You are a person who enjoys riding a bike for pleasure, with no destination in mind. You ride your bicycle to the store, to appointments, or to work and the route may include busy city streets. You are an avid cyclist who rides long distances because it is fun and you like to stay fit. In each of these scenarios, where is your dog? He doesn’t have to stay at home. He has already had his walk and now it’s time to ride – read on to find the best bike trailer for dogs!
Pet bicycle trailers are the ultimate pet vehicle. Your dog can ride with his head sticking out of the sunroof, with a perfect view of his surroundings. Or you can completely zip up the compartment, and he can enjoy the breeze through the multiple mesh windows.
Dogs of almost all sizes can ride in a bike trailer. These vehicles have high stability systems, cushioned cabin floors, and smooth-riding, air-filled tires that make your dog as comfortable as a king. There is often an additional mat offered to provide an even smoother ride. There are leash hooks inside the trailers for the added safety of your dog.
When your pet bike trailer arrives, you need to unfold it and secure the crossbar inside the cabin neatly. The cabin can be used as a crate or, in some cases, a car seat. Your dog might be skeptical about getting into the trailer at first, so it is important to have him get used to the cabin as a containment device before taking him on the road. He should feel comfortable and safe inside the cabin. Place the cabin in a part of your house that your dog likes to be in so he can investigate it on his terms. The convenient back door makes it very inviting for your dog to enter. Adding his favorite toy or a little treat will certainly increase the likelihood that he’ll want to go inside. This process usually doesn’t take more than a few days for most dogs.
To make the cabin a bike trailer, only secure the tires to the cabin and attach the tow bar. Then attach the hitch to the rear axle of your bike. The connection between the tow bar and the trailer is secure, but there is an additional strap to attach for an extra measure of safety. Most pet bike trailer can be easily converted to a stroller with an optional conversion kit.
Dogs look forward to a ride in a bike trailer, just as they like to ride in the car. Whether your destination is the dog park, the store or it’s just an outing; your friend is with you on your ride.