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How to secure a dog onto a bike

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by deafman, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Hi

    I have just got my learner for a motorbike and when I get my motorbike licence I would like to be able to carry my medium size dog on the bike.

    I have done numerous seach on the internet and from what I have discovered this is legal provided that the dog is secured to the bike. I am wondering if someone who would have experience imform me how you can do this.

    Thanking you in advance.
  2. Duct tape and occy straps would do he job. :)

    A chain/rope from the collar to a fixed point would cover the leagal aspect but some type of doggie harness would be more suitable. :)
  3. my uncle zips his Tenterfield terrier up in his jacket
    Brother used to have a milk crate with a piece of carpet in the bottom, secured to the rear rack for his cattle dog. Seen a dog on tv jump up and sit on the fuel tank (it had a piece of carpet on it). Sat between the riders arms no worries.
  4. Two words... Ratchet Straps :D.
  5. I'm thinking about popping my mini bull terrier pup into my well padded ventura bag and letting him stick his head out the top.
    With little doggy goggles of course. I probably need to get him some armoured leather as well. I wonder if Tiger Angel would custom fit a dog?

    I once heard someone talk about velcro on the tank attaching to a little doggy vest with velcro on the chest/tummy, and their little legs hanging down over the sides. I would love to see that!
  6. hornet? your reply? :grin:
  7. Here are some ideas :wink:








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    The guy in this photo, looks like he's enjoying himself. Ha. If you know what I mean. BEASTIALITY people. WTF :LOL: :LOL:

    As for a solution to your problem. Buy a bird cage a shove the dog in that then get some ocky straps and tie it down. That should do the trick. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  9. Yeah, yeah I've read that somewhere. Hornet thinks dogs should remain at home, shouldn't be traipsed all over the country side, should be seen and not heard and should never leave the house. Funny, that's exactly the same way I feel about children.
  10. +100!

  11. pets belong at home, not on bikes or in cars

    the words 'animal cruelty' spring to mind

    since no-one can ask them how they feel
  12. How else is someone to transport their animals to the vets, to obedience training, to a friends house so he can have company while I'm at work.

    Or should I leave him at home with untreated illnesses, untrained, unsocialised, lonely and unstimulated for 8 hrs /day. That, to me, would be the definition of animal cruelty.
  13. +1

    I don't understand why people need to take their dogs everywhere they go.
    Leave the dog at home where it can bug the neighbours.
  14. Putting a dog in a car is cruel? What drugs are you smoking this week? :roll:
  15. Hahaha omg I would love to take my dog on my bike when I get it, but I'm pretty sure he'd freak out!

    I was thinking that the best way would be to get a sidecar that you could clip the dog into with a harness?

    Checking out those dog seats though! :LOL: I think the key is a well behaved dog!!
  16. Of course it's cruel. If the dog could speak he'd say, "Leave me at home with a bone." But we selfishly say, "Nah, he loves it".

    animal cruelty
  17. You don't have to be a dog whisperer to read a dog's body language. Their entire attitude, posture and behavior are completely different between when they like something and when they don't. Have you never seen a dog excited about getting into a car? Or on a motorbike, as in Tex and Bundy's case?

    Dogs are intelligent, curious, social, sentient beings who require company and stimulation. To leave them at home all day, every day is a form of psychological cruelty that IMHO is far more detrimental than the small, almost neglible probablity of an injury due to motorised transport.

    There are many safety harnesses on the market these days for dogs travelling in vehicles. Why is this method of transportation any different to lugging around infants and young children who are also able to make informed decisions or to voice their transportation preferences?
  18. Thats a bit tough. Some dogs look like they are having a great time when they have their head in the breeze.
  19. *shakes head*

    Dogs just love being around us whether it's in a car or wherever. Surely you can see that, or are all the dog owners and trainers the world over completely wrong and you alone are right? I can see where you're coming from with the dog on a bike thing (I completely disagree) but in a car FFS? :?

    You have a go at the rest of the world by saying 'nah he loves it' yet you yourself seem to think you know whats best with 'leave me at home with a bone'. Are you for real? Don't you think that's slightly hypocritical?

    I really wonder where you're coming from sometimes mate - are you trying to deliberately wind people up on here these days with these ridiculous statements? We have people like 2up on here to do that for us ;)

    Animal cruelty my ass.