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Dgstrskynwhlleft Darn, my dog isn’t big enough for this- but if you have a dog over 45lb and have longed to take the pooch on a scooter ride you both enjoy- the Dog Powered Scooter might be for you. Simply harness the dog and clip them into the frame and off you go. With just a few outings pulling the scooter the dog quickly learns when to slow (by feeling the braking) and which direction to turn by again “feeling” the side pull on the harness. The two unit looks like you could cover a lot of ground. Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. gabrielsen says:

    The harness on this contraption is not ideal, as it will chafe the shoulder bones that stick out on a dog’s chest. As a musher I promise, these harnesses are considered absolutely unsuitable for working dogs. A better option, though more risky for both man & mutt, is to let the dog run up front. Check out http://www.kickbike.fi

  2. gabrielsen says:

    The harness on this contraption is not ideal, as it will chafe the shoulder bones that stick out on a dog’s chest. As a musher I promise, these harnesses are considered absolutely unsuitable for working dogs. A better option, though more risky for both man & mutt, is to let the dog run up front. Check out http://www.kickbike.fi

  3. gabrielsen says:

    The harness on this contraption is not ideal, as it will chafe the shoulder bones that stick out on a dog’s chest. As a musher I promise, these harnesses are considered absolutely unsuitable for working dogs. A better option, though more risky for both man & mutt if you’re in a place with lots of traffic, is to let the dog run up front. Check out http://www.kickbike.fi

  4. gabrielsen says:

    The harness on this contraption is not ideal, as it will chafe the shoulder bones that stick out on a dog’s chest. As a musher I promise, these harnesses are considered absolutely unsuitable for working dogs. A better option, though more risky for both man & mutt if you’re in a place with lots of traffic, is to let the dog run up front. Check out http://www.kickbike.fi

  5. mcperl says:

    I own the dog powered scooter and enjoy it along with my dog. It allows us to experience healthy trips along trails where each of us share the work load. We bond through the activity. The dog powered scooter gives me the ability to control my dogs speed and direction. This is something I was not able to do using the same scooter with the dog runing up front on a line.

  6. peace2000 says:

    How about riding your dog on one of these http://www.smalluniquevehicles.com