How to Carry a Dog in a Backpack

Does the part of the list include the necessary accessories? Yes, first of all for miniature breeds. For small dogs, people buy dog backpack with weights or train rides. But large owners of dogs, such as spaniels, poodles, French bulldogs, can not do without a bag in many situations.

Why do you need a dog backpack

People do not always allow the presence of pets without carrying, a leash or bag. The fact is that in crowded places there are adverse factors for the pet:

  • probability of getting an infection
  • someone can scare an animal
  • your animal can scare someone
  • crush or unwanted contact

Therefore, in transport or a crowded place, having a dog bag is essential. And undoubtedly, the dog should be in the bag while visiting the veterinarian, especially if it is injured, sick, or paralyzed. So, the bag will provide the animal with safe transportation and protect it from other infected animals. And of course, a bag is necessary for transporting an animal on an airplane, on a bus, in a car. Also, be sure to find out about the international standards for transporting animals at airports and train stations. After all, the main requirements require a muzzle for a large dog and a bag for a small breed.

How to train a dog for transportation

Not all animals happily jump into the carrier, as soon as it appears in the house, some need to be gradually trained. Therefore, before traveling, you must purchase a bag in advance so that the pet has time to get used to it. To interest, the pet, put a soft pillow, a favorite toy or treat in a dog backpack. It should feel that this is not a prisoner’s cell, but his corner for rest. To consolidate a good attitude to something new, it is worth praising or encouraging with the help of a delicious treat.

Don’t scold and scare your dog

If the pet categorically refuses to go inside, you can remove the top cover of the bag and leave only a pallet with soft bedding. Once the dog gets used to the “bed”, you can return the lid. During the training phase, handle the dog in carrying as if it were in its room. Do not disturb or scold the dog. At the beginning of the training, you can remove the door, allow the dog to freely enter and exit the carrying. After some time, it is worth fixing the door so that the dog can open it on its own.

Cheer up your fellow

When the dog gets used to what is inside, you can close the door for a short time. It is advisable to be near and praise the pet. By gradually increasing the time the dog stays locked up, you can achieve complete harmony and a calm attitude of the animal to the enclosed space.