Dog carrying bag: species review
Dogs of decorative breeds, probably, already genetically like to sit on their hands or “ride” under the owner’s armpit. The owners of the small “hunkers” wear their favorites for hours, and let the dog’s small weight not be encouraging, even 1.5 kilograms constantly “hanging” on their hand bring a lot of inconvenience. Bag for dogs solves several problems in the movement of the pet. It should be noted right away that this article concerns not only miniature, but also medium dogs, is not an advertisement and is purely informative in nature.
Bag for a dog – a necessity or an extra waste of money?
Of course, not all dogs need this accessory. If your house is home to a Jack Russell Terrier, Pug or Cocker Spaniel, you may need to carry it only if you travel in transport. Bag-carrying is relevant for small dogs and pets, who prefer to travel solely on their hands, are not resistant to stress, afraid of people, transport or other animals. To a greater extent, bags for dogs entered the market as an attribute of fashion and many use them for purely decorative purposes; however, a carefully crafted carrier can combine several functions at once.
The main functions for which you can use the bag carrying for dogs:
- Constant companionship – if you are used to taking a pet with you everywhere, then sitting in a bag will not cause inconvenience to others.
- For the "charter dogs" – pets who go for a walk themselves, "walk" from a walk solely on their hands.
- A trip to a veterinary clinic – perhaps the most urgent reason to have an accessory in the house, even if it is not intended to use it permanently.
- Physiological need – partially or completely immobilized dogs need extra care. Carrying such a pet in the carry more humane solution than the constant carrying on the hands.
- Traveling – in a plane or bus, a dog can ride in the luggage compartment or in the cabin, under the condition of complete safety for others, that is, in a muzzle. To send a decorative dog to the luggage compartment is just a mockery, but to carry in a bag is quite an acceptable option for the owner, pet and other passengers.
- The exhibition is “laid” and combed pet has more chances to stay in brilliant form if it is transported in soft carrying.
- Sleeper – bags in the form of houses can be used as a personal place for a dog within the dwelling, it is convenient for the owners, and it will be more comfortable for the dog to always have a personal territory with it.
- Weak nervous system – if a pet trembles at the sight of another dog or child, climbs hysterically in his arms or runs away, it is better to immediately put him in a bag and release it only for sending personal needs.
Important! Dogs, like people, are prone to phobias. Fear of a closed space for dogs is far from uncommon. Before you buy a bag, "test" your pet by sitting it in a regular bag or a box with a hole for the head. If the dog is anxious, whines or howls, either abandon the bag or get ready for a long habituation process.
Types of bags for dogs – features and differences
First of all, bags differ in size, for small breeds the assortment is wider. For observers of fashion trends, there are models in the form of stylish bags with logos of famous brands, rhinestones, straps and other trifles that do not carry the functional load. For medium dogs, mainly carrying bags with a frame are made. Consider the main types of accessories for transporting pets:
A shoulder bag is a standard women’s handbag with a special opening for a dog’s head. It is zipped, equipped with short straps, while wearing a pet under the arms. Such a model cannot be called comfortable for the dog; in the carrier, the animal cannot freely change its position and breathe freely while lying down. More comfortable option – a bag in the manner of the beach.
Bag-box – made with a frame and without, the walls are usually made of light transparent fabrics so that the dog can observe what is happening and have full access to oxygen. The most popular options are in the form of a travel bag, a soft house or a carrying cage, which is “sewn up” in a case with compartments for dog accessories; the last pet can be used as a sleeping place.
A sling bag for dogs is an accessory “borrowed” from children’s subjects and quickly gained a circle of its fans. Ergo backpacks and slings were approved by mothers and children for the possibility of constant contact with the baby without busy hands and damage to the spine. With dogs, the story is the same – for timid, constantly looking for the protection of pets – an ideal option. A favorite is always in a safe area – at chest level, anatomically correct distribution of the load on the spine, the products themselves are suitable for male and female owners and most importantly – free hands.
