Biking with my 18 month old Pitt
I'm new to this forum and forums in general, never been in a forum before so please forgive me if I'm doing this all kinds of backwards.
I have the most amazing 18 month old Pitt/ American Bulldog mix. He loves his exercise, and with a recent health issues I can no longer take him on effective walks. They are short, slow paced, no fun for him. I have discovered he loves biking, and it's easier for me to do. I started him off on a mile long bike ride, and I have increased it to 2.5 miles and I was wondering how fast/long should I be going? I read somewhere on here you shouldn't bike with your dog on pavement? Where I live there is no unpaved bike trails- so I'm a little stumped on that one. I never bike with him in the heat of the day, always early morning or evening. I do what I call a "warm up/cool down" where I gradually increase/decrease the pace because I think this helps. I never run him sore. His behavior is great on the bike with the exception of squirrels. If he see's one forget it! He never causes me to fall off, it does jerk slightly but with a correction he's back on the regular course. Is there anything else I should be doing and what's the max speed/ distance I should go? Right now he weighs 71 pounds and has decent muscle tone.