Sherpa Pet Carriers these days. They continue to be the most popular item on my website, so I thought I would dig into each different item and try to answer the most asked questions about each in an informative post. Today, I will discuss the Sherpa on Wheels. This Sherpa Pet Carrier is one of the handiest carriers that Sherpa makes. It resembles the Roll Up carrier but has a detachable handle and wheels to make it very handy for traveling. The great thing about it, is that you wouldn't even know it has wheels if you didn't look. It is great to tote around like a regular bag style carrier as well. The Sherpa on Wheels comes in two sizes Medium and Large. As of yet, I have not heard of anyone who has not been able to take a medium sized Sherpa on Wheels on the airline with them. I can honestly say that I have received no feedback about traveling with the Large sized carrier on an airline. Obviously as I have posted many times and other blogs have too, be sure to check with the specific airline first. Also, check out the "Guaranteed on Board" program Sherpa offers. Many people worry about the dimensions as sometimes the Sherpa Carriers are a bit larger than the airline specifies, but as an airline pilot as my other profession, these carriers are soft sided and can be formed to fit under the seat in front of you. The airlines have no problem with this and that is why Sherpa has been allowed to implement the "Guaranteed on Board" program with a outstanding success. I am not an official authority, but the dimensions given for carriers are hard set for hard sided carriers, but can be stretched a bit if a soft sided carrier will mold to fit under the seat. Everyone who has purchased a medium sized Sherpa on Wheels or other Medium Sherpa Pet Carrier from me has been allowed on board and aircraft. I would like to hear more information about larges, and the Sherpa program will be a better source than I when it comes to that. All in all, these are great wheeled carriers and very comfortable for your pet.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
A while ago I wrote a post about Sherpa Pet Carriers and the "Guaranteed on Board" program that Sherpa Pet Group came up with for getting your small pet carrier on board an airplane. For more information on that, see their link above, or check out that particular blog post. In this post, I just want to say that traveling with a Sherpa Dog Carrier is one of the best ways to travel with a pet that I have ever experienced. After researching, promoting, and seeing these carriers on a regular basis, I was finally privileged to actually use one and travel with it. Our small dog likes to travel, but hates carriers. We finally found one he likes when we got our own Sherpa Pet Carrier. It is a Medium sized Sherpa Roll-Up Carrier, and it is quite a treat. Sherpa has put a lot of time and thinking into the construction of their carriers, and it proves that they have the pet in mind when they design them. Our dog slept nicely and didn't have any problems at all. I always though they looked plush and well built, but the real test is with your pet, and this carrier passed our test with flying colors.
By now you have probably heard or read about the use of dog crates in training your dogs. If you haven't been crate trained your dog, this new year, take a good look at the benefits that positive crate training can have on you and your dog. Some people are very pro crate training, and others are against using a dog crate for training. They believe that it is an act of punishment. I understand both sides, and in reality, it can be both. It really depends on you the dog master and how you use the crate. If used negatively, please don't use a dog crate for training your dog. If you use it in a positive manner, then I am one of the biggest supporters of crate training out there. There are many articles, blog,s and professional trainers that can guide you in properly using one of these great tools to train your dog. I have actually posted a few articles on the web, and written some short blog posts in this blog to help refresh your memory about dog crates and using them for training. If you are new to the subject, once again, I suggest you talk with one of the many great professional trainers to get you going in the right direction. Many of us have dogs. Some are new puppies, and some are older. Any dog can be crate trained! It is their natural instinct to be den animals, and they understand that concept. This new year, let's make a goal to properly implement a dog crate in our dog's life and we will see fantastic results.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
