Why a Carrier Can be a Great Idea
There are several reasons why having a carrier for your Chihuahua can help out tremendously. Here are the top aspects:
- Being the smallest toy breed in the world, the little Chihuahua simply cannot keep up with his humans in regard to both pace and duration. While daily exercise is important and twice-per-day walks are recommended, those
particular times are done at a pace that is good for the Chihuahua, which is much
different than if you are on the go and have your dog with you.
In regard to bringing your Chihuahua with you when you have a good amount of walking to do, it's unrealistic to expect a Chihuahua to keep up with his human. Although this active, high-energy dog may very well try, overexertion and undue stress on the body is detrimental to his physical well-being.
Placing your Chihuahua in a carrier bag or other method of holding him allows you to go at your own pace while he can either enjoy looking around or cuddle down to take a nap.
Floor level risks and dangers
- In some situations such as when you'll be out and about with your Chihuahua in an area that has lots of fast moving foot traffic, down on the ground is not the safest place for this breed to be. For concerts, very busy city streets, highly trafficked outdoor fairs and the like, it's incredibly easy for a tiny dog to be trampled. In addition, having a bad experience in an overcrowded area can cause a dog to be much less receptive to being social at other times.
- If you are busy but want your Chihuahua to be near you, trying to hold him while you are doing other things is not always practical and can lead to injury due to the dog falling or wiggling out of your arms. With many of these carrying options, your puppy or dog stays near you but you are able to use both hands for other tasks.