When you first adopt your new pet (and all the time, really), a very important part of that includes bonding. Bonding with your pet should start very early. I found that with our first dog Buddy, a pet carrier similar to those mothers use for their babies helped immensely.
Remember that when you bring a pet home, you are not only responsible for their care, but they see you as their new parent as well. So, bonding with pets is important for their well-being and stability.
The model we used is made by Outward Hound.
I chose that model because Buddy is a very small dog and this was the only one we could find that was his size. In his lifetime, he will not weigh more than eleven or twelve pounds on average. He also likes to curl up in a ball and the closed bottom allowed him to do that comfortably while snuggling up to my chest.
If your pet seems to have issues attaching to people, a pet carrier can help comfort them. Buddy was a stray, rescued by myself and the kids (straight from the streets). At first, he was a bit timid with people. Carrying him around in the Outward Hound Front Carrier helped him feel safe and secure.
New puppies also need this same sense of security because they have just been taken away from their mother and now need a new parent to cuddle with. After using the pet carrier bonding method, Buddy learned to cuddle without the pet carrier. But we still used it for a while after (and on walks when he got tired) so that he knew we still wanted him to feel close.
Have you tried a pet carrier for pet bonding? Let us know how it works for you in the comment section below.