Bike Accessories for Dogs

If your dog enjoys walking or jogging alongside your bike or you simply want to take your dog on a bike ride, you should look for a few accessories for dogs that are suitable for bikes. The pet accessory producers have come up with a wide range of baskets, trailers and leashes. You may adapt your existing accessories, but you will have to bear in mind your pet’s comfort.

Bike Leash

A bike leash needed for your dog if he likes walking or jogging with you when you bike.

The leash is similar to your normal leash, but should be longer, so as to allow your dog to stay behind and not hurt his neck. There are a few elastic bike leashes that are suitable for bike rides.

When you bike, you will need to make sure your dog is comfortable and the collar is not tight or causes breathing difficulties in your pet.  

Bike Baskets

Bike baskets are helpful accessories and may be used to transport your pet, provided your pet is smaller. Larger dogs cannot be transported in bike baskets for obvious reasons.

The basket should be made comfortable for your pet, so add a warm blanket or your dog’s home blanket. Don’t place your backpack or other items that could make the dog uneasy.

Make sure you get your dog used to bike rides in the basket, otherwise the dog will be agitated and will want to jump off the bike. Start by taking short rides (i.e. 5 to 10 minutes) and reward the dog after each successful ride. After you see the dog is comfortable with the basket and the bike, you can take longer rides.