The Dog Powered Scooter
is a fascinating invention… From their site:
This new dog scooter design is revolutionary â€ and has many benefits. Particularly appropriate for urban use on bike paths & sidewalks. The human is in â€ total control â€ of the speed and direction of the scooter because the dog is harnessed inside of the frame and subject to its steering (very maneuverable) and braking force. â€ This also simplifies the animal's "choices" and reduces the level of "training" required of the animal. â€ Simply harness the dog and clip them into the frame and off you go. â€ With just a few outings pulling the scooter the dog quickly learns when to slow (by feeling the braking) and which direction to turn byâ€ noticing the wheel angle. Dogs love it because it takes little "effort" to pull the scooter and they get exercise next to their owner. â€ The owners love it because they are exercising their pets with little effort on their part and getting a fun free ride! (yet will participate by kicking up hills) â€ The harness connection insures that no downward loads are applied to the dog.