|STEP 1 – Unpack and Setup the dog wheelchair.|
Turn dial to release the knuckle.
Unfold the vertical support and turn dial to lock into place.
Insert the wheels and snap in place.
Larger dogs may need the larger extenders. If so, snap them in.
Notches are on Top
Use snap buttons to adjust
Use a Pen to push Snap Buttons when they are behind the knuckle
Larger Dogs may need the Larger Extenders (3 & 4)
|STEP 2 – Put on Front Harness.|
Base of the Neoprene “T” faces forward.
Red Strap under the dog.
Side clips face to the back.
Make the top strap tight – others only snug.
Cut in half, if needed and put comfort sleeves on the front harness strap.
|STEP 3 – Put the dog in the cart. Lift dog’s back legs into leg rings or pass rings under legs and clip. Clip the front harness to the side extenders.|
Straps go over top bar and clip to posts.
|STEP 4 – Final Adjustments.|
Knuckles (A) should be at the hips. Front clips (B) high on the shoulders. Back straight (C). Toes (D) just touching the ground or up in Stirrups. Top bar (E) parallel to the ground. Leg rings flat and tight like a saddle. Optional – Insert set screws for stability.
Set screws are not necessary for operation, but reduce extra play and noise.
See the Complete Walkin Wheels Dog Wheelchair Instruction Manual (PDF Download)
We created the Walkin’ Wheels in the hope that you will adjust the cart, put it on your dog, and in a few moments watch him or her running and playing again. It can happen that way, but it doesn’t always. A wheelchair can be a major adjustment for a dog. On the one hand, the frustration of painfully dragging an immobile back end is suddenly gone. Freedom! On the other, there’s a strange device following the dog around; sometimes making odd noises and getting caught on furniture and doorways.
Walking Backwards. Dogs use their back legs to move and their front legs to stop. It is normal, therefore, for the dog to push back on the front legs and move backwards. With encouragement, they quickly learn to move by pulling themselves forward with their front legs.
Be calm, quiet, and slow when putting on the cart for the first time. Lots of stroking and reassurance is needed here. Treats help, too.
Let the dog get used to the harnesses before attaching it to the cart. It may take a few minutes or a few hours for him or her to get used to the harnesses.
Keep in control of the dog’s movement at first. Keep the dog in a clear area at first and keep him on a short leash. If the dog does become frightened, then disconnect the harness from the cart and try again later.
Until your dog gets used to the Walkin’ Wheels, limit the amount of time spent in it. The Walkin’ Wheels is designed to allow your dog to get exercise and physical therapy. Dogs cannot lie down in the cart.
If he does not move at all, check for harness comfort and encourage him with patience and treats.
After the first few uses, check for chafing from the harness. Adjust if needed.
Dogs will be able to pee and poop while in the cart.
Watch the videos at DogWheelchairMovie.com.
If you need help, call us at (603) 577-8854 or email [email protected]