Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

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Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

Post by daveswanson » Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:08 pm

I adopted a 5 month old black lab pup from a local Lab rescue organization 3 weeks ago. I have been slowly introducing him to the Ural. First was just a sitting session in the car without the engine running. Then a few walk around sessions with the engine running until I could see he was comfortable with that.

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Today was the first ride. We rode around the neighborhood quite a bit. I was amazed how easily he took to it. I was also impressed that he didn't try to bolt out after squirrels and other dogs. He definitely prefers the side in the wind rather than behind the windshield. The whole thing couldn't have gone better.

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Post by jvan1954 » Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:03 pm

Good looking dog. My Patsydog took to it the same way, other than my paranoia, it took maybe 10 min to train her to the sidecar. She has never once tried to bolt. I found that its best to pull the seat bottom and put some padding on the floor for her as it gives her room to lay down on long trips. Out of the 23,000 Klics I have put on the Ural I doubt that I have done 500 without her in the car. She is getting old (like me) and when she's gone I am not sure I will want to ride without her. She made a 1300 mile round trip with me and never had a problem. You are in for some wonderful times with him. Enjoy
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Re: Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

Post by cookiemech » Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:40 pm

Beautiful puppy. You and Joey are both lucky!
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Re: Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

Post by chaos2 » Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:13 pm

Nice! Never could get my lab to take to ride in the sidecar, way to hyper. Might try again now that she's the ripe old age of 5 :D
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Post by sagerat » Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:42 pm

Baxter’s only flaw was he wouldn’t ride in the hack. Black lab/Border collie mix. He woofs his approval from Dog Heaven.
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Re: Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

Post by SwampFox » Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:41 am

daveswanson wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:08 pm
...adopted a 5 month old black lab pup from a local Lab rescue organization 3 weeks ago....

Today was the first ride. We rode around the neighborhood quite a bit. I was amazed how easily he took to it. I was also impressed that he didn't try to bolt out after squirrels and other dogs. He definitely prefers the side in the wind rather than behind the windshield. The whole thing couldn't have gone better.
That's great. We've had to wait until ±16 months (even more for one of 'em) for our pups, and have a 7 month terrier mix now that is a long way from riding. Good Boy, Joey!
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Re: Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

Post by daveswanson » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:21 am

I started the day he came home by having him sit in the car. A few days later I had him walk around it a couple of different times while the engine was running. Yesterday I was very surprised how easily he took to it. I was worried he might try to get out and chase squirrels, but not a twitch.

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Re: Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

Post by Bigbikerrick » Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:03 pm

You did it right, Dave. What a beautiful looking companion you have. Congratulations, Sir!
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Re: Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

Post by jvan1954 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:24 pm

I think some dogs just dig it for their own little doggie reasons, mine was 5 yo when I got the ural and she just loved it from day one. Its a good thing because I know nothing about training a dog other than to love em.
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Re: Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

Post by tiltman » Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:11 pm

beautiful pup - congratulations!

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Re: Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

Post by El queso » Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:15 pm

Nice. And good for you for going the rescue route! You may try pulling off the windscreen - seems like most dogs don't like them.
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Re: Joey"s First Sidecar Ride

Post by Ragmanxx » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:00 pm

Great post.
My Lab rode with me for years.
He went over the Rainbow Bridge 2 years ago.
I have a big, clumsy, loveable Newfoundland now (along with 3 other from Saving Grace) and will try her out soon.
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