This came to me through an email. I said I would pass it along, so here you go.
Check out this new Dog Scooter configuration. Its the first animal (dogs, mini horses, goats, etc.) pulled device that places the animal behind the steering wheel- thus giving. the rider precision steering control of the dog (no commands necessary).
And the rigging only allows the dog to go strait ahead- they cannot turn to pull you over to the side. Thus its easy, safe and practical for young and old and most breeds. It really shines in the urban environment. This is URBAN MUSHING.
(the actual pull necessary to keep the scooter- with a 180 lb. rider- at speed on pavement is 4-5 lbs.)
See the videos & photos at www.dogpoweredscooter.com
It can help dogs get adopted by having this useful/fun skill.
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
Looks like fun. A little expensive though but a great idea.
Hee hee, I wonder if they make them minpin-sized?? ;D
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
$310 plus $220 more for the second dog. Hmmmm, good idea but I'll pass. But,hey, thanks for the link
Looks cute and fun, but I just have one problem
I know I am younger than some of you, older than others....
But what bothers me is all these toys that are motorized where the children aren't getting any exercise. By children, I mean 2 legged ones. It is a wonder why our society is getting so overweight.
But in fairness, these scooters are for exercising the dog and not the people.But what bothers me is all these toys that are motorized where the children aren't getting any exercise.
For me personally, I have no need for one because my dogs get off leash exercise and I enjoy walking too much. But obviously not everyone is lucky enough to have lots of accessible off leash areas like I do. That is where contraptions like the scooter come in. If you have a high energy dog and perhaps can't walk/exercise the dog as much as it needs, I think scooters are a great idea. Not for everyday use (dogs need walking and varied exercise) but for now and then.