Puppies need to be socialized by exposing them to the world, but the world can be a dangerous place for tiny puppies. Carrying puppies or toy breed dogs in a sling carrier can keep them safe from being accidentally stepped on while enjoying their outings. To assemble your own, you need a sturdy piece of cloth and sewing equipment. An experienced sewer should be able to finish the project quickly.
The cloth should be about 50 inches long and 25 to 30 inches wide. The length of the cloth determines how low it hangs on the dog owner's body, and the width of the cloth is dictated by how big the dog is. Any kind of material can be used. An old towel or the end of a blanket is ideal. Use lighter fabrics, like cotton, for warmer seasons and heavier fabrics, like fleece and flannel, for warmer seasons.
Fold the cloth in half lengthwise. Sew the sides of the cloth to make a pouch in which the dog can sit.
The two ends of the pouch can be sewn together so that they are easily lifted over the owner's neck, or the two ends can be gathered and sewn together to create a narrow neck-loop. Alternatively, the ends can be gathered and sewn to narrow strips of cloth that can be tied around the dog owner's neck. This allows you to make the sling longer.
Small-dog syndrome is what dog trainers call the behavior problems afflicting small dogs as a result of improper training. Unwanted behaviors may include barking, biting and aggressiveness toward people and other dogs. Small-dog syndrome can be understood by looking at the lack of discipline and socialization given to small dogs during their early training.Full Answer >
Micro, Mini, Peanut, Pixie, Shorty and Tiny are among the names people have given small girl dogs. Other appropriate monikers include Acorn, Baby, Beans, Beanie, Binkie, Button, Elf, Inch, Littlefoot, Midge, Mite, Poco, Shortcake, Slim, Speck, Squeek, Squirt, Teenie, Thumbellina, Tinkerbelle, Twig, Twiggie and Weenie.Full Answer >
The Yorkshire terrier is one of the most popular small dog breeds. The poodle is another popular dog with curly fur. The dachshund, another small breed, is also known as a wiener dog because of its long body.Full Answer >
If a small dog eats chocolate, the small dog may experience symptoms such as an abnormal heartbeat, inflammation of the pancreas, vomiting, diarrhea and possibly even death, reports the Pet Poison Helpline. It is important to keep dogs away from all kinds of chocolate and to take any dog that has ingested chocolate in to its veterinarian immediately.Full Answer >