I cannot speak highly enough of modern pets and their products. I had a slight issue with delivery of my Ibiyaya dog pram and the customer support I received was outstanding! I have never dealt with a company that is so understanding and genuinely care for their customers. Have continued to purchase products and have recommended to everyone I know for their pet needs.
Getting our dog familiar over a week or so before using the trailer on a bike trail worked. The trailer is light enough to move into/out of the car. Assembles easily. Using the brake is important for getting the dog in (we used treats) and out. I could tow our 25kg dog well on the flat stretches. Going uphill required slowing down and sometimes some hard pedalling. The width of the axle had me checking behind to see of the left hand wheel was going to dive off the side of the concrete path, along stretches where the path was slightly higher than the ground to the left. Extra caution needed along those stretches. And maybe a rear vision mirror. Having a partner cycling behind helped a lot, letting me know if I was too close or far from the left hand edge of the trail. Overall, the trailer worked well. I was a little concerned that the flexible part of the tow bar, near where it connects to the bike, was a bit twisted (not broken or anything) at the end of the ride, which seems to have been caused by the bike axle adapter having tilted down a little. It seems I didn't apply the quick-release axle lock tight enough? Or maybe that's what it is designed to do? Will see what happens next time. Looking forward to riding on a wider trail.
I purchased the Hercules stroller for my golden retriever who was losing strength in her back legs. It took me a while to make the decision due to the price but I have no regrets. Unfortunately, I was only able to use it a couple of times before she passed. She had been anxious about things with wheels previously but had no issues with the stroller. I wish that I had got it sooner. It was a lot more spacious inside than I was expecting. At ~35-40kg she had plenty of room to lie down inside with the front screen open or closed. My parent's male Mastiff also fits (for reference). It assembled really easily and opens/closes just as easily. It was fairly easy to carry inside/outside, which I had to do as it was too wide for the doors. The wheels worked well on various terrain - footpaths/roads, uneven grass, trails, and sand. The foot lever at the back made it really easy to get up curbs. We got many compliments from other dog parents. I didn't get a chance to use the bike bar. I would recommend a folded blanket or cushion inside the stroller for comfort. It would be nice if the front screen could be opened halfway or have an additional smaller flap so the dog could poke their head out without the whole flap being open, however, with the security straps inside it is unlikely they would be able to jump out. We had such a great time using the stroller and had an enjoyable and long last walk.
Our Labrador recently underwent surgery to remove one of his front legs and is now undergoing chemo treatment. The Ibiyaya Hercules Heavy Duty Pro has been perfect for him - great size, easy to access (even with three legs) and multiple areas for him to look out. We can still take him for lovely walks and to all of his vet appointments as he tires easily. Handles well including over uneven surfaces and folds up easily. Just keep in mind that the buggy is slightly wider than standard internal doors.
This pram came in very handy for my dog. I use it as a crate with wheels where i put him after a long day out full of activities. He is a smaller sized 20kg standard poodle but he curls up inside. The pram needs to be unzipped at the top so he can comfortably sit up, but luckily my boy doesn't mind the crate. Highly recommend this for big dogs but bear in mind you may need to unzip the top mesh if you have a tall dog. It also has a high floor clearance so elderly/arthritic dogs may need a step or assistance to hop in.