Video: Celebrate International Dog Day with This Trail Dog Compilation

Aug 26, 2019
by PNW Components  


Happy International Dog Day! We felt it necessary to celebrate our furry trail companions. We coordinated with local riders and trail builders to display the joy that is riding with your dog and we hope you're as entertained as we are! We believe your companion deserves to be celebrated as well, so be sure to take them out for their favorite walk, swim, hike, to the dog park, or on a ride if they're a capable trail dog.

If your dog wants to look stylish on the trails and has been looking for a way to give back to its brethren, we now have a limited run of PNW Components bandanas available here on our website. 100% of proceeds generated from the sale of the bandanas will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society


100 of proceeds go the Best Friends Animal Society. Get yours here https www.pnwcomponents.com collections pnw-gear products pnw-doggo-bandana
100 of proceeds go the Best Friends Animal Society. Get yours here https www.pnwcomponents.com collections pnw-gear products pnw-doggo-bandana
100 of proceeds go the Best Friends Animal Society. Get yours here https www.pnwcomponents.com collections pnw-gear products pnw-doggo-bandana
100% of proceeds from doggo bandanas go directly to Best Friends Animal Society

DISCLAIMER: Not all dogs are capable of being trail dogs. Please consider the safety of your dog, yourself, and the riders you share the trail with before attempting to take your dog with you on a ride. In a new situation your furry friend may behave erratically, causing harm to itself and those around it and it is incredibly important to gauge the abilities, physical fitness of your dog, as well as the mental aptitude for reacting to fast moving objects and changing surroundings, before taking them on the trails.

Thank you to all of the riders and their dogs that volunteered their own time to make this project happen! We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and love all that you do for our local riding scene!


52 Comments

  • 48 0
 I'm a simple man, I see dog, I click watch
  • 21 0
 Hey man I feel ya, this was by far one of the most fun projects we've worked on! More dog vids please
  • 2 0
 Right there with you
  • 21 0
 I'm a simple dog. Where is the trash.
  • 1 0
 same! Great job @pnwcomponents !
  • 1 0
 Nice job!
  • 1 0
 @IamTheDogEzra: Hey! Get out of the kitchen!
  • 2 0
 @IamTheDogEzra: and that's why I have to leave the trash can in the garage
  • 1 0
 Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?
  • 14 0
 I used to have a Jack Russell named Betty that I found at a last-chance shelter. She ended up being the ultimate trail dog, both on MTB and Horseback. She was quick as hell and had energy for days. When we would ride I would sometimes have to stop and wait for her for a couple minutes, then she would pop out with a mouse or a lizard or something, and was always so proud (and i was always very proud of her too) Once I noticed she wasn’t behind me for a bit (I had headphones in) took them out and heard her barking back on the trail.... went to go see what the hell she was barking about, and she had found a hiker who had slipped off the trail and down the mountain and had broken his ankle clean in half. I eventually found service and called 911. They heli-lifted him out and said if he had been down there much longer he would have either died or lost his leg. That was Betty. She was the love of my life and I miss her every day. Just wanted to share her stories here so her memory could live on. Just remember there are SO MANY good dogs out there that get put down every day. They could be on trail with you!
  • 15 0
 I love my trail dog, best companion ever, even though she might slow me down sometimes, it's definitely worth it.
  • 7 0
 Just getting out there is all that matters! They love it.
  • 2 0
 Yeah, but she has a better tail whip than you.
  • 11 4
 Do love doggies but torn about if they should be on mountain bike trails.... Mebbies not so bad on less well used natural stuff but doggies in trail centers make me a bit nervous. Most are fine but would hate to run over one Frown
  • 9 3
 Completely agree! We're definitely not encouraging folks to take just any dog out on any trail. For instance, my dog is not cut out for it so we don't bring her, but for those that are properly trained and riding on mellow trails during non-peak times it can be quite fun.
  • 4 30
flag skelldify (Aug 26, 2019 at 16:04) (Below Threshold)
 @pnwcomponents: By posting this, you are totally encouraging people to take their dogs on trails.

It should be discouraged.
  • 9 0
 You missed the part where they see the giant mud hole and have to crawl in and roll around. LOL
  • 5 0
 When on rides with my Siberian Husky, he is the one who determines the pace. I only ride where there is a water source. I never go fast on the downhills. He is very particular about where he steps. We only run/ride early morning to avoid heat, other riders and we remain off of the major trails. Be kind to your buddy and don't break them.
  • 1 0
 Couldn’t agree more! Be kind to your dog! Be thoughtful of the trail, time, heat, crowd, and know their limits!

