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Old 05-13-07, 10:11 AM   #1
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Do you take your dog on your bike?

I've been searching the forum and can't find anything. Who out there takes your dog on rides? Do you have a basket or carrier? I have a 24lb Boston Terrier who loves to cruise on anything with wheels and I'm trying to find a way to take her. Thanks for any info.
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Old 05-13-07, 10:19 AM   #2
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Id leave the dog home if it were me, but if you insist on taking the dog I guess you could get a handlebar basket or maybe get one of the packs that lets you carry the dog with you.
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Old 05-13-07, 10:35 AM   #3
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I've been searching the forum and can't find anything. Who out there takes your dog on rides? Do you have a basket or carrier? I have a 24lb Boston Terrier who loves to cruise on anything with wheels and I'm trying to find a way to take her. Thanks for any info.
Search the Forums for "Bailey". lots of photos.

If your dog is fully grown you can buy a wire basket on the front or the back that will hold the dog. Pad the bottom and be sure and secure the dog in with a leash so it is impossible for it to jump out. I use a dog seatbelt harness and a swivel and a quick connect at the bottom under his chest. That's better than a leash to the collar. Bailey is about 34 lbs. The trike makes it easy.

Search Youtube for "Bailey Cam" you can see the bottom of the harness hook up if you watch carefully.

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I think the safest thing for a wee doggie would be a kid trailer so they can't escape or be hurt by another dog or coyotes (depending on where you ride). Be sure to have ID on the dog and leash available. I like the harness idea that 2manybikes suggests. I have harnesses for both my dogs for car riding. I would never be able to take my dogs with me since they are both 70 pounders, stronger than all get out, and prone to chase jackrabbits, lizards, cottontails, etc. They behave nicely on leash until one of those critters dashes across our path.
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BTW, 2manybikes, I can't tell you how many times I have smiled each time I see your Bailey. What a cutie pie! Does Bailey have a fan club?
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Thanks. I just want to putt around the neighborhood and some coastal paths. This dog is a nut, she wants to go everywhere. She rides in the wagon while I'm working and even rides a longboard skateboard I have. She has yet to try surfing.

Like Rosie8 mentioned my dog may go crazy if we cross paths with a raccoon.

Great photo 2Many!
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I like the harness idea that 2manybikes suggests. I have harnesses for both my dogs for car riding.
The car seat belt harnesses are great aren't they? I use a swivel in the car too so he does not wind up the belts. It's a big help if your dog can turn around in the seat.

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I would say he does.
He has been linked to my state bicycling web site. There is a good photo of him in the bike shop right near the most popular place to ride in the state. He is amazingly popular. A stranger has asked me as I rode by "Is that him? Is that Bailey?". The other day some kids said as I went by "That's him, that's Bailey!" He's more popular than I ever could have imagined. Cars slow down and roll down the window to tell me how cute he is.

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Great photo 2Many!
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When my lab was small, she used to ride (actually slept until we stopped somewhere..lol) in the front basket with a pillow underneath. Now it's a doggy trailer (and she still sleeps during the ride). But I only take her with me when I cruise the beach paths. Too bad she couldn't stay small, she's used to going everywhere with us and let's you know about it if you leave her behind...lol. Anyhoo, it's better for her to take a regular walk and get her exercise...she likes to try to make friends with everybody she meets or to just pull me around to smell everything...lol. Besides it's easier to know what she wants...water, snacks, pit stop, etc...if she's on a leash.
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