I take Jack everywhere with me whenever I take the scooter. More often that not, I choose to scoot rather than drive so I can take him.
Even if I am just going down to a store, he’s ecstatic to come along and wait patiently outside for me- usually indulging in several pats from passers by while he waits.
He’s a shocker for leaning out and often puts his front paws on my shoe. When he was a pup he slipped off once or twice at low speed, so I deemed from then that I would never TIE him on to the scooter when he rides. He’s too big to have a short leash and it drives him crazy. Instead I hold his leash between the left grip and my hand, just incase if he ever fell off I can let it go.
Well, today that saved his life. We were coming back from the beach, and he’d been swimming, so the scooter floor was wet.
He slipped off under braking, in excess of 60km, and I thought as quickly as I could when he went down - I let go of his leash.
He tumbled and tumbled until he stopped. Then he got up, ran to the scoot, jumped on and looked up as if to say “My bad, lets get outta here”
He suffered a few grazes to his elbows and paws, and his BUTT. But, he’s totally fine. I can’t imagine what would have happened if I’d just had the hand loop over one mirror. He’d have got dragged along, then possibly UNDER the scoot, and the leash would have pulled US of, possibly into traffic.
Of course, I’ll be more careful with him when he’s wet, but something to think about if you take a dog onboard.