Confidence Deluxe Four Wheel Pet Stroller: Review

Confidence Deluxe Four Wheel Pet Stroller

Product: Confidence Deluxe Four Wheel Pet Stroller

Best place to buy: Amazon.com

Product specifications: Weight: 4.8kg – Wheel to wheel: 48cm – Floor to top of handle: 101cm – Back wheel to front: 66cm – Inside compartment: 33cm – Actual area for the dog: 55.5cm long x 34cm wide

My rating: 9.5/10

Features

  • Easy to assemble – less than 5 minutes, no tools required
  • Lightweight, easy to maneuver
  • Confidence Deluxe Four Wheel Pet Stroller rear view+Two ways to put your dog in – from the top (like a baby stroller) and a zippered flap in the back
  • Available in 4 colours – red, blue, green and pink
  • Collapsible protective canopy 
  • Mesh in the front, back, and on the sunshade for ventilation on warm days, and protection against bugs or flying insects 
  • Good size basket holds shopping, extra sweater, leashes, treats, snacks…
  • Cushioned handlebar
  • Parent tray with 2 cupholders and larger section to hold phone, keys, treats…
  • A spongy insert for comfort
  • Tether to clip onto harness or collar 
  • Foot locking rear wheel 
  • Folds in seconds 
  • Clasp on frame locks the stroller when closed 
  • Holds a 15lb dog comfortably

Product Overview

How many times have you taken your senior dog out with you, only to end up carrying him most of the time, leaving you with an aching back? Do you often leave your dog home alone missing all the fun, simply because he wouldn’t have been able to keep up with everyone else? Well my friends – those days are gone!

The Confidence Deluxe Four Wheel Pet Stroller is the answer…at least I know it is for me. Put your dog in the stroller, supplies in the basket, and off you go.

There are so many wonderful uses for the pet stroller

  • Senior dog that can’t walk as far as she used to
  • Dog with arthritis or other joint problems who can still walk, but may have trouble walking back 
  • Dog recovering from illness or surgery
  • Transporting puppies or kittens
  • Even cats use the pet stroller!

I made this video using my Confidence Deluxe pet stroller so you could see for yourselves, all the wonderful features it has to offer.

I’d like to share the benefits it has brought to our lives 

The love of my life is a blind Chihuahua/Min Pin named Red. She is approximately 16 years old and an absolute joy. She can’t walk too far so we go for lots of short strolls. When I want to take her for longer outings or on day trips, I couldn’t do it without the pet stroller. Although she only weighs about 9 lbs, carrying her for a few minutes causes back pain. I’ve taken it on buses and trains, and it’s so easy because it’s lightweight and folds up in seconds.

It makes me happy knowing I can include Red in more activities because of it. Although I originally bought the dog stroller for her, it turns out it had another use I never could have anticipated.

We have another dog named Jack, and one day within the space of a few hours, his back legs became paralysed. Long story short, he had spinal surgery and months of recovery. He was only allowed out a couple of minutes at a mobility aids for dogstime to begin with, but he used to love walking around the neighbourhood visiting his two and four legged pals. With his neurologist’s approval, I would take him out and about in the stroller so he wouldn’t get depressed stuck in his crate all day every day. 

There’s room enough for my two 10lb dogs, so if Jack gets tired after being out too long and needs a break, or we’re doing something where there will be lots of crowds, there’s room enough for both of them. 

Another thing I love is how many people who have never heard of a pet stroller before, get to see one. They always come up, comment on Red and what a wonderful idea it is. Many even say how much their dog could benefit from having one. If I could help other dogs get out who would ordinarily be left behind, I’m thrilled. 

Another, unforeseen benefit is an increase in the amount of walking I do.  I am not a huge fan of exercising, even though I know I should!! Now that I have the stroller, I put Red in and off we go. I find I am walking further then I ever would if I were walking by myself.

Drawbacks

There are a couple of points I’d like to mention, although drawbacks may be too strong of a word to use here.

The cup holders are certainly deep enough for cups and small bottles, but not deep enough to hold larger ones. Personally I’m not too bothered because I either put it in the basket underneath, or in the closed sunshade if I want easy access.

If you’re standing behind the handlebars and you reach over to put something in the stroller, or pet your dog, hold onto the stroller or your body will tip it backwards. It happened to me, but my dog was fine – protected by the Confidence Deluxe Four Wheel Pet Stroller Pinksunshade. It’s not something that has ever happened on its’ own, only when I caused it.

A little bumpy over rough terrain, so I stick to paved sidewalks and paths. 

The Confidence Deluxe Four Wheel Pet Stroller is a lifesaver!

