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Doggie bike trailer/stroller

Does anyone have a great bike trailer/stroller they can recommend? I am looking at this one

http://www.petstrollerworld.com/dgr-drmntr02-gr.html

but I wondered if anyone had actually used it before, or had used something comparable? I am also wondering if two adult Havs would fit into this compartment.

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Does anyone have a great bike trailer/stroller they can recommend? I am looking at this one

http://www.petstrollerworld.com/dgr-drmntr02-gr.html

but I wondered if anyone had actually used it before, or had used something comparable? I am also wondering if two adult Havs would fit into this compartment.

Thanks everyone!
I have a friend in another country who has one, but it has larger wheels on the back. She puts 3 in hers...and they use it for vacations, both ways as strollers, and attach it behind their bikes as they go off from their campsites. She has two lowchen and a Corgi and they always vacation with the dogs. I will look and see if I can find a photo of it, but if i remember correctly it was not available in this country. It was very sturdy and if I remember correctly had larger wheels, but it went over some very rough terrain also...

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The Doggyride has been on my wish list for a couple of years now! I plan to buy one when we're finally ready for our bicycle tour. I'm just not sure whether I'll get the Mini or the Novel. It's a well-made and well reviewed product.

Here's a video of a Mini with 3 Chihuahua's riding.


And here's the Novel model (bigger and has a roof rack option).


I love that they convert to strollers with the front wheel attachment.

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Thanks for the info! And thanks for the additional pictures - it is nice to see that 3 little dogs can ride in there. I am going out to my breeder's house today, and I think I will have her put two of her adult Havs side by side and take a measurement. But I think the mini will work.

I live in Boise, which is a fairly bike-friendly city. We have a great greenbelt that runs along the Boise river and I can ride it from my house to downtown. I can't wait to load up the pups and then be able to use the stroller function when they get tired of walking. It looks great, so I think I'm going to splurge on the whole thing. I will be ordering something soon, because I need to get back to biking and my puppies are 3 mos. old and I want to start them out early so (hopefully) they will enjoy it.

I will be sure to reply back and let you know what I decide.

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Just a quick update for any of you wanting a bike trailer and/or stroller: I got the Doggyride mini and love it! We have used it once as a stroller and a few times as a bike trailer. I found it very easy to assemble with good instructions and it looks like it is made with quality materials. My puppies are approx. 7 lbs. each and they fit in there nicely with quite a bit of room to spare. Of course I am hoping that that fit in there as adults so I don't have to buy another. The cost for the bike trailer was about $200 and another $70 for the stroller conversion. Not exactly cheap but for me it was worth it. I wanted to get my puppies started in a bike trailer early to see how they liked it. They took to it almost immediately. They can look out of each side except for the back. The back is a full pocket with a velcro top so you can stow treats etc. in there. I put a collapsible water dish in there, and there's a water bottle holder on the outside too. Very easy, very comfortable to drive and to pull on the bike, and the dogs seem just fine in it.
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Nice - and your pups look very comfy and happy in there! I'm so glad to hear that you like it 'cause the Doggyride is still on my wish list. Now we need pics/video of you towing the pups behind your bike!

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Wanda and Pepper, I hope you get your own Doggyride soon! I have one pup that is getting a little motion sickness in the Doggyride but he gets sick sometimes in the car too. Once I can help him with that problem we will be 100%.

Now the video and pictures - I have been wondering how to pull that off. I usually ride alone - I may have to enlist one or more friends!

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