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Comparing Two Bike Trailers for Large Dogs

A bike trailer is a great way to take your dog along with you on your workout. Dog bike trailers will easily attach to just about any bicycle frame on the market. There are bike trailers for the very large dog and also more compact trailers for the little dog.

PetEgo Comfort Wagon
PetEgo Comfort Wagon

Two companies that make bike trailers for the dog over 100lbs are DoggyRide and PetEgo. They have many similar features, but also a few that separate them. Specifically, we’ll look at the DoggyRide Novel and Original trailers and the Comfort Wagon medium and large trailers.

DoggyRide Novel
DoggyRide Novel

How they are the same:

  • The Novel and the Comfort Wagon both have lightweight, aluminum frames, with the Novel weighing 30lbs (the Original is 38lbs, but does not have an aluminum frame) and the Comfort Wagon weighing 38lbs (39.5lbs for the large size).
  • Both cabins can function as a pet crate in addition to a trailer.
  • Both carry pets weighing more than 100lbs (Novel and Original max at 11olbs, while Comfort Wagon can carry up to 165lbs.
  • Both can be converted to a pet stroller with the purchase of a stroller kit

Features of the DoggyRide Novel Trailer:

  • Cabin size:  31.5″L x 21″W x 25.5″H
  • Includes rain cover and leash set for two dogs
  • Wheels are 20″ push-release, air-filled tires (larger tires enable a smooth ride)
  • Head rest inside the cabin
  • Available in two colors (Original only comes in Red)
Doggyride Novel
Doggyride Novel

Features of the PetEgo Comfort Wagon:

  • Cabin size: Medium (34″L x 18″W x 22″H); Large (35″L x 26″W x 24″H)
  • Four door entry options with zippered sides
  • Durable, claw-proof mesh
  • Removable sunroof
  • Waterproof cabin floor
  • Strong suspension for smooth ride
  • 16″ air-filled tires

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Both of these companies make quality pet bike trailers that will be sure to meet your expectations. Your decision is about the features that are most important to you and your best friend.

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New and Improved Solvit Houndabout II Trailers

Solvit Pet Products, based out of Arlington, Texas have been manufacturing products including bike trailers, ramps, lifting aids, car seats and cat play structures for 10 years.

One of their most popular items, the Houndabout Bike Trailer, has a brand new design. The frame is made of rust-proof aluminum, and the cabin has been redesigned so your dog will have better visibility and more “headroom”.011_Medium_HoundAbout_II_hero

Using a bicycle trailer to exercise with your pet eliminates any guilt you might have about enjoying the outdoors without your buddy! The trailer comes folded up and assembly is not labor intensive. The tow bar attaches to your rear axle and you’re ready to go. The medium trailer, with 16″ air-filled tires, is for pets up to 50 lbs and the large trailer, with 20″ air-filled tires, is for pets up to 110 lbs.021_Large_HoundAbout_II_hero

Both Houndabout II trailers can be converted to a stroller in about a minute. The aluminum stroller kit, consisting of a padded handlebar, swiveling front wheel, parking brake and cup holder, must be purchased separately from the bike trailer.

For the best selection and prices on Dog Bike Trailers, visit: http://www.PerfectPetStroller.com

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5 Reasons to Own a Pet Bicycle Trailer

For the active pet owner, riding a bike is one of the most enjoyable ways for you to get exercise and for your pet to experience the sights and scents of the outdoors. There is a bicycle trailer out there for almost any size pet. Pet bicycle trailers can attach to almost every type of bike, with little effort. Reasons to acquire a pet bike trailer include:

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PetEgo Kasko
  1. You have a pet who does not like to miss out on any fun activity that involves the outdoors and being with his owner.
  2. You have a pet that can run or walk for short distances, but it is not as far as you would like to travel.
  3. You don’t want to be concerned about the safety of your pet around traffic or other dogs while you are on your bike.
  4. Dog bike trailers are multi-functional. They can easily be converted to a pet stroller for days you prefer to walk with your pet.
  5. You love to ride your bike and want your pet to have a similar experience and not be sitting at home alone.

Some reputable Dog Bike Trailer manufacturers include DoggyRide, PetEgo and Solvit. All three make great products, with some offering more features than others. Pet bicycle trailers have sturdy floors, air-filled tires and shock absorbers. They have plenty of room for your pet, or pets, to sit, stand up, turn around and lie down. They have mesh viewing windows and some have a sun-roof!