How do I put my dog’s backpack on?
Here the creation of the dog bag by Dog Carrier® is shown step by step !
At the end of this post you will find the link to our video showing the mooring process after the backpack has been set to the dog (steps for the setting are explained here below!)!
The basic settings for your child in the dog backpack, which can also be used as a child’s crab “light”, are the same as for the dog!
In advance, however, it is still fundamental to our dog bag / child crab:
Flat-rate recommendations and information about the dog carrier® in use as a dog backpack:
Dogs often find it easier to accept when they can see a sense of carrying in a dog bag.
Often this sense is well conveyed once the dog is exhausted!
During the wearing – after a short period of acclimatization – your dog can then come to relax!
The vast majority of dogs enjoy the luxury of being carried!
And quite a few dogs even fall asleep while wearing!
Please now observe the steps with the presets as well as the preparation of the dog carrier for attaching to your dog!
The basic settings of the dog carrier or child crab itself only have to be made once!
Open the chest strap on the upper straps, open the belly strap and open the dog carrier on the two side zippers.
(Open State Dog Carrier)
(Upper straps chest harness)
(Zipper on the side to open the backpack)
Height adjustment of the chest harness.
Depending on the size of the dog/child, its shoulder height must be adjusted.
You can do this on the two lower straps of the chest harness.
(Lower straps chest harness)
Why is the correct height adjustment of the dishes so important for the Dog Carrier?
The point here is that the harness of the dog carrier / child’s collar reaches just below the neck of the animal or that of the child. If it is set too high, it presses into the neck!
The upper straps, which are connected to the upper click fasteners of the chest harness, are also height-adjustable.
For this purpose, you can see inside the backpack in 2 parallel rows, running from bottom to top, 3 height-different tabs.
(height setting with 3 tabs each)
There you can – depending on the need – thread the rotatable carabiner into the respective tab and thus determine the height.
It is optimal if these upper belts, if they are applied, lift from bottom to top at an angle that is about 45 degrees steep!
These belts should also be tightened tightly!
(Upper straps chest harness in 45 degree position and tightly tightened)
Insert the back feet of the dog/child into the two lower holes while the dog/child stands or by lifting it/it into it. Through the lower middle hole of the dog bag guide the tail of the dog.
A perforated, padded seat cushion is supplied, which is also suitable for children!
The hole is not so big that the child’s seating comfort suffers from it, and in case of need, a common, flat seat cushion can be inserted!
Click in the chest harness with the upper straps and then tighten tightly.
And as a reminder:
This important part of the process is optimally adjusted when the belts are positioned and tightly tightened at a steep angle of about 45 degrees!
Then close the backpack / child crab with the side zippers.
You can – especially in hot weather – leave the zippers open about halfway! This does not make your dog/child too warm!
All zippers are AUTO-LOCK-ZIPPER from the high-quality manufacturer SBS.
This means that the zippers cannot open independently, so that each position can be locked independently!
The abdominal belt for the dog / child.
Why is it so important to put on the abdominal belt?
The belly strap holds your child or dog stable in the backpack and thus gives a comfortable sitting position.
In the current, further developed click version, the belly strap for the dog no longer has to be carried out by a medium loop!
The abdominal belt is only set once in length when first adapting to your dog.
You can lift the dog/child with the backpack from step 5 of this guide.
But then a second person should help to put on the abdominal belt.
Release the dog/child from the backpack:
Carefully place the backpack and dog on the ground, and open one of the two upper straps of the chest harness! Already your dog can get out of your backpack on your own!
For the child, it is best to open both upper straps of the chest harness, and the lateral, longest zippers!
And here is the film with the dog carrier’s mooring process:
(From 2013 with the old Dog Carrier and still with the old Velcro on the abdominal belt):
Swap the old Dog Carrier! This is what you need to know here – read why!
Your child or young dog grow out of the purchased backpack quickly?
That’s why we offer you the next bigger dog carrier in exchange for your used backpack plus payment of a difference price!
Simply order the next size under “Exchange Backpacks”!
Then send us your roughly cleaned old backpack back, pay the difference and we will send you the new, larger copy in return!
Why switch from the smaller BIG to the largest dog carrier, the XXL backpack?
It is not uncommon for us to receive requests from dog owners who get a puppy or already have it.
The most frequently asked question is whether and why to carry a puppy in your backpack!
We can say yes to this in most cases, after all, it is about the sustainable health of their young dog.
And if – especially at the age of adolescence – something is permanently done wrong, then this usually has not insignificant consequences for the skeleton of the dog.
This often involves pain and further impairment.
Most of our enquiry here naturally opt for the smaller version of our DOG-CARRIER range for the time being.
From this, the puppy /child often grows out in a few months. As a result, the smaller backpack can no longer be used.
So that you have something of our product in a sustainable way, we offer this exchange offer!
BIG&SLIM backpack also for slim dogs
We have made modifications to our most popular model to date, the Big Dog Carrier dog bag as a dog backpack.
The most important thing was that the popular backpack was not 100 optimal for very slim dogs!
To solve this problem, we first made the backpack slimmer.
We have also extended it somewhat.
