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17th July 2007, 04:58 PM
Have any of you used a bike trailer for your dog? Considering it, and would love to hear from those of you who have used one.

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17th July 2007, 05:33 PM
Ironically, we just homed a rescue with a family that has one of these. The one year old boy just loves to go out in it.

18th July 2007, 12:55 AM
I've heard they can be really fun -- I'd be afraid to use them on Irish roads though!

Cathy T
18th July 2007, 03:33 AM
Whitney has one for Spenser. She just recently got it. Whitney - are you out there....post some of those pics on here!!:D

18th July 2007, 01:13 PM
Whitney has one for Spenser. She just recently got it. Whitney - are you out there....post some of those pics on here!!:D

Great! I'd love to hear how well they work; how sturdy they are. I think we'll try the child kind first--easy to find on Craigslist, too.

Rj Mac
18th July 2007, 04:18 PM
They look like fun.....but You'd never get me on a bike....haven't cycled since I was at school :lol:

18th July 2007, 09:27 PM
Hi Jen! We have one and love it. It's the Solvit Medium Trek'r, www.solvitproducts.com/trailers_joggers_main.htm (http://www.solvitproducts.com/trailers_joggers_main.htm) and I got it from www.thepamperedpetmart.com (http://www.thepamperedpetmart.com). It's very roomy inside, has a "crate pad" thingy on the bottom and a safety leash inside that I hook Spence's harness to. We have tons of fun and I'm so glad I got it. I got a bunch of stickers and will have to take an updated pic tonight so you can see our flair. :cool:

First time in the trailer. Not sure if you can see it, but he kept scratching his paw on the back window.

And we’re off! Trying out the new gear for the first time. Don’t worry, we were just on our street. More adventurous riding will be done with proper footwear and a helmet.

My husband definitely has a career as an action photographer. He rode behind and next to us to take the pictures.

Excuse my large rear. Spencer never could figure out which direction he should sit.

I can’t tell if this is a look of annoyance or contentment.

Cathy T
18th July 2007, 09:48 PM
I think he's just glad to be out on an adventure with you and not left behind in the house :)

Rj Mac
18th July 2007, 10:34 PM
Great pics, still don't think I'd be brave enought to tow one thoicon_whistling

19th July 2007, 04:01 PM
Hi Whitney! Thanks for the pics, I'm going to check out the website now. I wonder if what you have would work for my two or if I'd need a larger one. How big is Spencer again? Abbey is 18 pounds and Gus is 14...

I love the pictures, how fun!!!:D

19th July 2007, 04:40 PM
Those were great pictures but I'm with Ryan, haven't been on a bike for years and not likely too. The roads are just too dangerous here.

19th July 2007, 05:25 PM
Jen, it woudl definitely work. It says it can accomodate 45 pounds. I've taken Spencer (22 lbs) and his "cousin" Maddie the pug (18 lbs) out together several times and they both fit nicely and have room. The only thing is that it has only one safety leash so I only hooked Spencer. :o But I'm sure you can buy something so they can both be hooked in. But really they don't have to be. I always keep the front and back doors closed so there's no way they can escape.

19th July 2007, 06:16 PM
oh that looks great fun!!

Could you perhaps use one of those lead dividers {splitters} to secure both dogs?

19th July 2007, 06:18 PM
I just ordered one, I can't wait!! I'll have to post pics.

I like your bike, what kind is it?? Too cute, what a fun set up. We have so many trails around our place, and I like biking, but I hate leaving the dogs home.:(

19th July 2007, 10:18 PM
ahahaa, i was actually looking at them on ebay earlier! they are going like hotcakes!! I may get cookie one forwhen we take her to the park and she only has little lets...she'd love it!!