We’ve all done it: been out for a nice, long walk that ended up being a little too long. You know what it’s like – your legs start to ache, you’re low on water and you’re seriously flagging but there are still miles to go.
Dogs can experience exactly the same thing but if you’re planning a big day out – or want your pooch to experience somewhere off the beaten track – a Doggyhut is the perfect solution.
These cool waterproof carriers attach to the back of a bike, helping you cover more ground with your four-legged friend. As you cycle along, your dog can trot alongside you and when they start getting tired, you can just pop them in the trailer for a snooze. Ernie loves his!
The Doggyhuts, which are made in Germany, come in a range of colours and sizes. They all have adjustable safety leashes to keep pets secure, as well as 16″ tyres, an anti-slip floorboard and zippered mesh “windows” so can dogs can see where they’re going at all times. The trailers also fold flat for easy transportation.
If cycling isn’t really your thing, “jogger kits” turn the Doggyhut into a pet stroller and are easy to add on, while reflectors and a little red flag will help you and your pooch stay nice and safe. Whatever the weather, Ernie always travels with an extra blanket or two to keep him cosy!
In the UK, Amazon is one of the best Doggyhut stockists as it sells a wide range of trailers in different sizes and styles. A dog of Ernie’s size will fit comfortably in a Medium and although prices are constantly changing, you can expect to pay around £120 per trailer. For more information or to buy, click here.