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2nd July 2011, 05:42 PM
Toby is 10 weeks old now and we decided to introduce him to the bike trailer we have modified. It was for our Peke but we are now passing it on to Toby. At first he was a little unsure and sniffed everything but afterward he settled down and actually fell asleep during the ride. We are starting out small and only traveling our neighborhood. I think he had a good time. It will take awhile for him to get used to the movement and want to be able to look out and see all the people. For now I think he is ok laying down and sleeping with his bear! This is start to finish pictures!

2nd July 2011, 10:41 PM
He's just too adorable!!!

2nd July 2011, 10:42 PM
I first thought this was a joke, with a toy dog in the cart! LOL We use a bike trailer too, so that I can take Cooper and Nina to different places for a walk. Great photos!!!!!

2nd July 2011, 11:02 PM
Thank you:)

He's just too adorable!!!

2nd July 2011, 11:04 PM
:lol: Our families keep saying he is a stuffed toy:lol: Glad we are not the only ones that do this. Its great to share bike riding with him.

I first thought this was a joke, with a toy dog in the cart! LOL We use a bike trailer too, so that I can take Cooper and Nina to different places for a walk. Great photos!!!!!

Jasper and Holly
3rd July 2011, 12:11 AM
He's beautiful. Is it all enclosed?

3rd July 2011, 12:26 AM
It was when we bought it but our Peke loved the air and laying his head on the edge so we cut the sides down. We bought more mesh today to attach to the sides so Toby doesn't get himself into trouble. The front flap does come down and snap into place and the back has a mesh window. So once we attach the mesh on the sides it can be closed in. If he doesn't try to bite his way out of the mesh we could take him off the rope but of course I am not holding my breath on that oneicon_whistling

Sydneys Mom
3rd July 2011, 02:58 AM
I love Toby, he's adorable.

Cathy T
3rd July 2011, 03:24 AM
Oh how adorable.....Toby is just too cute for words. I have a bike trailer too, but have mine modified into a stroller.....it's perfect for 3!! They all fit comfortably. I've thought about getting a bike though and using it as a bike trailer too. Maybe you've inspired me ;)

3rd July 2011, 04:27 AM
Thank you everyone.
Cathy I'm happy to inspire! I love the stroller idea, I wonder if I could sneak him into more places like that icon_whistling I hate staying home with him because stores do not allow dogs (not talking about grocery stores). I want to take him everywhere LOL I know bad me:shock:

3rd July 2011, 04:22 PM
Toby is adorable and the bike trailer looks great!
I think I will by one, too, even though my husband thinks I must be going mad. It would just be so great to take the dogs somewhere else by bike in stead of the car :)

3rd July 2011, 05:01 PM
:lol: Glad I could help, I'm sure your husband is saying to get off that crazy site LOL
The one we have is a child's trailer that we modified. We took out the seats, measured a
thick board to fit the bottom so its totally flat. Then stapled a yoga mat to
the board so its soft. We placed a towel on top of that so he has even more
cushion but it can be washed. We attached a rope from one side to the other. Used
D-rings to hold a leash. Yesterday we bought a leash extension to use with the
D-ring and will attach that to Tobys collar instead of using a rope to his collar.
Our Peke Loved the air and just having his head on the edge of the trailer so we
cut out the plastic on the sides of it. But Toby is too young yet to understand
not to jump out so today we bought Mesh and will tightly velcro that to the
trailer making it closed in again.
You can buy a pet trailer also but for us at the time it was a lot cheaper to go with the child's trailer than a
pet trailer. Its was still a lot cheaper even after the wood and such that we
put in it. Its very solid and has gone on tons of trails with us.

3rd July 2011, 10:52 PM
Adding 2 more pictures from today. We added mesh to the sides and he has a leash extension to the D-ring instead of a rope to his harness. He can lay down and sleep or move about.

4th July 2011, 01:14 PM
Awwww travelling in style bless him :lotsaluv:

4th July 2011, 03:29 PM
Thank you! Something I did not tell all of you was the trailer came with a long pole that has a flag on the top. We took the flag off and had a sign making shop put a logo on the flag. It read: Peke Power
We had paw print put on the other side of it. It was too cute and is with our remembrance box of our Peke. We are trying to find another shop that carries flags so we can do the same for Toby. I have already been thinking of different sayings to put on it.
The things we do to amuse ourselves and put our pets on a pedestal:lol: