My dog, as you can see from my profile pic, loves to bike with me but seems to forget every spring what a mountain bike is. This is only his third season riding but in the peak of last year he was doing 14+ mile rides with me in the Kingdom Trails, no problem.
This year he seems extra hesitant to get back into the biking spirit. My first three attempts with him have been met with some initial success, closely followed by failure. He's a great dog off leash hiking and running, and gets a lot of that all year round in VT. Something just seems to click when we're biking and he goes from running along with me to bolting back to the car in the drop of a hat - his one truly saving grace is that he's got a great sense of smell/direction and always finds his way back to the car. He definitely has a fear of bikes but is something he's gotten a lot better with over the years.
I know that he'll get over this hump, as he has the last two seasons, but I was just wondering if anyone else out there has worked through similar situations and had any tips that might help my guy get back into the swing of things?