How to train a trail dog with Tom and Ruby

How to develop the skills, trust and commands to ride safely with your shredoggo

Friends of BikeRadar, Tom and Ruby, talk us through how they became the best of riding buddies

There’s little more appealing than the thought of shredding your local trails with your bestest furry friend, but how do you train a trail dog?

Long-term friend of BikeRadar, Tom Wragg talks us through how he and Ruby — a handsome Hungarian Wizla who’s certainly no stranger to the BikeRadar audience — developed the skills, trust and commands necessary to ride together safely.  

Be sure to keep up with Ruby's exploits via her Instagram! 

If you prefer your pups a little more dumpy, you can always check out our review of Poppy the short-travel enduro hound.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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