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Good morning, everyone.

Yesterday Lucy tried something different during her therapy session(s). We used a rolling chair to go up and down the hallways and to go into the patients' rooms. It worked GREAT! We practiced briefly in the hallway, getting up and down, moving slowly while laying down, etc. She was so much more accessible too. I wasn't afraid of people falling over on their heads if they reached down to pet her before I could pick her up and present her to them.

When I mentioned our success with the chair to our trainer, she suggested geting a stroller. SO I'm here for your expert advice. Can you tell me if you use a stroller and what kind. Are there any on here who use a human stroller instead of one constructed for dogs? What should I look for in purchasing a stroller? For those of you who have more than one Hav, can you put more than one in a stroller or do you get two strollers?

Thank you so much for your input. You guys are the best!
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Here are a couple of pictures.
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I have no input on strollers, but wanted to comment on what a pretty girl Lucy is and what an ingenious idea, using a rolling chair for height. Good luck with your therapy work. It's a great thing that you're both doing. Keep up the good work.


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Cute pictures!
I got this one for Fred after his surgery. I love this stroller because it is light, portable and folds up easily. It is also the perfect size and Bella can hang off the back Fred is 15 lbs and fits fine.
http://www.petstore.com/kyjen-outwar...er-x-39-inch-h
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I have a stroller for Kodi. We don't use it often, as he likes using his own feet. But it's GREAT for taking him into places where dogs might be frowned upon, especially on vacations.

I'd get a dog one rather than a kid one, but pick one that looks like it COULD be a baby stroller. That way, if you are in a place where you aren't sure dogs are allowed (like the mall!<g>) you can throw a baby blanket over the front, and no one is the wiser. The dog ones have zip-up screens, so you can let air flow through, but the dog is still enclosed. This can be useful, not only to keep the dog in, but to keep hands OUT when your dog needs a break. They also have tethers built in, so there is no chance of the dog jumping out, even if it is open. The one we have is a two-dog model, but Kodi is big, so there really wouldn't be room for two dogs. I think it would be tight for two average sized Havs... maybe two Chihuahuas!

This is the one we have, and I have been very pleased with it. The only thing that I don't like is that the lock mechanism that is supposed to keep it closed when it is folded up is so tight that I can't do it with my hands. But that's not a big deal.

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Here are some photos of Kodi in his... you can see there wouldn't be room for another Hav in with him!!!<g>

Even though we don't use it that often, we have found it invaluable in certain situations!
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lucy is so pretty..bet she is loved by all who sees her! Great idea with the chair!!

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Jake and I vacationed in Carmel, CA where I used a Pet Gear All Terraine stroller sometimes. The strollers pluses are; he would be the perfect height for people to pet
him, the stroller is agile, smooth, he liked it a lot, however it is cumbersome and takes a lot of room in the car. Jake rode in the collasped stroller in on the backseat of the car while we drove three hours to the airport and loved it. I would get a smaller stroller but really liked the height as did Jake. This stroller will roll through the snow in Park City- so it works will for us at home.
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Jake and I vacationed in Carmel, CA where I used a Pet Gear All Terraine stroller sometimes. The strollers pluses are; he would be the perfect height for people to pet
him, the stroller is agile, smooth, he liked it a lot, however it is cumbersome and takes a lot of room in the car. Jake rode in the collasped stroller in on the backseat of the car while we drove three hours to the airport and loved it. I would get a smaller stroller but really liked the height as did Jake. This stroller will roll through the snow in Park City- so it works will for us at home.
I had this stroller too. I agree with the pros and cons you mentioned. I sold it because it was just too bulky.





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Thank you for the compliments on Lucy. She is my little sweetie pie. Her hair is starting to get a lot of comments!

Thank you for the pros and cons. That is very helpful.
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