Biking with a small dog: Walky Dog Low Rider
In an earlier post I talked about options for carrying your small dog with you on your bicycle, including bike carriers and backpack carriers. Now one of my favorite manufacturers, PetEgo, has come out with an attachment for its Walky Dog Bicycle Leash that allows it to be used successfully by small dogs. The Walky Dog Low Rider attaches to the rear axle of your bicycle, unlike its predecessor, which attached just below a bike’s seat and positioned the leash so it could really only be used by large dogs. The new attachment would work well for a dog Chloe’s size or even smaller. Be sure to attach the leash to your dog’s harness, not her collar!
Now the trick will be to teach your small dog to use the Walky Dog safely, and to gauge how long she can run beside you before she wears out. Take it slowly — she’s a small dog, remember — bring lots of water, and keep an eye on her for signs of over-exertion. Consider bringing a bike carrier for your dog as well, so if your dog reaches her limit before you get home, you can chauffeur her.