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Hav on a bike ride?

Does anyone out there take their dogs on bike rides, either in a basket or a bike cart? We are thinking of getting a front handlebar basket (which my husband will put on his bike) or a tow behind cart. We have had Ozzie ride in a shopping cart and he seems to like that so hopefully he will like the bike. All of the models we are looking at have hooks to secure his harness to so he won't be able to jump out. Tips or advise??? Thanks!
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Does anyone out there take their dogs on bike rides, either in a basket or a bike cart? We are thinking of getting a front handlebar basket (which my husband will put on his bike) or a tow behind cart. We have had Ozzie ride in a shopping cart and he seems to like that so hopefully he will like the bike. All of the models we are looking at have hooks to secure his harness to so he won't be able to jump out. Tips or advise??? Thanks!
I know we had a couple of people who posted about this before... I think one had the handlebar basket, and the other had 2 dogs and went on much longer trips. They used a tow-behind instead.


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We have a front handle bar basket for Chewy that she has been on a couple of times. Mostly just trips close to the house to see if it will work. Not sure how much Chewy likes riding the bike. She did try to jump the first time (even with the harness) but she seems to get that it is a bad idea. A couple times after that she seemed to think about jumping to chase squirrels.

I have noticed that the basket will droop and rub on the front tire. If we go out this year I plan to add some bungee cables to hold it up better or get a front bike rack for it to sit on.
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Sorry about double posting but I had some more thoughts...

Venus Williams used to bike with her havanese (Harold) but quit after having a bike accident (Harold was not on the bike at the time). This article mentions it: http://www.peoplepets.com/people/pet...494202,00.html

If you are going to bike a lot, I would suggest getting a trailer of some type. Having 10-15 pounds hanging on the handle bar is definitely a different feeling while biking - especially if the weight decides to shift around a bit.
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aw, I thought this was about motorcycles and havs.
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I do. Hard to ride him however in the front. It was fun but a short term run.
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wow that's a cute pic!
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We are wanting to get a bike basket for Tillie, where did you get that one for Django?
They are pretty pricey, aren't they? I worry about safety though, that is why we haven't gotten one yet...

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NP....thanks for your advice!!!
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Thanks everyone!! I think Ozzie would be safe in a front basket as long as its on my husband's bike. We wouldn't be taking him on public roads, only on bike paths. Now I just need to find the best one and pray he will be happy in it....I guess it's one of those things that we will just have to try to see if he will accept it. Sorry sprorchid, we are just lame middle agers who like to take a bike ride now and then Littlebuddy, I Love your puppy!! I really appreciate everyone's input & am so glad I joined....you guys are the best !!
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