We joined The ranks of what we thought were silly dog owners too. We got the backpack first, so we could take Milo (1 yr old) with us when we go places. We needed him to learn to be comfortable in the car. Our older Hav, Cooper (age 13) is scared to death of the car. We live half the year in San Diego, California, and the other half in a rural area near Gig Harbor, Washington. When Cooper was a puppy, the long drives back and forth were a nightmare, with over 12 hours of shaking, whining, and drooling. Now, we have resorted to keeping Cooper drugged for every drive. We didn’t want that for Milo. The backpack is easy to take along with us, and Milo feels safe while experiencing new places.
About 6 months ago, we added the stroller. We love it! Cooper is blind and has copd. The stroller allows us all to go for long walks! When Cooper tires out and starts to cough, we can pop him in the stroller instead of struggling to carry him. If we encounter a scary dog while walking on a rural road, both boys get popped safely into the stroller. And, when we are traveling, we can stop for dinner instead of eating in the car. Turns out we used to be the silly people in not recognizing the value of doggy strollers!
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