Who Else Here Uses Dog Power?

Discussion in 'Dog Biking & Carting' started by karleee, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Linda A Experienced Member

    Carting looks like great fun! Too bad my little cockers are too small for doing it.
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  2. k9 crazed Experienced Member

    No, they aren't too small you just have to get or make a cart that is proportionate. It is so fun and really great for parades or if you're doing therapy work and taking them to hospitals and such. People love it! Then when you go for a walk in the park they can take the cart/wagon and carry the picnic. :)
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  3. Ruth M Member

    I use bike, scooter and rig for my dogs depending what I'm doing and where we are. It's great fun. Love it
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  4. threenorns Well-Known Member

    i have everything i need to build a cart except for the wheels - one of these days, i want to get on it bec i think it'd be a blast, having dandy bring home the groceries or bring the garbage to the dump (not by himself, although that would be *so* funny!).
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  5. k9 crazed Experienced Member

    Carting is so fun, great for picnics and groceries and moving all kinds of things from here to there. Back when I had my two girl Newfs we had a great time de-rocking our property. They got great training and excercise and our yard was much nicer too!
  6. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

    I like to bike with my dog, but he matches the speed of the bike and doesn't pull me. He is not a very high energy dog. It is good though I guess because I don't have to worry about him taking off after something. He is good about ignoring the birds when we are biking because he is sensitive to where the bike is and he is very respectful of the bike.

    I am training my neighbors dog to run next to me when I am riding my bike, because I am not sure I could trust him if I allowed him to pull it. ;)
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  7. rae134 Active Member

    That cart looks AWESOME!
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  8. MaryK Honored Member

    That looks like totally AWESOME fun!!!!!! Not sure though if Leaf would be big enough. Something to keep in mind for the future.:D
  9. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Can anyone tell me which is better - walkydog or springer?
  10. k9 crazed Experienced Member

    I have not used both but I like my springer, I've had it for a loooong time! LOL!
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  11. k9 crazed Experienced Member

    You can scooter with pretty small dogs!
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  12. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Thanks for replying, my only worry is that they say that the safety feature has a quick release in case your dog goes the other side of a lampost to you but where I want to take her is the coastal cycle path which is beside quite a busy road and I would be scared she ran across the road. How have you found the quick release?
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  13. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you, may just try with Leafy:D
  14. 648117 Honored Member

    Can you scooter with a 7kg PugX, a 6kg Pomeranian or a 3kg BichonX? :LOL:
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  15. MaryK Honored Member

    :LOL: You could try harnessing them as a team of three:LOL: That's a combined weight of 19 kilos wow! Just joking! Still think may be Leaf will be a bit to small even for scooter she's now about 11 kilos.
  16. k9 crazed Experienced Member

    I never had a problem with it, I'm pretty sure I have replaced that piece with something else now, I've had it for a really long time, I don't actually know if they are making it the same as mine was, it is still going though after nearly 20 years(not hard core).
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  17. k9 crazed Experienced Member

    Yes! definitely, you put them in a basket on the front!
    Actually, you could teach them to pull, but myself I'd like to fix up a springer thingee for a scooter so you could run them without jogging yourself, what a quarter of a block or so? and I would teach them to pull their own carts -they are adorable on tiny ones! Of course you always need to be sort of careful with the pug and the pom in the heat.
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  18. 648117 Honored Member

    Holly (the PugX) would actually be the best at it, she is the stongest and has a very muscular broad chest, she has a very stocky build. Lewis (Pom) and Skye (BichonX) have both got very light builds and I don't think they could pull anything. Lewis is a kg lighter than Holly but is actually taller and looks bigger, under all his fur is a very delicate dog. Skye is just tiny all over, we arn't sure if we will be able to even get a dog harness for her (we just got her).

    Holly is the one that does obedience, rally-o and agility (although Lewis is starting all three too). She's a bit exteme. Very athletic, has an extremely fast recovery rate after exercise (pretty much stops panting as soon as she stops running). She doesn't have a short pug nose at all.

    It would be pretty funny to have them all harnessed together though :LOL:
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