The Springer bicycle dog jogger makes it possible for you to enjoy biking and exercising with your dog at the same time.
Like other dog owners Springer's inventor, Sven Arntzen, wanted to give his dog all the exercise and physical activity it longed for and needed. But although a fairly good athlete, Sven soon realized that when it came to running, he was no match for his strong German Shepherd. So he asked his vet and the breeder of the dog for advice and was urged to bring his dog along on bike rides, which he did.
Dogs have no regard for a biker's safety, and go their own way without warning, if they see or smell something interesting along the trail. Leash in hand and the hands on the handlebars, it did not take long before Sven lay flat on the ground, with bruised knees and hands. A couple of incidents like that and he could not take it anymore.
But instead of giving up biking with his dog, Sven became determined to do something about the problem. He decided to construct, just for his own personal use, a bicycle attachment for his dog. One of his best friends owned a welding company and had often let Sven use the welding shop during the weekends. So the following Saturday Sven brought his sketches and went to work.
To make a long story short, he patented his invention, then founded SPRINGER, Inc., with his friend who owned the welding shop. SPRINGER was developed with the guidance from several vets, breeders, trainers and official traffic safety experts that were consulted for advice and asked to test SPRINGER during its development. When they were convinced that SPRINGER was close to perfect, they built a factory and began production and marketing of SPRINGER in Norway.
Designed to absorb as much as 90% of the dog's pulling energy, the Springer lets your dog learn how to run in harness while providing you with extra confidence to control your bicycle.
- Mounts to most bicycles in a matter of minutes with no tools
- Can be used on either side of bike
- You can use 2 Springers on the same bicycle
- Includes safety release which frees the dog instantly if it runs on the wrong side of a tree, a hydrant, a pole, or similar
- Keeps your dog gently, but firmly in place at your side, protected from traffic, pedals, and wheels