I've tried several such devices, with bad to mixed results.
The bike tow leash is by far the best: easiest to mount on the bike, solid attachement, most comfortable for the dog; it gives some leeway to the dog, but not enough to have the animal get too close to the wheel. Really great product.
Only problem: shipping costs for Canada are prohibitive, shame they don't have a distributor in Canada.
It works as well as I'd hoped it would. My pup is 96 lbs and I feel like I really have control, which is a great relief.
I have a trike and the adapter was easily installed.
I tell everyone about the tow leash, it's hard to believe it isn't made by Elves! Thanks so much.
We purchased the collar to go with the tow leash and are beyond pleased! The collar is not at all flimsy. Made really well. Our 9mo pup is about 41 pounds and works great on her.
The tow leash is beyond an answer to prayer! She is getting the exercise she desperately needed that walks and I alone could not give. My husband has the tow leash on his bike and I follow and lead
and it has been GREAT! HIGHLY recommend!!! Brilliantly designed, well made!
The bike tow leash works great! It was so easy for the dog to use, it seemed as if it were "natural" for a Husky/German Shepherd.
What a great product! Easy to attach, easy to use, keeps my husky at my side and away from the wheels. Very ingenious.
The repair was remarkable, just like new again, 24 hour turnaround. And as always, a pleasure to speak with Mike about my Vizsla and our time on the trail!
My 80lb Deutsh Drahthaar and I love this product. Easy connection, keeps him on task and due to its low tie point to frame, minimizes lateral forces when he lunges for a tumbling leaf. A neighbor is ordering one now after seeing it in action...he had recently purchased a rigid, seat post mounted unit.
Well worth the money
Blue heeler and heeler/Jack Russell mix. They love solo rides with the BTL. It took them about 10 minutes each to learn to run solo with me. The coupler took a little longer, maybe 1/2 hour. I think they were trying to race each other yesterday. 2 miles between 6 and 11 miles per hour! I hardly pedaled.
My only suggestion is that, with harnesses on, the BTL and the coupler put the outside dog a little too far forward and perhaps prone to attempt a crossover in front of the front wheel. So, maybe my BTL could be a couple of inches shorter. I know it depends on the size of the bikes and dogs. BTW, I have them on the right hand side (safer for traffic) on a Zizzo, 20 inch folding bike. It’s great for traveling and camping.
I had gotten one for the right side because of the gears. I recently bought a 2nd one for the left side. The left side finctioned without it, but it made it so much easier to pop on/off. I have 2 dogs with very different stamina, so it helped to be able to quickly remove it and get back out there.
The way my bike was built also made it easier to get a tight fit with this attachment; putting the BTL directly on the bike bars would sometimes loosen up (not that it caused trouble during a ride, but so next time I had to tighten it a bit.
The bike tow leash is great way to exercise my malamute husky cross dog. The design is so stable that I do not fall off, even when he pulls hard towards another dog or person. His pulling has caused me to come to a sudden stop a few times, but once I get his attention, we are able to quickly resume our ride. I am very pleased with this purchase.
The bike tow leash is excellent! It is so easy and quick to install on any of my bikes. My dog loves it! He took to it right away, and anytime we need to get out for a quick energy burn, he's ready to go...just hook him up. He runs safely beside me and there are no issues whatsoever. We're both happy!
Definitely appreciate a replacement kit instead of having to replace the entire assembly!
It took a while to get the alcohol to loosen the cover per instructions, but once we got the amount right it went really well.
So far it seems to be holding up to my dog’s incredible pulls when he sights another dog . Working on that behavior !
Love the product. Well made, simple to install and most importantly, our dog loves it. I used to ride with one hand on the bars and one hand on the lease. This is much safer, hands down.
I actually ordered The Bike tow leash and the quick mount so it total more than 150 bucks. I was promised for a refund for shipping n handling but got refunded for quick mount shipping only otherwise happy with this product
Great leash. Does what it says. Our dog was running in front of the bike when he saw dogs and now he’s safely running next to it at all times. It made such a huge difference! Very pricey, but if you are going to take your dog out on the bike a lot, this is the way to do it.
The BTL works great, in fact amazingly great. My dog learned to cooperate with it in a very short time, and really seems to like it. I like being able to give him a good workout in so little time. Most of the training required has been for me; I've had to learn to get on and off the bike differently from the way I am used to. I also really like how easy it is to install and uninstall.
I gave it four stars for two reasons. First, it would not fit the bike I intended it for, which was a ~12 yr old Kona Dew Plus. This bike has seat stays that are considerably thicker than the chain stays. The combination of asymmetry of stay diameter and disc brake clearance made it impossible to mount the clamp on the left side of the bike. Fortunately I had two other bikes that the clamp fits just fine.
The other issue is price. Don't get me wrong, for what this thing does it is well worth the money, but given how little there is to it, it seems like it should cost less. I'm always just a little embarrassed to say how much it cost.
Really easy to install and super sturdy. It shipped super fast and my dog is getting the hang of it quickly.
I have had this product for nearly a year. I have a 40kg GSD who is dog aggressive and a 20kg Belgium Malinois. This product is simply awesome. It is well designed and amazing quality. My bike is stable when riding with my GSD when he reacts to other dogs. I have found he is getting less aggressive as time goes by as he has no choice but to move with me away from the other dog.
To get it sent to Australia meant the price was just over $400 aud but I have to say I would pay that amount again because this is such a strong quality product that has done wonders for my dogs and I.