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Old 08-08-2020, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Transport dog on bicycle side car.

So I am hoping to get suggestions on both ends of this.

1. Best way to get dog accustomed to riding in the side car?

2. Side car vs. trailer? I assume sidecar would be best and will be referring to the device as a sidecar.

My thoughts on 1: let dog get used to side car by itself. Then attach sidecar to bike. Then maybe walk dog and walk the bicycle along with for a bit? Then try and get dog in side car and push bike/side car combo? Then ride?

2: I have an old child trailer that someone was throwing out. The cloth part was real tattered so I have already removed it. I think it would be best to convert the trailer into a side car style for the dog. I feel like him next to me would be better than him behind me where it might be hard to see him.

The dog is ~65 lbs and his back/shoulder blades are just under 2 ft or so. He wears medium size stuff (harness, etc.) I am going to try and use the side car on an unpowered bicycle, but if it's just too much I have a motorized bicycle I can attach it to. It's not very quiet though and would probably require an extra step to get him accustomed to riding in it.


An added bonus is that I could use the sidecar as a cargo unit when he isn't in it.

Does anyone see any problems with the idea? Suggestions for the design?

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