How do you feel about dogs in buggies?

(68 Posts)
MOIST Fri 30-Sep-16 16:24:09

Would you judge and/or laugh?

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KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Fri 30-Sep-16 16:25:25

I only laugh at poodles in tutus.

I'd like to carry a baby panda around in a sling. That would be pleasing.

Fluffsnuts Fri 30-Sep-16 16:26:03

I'd never seen one until we went to Whitby this weekend and we saw 5 in the space of a few hours. I did think it odd and a little silly, though I can sort of understand it for very very small dogs.

I did chuckle a bit.

Gowgirl Fri 30-Sep-16 16:26:07

I would laugh sorry,

aginghippy Fri 30-Sep-16 16:26:11

Makes me glad my dog can walk. Does that count as judging? Probably

Floralnomad Fri 30-Sep-16 16:27:57

I would do neither ,I would assume the dog had something wrong with its legs but still likes to get out and about . There is a lady near us who has one dog in a carrier / buggy and another who walks , the dog has a degenerative spinal condition but he gets out at the park for a little mooch about and then gets back in whilst his friend has a good walk .

MOIST Fri 30-Sep-16 16:28:29

My dog slipped a disk a few years ago and he's getting older and very slow and stiff on walks. It's a bit of a pain as the other dogs want to get on and trot fast ahead.
I know they look ridiculous but he does love walks and would be sad to be left behind.

MOIST Fri 30-Sep-16 16:29:01

He would look fine in a tutu too grin

Whatslovegottodo Fri 30-Sep-16 16:29:03

Well knowing it is usually for dogs post operatively or for ones on restricted exercise for medical reasons I would only judge them as an excellent owner putting their dogs welfare first and not over doing the exercise while still letting them get out and about.

BingBongBingBong Fri 30-Sep-16 16:29:25

It does make me laugh but not in a judgy way, more because you don't see it that often and it's quite cute

user1471527969 Fri 30-Sep-16 16:30:57

Lots of good breeders use them to help socialise their puppies before they have their vaccinations. I think both of ours went all over in a bright pink buggy😂

Sparklesilverglitter Fri 30-Sep-16 16:31:16

It think it's ok.

My lovely elderly neighbour has a very small dog that is getting old too and she pushes him in to the shops with her it's quite sweet really. She says the dog buggy also gives her some support when walking

MOIST Fri 30-Sep-16 16:31:37

Blimey. They cost more than human ones do!

Jinglebells99 Fri 30-Sep-16 16:32:02

Aw, I saw a pug in a buggy in Lake Garda this summer. I think you should go for it. There's a lady locally who pulls her dog along in a little trolley. I think he has a problem with his legs.

ParanoidGynodroid Fri 30-Sep-16 16:32:04

I'd be jealous. I'd love to push a dog along in a buggy. But my Ddog is huge and very fit!

I'd think it a bit weird but I'd coo if it was a child or an elderly person grin

TrinityForce Fri 30-Sep-16 16:33:16

Can't you just get a normal human buggy and umm maybe tie some fabric around the frame so dog can't escape? Or maybe get a car harness type thing and attach that to buggy straps and strap him in...?

Yoarchie Fri 30-Sep-16 16:34:26

Our dog went in the pram with ds after she had a big operation.

As well as walking, dogs like sniffing the smells in the air. I can assure you our dog loved going on a pram walk!

PoisonousSmurf Fri 30-Sep-16 16:34:59

I gave away my old buggy to someone who wanted it for their elderly dog. Why would you 'judge'. Maybe the dog can't walk very well, but still wants to go out and 'smell' the world.
What should they do? Leave it at home? Put it down?

BlurryFace Fri 30-Sep-16 16:35:53

I wouldn't judge, we could've done with a dog buggy for when my childhood dog was going blind/senile. He got very daft at being walked on the road to and from the footpaths/fields we walked him on and was just a little big to be carried very comfortably.

Soubriquet Fri 30-Sep-16 16:36:39

we've had this one

Lovely sturdy little buggy that was invaluable to my dog

TrinityForce Fri 30-Sep-16 16:36:45

I wouldn't judge, I'd laugh and have had a giggle before when I've seen people pushing their dogs in a dog buggy (I think they were a pair of young women with matching buggies).

lizzieoak Fri 30-Sep-16 16:36:55

Actually, there's a rather handsome man at the top of my road who was walking his retrievers the other day. One was in a giant jogging stroller (one of the dogs that is). In his case I would just smile knowingly.

Generally I assume the dog has a medical issue but dog or owner needs the air/stimulation & probably dog hops out to stretch its legs but can't make it all the way home & back.

Titsywoo Fri 30-Sep-16 16:37:49

I'd like one for my bulldog as she can't walk for long and sometimes we want to go for longer but she gets tired. They are too expensive though.

dudsville Fri 30-Sep-16 16:40:34

I would do this for mine if need be. I would be slightly embarrassed but I would be happier having her with me.

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