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Nothing short of miraculous - worth the cost
on July 3, 2015
I am a casual bike-rider, and for the last few months have been riding perhaps 10-12 miles a week with my 1-year-old Weimaraner, who has boundless energy and a very strong hunting instinct. She is easily distracted by possible prey (including blowing trash, squirrels, and butterflies), and so although she was excited and cooperative about running alongside the bicycle, I was forever on-guard for every possible problem, riding the brakes down every tiny hill, hyper-vigilant to the dog's movements in an attempt to anticipate and stave off issues.
I was hesitant to spend the money on this product (it is expensive), but I wanted to be able to relax a bit while riding my bicycle with my dog.
I have used the Bike Tow Leash twice now (it was delivered yesterday), and it is nothing short of miraculous. The product is simple to install, simple to adjust, and it connects easily and securely to the dog. The tow-leash has enough flexibility for the dog to run happily, but the dog is held in the heel position as it runs beside the bike. If the dog is distracted and heads away from or toward the bicycle, the tow leash holds the dog safely in line. After a few curious hops, my dog settled in happily, seemingly pleased at having been given firmer direction. Additionally, the tow-leash telegraphs turns and speed changes, supplementing my verbal commands.
I've written a long review, but to sum up ...
I used to ride my bike WITH MY DOG and now I am able to RIDE MY BIKE with my dog.
The difference is amazing.