Dog bike leashes are best used according to basic safety rules with dogs that are at least 1 year old and that weigh at least 20 pounds. A bike leash walk with a smaller-sized dog should be shorter than a walk with a larger dog.
The dog owner should introduce the dog to the bike leash to get the pet used to walking with it. This entails attaching the dog to the leash and walking alongside the bike at a comfortable pace. It may be necessary to extend the leash a bit to give the dog more walking space. Once the dog is comfortable, the owner can ride the bike with the leash.
Owners must avoid riding too fast when first using the bike leash. The riding pace can gradually increase as long as the dog is able to keep up. The dog should never be pulled along. When covering long distances, the dog should never be pushed beyond its physical limitations. The owner should bring water for the dog to drink.
It's best to use a bike leash during daylight hours but at cooler times of the day, especially if riding on asphalt. Avoid riding in areas with heavy pedestrian or bicycle traffic.