This cart is so much fun and a great way to give my dogs exercise. There are so many impressive features included in this little dog cart. I think one of the most important features of this cart is the small third wheel at the front of the cart. This wheel holds up the shafts that attach to the dogs harness and that helps to keep the pressure of the cart from pushing down on the dogs back. This small wheel pivots so turning is easier for the dog. The next thing I really appreciate about this cart is how easy it is to get into. No lifting your legs up over the seat height bars and feeling trapped in the cart. There is a mesh foot rest the width of the cart, this is not only comfortable for the rider but a nice safety feature for young riders. The seat is padded with back and arm rests. The seat has two coil springs so the bumps of the road are less stressful on ones bottom. Two dogs can be used to pull this cart with the additional pole that converts this cart to a two dog team. We have several accessories to enhance this cart that make using the cart and training your dog to pull the cart easier.
Wheels: 20" holds up to 400 lbs.
Smaller Center Wheel: 12"
Overall Width (Tire to Tire): 31"
Overall Height (From ground to top of seat): 35"
Overall Length(From seat back pad to tips of shafts): 80"
Cart Body Width: 22"
Seat: 23" x 12” with 2" foam pad, vinyl covered, black
Spring seat (Coil springs under seat)
Backrest: 21" x 4" with 2" foam pad, vinyl covered, black
K9 Cart I absolutely love this cart and have just about trained all the skills I need to ride while my dog is pulling. The cart as agile and is easy to manuever, especially for a green dog.
Sadly, due to equipment problems, I cannot ride in the cart as of yet. All of the work I have done has been on the ground.
The shafts are way to short for an average sized dog to safely pull on any surface other than flat. The cart rides up on the dog with the slightest speed change causing the third wheel or the entire cart(if wheel is removed) to "eat the dog from behind". I have tried at least 10 different harnesses, none will work to keep the cart off the dog.
The shafts need an extension to insert in the bolted section to make the shafts longer, depending on what type of harness you use and the size dog.
The double dog shaft is completely unusuable. It is as if there are pieces missing to attach the harness and tack to. The dogs immediately move away from one another and there is nothing to keep them in line with the shaft. Pulling this way could cause injury to both rider and team.
I am disappointed that I cannot yet use the Team Shaft or Ride safely with one single dog pulling.