HOW TO SELECT THE BEST DOG CARRIER FOR YOUR DOG

Shopping for a dog carrier for your pet doesn't have to be difficult if you keep the most important features in mind for you and your furry friend.  Read on for tips on how to select the best dog carrier for you and your dog.

The first thing you'll want to consider is your pet's personality.  Does your dog like burrowing under blankets or sleeping in a crate?  If so, you will probably want an enclosed dog carrier that has a top that zips up which will provide your pup with a feeling of safety and security by being in an enclosed environment.  

On the other hand, if your dog is claustrophobic like my feisty little three-pound Chihuahua, you will probably want a bag like our flagship carrier the "Dauphine" (named after my Chihuahua of course) which has an open design so that your dog can stick his or her head out at any time and not feel confined.  

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Dauphine, aka @FattyTheChi loves to have the option of looking out from her carrier when she isn't snoozing and absolutely despises enclosed carriers.
 

Another important consideration is the environment that you and your pup live in.  Do you live in California where the weather is always nice and temperate?  If so, choose a carrier that is made from natural fibers such as cotton, linen, and hemp which are breathable fabrics to keep your pup cool and comfy.  

If you live somewhere like Oregon where it rains a lot and is often misty, you may want to opt for a water-resistant carrier like our Dauphine bag in coated Italian linen which is not only water-resistant but stain resistant as it wipes clean due to the waterproof coating.  

If living in an urban environment with a lot of noise, people, and snow like New York City, you should probably opt for an enclosed carrier to keep your pup safe from traffic, crowds, and extreme weather conditions. 

Whatever carrier you decide to choose, make sure that the manufacturer has included a safety strap to keep your pup nice and secure.  We can't tell you how many times we've heard of dogs, especially toy breeds, getting injured due to jumping out of their carriers because they were startled by a loud noise.  

At the end of the day, the best dog carrier is one that is comfortable, safe, and functional according to you and your dog's lifestyle.  The carrier should be a "safe space" for your dog, a home-away-from-home if you will.  Therefore, always consider the materials that are used to make the carrier, the comfort of the carrier for your dog, and safety features.  

 

To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.

— Giorgio Armani

 

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