Dogger 101: Everything You Need to Know About Your Dogger by Ann-Marie Fleming

14 October, 2020


Designed for senior dogs in particular, the Dogger is not like any other pet strollers on the market. It has a sturdy and durable build with an emphasis on comfort for your senior dogs. Perfect for a walk in the park or a stroll on the beach, your senior dogs will love a ride in the Dogger. If you’ve recently purchased a Dogger or are looking to buy one, this Dogger 101 guide aims to inform you about everything you need to know about your Dogger. Let’s get started!

Travelling with Your Dogger

If you plan on taking that long-awaited vacation, you can still bring your dogs and your Dogger with you! Simply put, you can take your Dogger with you anywhere. You can easily fold your Dogger in two easy steps. Here’s what you do:

  • Find the black finger hold located on each side of the Dogger’s frame (near the base). Pull up the finger to slide it up the frame and then press down on the handlebar to fold the stroller. If done right, you should be able to fold it completely in one motion.
  • Safely secure the Dogger by using the metal rivet that sticks out near the bottom right of the Dogger. This will hold your Dogger in a folded position until you’re ready to unfold it again.

  • Troubleshooting Your Dogger

    The Dogger is meant to be as easy and intuitive to use. However, there can be small issues that arise with new products where you may be unsure of how to solve it. If you’re having trouble, read through these troubleshooting tips so you and your pup can get strolling as soon as possible.

    • Stuck or Jammed Buttons: The buttons can sometimes become a bit stuck during shipping. To unstick them, fold your Dogger to take pressure off the buttons. Then, once folded, press each button one at a time until each button releases. Then, reopen your Dogger and you’re ready to go.
    • Wobbly Front Wheels: Fixing a shaking or wobbly front wheel is super easy with a simple adjustment. First, remove the black plastic wheel cover that is held above the front wheel by four screws. Once removed, you’ll see a nut holding the front wheel in place. Using a wrench, tighten the nut a very small amount at a time until the wobble is gone. If the wheel becomes stiff, you’ve tightened it too much and you’ll need to loosen the nut slightly until you regain the manoeuvrability you need. You’ll also want to double-check that the front wheel lock is released. If it is partially on, you may experience some wobbling.
    • Pumping Your Wheels: We strongly recommend that you never use a high-powered air pump (like you’d find at a gas station) to fill your Dogger wheels. Use a simple hand pump, like our Dogger pump, to inflate your wheels to a PSI of 26. The wheels should feel firm but you should be able to squeeze the sides in slightly with your fingers. If you live in a very hot area, we suggest under-inflating slightly to allow space for expansion due to the heat.

    Safety Features

      • The roomy basket comes with a soft pad made with grip dots so it doesn’t slide around and a versatile canopy gives you and your dog maximum visibility while keeping them safely inside. 
      • 12" air-filled wheels and rear shocks give you and your dog an incredibly smooth ride. 
      • And with a front wheel that can swivel, you get 360-degree manoeuvrability that allows you to move your Dogger in any direction you please.
      • There are two leashes on the inside of the basket to keep your pup safe and secure in transit.
      • Dogger comes equipped with real rear suspension allowing you to take any bumps, cracks or obstacles in your path with ease. To engage the rear foot brake, use your foot to press down on the brake (in between the two rear wheels). To release, push it upwards into its original position.

      Additional Functions

      Adjust handlebar: Your Dogger is built for your (and your doggo’s) comfort. That’s why you can adjust the handlebar to suit your preference. Simply press the black buttons on either side of the handlebar and move it to a height that suits you. Release the buttons to lock in place.

      Lowering the front of the basket: To make it easier to place your dog inside the Dogger, you can lower the front bar of the basket. Simply press the buttons located on both sides of the basket to lower the front. Once your dog is inside, press the buttons again to raise the front of the basket back up.

      Rain cover: Every Dogger stroller comes with a rain cover to keep your doggo dry on rainy days. The clear rain cover fits perfectly over the lip of the Dogger basket without blocking the front window, so your dog will get plenty of airflow and still be able to enjoy the view. On sunny days, simply fold your rain cover and store it in the Dogger’s underneath storage basket.

      Accessories 

        The Dogger does not come with a drink holder, orthopedic pad, mini-pump or safety lights. These parts are all sold separately. However, if you purchase all four of these accessories together, you will receive a 10% discount on these handy add-ons!

        Drink Holder

        Safety Lights

        Pad

        Mini-Pump

        Helpful Videos

        Check out the Dog Quality YouTube channel where we provide some helpful videos about the Dogger and our other products. Here are the most helpful Dogger videos to get you started:

        How To Fold Your Dogger

        Assembling Your Dogger

        Dogger Stroller Testing

        FAQ

        This blog has covered a lot of information so far but if you find that your question(s) may not have been answered, please check out our Dogger-specific Frequently Asked Questions page. Be sure to click on the FAQs button to see the full list of questions and answers.

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