What? Who would ever think a big dog would need a stroller? After talking with many people at an animal shelter fundraiser this weekend, that was the question most often asked. So many people are active with their pets and/or avid exercisers that a pet stroller would never come up on the radar.
A big revelation for people was the bicycle trailer for pets. Long bike rides are hard on the paws of the dog that is running beside you. A bike trailer allows you to keep on riding and rest you weary dog. The same goes for the runners. Some dogs will run all day, but many need some rest. Whether overheated, irritated paw pads, or just plain old tired, a little riding is a blessing.
Doggyride makes the perfect stroller for the avid runner. The Original and Novel Jogger-Strollers have a wheel alignment system that keeps the stroller from veering to one side or the other. It is not difficult to calibrate and is very helpful if you have a dog that likes to change positions a lot!
Doggyride uses the same stable cabin for the pet bike trailers. With little effort, you attach the bike trailer to your rear wheel and load up.
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”.
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.
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
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!