- The cart does not fit shy dogs – the animal does not feel protected.
- Constantly “flashing” legs of passers-by – additional vanity and stress.
- Before using the dog regularly, it is necessary to accustom you to this kind of movement and there is no guarantee of success.
- The animal is close to the ground, but cannot move. In hot weather, this is an additional risk of overheating and dust allergies.
A trolley bag is far from universal, an accessory for decent money, and its purchase is relevant only for narrowly focused purposes, for example, for traveling on an airplane or a bus. Models for travel are more "house" than carrying – the photo below. Before you buy, be sure to find out the standards and restrictions of carrying in the transport company, you plan to use bark services.
Important! Do not borrow bags "on trial" from familiar owners of dogs, especially cats. Even from the washed bag it wakes up to smell like a “stranger”. If you carry the carrier "inherited" or bought a used one – spend several washing cycles, dry in the sun, treat with antiparasitic drugs, put the dog’s toys in the bag or rub the product with a piece of wool. Do not use perfumed products – it will scare the pet.
Safety and practicality – according to what principles to choose a bag for a dog
Lost about fashion and rhinestones and turned their attention to the favorites, which bag to choose, so that the “treasure” was enough. By the way, it is not necessary to pay for the accessory at an exorbitant price; it is quite realistic to sew a bag for a dog, but more on that below.
- Size – the animal should be free to lie, stand and turn while in the carrier.
- The material is durable, easy to clean and hypoallergenic. Information on possible allergic reactions should be indicated in the quality certificate or on the label.
- Completion – the presence of pockets, visors, pillows – not the point. The bag must be completely disassembled for cleaning and washing. In carrying there should be several (!) "Hatches" with nets, for the free circulation of oxygen.
- Not a rule, but a recommendation – do not buy bags of black color; in hot and sunny months they become very hot, for a dog that is actually immobilized there is a great risk of heat stroke.
Even if you do not know how to sew professionally, making a handbag for walking with your own hands will not be a problem. The easiest option is to remake the finished bag: make a cut for the head, upholster with a soft edging, shorten the zipper and carry on the shoulder is ready. The only condition – choose a bag from the material that can be washed. If you have a sewing machine, cutting and sewing skills – choose a pattern to your liking, stock up with necessary materials and “into battle”. Everything is simpler than it looks on the scheme, please yourself with an exclusive thing, and your pet with a comfortable accessory.
Do-it-yourself dog carrier bag – Samoshveyka – site for sewing and needlework lovers
If you decide on an independent tailoring bag for your pet, you will definitely need our master class. By the way, using the same technology, adjusting the size of the pattern, you can sew a bag for your daughter’s toy pet.
Master class: how to sew a bag for a dog with your own hands
The fabric for sewing the carrying bag can be used differently – depending on the size and weight of the animal, the purpose of the accessory, financial capabilities, etc. This model uses a convenient fleece in sewing.
For tailoring we need:
- Fleece pink and white;
- Lilac ribbon, I took kapron, but you can also satin;
- Pink and white strings;
- Chintz of any color, I took white with a pattern;
First we will cut the details, for this we take patterns:
We cut all the details of pink fleece, we make a horizontal mark, at this level a ribbon and a strip of white fleece will be sewn.
We do the assembly on the tape.
Now we sew a ribbon to the marked line on the basis of the bag.
On top of the sewn tape overlap a strip of white fleece and sew.
Now we start the assembly of the side part.
We take the side and a strip of the same length, width 2.5 centimeters. Put it on the side and sew.
Inside we insert the gum so that the edge is pulled together. We fix it on the sides.
Now sew the side of the bag to the main and bottom. At the bottom we attach cardboard of the same size as the bottom, so that the bag keeps its shape a little.
We begin to sew handles. To do this, cut 4 strips of size 430.
2 of the same stripes of sintepon.
Sew on sintepon to fleece strip.