I like to read the news and keep up on current events, especially when it comes to dogs and pets. I like to have knowledge of what I write about to inform anyone that comes across this blog. In my search of events, I came across this article in the Dallas News where a dog was stolen from his home in his pet crate. It makes me sick when people do such horrible things. Apparently the burglars took the dog amongst about $7000 worth of items from the apartment. I hope this post gets out because the dog is still missing and maybe someone that reads about it here will get to the article and and help the owners find their dog. Their email addresses are posted in the Dallas News Article where they are offering a $500 reward. At least they had an alert neighbor who saw two men carrying the dog crate and a television out of their apartment, but apparently there is still no dog. It makes me realize that even in pet crates, dogs can be taken from their owners. Hopefully if anyone has any knowledge, they can click on one of the links to the article I have put in this post, read it, and help these people out.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Holidays are upon us and it is a wonderful time to spend with your families, friends, and loved ones. The Holiday season is stressful for some as well as a time for enjoyment. The same goes for our dogs too. Being around many new and loud people can cause stress in our dogs. Dog crates come in very handy during this time of year. Make sure you properly use a dog crate for you dog during the Holiday season as well as any other time of year. Your dog can be overwhelmed with all of the different faces and emotions that our human family members can bring during this time of year. Especially when young children are involved, keep an extra eye out for any signs of stress on your pet. While your dog may be the nicest, calmest dog in the world, Unfamiliar and unwanted attention could bring out a reaction that is not desired. If put in a situation that your pet does not enjoy, he or she will likely use the fight or flight mechanism. This does not mean that your dog is a bad or mean dog. It is just a natural instinct. That is when your dog crate can be a very comfortable safe haven for your pet during this stressful season. If you keep an eye out for the early warning signs such as you dog moving away when being approached, and doing everything possible to remove itself from a situation, then you will be far ahead of the game and be able to put your dog in its crate before you ever see hair standing on end, a curled lip, or a growl. Obviously, these signs are not desired behaviors from your dog, but watching out for them could prevent a more disastrous behavior. Dog crates are great tools, both for training and for providing a safe environment for both your pet and your guests. Use them properly and have a safe and happy holiday.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Memory foam dog beds are one of the types of orthopedic beds I generally talked about in the last post. We all have heard of memory foam and the benefits that it can give. Now, this great technology is available for dogs too. A quality memory foam dog bed is very nicely constructed and can help with the comfort of your pet. We all love our pets, and in doing so, we should make their lives more comfortable with a quality bed. These beds are great for older dogs, dogs with aches and pains, and all of our loved pets. It is exciting to have technology for pets as well as humans. Check some out and see what you think.
Orthopedic dog beds will give your pet the comfort he or she deserves. There are many types of orthopedic dog beds on the market today. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes too. There are memory foam, heated, cooling, and many more. An orthopedic dog bed will alleviate the discomforts of older dogs and dogs with muscle and joint pain, and it will also give any dog a comfortable place to rest and sleep. They are gaining popularity for people and dogs too.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
heated bed for your dog. There are many different types and styles of heated dog beds on the market today. A high quality model is a must when it comes to these products. There are many out there to choose from, and some of the features that are included on high end models will keep your pet safe too. Most quality heated dog beds have some type of safety feature on the cord to keep your pet protected from the electricity. Many of the fine models also have orthopedic foam for your dog's comfort. If you have an older pet, then a heated dog bed will add to the comfort of his joints and muscles. Give your pet some comfort this winter and into the summer with heated dog beds that also cool too. The options are endless.
I am really liking the Sport Series Sherpa Pet Carriers right now. I just wrote a review on the Sport Wheels and now, here I am writing about the Sport Sack. Why not? I really like the design that Sherpa has come up with in the Sport Series. The Sport Sack as you can see, is a really neat tote. It is designed like a purse and works just like it looks. It has plenty of storage for your car keys, wallet, and items like that, while providing ample space for your pet's items as well. It has a comfortable space for your pet too, with a nice, plush pad to keep him/her comfortable. Another great thing is that is bears the name, Sherpa Pet Carrier which through the experience I have had is far and away the best name in pet carriers. Check out the Sport Sack. It definitely has a sporty look, so if that is what you like, I highly recommend it.
