it hates it...
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