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Old 03-09-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hi there I am new to the forum and am hoping someone can give me some advice on bike trailers. I have a Peke and a Pug and want to take them both with me this summer on the trails, but I am not sure what trailer would be the safest and fit the little guys the best. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-23-2006, 12:28 PM   #2
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I don't have a suggestion, but I have also been looking for the same thing. My hubby wants more of a workout, and we hate leaving teagan at home when we bike. I am interested in suggestions also!
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:38 AM   #3
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These are specifically made for dogs to ride in, unlike the bicycle trailers made for toddlers you'll find at department store chains....

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I ordered one, but I won't have my dog til the end of this year so can't attest to whether my dog will enjoy it or not The dogs in the customer photos seem to like theirs though!
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:25 AM   #4
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I understand for some, its wise to have them harnessed in.
Some (for kids) can be zipped up completely so the dogs can't jump out and get hurt.
Try looking at your local bike store and compare the brands they have. Just like any other item, be educated about what you are buying!

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Old 08-24-2006, 08:27 AM   #5
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I Would Try Looking At The Ones For Toddlers, Like Ollie Said, See If You Can Find One That You Can Zip Closed, But I Would Be Sure The Temperature Doesn't Get Too Hot In There..
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I've a bike trailer - its called a Lil Trooper - its a toddlers as Jake isn't a small dog. We have a tandem and it goes on the back.

It does close but it also can be zipped down. If we are on cycle trails Jake prefers to run alongside but when he gets tired i tell him to get in the trailer (which he does, grudgingly).

I would recommend a harness. If you go over bumps your dog can get thrown around. You know when you are hitting bumps, going around corners, etc., but you dog won't so he won't 'set' himself and prepare for the jolts.

I also recommend putting extra padding in the bottom - i use thick foam rubber as extra suspension.

I would love to put a flag on but hubby won't let me! LOL

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This is the url

http://www.netkidswear.com/liltroopbict.html

I'm not saying this is better than any other, but it works for Jake.

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hi i have got 2 trailers for my dogs (dont use them both at the same time) i have the kiddies ones because the dogs cant get out because they zip up and also mine has got like a fly net bit that can just be zipped up so that they cant get out and also the air can get in and they dont overheat. from katey

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