Hitting the trail with your furry friend to explore the wilderness is soul food. It is such fun and a bonding experience. Hiking does require some preparation and you need to ensure your dog is up to the task. You might have concerns about the terrain, your dogs temperament or health. They may not be able to go the distance as easily as they used to. Dog strollers give your dog the pleasure of the luxury version. It inevitably saves their joints and paws from the slog. It also saves you the stress as you always have somewhere to contain your dog if necessary and all that extra storage for goodies. Particularly handy when you have two dogs and one is stronger than other but still unable to cover the whole distance.
Dog Strollers Built for Hiking
Hiking with dogs on the South West Coast Path
" Well we are just back from a couple of days walking.
On warm days, Ben will walk around 3 miles and then hops in the dog stroller for a while. My younger dog Daisy joins him when she gets tired, she is a bit smaller and they are both comfortable together.
I am extremely pleased with the Air Buggy Comfort Stroller. It is genuinely an all terrain stroller, it was easy and light to control with one hand and dealt with all the terrains without a hitch - grass, gravel, sand, hard baked lumpy mud and some very overgrown areas. For example from Ferrybridge (Weymouth) to East Barn there are some wooden steps, a very overgrown 20 minutes of path going through scrub, a bit of beach, also several stiles. The stroller was manageable getting through stiles, as the rotating front wheel means you can turn it on a sixpence. We managed it all. Almost everyone passing stopped to comment, admire and ask questions. Most had never seen one. Highly recommended!"
Hiking with Lynne Allbutt & Yogi
Soon after Yogi unfortunately got injured, Lynne got the Sporty all terrain dog stroller to continue her outdoor adventures with Yogi. Here is what she had to say about hiking with the Sporty dog stroller.
"My energetic terrier-ist snapped her cruciate ligament a month ago and, despite it healing well, she was getting quite depressed by the lack of time she was able to spend with me outdoors. We were used to running, walking and working together and it was a quite a lifestyle change for us both. Searching for a solution, I came across the Sporty Pet Stroller and as you can see by the photos, she absolutely loves being back outdoors again.
I have been impressed by the quality of service from Pets Own Us, as well as the fabulous quality of the product and it’s maneuverability. It took Yogi a day or two – and some treats – to get used to it and we have already been running over all sorts of mountainous terrain and are planning to go to the beach soon. It is a delight to use ‘off road’ as well as on the country lanes, and easy to push whilst running. It also has a big handy pocket on the back which is useful for all those necessary bits and pieces … and dog treats! The Sporty Pet Stroller has given us back our ‘together time’, which is priceless."
Here is video of Lynne & Yogi putting the Sporty Dog Stroller to the test in some of their favourite places - mountains and beach.
Lets Compare the Best Dog Strollers for Hiking
The Air Buggy Comfort with steel 12" wheels is the ideal choice for coastal paths. It has excellent traction. The front wheel swivels or locks The front bar folds down letting you pooch spread out to enjoy the view
Buggy Comfort Air DIMENSIONS:
Carrier size: L66cm x W33cm x H50cm
The EFA Buggy Comfort features 12" solid EFA tyres. It is robust and light, super easy to maneuver. It can carry a maximum dog loading weight of 25 Kg. A great option for medium to large breeds or 2 small best buddies. It also has the basket below to store all your goodies you would normally keep in your day backpack.
EFA Buggy Comfort Dimensions
Carrier size: L66cm x W33cm x H50cm
Gross weight: 11kg
The Pet Roadster has a tubular steel frame, exceptionally strong and robust that remains rust resistant. Another great option for coastal paths. The front wheel is a 9" EFA solid wheel that swivels making negotiating terrain effortless. The back tyres are 12" EFA solid wheels. The handle height is adjustable as is the whole dome plus the front bar folds down. Interchange all its features to suit the weather. The pet roadster is spacious, able to support up to 32Kg of dog weight but the stroller itself is light at only 11kg.
PET ROADSTER DIMENSIONS
Folded up: L84.5 x W60 x H33 cm
Height adjustable slide: 95 - 107 cm
The Sporty dog stroller is narrow and nimble but packed with all terrain capabilities. It features a back entrance that is low to the ground and safe for your elderly pooch to gently hop into. The large 16" AIR tyres easily propels the stroller forward on rough terrain. You can even hit the road with your bicycle and hitch the Sporty to the back as a dog trailer plus it includes a rain cover.
Sporty Dog Trailer DIMENSIONS
Suitable for pets up to 30 kg
Carrier size: L70cm x W45cm x H63cm