On the other hand, we impose a second fleece strip and sew.
Along the edges we make finishing lines 0.5 from the edge.
So the handle is ready, similarly we do the second one and sew it to the bag.
Now we cut the same details as from fleece, only from calico. This will be the lining of the bag. We sew, leaving a small piece unstitched.
We sew the lining to the bag.
We sew up an unstitched piece, turn it around and sew along the edges of the finishing line.
We also bring to your attention a detailed master class on sewing a comfortable soft bed for your beloved pet.
How to sew a carrier for dogs
Take your measurements with your dog. Measure the height of the chest – from the base of the paws to the muzzle. Also determine the length from neck to tail. When building the pattern, we denote the first value by the letter B, the second – D.
Build a bag-pattern on paper. Draw a rectangle. To determine its long side, multiply the value of B by two, D also double and add the resulting numbers. Then add 20 cm to the result. The short side of the rectangle should be equal to the length of the dog from neck to tail.
Position the long side of the rectangle towards you. Divide the figure in half with the vertical axis. The right and left sides of the rectangle are the side walls of the carrier.
Build a hole for the head of the dog. To do this, from the lower side of the rectangle along the vertical axis, set aside the distance indicated by the letter B. Then, on the upper side of the rectangle, set to the right and left of the axis a number of centimeters equal to half the size B. On these three points, draw an oval recess for the head.
The bottom of the bag is a rectangle, the sides of which are equal to the size of D10 cm (large side) and B5 cm (smaller side).
Transfer all patterns to fabric. For the outside of the carrier, it is better to choose a waterproof material to protect your pet from rain. The inner part must be strong enough so that the dog does not break its claws. If you want to insulate the bag, make the side part of foam rubber. The bottom can be strengthened with hard cardboard.
Assemble the bag details into one. Sew on a machine strong enough handles – fasten them on the wrong side of the side. Sew on top of the carrying zipper. Attach the lining and the outer part of the bag facing each other, put foam on top. Sew the perimeter of the carrier, leaving a small hole to unscrew it.
Remove the workpiece, sew a hole with a secret seam. Connect the sides of the bag, and then attach it to the top of the bottom.
How to sew a bag-carrier for dogs with their own hands (patterns, photos)
Small dogs, probably, have already formed a special gene responsible for sitting on the hands of the hostess. Owners can spend hours carrying such pets on their hands, although it is not at all convenient to carry around one and a half kilograms of accessories hanging on their hands.
Bag for small dogs can solve several problems at once. Note that in this article we will discuss not only a bag for decorative dogs, but also medium-sized dogs. Also, this article is purely informative and does not contain advertising.
In the article you will find information about carrying bags for dogs, including those made with their own hands (with patterns and photos).
Many people think that a bag for a dog is simply a waste of money. Indeed, such an accessory may not be needed for every dog. If your dog is a Cocker Spaniel breed or a pug, then carrying is vital only if you travel by public transport.
Bag-carrying is intended primarily for decorative breeds of dogs and other pets who prefer to travel on their hands, which are unstable to stress, are afraid of transport, people, other animals. Nowadays, bags for dogs are an attribute of fashion, many use them as a regular accessory, however, a well-made carrier can have several functions.
How to make a bag carrying a dog of a small breed, and not only, will be described below with your own hands.
The basic functions that carry bag for dogs
If the owner is used everywhere to take the dog with him, then sitting in the bag, it will not cause inconvenience to others.
The bag is suitable for dogs that get tired quickly, for pets going for a walk on their own, and from a walk riding only on their hands.
Bag needed when traveling to a veterinary clinic. Here is an important reason to have a bag for a dog at home, without even using an accessory all the time.
The need is physiological: some dogs are partially or completely immobilized and need extra care. Carrying in this case will be a more humane solution for your pet than constantly carrying it on your hands.
