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    Hi guys!

    i couldn't find this topic by using the search function so figured I would start a new thread!

    how do you guys pick up your bulldogs? Rosie is nearly 35lbs now and when I pick her up by reaching under her I feel like I'm crushing her insides and she makes a heavy groaning sound!

    thanks

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    sorry... Banks is 61 lbs no lifting to be had by me
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    HRH is only 41... both arms under her... like a forklift

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    HRH is only 41... both arms under her... like a forklift
    ... that might work for me with Banks
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    support the butt with one arm and the other arm behind the front legs
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    Bea is 45 lbs and I must lift her into the back of the crossover (hatch). She cannot even jump up on the couch. She also groans like it's arduous for her -- but I am supporting her butt with my knee (yes a one legged lift for the human) so I know she's not in pain or anything.

    When she was a puppy, I used to use a technique called "passive restraint". This required putting her on my lap, with her back up flat against my chest. Oh my did she used to groan about that. She came to enjoy it. Bea was a very strong personality --- even from a teeny pup --- and passive restraint was an excellent tool in my leadership tool box.

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    One arm around his chest, and one supporting his tush... and lift with the knees! 51 lbs of soild wiggly muscle, but if i'm carrying him around I'll move him to my hip like a toddler, andhe'll rest his head on my shoulder ♡♥♡♥♡

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    This is a great thread!
    If I have to fully pick her up, as to load her into the Jeep or Mariner, I scoop her up under her arm pits and lift her up with her back to my chest (she weighs 47 pounds but I'm a big girl and can handle her weight)
    If she needs help getting on the couch, I put my arm behind her neck and hoist her up that way....I never thought to get others opinions on if this is a safe way to help her onto the couch. My ex, who knew a lot more about dogs than I did, said that was the way their mom's teach them in the wild.....kinda hard to explain but that's how I lift her.

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    We put one hand through the front legs, so that Koozer's chest is resting on the forearm. The other arm goes under his bum/back of thighs. Koozer weighs 54 lbs and this is a really comfortable and easy way to lift him. To lift Koozer into the car, he is able to jump in by himself (we have a car not an SUV), but he wears a harness, so we just grab the back of the harness as he jumps and kind of lift him in. That way, he just "floats" onto the back floorboard without any jostling to his joints or our backs. Then he can climb on the seat by himself. Hope that helped.

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    Tonka is over 60 lbs. if its into the truck, he reaches as high as he can and i lift the butt portion lol. And out of the truck he comes to the door and turns sideways and one arm around his bum and one around his chest. The truck is really high so that works great. I always get him to reach as high as he can first and then lift his bum up for him lol. He is quite helpful.

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    Emmitt is at about 65 lbs so I don't pick him up.

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    Yap, the best way to pick them up with out hurting them is one hand from the front between their front legs and cradle their chest, then the other hand from the rear and cradle their bottom. Don't forget to lift with your legs and keep your back as straight as you can.
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