Dog Carrying Bags
In case you want your dog to accompany you almost constantly, then you will probably need to purchase such a convenient and necessary thing as a bag for carrying dogs. Of course, we are talking about medium-sized dogs (most often up to 5 kg) or puppies.
Dog bags are a practical thing. Its main purpose is to make convenient transportation of the animal. Moreover, it is comfortable both for the dog and for its owner. The dog receives the greatest possible comfort and security, and the owner frees his hands. For both of you, this will give additional freedom – in the sense that with the support of carrying you will be able to take your dog to where the entrance to dogs is prohibited without this accessory. And you do not need to worry about the safety of the animal, left, for example, tied at the entrance to the supermarket. It is also important that in fact, being in a bag, your dog cannot contact anyone except the owner, that is, you will be spared from its incidents both with other dogs and people.
The choice of carrying for dogs must be taken very carefully. After all, not only the comfort of your overall movement somewhere, but also the well-being and safety of your dog depends on such as how well you choose it for your pet.
First you need to evaluate the design and quality of the bag. That is, volume, shape, the presence of an element such as a side opening (window) for air, etc.
Size is determined by both the volume of the animal itself and its character and habits. A measured dog can easily be placed in a small handbag. For a restless dog, or used to a large number of move, or prone to being nervous in a closed place, you will need a bag with a slightly larger volume. But in any case, your pet must be able to lie down normally (fully stretching its legs!), Stand freely, turn around easily, being in a bag. In the case when you expect to use the bag for air travel together with your pupil, do not forget to clarify what claims the airline makes to the dimensions and design of bags for dogs. Some of the airlines have restrictions on the volume of the bag (for example, 50 cm in length), others do not consider this an essential point. If you do not plan to go flying with a dog, then when choosing the volume of the bag, be guided only by the size of the animal. In general, we should not forget that if the dog is much more comfortable in a large bag, then the owner, on the contrary, will be more convenient to use the bag as small as possible – so you still need to look for a compromise.
In addition to the overall dimensions, the maximum weight of the animal is of paramount importance; the bag is designed for it. Do not forget to clarify this parameter if you do not want the bag to simply fall apart or cease to be harmless.
The side window is absolutely necessary for such as that the animal received as much air as possible. As a rule, this window is closed with a special grid so that the dog does not have the opportunity to get out through it. But in some bags there is an opportunity to open it completely, so that the pet has the opportunity to stick out its muzzle.
The bottom of the bag should be tough enough so that when using it, do not stretch, break or unnecessarily bend. Since the bag will have to be put on the ground, on different surfaces, while the animal will go inside. But it should not be forgotten that the dog itself should be comfortable lying inside.
Be sure to appreciate the straps and clasps of the bag. It is usually considered that the most convenient fastener is “zipper”. It allows you to quickly and easily open and close the bag. But sometimes (as a rule, for decorative purposes), they use other types of fasteners – you can find bags for dogs fastened with buttons, hooks or buttons. Belts should be made for example the same as in any other convenient purse: they should be well attached to the bag, be strong, wide, and, preferably, so that you can adjust them in length.
The fabric from which the bag is made may be different. As a rule, carrying bags are made from artificial leather or special fabric (textile). Use and combination with natural leather and fur (although almost all manufacturers consider it not correct to use natural materials of animal origin for the production of accessories for animals). For non-heavy bags used in the summer, the most important thing is to use a breathable material.
For winter varieties will require more dense materials (sometimes in a number of layers), able to protect the pet from frost and bad weather. Most often, textiles are used for winter and summer bags – it lets the air out better in summer than any other behaves in the cold in winter. But in the spring and autumn it is much more practical to use bags made of artificial leather. They than any other tolerate rainy weather, easier to clean and wash. It is desirable, of course, to choose the highest quality artificial leather – it will withstand the effects of bad weather longer, and will also rustle or creak less, that is, it will irritate your pet less. The inner part of the bag must be made in view of such that the pet may not only sit, lie or stand in the bag, although it will try to nibble or scratch it. And the fabric should be strong enough for such as to withstand the dog’s teeth and claws for a long time. Some elements of the bag (sometimes – the upper part) can be made entirely of mesh fabric. This will give you the opportunity to watch your dog surrounding him in his bag.
Auxiliary items may be provided in the bag. For example, a carbine for fastening the animal by the collar, a pocket (or several) on the outside for such as to have on hand the necessary trivia, a tag for information about the pet and the coordinates of the host.
A weighty factor for such as who chooses a bag may be its cost. Of course, a bag of simpler materials and more simple design and will cost less. The main thing is to make sure that for the sake of finances you do not have to sacrifice convenience and security.
Now you know all about handbags and carrying for dogs. Go for the popular accessory!