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To get my puppy a dog pram?

77 replies

TreeMenDos · 04/12/2019 13:53

8 weeks.

I want to take her out to socialise but I can't carry her around whilst I walk my older dog.

Even when she's completed her vaccination course she won't be able to walk like the older one so I thought I could just push her for the remainder.

I'm not usually a person who gives a shit about what people think but I can help but think I'll look like a nob 😂
Would I look crazy

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TheTrollFairy · 04/12/2019 13:54

Yes, you would! But my town is full of people who do this so I wouldn’t worry about it.
My daughter would love it if we could do this

Justcallmebebes · 04/12/2019 13:54

Yes you would!

SerenDippitty · 04/12/2019 13:54

We bought a dog pram for ours when she got old. Got a lot of laughs but she enjoyed it. Go for it.

Flippetydip · 04/12/2019 13:54

Um, honestly? Yes, you would a bit. Sorry. But do you care? There are plenty of people around looking like nobs, particularly at this time of year why does no-one call the fashion police with all these hideous polyester Christmas jumpers around?

MaryBerrysChutney · 04/12/2019 13:55

Possibly! Grin

Or you could take the puppy separately for shorter walks? That's what I did. From the front door to the car took 15 mins with the pup. He was a really curious pup and people always stopped for a chat.

poorstudent1010 · 04/12/2019 13:57

It is a bit weird but if I saw you, I’d probably find it funny/cute. I think you’ll have to be prepared for people either approaching you/pup or taking photos/videos (eg sneakily putting pup on snapchat)

Divebar · 04/12/2019 13:57

Yes you will. I was in San Francisco this year and saw adult dogs being pushed in dog “ pushchairs” and carried in baby type slings. I most certainly thought they looked like knobs but i doubt they cared about my opinion. Surely you can manage for the next couple of months until the puppy is old enough and save yourself the cash.

TreeMenDos · 04/12/2019 14:00

They're only 28 quid on amazon.

So not a huge expense.

I don't drive so it's not like I can drive to the park and then younger dog can walk for 10 mins.

I have to walk to the park which is 20 mins in itself. 20 back again.

A fella round here used to push his old dog around which was sweet but he still looked like a dickhead 😂

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Aroundtheworldin80moves · 04/12/2019 14:02

My friend has one. They liked to go on long walks by the coast etc. Their dog isn't a breed that can do long walks. So he went to the dog pram.
They can't use it now as they have a toddler and a baby (and there is a gap in the market for a toddler and dog double pushchair)

AllYouGoodGoodPeople · 04/12/2019 14:02

Which breed? I'd get a sling myself Grin

SandyClawsIsComingToTown · 04/12/2019 14:03

If you want to go fully batshit puppy mum then this is what you need Grin

To get my puppy a dog pram?
yasle · 04/12/2019 14:04

Is the puppy a large breed? Could you carry the puppy in a puppy carrier?

yasle · 04/12/2019 14:05

I can’t help thinking that a 28 quid prom is going to be really shitty quality and difficult to manoeuvre.

tabulahrasa · 04/12/2019 14:06

I think carrying a puppy is easier than those dog buggies look to push tbh...

TreeMenDos · 04/12/2019 14:11

No she's a toy breed

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MarianaMoatedGrange · 04/12/2019 14:14

I now want a dog pram.

I don't even have a dog Grin

PrayingandHoping · 04/12/2019 14:17

Pop puppy in a rucksack and forward face it.

GreenFingersWouldBeHandy · 04/12/2019 14:18

But when would puppy get to walk if she's being pushed in a pram? Surely she needs the exercise for healthy muscle development?

Sorry, but you need to walk them separately until she's caught up a bit.

lifeisgoodagain · 04/12/2019 14:23

Is this a joke? When ddog was a pup we just put him in an ordinary backpack facing forwards for longer walks, by 5 months he didn't need it any more

TreeMenDos · 04/12/2019 14:36

I have medical issues which means I can't carry weight over any long period of time so I can't put her in a rucksack.

And she would walk when we get to the park. I'd obviously take her out of the ppram in the park and she can play for 10/15 mins.

I have several medical issues which are a pita but I try and do as much as pissible

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diddl · 04/12/2019 14:39

Can you bike with the older dog & have puppy in a basket?

pigsDOfly · 04/12/2019 14:41

At 8 weeks she can't go on the ground and taking her out and about for socialisation is vital.

Trying to walk one dog and carry another will be impossible.

Sod what people think. You'll be doing the right thing for your puppy.

I've known quite a number of people who have had dogs in various prams or trolley type things, in every case it's been because the dog is either very old, very young or recovering from an injury.

I can honestly say I've never looked at them and thought they looked like a 'nob'. Why would any sensible person make that sort of judgement.

My dog is a small breed, if at anytime she gets too old to walk, I plan to get her a dog pram so that she can continue to get out and see the world.

I remember some years ago seeing someone making their clearly very old, very ill dog walk in the street, hopefully on their way to the vet as the poor thing kept falling down. That person was most definitely a 'nob' in my opinion.

Whengodwasarabbit · 04/12/2019 14:48

Go for it. I have one for my 16 year old Jack Russell. He is almost blind and has poor hearing. He can only walk short distances now so I wrap him up and pop him in the dog buggy and we go out together ( I have 2 other small dogs) he feels safe and comfortable sitting in and sniffing the air and napping. He would be heartbroken to be left behind.
You can always store the buggy and use it for them when they too are older. Who cares what people think, enjoy them and your walks. The pram is also really handy for storing stuff underneath .

TheTrollFairy · 04/12/2019 14:56

Someone I know used to walk their pet ferret!
Just do it, especially if it means the dogs get to go out together and play when you get to the park/field

Perisoire · 04/12/2019 14:59

Why don’t you get a pet rucksack? Only £12

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