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Old 07-08-13, 05:48 AM
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Carrying 20 kg middle Schnauzer?

How do you people carry dogs?

In this summer heat I'd rather not make my dog run for 10-20 km per day, but I hate leaving the beast alone when going into the wilds. Car is out of the question - what's the cheapest,most convenient way to carry a 20 kg dog on a bicycle?
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Originally Posted by Slaninar View Post
How do you people carry dogs?

In this summer heat I'd rather not make my dog run for 10-20 km per day, but I hate leaving the beast alone when going into the wilds. Car is out of the question - what's the cheapest,most convenient way to carry a 20 kg dog on a bicycle?
var1<cheapest> AND <var2>most convenient = Boolean FAIL. Most convenient = child trailer, cheapest = large milk crate zip tied to Planet Bike Eco rack.

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Well trained ?Wald makes some very large front baskets. Just put some carpeting in it.
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22 Kilos. 44 pounds, ? rather too heavy for front baskets

Think Trailer (info to consider) https://www.biketrailershop.com/bike-...ers-e-162.html

You can get the usual Pet Transport container and get a flat cargo trailer to mount on it.. too .


would make the training the dog to be OK with the container , better,
and not associate it with a trip to the Vet, when they see it.

possible to have trailer for open basket on it too ,

but jumping out, into traffic, to chase something, is hard to resist.

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Maybe the dog likes being alone....you do...right?....

44# sounds like trailer material to me.Sure the dog shouldn't be pulling....
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Hook it up to a harness and make it pull you along.
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Teach the dog to ride one of those trail-a-bikes and impress your neighbors and friends! But more seriously, for a 20kg dog you'd really need a trailer with a low center of gravity.
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I use a trailer for shopping. I love the way I can barely feel it. The trailer is so easy to pull. I pulled a small dog in it once, and she seemed to enjoy the ride. Unfortunately, it's too small for my dog, who is a greyhound. I hope to modify my trailer one day to accommodate her.
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A used child trailer is a good suggestion. Not as cheap would be a dedicated dog trailer, something like the Croozer Dog or the Wike pet trailers. A 20 kilo dog is too heavy for a rack, the weight is up too high. I use a porteur rack and have carried close to that weight, and though it could be done. It wasn't fun.
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Have you tried a tandem?
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Transporter (trailer) it is then. Thanks for all the help and all the good funny replies too.

Originally Posted by alan s View Post
Hook it up to a harness and make it pull you along.
Could you recommend a good whip?


Originally Posted by Booger1 View Post
Maybe the dog likes being alone....you do...right?....

44# sounds like trailer material to me.Sure the dog shouldn't be pulling....
He likes being alone. I accompany him to the nearest forest and let him run.
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Originally Posted by Slaninar View Post
How do you people carry dogs?

In this summer heat I'd rather not make my dog run for 10-20 km per day, but I hate leaving the beast alone when going into the wilds. Car is out of the question - what's the cheapest,most convenient way to carry a 20 kg dog on a bicycle?
Couple options:
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Originally Posted by Slaninar View Post
Transporter (trailer) it is then. Thanks for all the help and all the good funny replies too.



Could you recommend a good whip?
I'll be in Novi Sad in August. If I see someone driving or pulling their dog, I'll know it's you.
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I'll be in Novi Sad in August. If I see someone driving or pulling their dog, I'll know it's you.
Definitely. Nobody else does it round here.
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I use this - bought used and made modifications.





Our pooch is 75 lbs and it works just fine.
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see avatar...brother and sister. The male around 22 lbs the other about 12. The cart is one of the best buys quality and price wise I've ever made, $100 from Nashbar.

He is very well trained with a bike though and could easily go 5+ miles (depending on weather and other factors of course) out of the trailer and in fact would much rather do that.

btw, check out the group 'bring your dog along'.
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