I highly recommend a dog stroller because without one there are just too many things I wouldn’t be able to do. Buy one for yourself and see what I’m talking about.  

If you have any questions about this product, or would like to share what you love about yours, please leave a comment below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hindy Pearson
Helping people care for their senior dogs
I am a certified dog trainer and pet care consultant, specialising in working with rescue dogs and first time pet parents. I foster and adopt senior and special needs dogs, and advocate for shelter adoption of all animals, particularly older dogs and cats. I am currently working on a spay/neuter program in Spain.

16 Comments

  1. Emily

    hi there!
    Thank you for your Confidence deluxe pet stroller review! This is a stylish stroller for sure! Any dog would be happy to stroll in that 🙂 And any owner who then does not have to carry their dog would be happy too! I think it is a small price to pay to increase yours and your dog quality of life. A friend of mine has a senior dog but the dog is quite bigger. Do they sell strollers for larger and heavier dogs?

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    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Hi Emily, thank you for your comment. They’re typically for smaller dogs, but there are wagons and other types of strollers for bigger dogs. I will be discussing other options in upcoming reviews.

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  2. Rawl

    I like the idea of being able to take your dog with you. It would be great if there were something for bigger dogs. I’ve got an aging rottweiler. Most of the time we leave her because she can’t do all the walking when we go to parks or music festivals. I’m looking forward to your next post when you review products for bigger dogs.

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    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Hi Rawl, Rottweilers are such beautiful looking dogs! It does feel much better when you can bring your dog along, if you’re in a position to do so. I just saw someone today pulling a huge cart, with a really big older dog in it. I’m going to do some research and write/review alternatives for big dogs. Stay tuned!!

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  3. CherylK

    This is a wonderful site, Hindy. I don’t have a pet but one of my neighbors has an elderly dog who loves to go for a walk in her stroller! I’m not sure what brand it looks just like yours. What a terrific invention.

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    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Thanks very much Cheryl, I appreciate your kind words. It’s nice to know your neighbour’s dog is able to get out and enjoy. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve come across, who have never seen a dog stroller before. Many comment on how helpful it would be for their pet. It definitely is a great invention.

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  4. Kelen

    Thanks Hindy, for the awesome information! I have a friend who loves to do these kinds of things with her dog. She was honestly surprised to find that she had never heard of this product!

    Thanks again!

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    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Hi Kelen, thanks for the comment. I’m constantly surprised how few people know about dog strollers.

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  5. Lee

    I honestly never knew you could get a stroller for your dog!

    I have three dogs with the eldest going on four so a few years before she will need one but i will certainly look into it when the time comes to make her more comfortable. No doubt her two pups we have will also want to jump in too.

    What a great idea.

    Reply
    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Hi Lee, based on the looks and comments we get when out with Red, I would say most people didn’t know either. They are definitely a great idea, now a senior dog doesn’t have to get left behind on long walks.

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  6. LakanDula

    Very detailed and informative (I don’t mean to sound cliche), US pet owners can get quite envious (seeing that this is a UK website). The information gives readers full insight on the item being promoted, which gives them confidence in purchasing the item.

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    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Hi, so glad you found the review informative. I wouldn’t say it’s a UK website, I’m from North America, I just happen to live in the UK, but the information is applicable to all who share their lives with senior dogs. I do hope they feel confident in the product, based on my experience.

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  7. Hannah

    This is such a good review for the Confidence Deluxe Four Wheel Pet Stroller. This stroller looks great – the elderly dog can still get their fresh air and enjoy the outdoors even if they aren’t able to walk far. That will make all the difference to the quality of the dog’s life!

    Your site is really looking great. Keep up the good work.
    Hannah.

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    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Hi Hannah, thanks for your comment, and so glad you like the site. It’s a work in progress… I wish I had known about dog strollers years ago, they’re such a wonderful way to include a senior dog in activities they couldn’t have participated in before.

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  8. Regina Cauley

    I love my stroller and my little dog does too! The only complaint I have is the fact the wheels are made of plastic. Can we purchase replacement wheels? Can we possible purchase rubber wheels to replace the plastic ones ? My little dog cries now to go for walks and it is making me be more accountable for my exercise walks.

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    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Some wheels are made of rubber, it all depends on the type of stroller. Replacement wheels are often available, so my advice is to contact the store you bought it and the manufacturer. You could also possibly replace them with a better quality from another stroller, you would have to make sure the sizes and hardware match. Ask the manufacturer what they recommend as they would be in the best position to offer advice about their products. So glad your little one loves it, the stroller is the best purchase I’ve made for my older dog.

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