Question: What Are The Best Trailers For Dogs and Safety Tips
Hi i’m looking for the best trailers for dogs and I’m hoping to get your insights on what to look for in a dog trailer but also safety tips and what to keep in mind when actually cycling with a dog trailer.
Cycling trailers for dogs should include many of the same safety and comfort features as those designed to carry children.
The best bike trailers are lightweight and streamlined but still durable. They need to provide excellent ventilation but also have the ability to cover openings should the weather take a turn for the worse. Make sure you can easily get your dog in and out of the trailer. Some added storage can also be handy. Check the height and weight limitations of the trailer. Do not exceed a trailer’s capacity by either cramming in a dog who is too big or by hauling more than one pet when it can’t be done safely. Attach a tall safety flag to the trailer to make it more visible to nearby cars. Attach your dog’s collar or harness to the inside of the trailer using a short tether so they can’t leap out and run away while you are cycling or when you stop and open the trailer sides.
Dog trailers need to be comfortable but easy to clean. Look for removable floor liners and the option to add a pet bed.