One of the most flattering things about owning dogs is how they always want to be with you, even if you’re just going to the bathroom. When you’re embarking on an outdoor adventure, they definitely want to be at your side, protecting you from stray mailmen, plastic bags blowing in the wind and (especially) loneliness.
Unfortunately, their paws can’t always keep up with their desires. Few dogs can run as far as a jogging human, never mind one on a bike, and fitting them with rollerskates is probably a bad idea.
There is a perfectly simple solution, though: this pet carrier that rolls behind and slightly to one side of your bicycle.
One of its many virtues is that it folds up easily for storage, yet is reassuringly stable on the road. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be at least a little careful.
This trailer is best used on uncrowded, smooth roads. It will probably work okay on dirt trails, but you’ll need to be careful with how you ride and, in particular, take it easy on turns.
Note that this trailer has a rated weight limit of 50 pounds; it would be best to get the larger size that carries up to 100 lbs (50 kg) if you’re in any doubt.
A short leash tether keeps your pooch from jumping out even if you unzip the front mesh segment, which also has a rain flap in case the weather should turn nasty.
A rubber mat on the base helps your dog keep his footing, while a small raised flag helps motorists see that something is trailing your bike.
Another good feature is that the compartment is very well ventilated, and what dog doesn’t enjoy the wind in her face? Her owner might get a little bit more of a workout than he expected, though: at about 25 lbs for the trailer alone, you’ll definitely be aware of the extra weight when going uphill with a dog on board.