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Old 01-02-2013, 05:05 PM   #51 (permalink)
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My Serena loves to be carried. She's 18 weeks old and weighs about 28-30 pounds or so. I can still lift her but its getting harder each week, lol. My husband has said he's never seen a dog that loves to be carried like she does. She completely relaxes in our arms.
Nikki's the same! I love it as long as she's being fussed over you can do anything you want lol.


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Sally is over 48lb and I am still carrying her!
When I took her to the vet for a vaccination when she was little I saw someone try to carry in a lab who was injured and this dog was freaking, I don't think it had been carried since it was a pup. I decided then that I need to make sure Sally was comfortable being carried even as an adult just in case she has to be carried in an emergency.

She is pretty good with it she just doesn't like being taken though doors... mainly becuase either her butt or her head end up getting bumped on the door as I go through.
The carrying is ok, the picking her up is hard when she is way down on the ground! "Bend with them knees!"
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Sally is over 48lb and I am still carrying her!
When I took her to the vet for a vaccination when she was little I saw someone try to carry in a lab who was injured and this dog was freaking, I don't think it had been carried since it was a pup. I decided then that I need to make sure Sally was comfortable being carried even as an adult just in case she has to be carried in an emergency.

She is pretty good with it she just doesn't like being taken though doors... mainly becuase either her butt or her head end up getting bumped on the door as I go through.
The carrying is ok, the picking her up is hard when she is way down on the ground! "Bend with them knees!"
This is the problem I heard with big dogs and also why I carry Nikki. Little dogs are picked up all the time and used to it. Big dogs aren't so they become frightened of it. You never know. I had to carry my 50 pound cocker up and down the stairs in the end when her legs gave out. That's a lot of weight! Same thing... She cuddled me when I carried her and was at ease with it. I don't think I could do it if she was fighting with me.. My dogs are all sucks. When I pick them up they are happy.... Look at me... Mum is carrying me... !! Lol.


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This is the problem I heard with big dogs and also why I carry Nikki. Little dogs are picked up all the time and used to it. Big dogs aren't so they become frightened of it. You never know. I had to carry my 50 pound cocker up and down the stairs in the end when her legs gave out. That's a lot of weight! Same thing... She cuddled me when I carried her and was at ease with it. I don't think I could do it if she was fighting with me.. My dogs are all sucks. When I pick them up they are happy.... Look at me... Mum is carrying me... !! Lol.


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Serena watches us when we pick up & carry our cat and you can tell by her expression that she wants a turn to be carried too. So we do, lol. She snuggles right down onto our shoulders when she is picked up and carried.
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This is the problem I heard with big dogs and also why I carry Nikki. Little dogs are picked up all the time and used to it. Big dogs aren't so they become frightened of it. You never know. I had to carry my 50 pound cocker up and down the stairs in the end when her legs gave out. That's a lot of weight! Same thing... She cuddled me when I carried her and was at ease with it. I don't think I could do it if she was fighting with me.. My dogs are all sucks. When I pick them up they are happy.... Look at me... Mum is carrying me... !! Lol.


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I watched a man get seriously hurt trying to get his injured dog off the road. He tried to lift him and the dog went crazy.. Both my 80 pound golden and 55 pound boxer LOVE To be picked up lol.. However only my husband can lift my golden!
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Serena watches us when we pick up & carry our cat and you can tell by her expression that she wants a turn to be carried too. So we do, lol. She snuggles right down onto our shoulders when she is picked up and carried.
That's what mine do



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I watched a man get seriously hurt trying to get his injured dog off the road. He tried to lift him and the dog went crazy.. Both my 80 pound golden and 55 pound boxer LOVE To be picked up lol.. However only my husband can lift my golden!
It's scary I never would have thought to l do it if I hadn't hear you should. Mind you I probably still would. My sisters dog was 90 pounds. He jumps off their deck funny and couldn't walk. My brother in law had to come home from work to take him to the vet because my sister couldn't lift him. Another reason why I'm glad Nikki is on the small side


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We just got a 12 week Male Brindle Boxer and I have never seen a dog so loving and attached to us. He wants to cuddle up in my neck and has to lay on me whenever we are resting. I love it! When we let him out of his crate in the morning he runs straight to our master bedroom and wants to give love to his mother and wants to come up onto the bed to lay with us. He goes under the covers and lays with us for a little bit till we all wake up and start our day. I will never turn something down like that
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Bodie is now 9 months old & about 60 lbs and still thinks he is a lap dog Here are some pics of him...I still try to pick him up and hold him like a toddler but it is getting tough!!

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We just got a 12 week Male Brindle Boxer and I have never seen a dog so loving and attached to us. He wants to cuddle up in my neck and has to lay on me whenever we are resting. I love it! When we let him out of his crate in the morning he runs straight to our master bedroom and wants to give love to his mother and wants to come up onto the bed to lay with us. He goes under the covers and lays with us for a little bit till we all wake up and start our day. I will never turn something down like that
Keep letting him snuggle like that and he will be a total cuddlebug and lapdog when he's older! Maggie was the same way as a puppy and now she has to lay in my lap every evening on the couch and under the covers at night. . I love it!


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