[New Product] Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller
Parents of small pets face different issues than those who have larger pets. Because of their size, small pets are more vulnerable to all sorts of threats the big world presents. Little paws get stuck in little crevices. Shorter legs have to work much harder than those with longer strides. Looking for a way to protect your petite pooch from dangers like these? Take your small pet along wherever you go in safety and comfort with the Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller.
Special needs of small pets
For small pets, the world and everything in it can be intimidating. Some breeds, like Chihuahuas, seem ready to take on any battle as if they had no idea they were outsized by nearly everything. Others are more fearful, which can be a good thing if it helps them stay away from trouble. However, if it results in anxiety and constant barking, you may need to find solutions.
Small pet households require a little extra mindfulness than those homes with larger pets. The smaller a dog or cat is, the more likely he or she may be accidentally stepped on, sat on, or lost in the sofa cushions. If you have large pets and introduce a smaller pet into the home, some training may be required to ensure your large dog knows to go easy when playing with a new, smaller sibling.
Small dog problems and solutions
The following are some small pet problems and suggested solutions:
- Lapdog laziness problems – If your small dog spends most of his or her time lying on your lap or at your feet, weight gain, separation anxiety, and anti-social behavior may become issues. Be sure to play with your pet daily and find other ways to increase engagement with other people and pets. Keep treats small, lean and few in number to help less active small pets avoid obesity.
- Yappy pup problems – Small dogs are known for taking barking to the next level. This can result from separation anxiety, a lack of exercise and socialization, as well as the need for training and discipline. Because small dogs pose little threat of doing any significant damage, pet parents may be inconsistent with disciplinary measures and behavior training. Unfortunately, this results in “bratty” behavior from barking to biting. Use reward-based training to help your dog understand good behavior from bad and always be consistent. Punishment-based training will make small dogs aggressive, even more so than with large dogs.
- Floating kneecap problems (luxating patella) – Many small dogs are prone to experiencing dislocated kneecaps from time to time. In some instances, the dislocation will occur only briefly, then the kneecap will slide back into place on its own. In other cases, surgery may be required. Keep your small dog’s joints healthy by giving him or her daily joint supplements, regular exercise to keep muscles strong, and provide a pet ramp or steps to keep jumping on and off furniture to a minimum.
- Take me with you problems – Small dogs were bred to be constant companions (usually for royalty and the elite) so they may naturally feel entitled to go everywhere with you. While it’s easier to sneak your small dog into places larger dogs can’t get away with like stores and restaurants with outdoor seating, there are times when it can be awkward or dangerous for your little one. Of course, if your purse-sized pooch has bad manners, these outings can be stressful. This is another good example of why training small dogs is good for you both. When your dog is peaceful and well-behaved, it’s easier and more fun to bring your companion along on daily errands.
Small dog training
Many small dog problems can be solved with good training. The American Kennel Club (AKC) offers a dog training program that helps dogs learn how to remain calm and confident in social situations. The Canine Good Citizen Program covers 10 important social situations that all dogs should learn to react to appropriately. These include accepting a friendly stranger, walking through a crowd, and reacting to another dog, among others. The CGC training ends with a test and certificate acknowledging that your dog is, indeed, a Canine Good Citizen. Even if you do not opt to enroll your small dog in CGC training, reviewing the testing criteria is a good place to start when considering areas to work on to improve your dog’s behavior.
Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller for safe leash-free walks
You and your small pet can stroll the streets in style and comfort with the Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller. Designed to accommodate small dogs or cats weighing up to 25 lbs, this sturdy, easy-to-maneuver stroller is lightweight yet loaded with features.
The Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller is made to go wherever your travels take you with front wheel shock absorbers that provide a smooth, comfortable ride. The 38″ Smart-Reach handle offers greater kick space to suit any stride and the convertible front wheel can swivel for smooth surfaces or lock to handle rougher terrain. Rear wheel brakes lock for safety, while the built-in, zippered Smart-Basket compartment safely stores accessories and other belongings.
There are even more features to promise your pet a safe and cozy cruise. The Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller has a unique Smart-Canopy that opens up and out of the way, with a built-in mesh window for added visibility. Two Smart-Zippers on either side make it easy to open and close for quick access to your pet. The interior adjustable tethers attach to your pet’s collar to keep him or her secure inside the stroller. There’s also a thick removable and washable pad to cushion your pet’s ride.
Measuring 38″ L x 17″ W x 38″ H and weighing only 11 lbs, it folds for easy storage in a closet, the car trunk or under a bed. The stroller requires no tools for assembly. It’s ideal for pets with mobility issues, very small pets who may be too tiny to safely walk on a leash, or those who need to retain their personal space for other reasons. Get a Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller and take your small dog or house cat outside for fresh air and sunshine without the worries of leash walking.