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Old 02-16-08, 01:28 PM   #1
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Dog carrier for bikes

Does anyone know of a safe dog carrier / harness for biking. I'd like to be able to bike to a park with our dogs (one riding with my wife and the other with me). Or is it unsafe to take a dog on a bike period. We currently have a 12 week old male Jack Russell Terrier and will be getting a female one in 2 weeks. These will be approx 12-17 pound dogs when fully grown.
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They actually make trailers for dogs. Google "Bicycle dog trailers" and it pulls up a bunch of stuff. I haven't used any of them. Those used kid-trailers might work as good as anything.

A big ol' front basket would work as well if they're not too big.
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I think they actually make trailers for dogs.

A big ol' front basket would work as well if they're not too big.
I wouldn't be opposed to a front basket, but I'm wondering if there are any dog-specific ones out there. I hadn't thought of a trailer though. Interesting idea, but I think I would prefer not having to pull one.
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Here's one posted on e bay.
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For dogs up to 14 lbs...http://www.pets2bed.com/site/1405195/product/FLM-02
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That actually doesn't look too bad. Hopefully our dogs don't get too big. Thanks for the link ... and thanks for not posting a pic of the pink one.
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Here's one posted on e bay.
This would probably work. I just see some logistical problems on the paths we want to take.
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A different front basket for pets:
http://www.hunterk9.com/site/870877/product/WC100
A rear basket (I don't entirely trust our dog, so I'd rather have him up front!)
http://www.hunterk9.com/site/870877/product/511
A couple of trailers that look to be smaller and maybe more manageable on a trail"
http://www.hunterk9.com/site/870877/product/MINITRAIL
http://www.hunterk9.com/site/870877/product/EDGETRAIL1

Note: these are all off the same site, but I'm not familiar with this company, it just came up in a Google search.
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Somehow, I think a front basket would be best for a Jack Russell terrier.
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I'm interested in this too. I need one big enough for my boy's. Cletus, Cletus, and Vern...

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To carry a Jack Russel you will need a carrier made of chain link with a lockable top, those dogs have really big motors! Interesting dogs but two of them can be overwhelming unless you have lots of free time.
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To carry a Jack Russel you will need a carrier made of chain link with a lockable top, those dogs have really big motors! Interesting dogs but two of them can be overwhelming unless you have lots of free time.
I like the chain link idea I also hear ya on the "big motors" concern. The only reason we're going for 2 Jack Russells is because we do have the time to look after them. There is always someone at home during both the day and evening and our weekends are free. We actually plan on getting them into puppy socialization classes, followed by obedience classes (many different levels). Once those are complete we're hoping to get them into either flyball or agility events. Lure coursing would be great too! That's when you release a bunch of JRT's into a straight line course to follow a scented lure thru a small opening at the opposite end. One or two usually get there first and the rest get stuck in the opening.

We had a previous dog who was mostly Jack Russell (at least in her traits) and we always regretted not getting her a buddy to play with. Hopefully everything will work out OK with two
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