Dog towel walking is an easy technique owners of paralyzed or immobile dogs should learn. It allows you to lift your dog comfortably and move them around without injuring them. It doesn’t replace a lifting sling or rear harness, but it’s great in a pinch if you can’t get to your regular equipment. Dog towel walking is also a good tool for arthritic dogs and dogs recovering from surgery.
I found the perfect video that demonstrates the concept of dog towel walking.
Towel walking can be made from any bath towel that is large enough and strong enough to support your dog’s weight. While your dog is lying down place the middle section of the towel in front of your dog’s back legs and let the ends lay flat on either side. Make sure you have enough material on each side to pull together. Gently bring the two ends of the towel together to create a sling.
Have you ever used the dog towel walking technique for your immobile pet?
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