Dogs in bike baskets

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  1. Ridgeway

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    Anyone ride with a dog in a basket, front or rear ?

    Our old Border is struggling to keep up these days and I'm thinking about putting him in a rear basket on the bike. He certainly enjoys a good walk but the others want to go at full pace when we cycle, the Irish Terrier is happy at 25kmh and gets up to 35kmh so the little 13yr Border simply looks on and says something like "it's ok for you young'uns" and walks off to find something to roll in:Laughing:

    I found a wire basket for the rear and am in process of modifying it so that I can take it on/off easily.

    Looking for a good way to secure him in as well, thinking about a harness clipped onto both sides.

    Any tips ?
     
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    at his age he will probably dye of fright the first time you put him in it:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We see lots that do have their dogs in a basket on their bikes, I just wish our 38Kg pointer would fit into one
     
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    How about a bike trailer, lots on ebay and Amazon. Thinking about one for my Border Collie.
     
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    We saw a few dogs on bikes in France, old wine boxes, wire shopping baskets and posh wicker ones.

    Might do something like that for our Scottish terrier.
     
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    Greetings,

    There's a German lady we've met a couple of times at Benicassim (the site is a stickler for making sure that dogs don't do 1's or 2's on the site) who puts her ancient poodle in a basket on the back of her bike and cycles it out of the site.

    I did ask her whether the dog had ever jumped out en route but she explained that she had started putting the dog in the basket as a pup and it had never made an attempt to escape.
     
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    Our two ( by the way it's their second birthday today !) spend a lot of time running alongside our electric bikes, some times on the lead, sometimes off but if we have to travel on a busy road to get into town, we pop them in the cycle trailer. If you chose this option, you need to take your time acclimatising them to it though. We started with it in the house for a few days with the wheels off and put some treats in it. Then we had them getting used to it in the garden where we would wheel it around slowly, again with lots of treats, then The Open Road ! You get some funny looks mind !
     
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    We have a dog trailer for our Shih Tzu, Toby used to sit in a plastic box on the back of hubbies bike, strapped in his harness, but not ideal, so we bought a trailer, you can find them on e-bay.
    see picture
     

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    he's pretty chilled out so I think he'll be fine, just need to keep him safe as well...

    :Laughing: yep that's a tad too heavy me thinks.

    yep that one point as our dog is older it will be harder for him to accept vs a younger dog.

    Space and weight etc, plus I will use it around the village so a large basket can come in handy. We have a trailer in the barn that we used for the children and the dog ones looks similar, but it would take up too much space for us.

    A Scotty would look very cool in a basket, those eyebrows blowing in the wind:Laughing:

    Think I'll need some safety device as a just in case, wondering about a car type harness.
     
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    Nice little trailer there and I guess handy for other things.

    Where was the picture taken ?
     
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    Hi, we have a trailer for our two dogs. we got it from doggyride.com. The wheels pop off and it folds flat. It's brilliant :BigGrin:
     
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    That's 2, mine would fight:Laughing:
     
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    Picture was taken parked up at Lake Lucern, beautiful place
     
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    Thought it looked familiar, not too far away from us. Very nice place for a ride:Wink:
     
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