Our domestic & custom-built motorbike dog carrier!
Like us, our dogs were born to be wild! We needed to find a fabulous way to bring our pooches along for the ride in safety, style, and comfort. We looked at a selection of production dog carriers, but none of them were quite right or too expensive. So we opted to make our motorcycle dog carrier to keep our dudes riding in style!
Once Dad passed his motorbike test…yippee. That meant we could go for bike rides in the helmet box. Once dad has converted the box and added aircon, windscreen, and fluffy blanket, our portable pad will bolt on the back, and off we go! Perfect
A few days after dad passed his test, mum & dad tried out our new box on the motorbike, and it is fab. We didn’t go anywhere. Just sat in it (to get used to it). Can’t wait until dad fits the windscreen, then we can see outside… great vantage point.
For several weeks dad regularly tweeted our helmet box so that it would be ideal. Each time he did a tweak, we got to sit in the box until we grew to love it pet carriers for motorcycles. By the time we had our first adventure, we weren’t too scared. By mid-March, we were ready for our first mini-adventure. Dad strapped us in tightly, and we traveled very slowly down our street and around the corner. It was scary stuff, but at least we got there in one piece. When we stopped, mum appeared! Dad had taken us to meet mum when she finished work. Mum was just as excited as us. We jumped out of our box, and then mum walked us back home via a field or two.
How dad made our box
Dad bought a twin helmet bike box for just over £25. He drilled a few holes around the side and back for air vents. He then debated the best way for us to view where we were going safely. After several days of scratching his head, searching the shops for ideas, designing all sorts of weird and wonderful viewing devices, he ended up just cutting a big hole in the top. The hole is the right size, so both of us can poke our head out. Around the edge, he has placed some padded foam, so the tips are gentle on our necks.
Then he cut out a top cover (rubber backed mat) and screwed down one side, so it acts as a cover on a hinge. That way, if it rains, we are covered up, and it’s dry we can poke our little heads out and have a toot.
We get strapped in, so no flying dogs!
So us dachshund dudes can now travel in our doggy box on the motorbike! More exciting photo’s when our adventure begins!