The motivation to get outside and an exercise often comes when you look into your dog’s eyes. There is nothing better than having a partner while walking, running or biking. Many large dogs aren’t able to make that long run or walk, due to age or injury, but still want to come along. DoggyRide, PetEgo, and Solvit each make a pet cabin that you can use as a bike trailer or as a stroller. You can purchase all three as just a pet bike trailer and add on the stroller kit. Doggyride has the option to buy only the stroller or only the bike trailer.
All three trailers ride on air-filled tires. This is desired in a bike trailer because the air-filled tires will do a good job of gripping the ground and keeping the trailer steady while in motion. All three have cabins that fold easily and the tires quickly release to come off the cabin. Solvit has a Medium and Large size and the large will hold 110 pounds. Doggyride Novel comes in two colors and has the option to choose a regular stroller kit or the jogger wheel. PetEgo Comfort Wagon has a Medium and Large Size and can carry 165 pounds.
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.
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.
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
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:
You have a pet who does not like to miss out on any fun activity that involves the outdoors and being with his owner.
You have a pet that can run or walk for short distances, but it is not as far as you would like to travel.
You don’t want to be concerned about the safety of your pet around traffic or other dogs while you are on your bike.
Dog bike trailers are multi-functional. They can easily be converted to a pet stroller for days you prefer to walk with your pet.
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!