Buying husky harness or bed is common but a scooter? If you are not into dog scootering then it might a new thing. However, if you are aware of this growing sports in the UK and US, then getting a scooter is not uncommon. Imagine them as a summer version of a snow sled and you will get the idea.
What are the benefits of dog scootering for Husky
It is all about letting the dog get as much exercises as they can through the pulling efforts. Unsurprising, most dogs love to pull the scooter and run around as much as they can. In fact, it can be a good exercise for the dog owners as we will need to push the scooter during the upslope if you want to avoid over straining the dog.
Dog scooter vs razar scooter
On first glance, a dog scooter looks like a razor scooter but there are some important differences.
- Bigger tires that are between 16 to 25 inches in diameter
- Mountain bike style of brakes
- Some models have front covers to protect the dogs from the wheels
- Some models also have front shocks to absorb any effects from road bumps and such
Dog scooters are also known as kick bikes. They are currently more popular in the UK than USA but the trend is growing. Here are some of the top dog scooter or kickbike for Husky.
City G4 by Kickbike America
A solid Husky dog scooter that is very well built. The G4 model rides very smoothly and is quiet when in action. The basket in front of the scooter is very convenient as it allows you to carry stuff during your dog scootering such as water bottle, towels and such. Don’t put in too much weight though or the Husky might have a hard time pulling it.
The weight limit is around 264lbs. In term of height, the G4 is adjustable so you can always adjust the handle upwards if you are a tall guy.
Despite the great functional aspect of the kickbike, what I really love is the aesthetic form of this piece of equipment. Coated in gorgeous pearl white paint with a sleek and modern design, it looks really good in person. It looks so good that it makes you want to use it more so that more people can see it. This is a fantastic motivational part of the G4 that I find really interesting.
Assembling the product was easy, despite the lack of a clear instruction manual. If you need help, go to the manufacturer’s website as it provides a comprehensive set of instructions on what to do after getting the package.
The best thing about it is that it is very light weight so your Husky wouldn’t need to pull any unnecessary extra weight on top of the dog owner.
Schwinn kickbike review
Another good dog scooter model to consider is the Schwin Adult scooter. It is one of the cheapest dog scooter in the market as it retail for less than $200. Unfortunately, it is currently out of stock on Amazon although you can preorder it.
Compared to the G4, this is heavier so your dog will have to go harder at the pulling. Whether this is something good or bad depends on your preference.
Another difference is the height of the standing pad from the ground. As you can see, the Schwin model height off the ground is pretty high. In effect, doing a push is equal to doing a squat so it can quickly tired you out if you are not in shape. The converse view is that it gives you a better workout so whether that is a pro or con depends on you.
In terms of functions, the Schwin model also has the height adjustability that the G4 does. However, it doesn’t have the convenience of the basket so you probably need to carry your personal stuff in a separate backpack.
Essentially, the Schwin offers you a cheap way to test out if kickbikes are suitable for your Husky and whether dog scootering is an activity that both you and your dog will enjoy. Its lower price however comes with some drawbacks as highlight above.
Other dog scootering equipment list
Beside the scooter, there are other things you need to buy before being able to do some dog scootering
- Dog scooter harness: this is essential to tying the scooter to the Husky.
- Single lead tug if you have one Husky. Make it two if you have more
- Optional: shockline for reducing impact of road bumps if you are expecting some rough road conditions
For Husky owners who want to try their hand at dog scootering, the above brands are worthy considerations. Besides the scooter, don’t forget about the other gear that you will need to accomplish this activity.