Simple trick: if the trail is too hot for your hand after 5 seconds, it’s too hot for your dog!
  • 1 0
 huskies are literally made to run, you likely don't have to go easy at all.... people do damage to dogs from cramping them in the house, not pushing them on mountain bike trails
  • 3 0
 I like it but it seems a little unrealistic - most of the biking seems to be downish with only a small amount of pedalling but pretty much all the dogs are right with the riders. My dog used to be pretty quick (a husky cross) not a greyhound but a good runner and downhills I could get ahead while he reeled me in on the longer climbs. Now we are both older, but him proportionally more so. He loves to run but I wait for him after fast sections.
  • 1 0
 Its a lot of staged shots, the dogs are also barely moving. I dont mind tho it was adorable.
  • 3 0
 I have an Australian Shepherd mix that likes a cheeky inside line for the pass from time to time.....must have a bit French in him.
  • 5 0
 Pups!!!!
  • 4 0
 You never ride alone with a traildog out there with you!
  • 1 0
 I wonder if the dogs ever thing FFs another bike ride chase....i just wanna chase squirrels or a ball. However they look to be having fun but i bet you have to be careful they do not over do it..
  • 3 0
 Watches vid -> thinks of ways to turn his wifes 4 lb yorkie into a trail dog.
  • 3 0
 Haha! Those little legs would be hilarious to see pinning it on the trail.
  • 2 0
 #dexterted knighton on strava.... just saying, my dogs the shit, koms in 3 provinces
  • 5 2
 People who don’t love dogs worry me
  • 2 0
 Man, I so wish I could have a trail dog! Not in the cards right now, but I love seeing them on the trail!
  • 1 0
 Taking a trip to the Yukon with the dog in tow. It’s his homeland and boy does he love the trails. Sometimes I wonder if I ride for him or for me.
  • 2 0
 Glad you liked it!
  • 2 1
 Can someone tell me what breed is that gorgeous thing at 2:10?

Is it an akai cross?
  • 3 0
 Miso is a Jindo Akita Chow!
  • 1 0
 @mtnbykr05: thank you , what a beautiful thing. Good temperament? Any health issues?
  • 1 0
 @jamesdippy: can’t say too much on that- he’s not my pup, just a friend’s. My girl is at 2:05. He’s awesome with people, protective but calm. He has gotten spicy with my pup, but mine has a tendency to push buttons too (and it was at his house).
  • 1 0
 Curious: How long can an energetic dog run mixed single track for on average?
  • 2 0
 so dog dependant and heat and terrain. my cattledog mix can trot at 15 to 17kms for and hour if the weather is not too humid. longest ride 36kms of single track, coldest ride minus 28 deg C, i quit before he did. hes done 2500kms this year and is a monster on technical single track.
  • 3 0
 Yeah, dependent on lots of variables. Also on the speed you ride. I take my hardtail out when riding with my dog (Cattledog). Slows me down on the descents and keeps me off the rougher terrain, which is better for my dog. We stop for a drink and a paw check (if riding hard or stony ground) every 20 minutes or so. If he whines at me to get going we keep going, if not I have to pay closer attention to how he is looking and acting, maybe consider heading back depending on how far out we are. First ride we ever did was 30 mins just to see how it went. We usually do 1h 30m sometimes over 2. Depends on the pace. I always ride slower with my dog than I do on my own.
  • 1 0
 My black lab pit mix is good for 14-15 miles on a cool to cold day, his top speed is 32 mph or so. At 6 years old he’s still faster than the average white tail deer. He’s not built for being a trail dog, he’s just very athletic and energetic for his 60 pound size. Most of the high endurance and higher speed dogs are under 50 or even 45 pounds. Needs exercise every damn day, my right shoulder is continually sore in hotter weather from throwing the ball for him (too hot and humid for him to ride).
  • 1 0
 My girl Luna, at 2:05, is super quick and has put in 18mile rides before. She’s 6 now so can’t go as long or as fast- but did do a moderate 15miles this spring. She’s an ideal working dog mix, and I can go on short rides at my pace and tech level and never have to think too much about her. She’s almost always right behind me. She does now develop a stiffness in her left leg so I have to consider trail speed and distance. 6miles on steep, tech trail is usually perfect, and at 10miles on similar trails she’ll be a little over cooked.
This trail in the video isn’t the most ideal for dogs as it’s really fast for 6-15min and wears her out by the bottom, but was great for shooting due to the high light, open-ness, and ease of repeating sections. Most of our trails in these parts are dark, thick, and narrow- so not always the best for shooting.
  • 2 0
 Doggies!!! Yaas.
  • 2 0
 Woofy Woos
  • 1 0
 That look @ 2:21 says it all...
  • 3 2
 Can I have a dog filter, like the new eMTB Filter?
  • 1 0
 I did enjoy it though - dont get me wrong
  • 1 0
 Mine is faster, or more precisely, the fastest Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Henry and Zoe!
  • 1 2
 head-ons with unleashed dogs is REALLY fun. thanks dog dads.

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