A lot of pooches don’t like being carried, but many of them would prefer it to being left at home! Not only that, but dog carriers can be essential when taking your pup on public transport. In New York, for example, pooches can take the subway only when in carriers -- leading to the amusing sight of commuters traveling with Great Danes strapped to their backs!
There’s a difference between dog carriers and crates. Dog carriers are generally smaller, and just used for transport, whereas your dog can be left in a crate. However, carriers can be ideal for a quick bus trip to the dog park or vet!
Make no bones about it, collapsible crates are grrr-eat for travel! Once you and your pooch reach your destination, a collapsible carrier can fold right up into your suitcase. Some look like tote bags, whereas others have a crate-like appearance. A good collapsible carrier should be soft but durable, the right size for your pet, and of course, well-ventilated. Padding is also essential for long journeys.