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.
There are several reasons you might want a pet stroller that rides close to the ground. These strollers, and bike trailers, are often designed to carry a large dog, more than 75 pounds. The most popular breed of larger dog that strollers are bought for are bulldogs!
Larger pets can be harder to push or pull in a pet vehicle and it is easier to steer the vehicle when it sits closer to the ground.
Larger pets also tend to shift positions inside the cabin making it more difficult to keep the pet stroller from veering off to one side or the other. Pet strollers designed to carry heavier dogs have reinforced cabins so that veering is kept to a minimum. Doggyride makes a jogger-stroller that has a wheel alignment system, which does a great job of keeping the stroller from veering.
Many times people purchase a pet stroller for their larger dog who is no longer able to exercise as much, or has been injured. Cabins that sit closer to the ground make it easier for the larger pet to get inside. Many times the larger pet feels more comfortable in a moving stroller that has a lower point of gravity.
DoggyRide is a top-rated pet stroller company that caters to the larger pet. The Novel and Original strollers will carry pets up to 100 pounds. They offer the standard stroller, the Original, and more lightweight version, the Novel. Each of these strollers also comes in the jogger-stroller version, with the wheel alignment system.
Pet Gear has two low-riding pet strollers, the Expedition (up to 150lbs) and the Roadster (up to 100lbs). The Expedition is popular because it travels on 4 wheels, fully balancing a larger dog that may decide to shift positions inside the cabin.
Pet Ego has the Comfort Wagon bike trailer that can be converted to a pet stroller with the optional strolling kit. This is a luxury wagon with its large, air-filled tires and its ability to carry up to 165lbs.
Solvit Products also makes a medium and a large Houndabout bike trailer. Each of these trailers can be converted to a stroller with the optional kit. These trailers can carry up to 110lbs and were recently redesigned with aluminum frames.
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