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Pets and Touring?? ------->>>>>(3 posts)

Pets and Touring?? ------->>>>>ZenJones
Aug 31, 2003 10:08 AM
Not sure if this is the right area to post this but here goes...

We are just getting into cycling and would like to evolve into touring family vacations. At the same time, our daughter desperately wants a puppy. Do you think its possible to take a dog along on vacation? We really wouldn't want to have him boarded? What do you think??

We are thinking about a Trek trailer that seat 2 children comfortably and this way our daughter and the puppy could be in it while we(my wife and me)pedaled along.

Any thoughts?
Should be no problem, but . . .Kerry Irons
Aug 31, 2003 5:33 PM
Are you sure you want to do this? If you go to any LAB rally, you'll see someone with a pet that rides in a trailer, rear rack box, front basket, etc. so it's certainly possible. Suggest you pick a small breed. You'd also want to have the dog well trained to not run off or jump out to chase something. A number of things to sort out, but possible.
amazing pet/touring sightingtheBreeze
Sep 1, 2003 9:49 AM
While biking and camping with my kids in No. New Mexico this June we saw a guy on an old touring Trek pulling a BOB trailer with what may have been all his life's possesions. We all pulled into the campground, he went one way, we went another. Later while cruising around on our bikes we passed by his camp site. He was doing some repair/maintenance on his bike (looked like it had logged a LOT of miles). I saw some kind of small animal sitting on the picnic table watching him. Naturally I assumed it was a dog, but when we got closer I saw it was a fluffy gray cat, then I noticed another one sitting on a stump also watchingthe proceedings. All I can figure is they must have been riding on the BOB trailer. I can't imagine getting two cats to calmly travel by bike trailer. Just goes to show that if you get them young enough you can train an animal to do almost anything.