When traveling, a dog may ride in a cabin or luggage compartment only in a muzzle. And to send a small dog in the luggage compartment – mockery of the animals, then, as the bag will help the owner to leave it with him and not interfere with other passengers.
At the exhibition, a combed and laid pet will have more chances to stay in a chic look if it was brought there in a soft carrying.
The bag can be used as a bed or a private dog in your home. It is convenient for the owner, and the dog itself will be much more comfortable to constantly have its own personal territory.
With a weak nervous system (if the dog trembles at the sight of an unfamiliar dog or person, climbs on the hands or tries to run away from fear, it is better to put it in your bag and release the dog according to its natural needs).
Even dogs have phobias. And claustrophobia in dogs, as in humans, is far from uncommon. Before you buy a bag, try to seat the dog in a box or a simple bag with a hole for the head. And, if your pet shows anxiety, howls and whines – this is a sign that you should give up the bag or prepare for a long addiction.
Kinds of bags for dogs, their features and differences
All bags vary in size (wider range for small dogs). For those who follow fashion trends, there are models in the form of stylish handbags with logos of famous brands, straps, rhinestones and other trifles that do not carry the functional load. For medium-sized dogs, carry-bags with a carcass are produced.
Below we give the main types of bags for transporting pets.
A shoulder bag is an ordinary women’s handbag, but with a hole for the head of the dog. Bag with a zipper, equipped with straps, for carrying a pet under the arm. Such a model is not very convenient for the dog, in this carrying dog can not change its position freely and it is uncomfortable for her to breathe in a lying position. Bag, in the manner of the beach, would be the most successful option.
Bag-box can be with or without frame. The walls of this bag are made of transparent fabrics so that the dog breathes easily and it is not dark. Bag-box in the form of a soft house, travel bag or cage can be used as a sleeping place for a dog.
If you like the “bag-sling” type for small dogs, then you can do it yourself (example in the photo above).
The backpack bag for dogs is very similar to a sling for dogs. It differs only in the method of landing the animal. If it is looking sideways in a sling, then forward in a backpack. Backpacks are closed and open. Open bags suggest openings for the head and paws. Closed bag is designed for sitting posture. A sling is more convenient for dogs – they can lie in it, but a backpack is more convenient for the owner, the straps of which evenly distribute the weight. By the way, you can make a carrying bag for a small dog with your own hands.
Remember, it’s wrong to borrow a bag for your dog to try someone else. Even a washed bag will smell like a strange animal. Inherited or purchased B. At. The handbag should be washed several times, dried in the sun, treated with an antiparasitic drug. Also before use it is recommended to put your dog’s toys in the bag or rub the product with its wool. Just do not try to use perfumed means – it will scare your pet.
Basic principles when choosing bags for dogs
It is very important to know exactly which bag to choose so that your little treasure is pretty. A good accessory should not be bought for big money at all, it’s really possible to sew a carrying bag for a dog with your own hands.
- Size. A dog should be free to stand, lie, and turn, while being in the carrier.
- The material must be durable, easy to clean and hypoallergenic.
This data must be indicated on the label or in the quality certificate.
- The package should include pockets, visors, pillows.
- The bag should be easy to understand so that cleaning and washing are easy.
- Your carry should have small wire hatches for good air circulation.
- Another recommendation – do not buy dark-colored handbags, they heat up in hot weather, and for a dog that is not moving, a great risk is created to get a heat stroke.
Even if you do not sew professionally, making a bag for walking with your own hands will not be a problem.
How to sew a bag carrying a dog for yourself?
The easiest option is to remake an already-made handbag. Make a cutout for the head, embroider the hem, shorten the zipper – and the carrying is ready! An important condition: choose a bag from a material that allows it to be cleaned and washed frequently. If you have a sewing machine and at least some sewing skills, choose a pattern to your liking, stock up with the necessary materials and start sewing a handbag for your pet. Everything is much simpler than it seems on the diagram. Treat yourself to a beautiful thing, and your dog with a comfortable accessory.