It can take some time and positive reinforcement to help your dog get accustomed to a dog carrier purse. Find out our top tips and tricks here.
A dog carrier purse is great as it enables you to bring your pup with you anywhere you want. From restaurants to cafés to your favorite stores, anywhere a purse dog is permitted, the two of you can happily go.But if your four-legged friend has never been in a dog carrying bag before, it may be something they will need to get used to. Luckily, there are many things you can do to get him or her to adjust to the idea of a puppy purse. With the right type of training, even the most skittish pet will be loving their new dog travel bag in no time.
Dog, meet dog purse. Read on to find out how to help your fur baby get excited to use their new small dog carrier bag.
1. Pick the Perfect Pet Carrier Bag
The first thing you will need to do is to pick the perfect pet bag. Make sure it is the right size for your dog. Not too big and not too small—it should be able to zip all the way up with them happy inside.
Next, make sure you pick a pet purse that is durable, yet comfortable. Be sure the straps will hold your dog's weight. You should also make sure the materials both inside and out are high quality and suitable for both you and your dog.
2. Introduce the Two
Before trying to persuade your pup to get in and go, you will need to get them acquainted with this new and unfamiliar object. Let them inspect it and smell it (just make sure they don't try to pee on it!) for as long as they like. Don't crowd them or try to force them in before they're ready.
3. Add an Incentive
Once your dog is comfortable with the puppy carrier bag, the next step is to get them inside. Sometimes, this is something they will do of their own accord. In other cases, you'll need something to sweeten the deal.
Try sprinkling a few of their favorite treats, or placing their favorite toy in the bag. Once you've done this, they should hop right in without a problem. Make sure to praise them when they do so.
4. Try It on for Size
Once they are happy sitting in their dog carrier purse, it's time to take it for a test drive. First, make gentle movements. Pick the bag up slowly and carry it gently around the room as they get used to the sensation.
Soon, you'll be able to walk longer distances and pick up your pup with ease. Once they're fully comfortable, you can take them out into the world.
5. Create a Command
Finally, when you're both comfortable with the bag, you can begin to add a cue for your pup to hop in. Try saying "in your bag" or "puppy purse" every time he or she gets in. Soon they will associate the command with the action and they'll be able to get in when you tell them.
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In most cases, it couldn't be easier to get your best friend ready to see the world in their new dog carrier purse. If you'd like to see for yourself how simple it is, why not purchase a premium pet purse from our range today?