The Sherpa Sport Wheels is a fancy way to travel with your pet. This is one of the Sherpa Dog Carriers in the new Sport Series by Sherpa. The great thing about the Sport Wheels is that it is versatile and durable. It can be used in a variety of different ways. It has a nice handle at the top which allows you to carry it like a regular bag. It can be strapped on like a backpack, and it can be rolled around on its wheels. If you like to travel with your pet and need an easier way to pack your pet around, this is a great carrier for you. Like any other Sherpa Pet Carrier, it is a quality item. It has plenty of storage for your pet's and some of your items too. It has a very nice pad for your pet to relax on during travels. It also has plenty of ventilation and a 1 year warranty. I really like this design. It is affordable and comes in black or red. It is a winner in my book.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Hey everybody, I thought I would send out a message that tomorrow is the last day of the coupon code sale at my store. If anyone is looking for a dog crate, kennel, carrier, or any related product, come check out the store. We are offering an extra $5 off all orders under $100, $10 off orders over $100, and $15 off orders over $200. Our prices are already much lower than retail, but we want to serve you for the Holidays. Please come visit and see what we have to offer. My store is only a few months old, and I am still looking for any and every type of feedback I can get from you the customer. I created this store from one dog lover to the next to provide a different type of customer service. I want our service to be personal from me to you. My wife and I are the only people you will have to deal with when shopping online with us, and we cannot give you the type of customer service you want and deserve and the products you want without some input from you. We don't even mind some constructive criticism. We have enjoyed some success and compliments as we grow, and hope to help you find what you are looking for in dog crates and other related products. Thanks again to all who have supported us. Happy Holidays!
Friday, December 4, 2009
front pet carrier gives you a hands free approach to packing your small pet around. It also allows you to carry your pet like a baby, allowing a tight bonding experience between you and your pet. It is not an alternative to proper training and exercise for you pet though, but there are many good uses for a front pet carrier, especially if your pet is getting up there in years or is not a very mobile pet. These pet carriers offer a comfortable place for your pet to sit while going wherever you go. I love all of the great ideas that are available in pet carriers these days and look forward to seeing what will be next.
backpack dog carrier comes in a variety of styles and colors to choose from. Another plus for me.
In the growing trend of pet carriers, one of the greatest inventions is the rolling pet carrier. A pet carrier with wheels is one of the easiest, most convenient ways to transport your small pet. These fantastic carriers, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many of them also have multiple functions and can be used as backpacks or and other things such as a pet car seat. A rolling pet carrier is great for traveling long distances, going to the park, or just about anytime you want to tote your pet with you. Most are approved for airline use, but once again, it is always a must to contact the specific airline you are traveling on before hand to find out for sure, especially with a pet carrier with wheels, as some of them may be approved for air travel, but not for traveling with your pet in the cabin of the aircraft. No matter what, they are very stylish and a great addition to the pet carrier family.
I was talking with my mother on the phone the other day, and the conversation found us talking about dogs. We were remembering some of the fun times we had with our dogs when I was a child. Then we started talking about one time when our dog almost ruined Christmas. We had left the house for a little while, and when we came back, it was a mouth opening experience what we saw next. Our wonderful pooch had knocked over the Christmas Tree, ornaments were broken, and the lights strung all over the house. I had forgotten about this, I think we remember our childhood pets as perfect, at least I do. After my mom reminded me of that story, I remembered how our family learned that Christmas the importance of a dog crate. Had we only used that simple training tool, our tree would have been standing upright when we cam home that day. My dogs today are far from perfect, but they know and use their dog crates whenever they decide to retreat to a safe place. We also know to use their dog crates when we need to leave the house. It is great protection for the things that could have been.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
One of the more popular dog crates on the market today is the Life Stages Dog Crate by Midwest Pet Products. I get a lot of questions about this particular crate, so I will try to answer some of the questions in this review. The Life Stages series of crates is a best seller most everywhere you can find them. They are the middle-of-the-line dog crate by Midwest, but don't let that fool you. The Life Stages Dog Crates are some of the toughest on the market. They are very finely built and built by the largest maker of pet homes in the country. They come in single and double door versions. They come with crate divider which is very handy if you have a puppy. It allows him/her to grow into the crate. They come with a very nice removable tray for easy cleaning. The hinges and locking devices work very nice and smoothly. One of the greatest things about the Midwest Life Stages Dog Crates is that they are very affordable. They generally cost much less than their competitors of similar quality and still give the strength and durability you are looking for. This is one of my favorite wire crates because I like value, and value + quality is what you will get with one of these fine dog crates.