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The Innopet Hercules arrived quickly and is proving to be a fantastic product. Highly recommend.
I purchased this buggy for my 12 year old GSD. He was due to have an op and his back legs are getting the better of him some days so this seemed the perfect answer. Overall I’m really happy with it and now I’ve thoroughly tested it I thought I’d review it.
My dog is happy to get in and out of it, but as a large breed it is a bit of a squeeze. He is not the biggest of my GSD’s so it’s ok for him, it would be too small for my largest dog. However if you open all flaps up and let them lie with their paws sticking out, it works as long as your dog is happy enough to stay put. It moves easily around although I would have preferred it slightly longer and narrower so it could go through a standard door frame. If you take the wheels off, which is easy enough, it does fit. Bit of a faff but doable.
I’ve taken this on the road, through fields and tracks, and on the beach, Obviously the road is smooth and easy, it goes well enough on tracks and on the hard bits of sand on the beach. It did sink a bit in the soft stuff, so the dog had to get out whilst I carried it over those bits. It’s quite heavy and awkward, but again doable. If there are two of you, you can pull it backwards over the more difficult ground.
I also bought the bike rod to go with it. This is where I feel a bit let down. Firstly there were no instructions and there doesn’t seem to be anywhere on the website either?? It is NOT suitable for a bike with quick release wheels (which basically means unless you have a bike from the dark ages it won’t work!) My partner has had to fashion a new bracket to make it work with the bike. I also am a little dubious to pull it along knowing my dog is sort of hanging out the buggy so to speak. There are straps to secure the dog in but I haven’t needed to use them. For a smaller lighter dog I think it would be better, or perhaps if you live in a very flat area (I am in Mid-Wales - it’s very hilly!)
The only other thing I would like to see added (and I may do myself) are some carrying handles so if you’re out and about on the fields/beach you could lift the buggy, between two people, over any dodgy ground instead of having to fold it up or drag it backwards. The handle that you push it with could also do with a little bit of adjustment, it tends to rattle up and down a bit.
I put a soft bed down on the bottom of the buggy as it’s far too hard to be comfortable. My dog loves it and it’s great to be able to go out for a long walk knowing I can pop him in it when he’s had enough.
It’s a pricey bit of kit, but I think it’s worth every penny as a buggy. If you have an old dog or young pup this ticks the boxes for getting them around if you like to be out and about for longer periods of time. I’ve never had one before but will definitely be a must going forward with my best friends on my doggy adventures!
Our 13 year old Springer Spaniel is now riddled with arthritis so have not been able to do our usual long walks. Then after finding this dog stroller on line it has given us our active life back and he loves it, he just watches the world go by, then we let him out when appropriate to stretch his legs and do his bits and bobs. It is very well made we have used it several times already with no problems.
It’s very sturdy and looks fit for purpose, unfortunately Henry died before could use it. We do have another dog so it might come in use in the future.
This stroller is giving me and my dearest GSD Maggie the quality of life and freedom for her to get to her beloved field to play. I have to make the most of the time we have and it means I can take my other dog too and go out as a family. Maggie loves it and when she’s had enough she goes to the back and gets in quite happily.
I’ve already been asked where to get it from, so there could be another sale for you soon!