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Puppy Love Meets Bike Love

Riding Your Bike With Fido

Love this picture of a women biking around the city with her pup in her bike basket looking so chic. This picture made us think of our June 2012 article “9 Tips for Training Your Dog to Ride in a Basket “  Just had to reshare the tips.

9 Tips for Training Your Dog to Ride in a Basket 

1. Select a bike basket where your dog can sit comfortably inside. 

2. Add a blanket or pillow to the bottom of the basket for added comfort.

3. Tie your dog securely in the basket with a dog harness or leash. If your want more protection for your dog, check out the Bicycle Basket Pet Carrier which has a cage on top of the basket.

4. Walk the bike with your dog in the basket a few times before taking him for a real ride.

5. While walking, talk to him and keep a hand on him, urging him to sit and relax. Reward with treats.

6. Ride up and down the sidewalk for a few days letting him get used to the movement and turning motions. Keep your hand on him if necessary. Make the sessions short at first and gradually lengthen as he becomes more comfortable. 

7. Find a bump or rough spot like you would normally encounter while riding and go over it repeatedly and constantly reassure him each time until you notice he is able to anticipate what is going to happen and seems to be more relaxed about it.

8. Try to anticipate things that might scare or excite your dog like riding near loud traffic, encountering large dogs, cats or squirrels and expose him to them.

9. Reward with treats and in no time you and pooch will ride safely and stylishly.

 (Picture via Franz-Michael S. Mellbin)

Eleanor’s Bicycle Birdie Tweets

Training Your Dog to Ride in a Bicycle Basket

What’s better than riding your bike to the park for a leisurely picnic?  Riding your bike to the park with your pooch front-and-center in your new Bicycle Pet Carrier. Are you holding back on a basket for your dog because you think he won’t stay inside? Here are 9 training tips to help keep your best friend safe and happy.  Just don’t forget to bring your little buddy treats and a bowl of water for the picnic!

9 Tips for Training Your Dog to Ride in a Basket 
  1. Select a bike basket where your dog can sit comfortably inside. 
  2. Add a blanket or pillow to the bottom of the basket for added comfort.
  3. Tie your dog securely in the basket with a dog harness or leash. If your want more protection for your dog, check out the Basket Pet Carrier which has a cage on top of the basket.
  4. Walk the bike with your dog in the basket a few times before taking him for a real ride.
  5. While walking, talk to him and keep a hand on him, urging him to sit and relax. Reward with treats.
  6. Ride up and down the sidewalk for a few days letting him get used to the movement and turning motions. Keep your hand on him if necessary. Make the sessions short at first and gradually lengthen as he becomes more comfortable. 
  7. Find a bump or rough spot like you would normally encounter while riding and go over it repeatedly and constantly reassure him each time until you notice he is able to anticipate what is going to happen and seems to be more relaxed about it.
  8. Try to anticipate things that might scare or excite your dog like riding near loud traffic, encountering large dogs, cats or squirrels and expose him to them.
  9. Reward with treats and in no time you and pooch will ride safely and stylishly.

Your Spoiled Pets

Wanted to thank our friends at Your Spoiled Pets for leading Eleanor’s a dog model named Ziggy for our Nantucket Bike Co Pet Basket photo shoot today. Eleanor’s website will be launching this weekend!

Check out Your Spoiled Pets for all your pet’s needs. They just opened up their flagship on 624 Grand St in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where they offer doggy day care, walks, fashionable dog coats and yummy treats. Let’s say all the dogs looked pretty spoiled.

Bicycle Baskets for Furry Friends

We have bicycle baskets to keep furry friends safe.

5 Adorable Pups Who Love Bikes

My two favorite things in the world are dogs and bikes (and my husband of course). Unfortunately, I have never had the privilege to drive my pup around in my bike basket. My first dog Leroy was a rescued black pug. He didn’t like to sit still. My current pup Birdie is about 27 pounds and would probably break my bike handlebars. So, I decided to round up these 5 dog pictures who love to ride in a bike basket. Which one is your favorite? I’m kinda digging the pug of course.

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