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Old 06-02-2011, 07:52 PM
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Default How do you pick up a big dog?

Obviously not something you do regularly lol but how do you do it? What do you support?

The only way I can really pick up Roman is like... lamb style. Kinda like this:


If I pick him up with my arm under his chest or waist it seems uncomfortable for him. (he's about 90 lbs FTR)

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:01 PM
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Horribly. I just put my arms around her and lift.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:10 PM
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Not on my own.

One person up front, one person on the back end. I help the groomers lift big dogs into the tub semi-regularly and once they're 100+lbs we assist.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:11 PM
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I do the same thing you do with Roman. sometimes I'll put one arm under the waist instead of around the butt, but only on dogs that aren't obese and only on dogs that haven't had abdominal surgery recently. Some dogs are more tender in their waist than others. If the dog is really long you have no other option than around the waist and the front of the chest, really.

Logan I can lift and sling around my neck, like this:

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:15 PM
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Yeah, um... no. If I tried to pick up either of the danes I'd end up on my arse.

In an emergency, you put a towel under their belly and lift, or with two people you make a make-shift stretcher with towels or bedsheets.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:21 PM
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Depends on how big we're talking and how well I know this dog.

My lab I can do the lamb pick up. Most dogs I don't know too well get a collar grip and a arm under the gut. It's not the most comfortable thing but it's much safer for me.

Anything heavier than 60lbs I use a ramp/stairs for. It's just not worth my back anymore.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:51 PM
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I do the lamb thing. Or, with Enzo and Oz, I can sling them around my neck like that, lol
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:00 PM
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Some times I will do the lamb thing. Or if I am trying to get him off the grooming table I will put one arm in front of his chest and the other under his belly. If hes getting on the grooming table we work together to get up there, He starts with his front feet on the table and then I scoop under his butt and lift.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:02 PM
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Bailey is only about 45 pounds, so I'm not sure if he really counts. If I have to actually carry him somewhere (as opposed to lifting him), I often carry him kind of like you would a child -- on my hip, hand under his butt, his front legs over my shoulder. Not sure why.

If I am just lifting him, I put my arms under his leg-pits (lol) and lift up.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:03 PM
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Bailey is only about 45 pounds, so I'm not sure if he really counts. If I have to actually carry him somewhere (as opposed to lifting him), I often carry him kind of like you would a child -- on my hip, hand under his but, his front legs over my shoulders. Not sure why.

If I lift him, I put my arms under his leg-pits (lol) and lift up.
I can do that with Oz, lol. I wish he'd let me carry him like a baby more often. He used to love it when he was a puppy, I'd just carry him around on one hip, and he'd fall asleep, lol
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