Learn more about finding the best sling carrier for your small dog.
What to Look for in a Sling Carrier
A sling is comfortable for both you and your dog. It should be designed to be supportive while distributing weight evenly so as not to create a strain on the neck, shoulders or back. So, what is the benefit of walking around with your dog in a sling? There are a few, in fact.
Why You Might Want a Sling Carrier
The first benefit of having a dog sling carrier means that you can keep your hands free while doing other things. Smaller dogs often don’t need the exercise, as mentioned earlier, but that’s not to say that they don’t want to accompany you on your various errands. By putting your pooch in a sling, you can take them with you shopping, to the pub, or to a friend’s and enjoy chatting as normal while they come along for the ride!
Of course, the great thing about a sling is also that you can pick them up and put them back down. That means you can go for a walk on a leash and when your dog gets tired (or you need to pop into a shop) you can simply put them in the sling and carry on with your regular business. This is particularly handy given that smaller dogs do have a tendency to get tired on long walks.
It’s also useful if your little dog should get spooked by traffic, or by other dogs. Again, being able to quickly pick them up and carry them with you makes life much easier and is a great method for multitasking.
In short, a dog sling makes you and your dog closer, while also having lots of practical benefits.