The classic BIG Dog Carrier dog backpack is ideal for dogs up to max. 53 cm back length (measured from tail approach to neck).
This backpack is just as optimal for medium-slim and very squat, well-built dogs!
The SLIM&BIG DOG CARRIER dog bag, on the other hand, is ideal for dogs up to max. 56 cm back length (measured from tail approach to neck)!
However, he is – unlike the BIG Dog Carrier backpack for dogs – also designed for considerably slimmer dogs. Such as whippets or dachshunds …
We’ve also added new features. They are intended to make it easier to create the dog sacks and to improve the seating comfort for the dog a little more.
So we have two zippers attached to the side flanks of the backpack’s sack area.
From time to time it is the case that this flank can push the dog under the armpit (see photo 1). This is caused by the tension at the top edge of the sack part.
By opening the side, newly attached, small zipper, this tension dissolves. The pressure under the armpits thus subsides.
In addition, we have greatly simplified the upper height adjustment of the chest harness! Until now, one had to thread the belts out of the click carabiners a little laboriously and then insert the strap through the bag arranged at its height. After that, you had to bundle the strap back into the click carabiner.
We have now made the switch to even higher quality click carabiners.
These carabiners have a brace on the side for folding up and butting.
This means you just have to fold up, put the carabiner sideways into the respective flap, and then fold it up again.
These carabiners of our dog bag / child crab can be rotated 360 degrees around its own axis.
This has the advantage that you no longer have to take care when putting on the dog bag that the strap of the chest harness is correctly aligned!
Then we have an additional stiffening with aluminum installed in our dog bag or dog carrying, in the back part of the backpack.
This stiffening can be pulled out.
This allows you to roll in the backpack and take it to another transport backpack.
You can also put the backpack in the washing machine!
Our patented backpack offers the world’s most comfortable carrying option for dogs from approx. 6kg !
In addition, there is no other backpack in the world in which you can carry a child or a dog in an alternative and reasonably secured way!
The developments around our backpack for dogs and children allow you the greatest possible benefit and wearing comfort!
In the end, we reinforced the chest harness itself, so that it can not tear even under extreme pull!
This ensures absolute safety!
We have also achieved another masterpiece with the BIG&SLIM Dog Carrier!
Admittedly, this has a price to pay, but, you will find nothing better!
The SLIM&BIG dog backpack is also designed to accommodate even crowded dogs!
Here is the detailed report as well as photo documentation on the BIG & SLIM Dog Carrier:
Size chart of our backpacks
The size chart for our backpack also applies to children!
Measure in children easily from neck to step, and in dogs from the neck to the tail base!
MINI (back length up to 35cm (measured from tail root to neck) and from 3- 6kg) ,
SMALL (back length up to 42cm (measured from tail root to neck) and from 5-10kg) ,
BIG (back length up to (measured from tail root to neck) 53cm and from 7-16kg), and
XXL (back length up to (measured from tail root to neck) 70cm and from 15-30kg)
The dog backpacks / children’s crabs of sizes MINI, SMALL and BIG can also be worn at the front!
Regarding the sizes of our backpacks, the following is to be considered here:
-BIG Dog Carrier dog bag / child crab for dogs/children up to 16kg weight:
In principle, the weight for this dog backpack / this child crab itself is not a problem.
Dogs weighing 24kg also fit into the BIG Dog Carrier dog bag (e.g. bulldogs).
We still recommend carrying dogs in the XXL dog pocket/dog backpack for an end to 18-20kg at the latest.
Even if the BIG were basically sufficient.
After all, one’s own comfort is the decisive criterion.
The weight specification for the Dog Carrier therefore serves rather as a rough guide!
Therefore, since slender dogs with the same body weight as penetrated dogs have a different rist length (rist length is measured from the tail attachment to the neck attachment).
With a very slender dog, such as a greyhound with 16kg, it may not fit into the BIG Dog Carrier anymore because the back is too long.
As a solution, we have developed our SLIM-Dog Carrier dog backpack!
We have been offering it since June 2019!
-Small Dog Carrier up to 10 kg weight:
Similar to the BIG-Dog Carrier dog backpack, this is less about weight!
Nevertheless, 10kg weight should be the limit for this backpack / child crab, even for your own wearing comfort due to
The wearing comfort is from about 10kg weight with the BIG Dog Carrier dog backpack / dog bag at least a lot more comfortable.
A maximum rite length (measured from tail approach to neck approach) of 42 cm should not be exceeded in the Small Dog Carrier!
-The XXL-DOG CARRIER® backpack for dogs / child crab from 15kg to 30kg weight:
In the highest weight class of our backpack selection there are also weights that can be worn over medium distances.
From our personal experience, we would say that everything from 20 kg serves only short-term purposes for a short term!
The abdominal belt provides stability when sitting!
Not to be underestimated is the importance of the abdominal belt for the area of the sack;
This gives your dog or child a significant and additional stability when sitting!
Some customers neglect the wearing of the abdominal belt, according to our experience.
But the belly strap is quite significant in the comfort of the seat, involved in the sitting position!
He stabilises the dog or child in his backpack and he captures both safely.
It also prevents the dog from slipping into the sack area with its hind legs!