Let’s be real. How many of us have been faced with the sudden urge to squeeze and embrace a puppy just moments after laying eyes on them? While it’s safe to say many of us will responsibly carry the dogs in our arms, how many of us have actually given a second thought on how to properly lift them? A Labrador being held correctly by its owner.

It turns out there is a proper method to carrying a pooch. According to WikiHow, the process is much like holding a newborn.

Gently grab the pup around the belly, and quickly pull the pooch close to your body, the website advises. Support the canine’s rear by placing your hands beside its belly. When you’re done holding the puppy, the website recommends placing the pooch down so that all four paws touch the floor.

What about larger dogs? For those of you that need to hoist your full grown dog, it’s advised to approach your pooch as he or she stands, according to Pethealthandcare.com. The website suggests placing one arm below its chest so that your limb is situated just behind its front legs, while the other goes in at the front of its back legs. Just be careful not to strain your back as your carry your adult dog!

Don’t forget about the DoggieLawn if you’re indeed bringing home a pup. Our dog sod potty patches will keep him indoors for an easy potty solution. Simply place your dog sod litter box inside your apartment for an outdoor-free experience. Your outdoor dog litter box can easily be used indoors, and picking up your dog’s potty is a breeze since it’s all contained on the dog litter box.

Sources: http://www.wikihow.com/Pick-Up-a-Puppy
http://www.pethealthandcare.com/askquestion/3045/how-to-carry-and-handle...
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