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I just wanted to say first off that even as a mod on this site, I truly had no idea just how brilliant a concept the Walkin' Wheels is. Everything was thought of in the design. With the manual, it was quickly put together. It was easy to get on the dog and took a split second to get her out. She weighs 55 pounds. For all its simplicity though, it is a sophisticated piece of engineering and it will provide much needed relief to senior dogs to support their body while their spirit is willing.
Now, though, I do have a question. Perhaps my dog is crooked but the side bars are level and the knuckles seem to be in the right place but even when I tighten the leg hole straps, her feet are still too much on the ground. She can still walk, though she does significantly drag one rear leg. I do not want to put her up in stirrups while she can still get some use of her back legs otherwise her leg muscles will atrophy.
How then can I adjust the cart so that there is a bit less weight-bearing on her back legs? If I raise the struts then she is not level with her front shoulders and the side bar is diagonal.
Lisa and Sara
Hi Lisa & Sara,
Thanks for your kind words about the Walkin' Wheels. If you allow more distance in height, you will need to re adjust the front harness. Loosen the front harness red strap and tighten the black strap over the back. This will bring the extender parallel to the ground. It's hard to tell by the picture where the foot is on the ground but appears to need more height so just the toe pads are touching the ground. If you need more assistance, please call us at 888-811-7387. Thanks
i have a similar problem. we are just introducting the cart to our female bernese with dm. i am certain that we have the adjustments correct as it was fitted by a rehab vet.
she can walk in boots without knuckling or dragging.
in the cart she drags her left leg (there is no cp functioning here) and or knuckles unless going fast.
i don't understand the directions in the previous post, but i think the situation is similar
how can we facillate her not knuckling when going at a slow speed, the equivalent of windown shopping!
If leg is dragging, adjust the wheels to allow for more room. Just the toe pads should touch the ground. If a dog knuckles under, boots will stop them from getting sores but the dog will still knuckle under in the boots. When you make a minor adjustment such as this, you will need to re-adjust the front harness so the extenders are parallel to the ground.
what does that mean adjust the wheels to allow for more room. also this dog does not knuckle in boots becasue of the way they are on her feet. she may drag, but she cannot knuckle in her boots which have a flex point.
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