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Dog strollers have been steadily growing in popularity as dog owners are realizing the multiple benefits that dog strollers provide to both dogs and human.
Dog strollers are not just for spoiled, "foo - foo" dogs.
In fact, dog strollers are perfect for aging and injured dogs to get out and about with their owners as usual without missing a beat.
Additionally, many doggy parents use strollers as a way to take their pooches just about every where they go.
Types of Dog Strollers
Basic, Light Use Dog Strollers -
Basic dog strollers are affordable and great for short term or light use.
Although not as durable as other rugged, running type dog strollers, they still will work fine for lighter / less frequent use.
As far as terrain, basic strollers should only be used for flat, even terrain like sidewalks and roads due to the nature of the plastic wheels.
All Terrain / Running Dog Strollers
All terrain dog strollers are ruggedly built to be able to handle rough and tumble runs on various types of uneven terrain.
These type of dog strollers are normally equipped with inflatable tires versus the plastic type which make them much more durable.
Multi-Use Bike Trailer Dog Strollers
Multi-Use dog strollers are great for dog owners that also cycle.
With a few simple adjustments these doggy strollers easily convert to a bicycle trailer.
Dog Strollers Can Be Used For
For Older, Injured, or Physically-handicapped dogs -
Dog strollers are great for elderly dogs as well as injured or physically handicapped dogs.
Physically unable dogs still yearn to get out and accompany their masters on walks.
Having a dog stroller will allow you to take your dog on nice strolls outside or even accompany you on errands.
Senior dogs will appreciate being able to enjoy being out and about with you - especially if it involves the sights and smells of nature.
Stressed / Anxious Dogs -
Many dog suffer from various forms of anxieties that limit them from getting out and about.
A dog stroller can be a helpful tool to rehabilitate the anxious or nervous dog in a safe, controlled environment.
Just be sure to monitor your dog's stress levels at all times.
Running and Exercising With Dogs -
Not all dogs can keep up with their athletic owners.
Dog strollers designed for running are great options for dog owners who enjoys running at a certain pace without being limited by their dog's stamina.
Some dogs can run a lot, some can't. A dog stroller allows the dog owner to place their pooped out pooch into the stroller and keep on going without worrying about their dog getting exhausted.
Taking Your Dog Wherever You Go!
As dog owners, we all know how it feels like when we want to go to places "with" our dogs but can't because of the usual "no dogs allowed" sign.
With a dog stroller and some ingenuity, you'll be allowed to get into "more" places than without one.
Most businesses do not mind well-behaved, and quiet dogs in strollers - and most don't notice since dog strollers look almost identical to baby strollers.
Just remember to ensure that your dog is trained to be well-behaved and quiet.
Also don't bring your dogs into places where hygiene is a high priority (medical facilities, certain food operations, etc).
Dog Stroller Features To Look For
- Extra room for shopping
- Height of handle
- Removable pad
- All terrain capability
- Ease of entry/exit for your dog
- Type of wheel best suited for your needs (plastic, EVA, inflatable rubber)
- Safety features such as reflectors, tethers, flags
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