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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful.
Enslave your dog to carry his own sh*t
By Tammy Chan
This backpack is a lifesaver if you take your dog hiking/camping.
When I take my dog hiking, more often than not I'm carrying my food his food, my water, his water, bowl, lash, poop bags, toys like his personal walking luggage. A 70lb pitbull and husky mix, who is completely capable of carrying his own sh*t, is looking down on me because I'm hiking up the hills too damn slow.
Since this backpack, he gets tired when I get tired. Because I am making him carry his own things. Guess your endurance wasn't as good as you thought it wad huh Dog.
45 of 47 people found the following review helpful.
Very well-made product, Excellent Fit.
This is a very sturdy, well-made product. The canvas has some heft to it and is a nice heavy weight. No issues with the stitching. I like the oversize zipper pulls as well. It should serve well in winter with gloves on etc. Although we just got ours the other day, we've already put in about 10 miles with it in different types of terrain. We followed some washed out creek beds, went up and down steep embankments, through thick brush, hardwood stands, and open easy going trails. The pack excelled in all areas. The pack does not shift at all. It stays right where it should centered on his back. I will say this though, i had equal weight on both sides (canned goods).
My dog didn't exhibit any signs of discomfort, no tugging or pulling etc. He didn't even look back at it after the first 50 feet or so. In fact, he seemed more focused while wearing it and definitely became more of a follower. He is trained to walk on my left side and not to walk ahead of me but from time to time has a tenancy to become distracted and drift about a foot further than he should. He didn't need to be reminded one single time while wearing the pack. The affect of "having a job" produced a quite remarkable improvement in his focus.
My dog is an Airedale Terrier and is quite deep in the chest with a slim waist and a slender neck so i had some concerns as to whether or not it would fit correctly. The adjustment is maxed out on his waist and nearly maxed out on his chest. neck is fine. I wanted to add some photos with measurements for reference to help others that may be considering this pack. I know there are photos of a dog in the product page, but they don't tell you anything about the dog. My dog stands 24" at the shoulder and his chest is 29" in diameter measured across the shoulder blades and just behind his armpits. He weighs 56 lbs. He's only 2 and probably has some filling out to do, so the extra length on the straps is a good thing.
I use a martingale collar situated just behind the ears and jawline for all of our excursions, training sessions, etc. I did not use the ring on top of the pack the pack and truth be told, I wouldn't try to use this as a harness. I'd likely just buy a proper harness for that. We currently don't do any activities that require him to walk in front of me (scent tracking, sled pulling etc.). So we only tested it with him walking along side me. Bottom line, It's clearly designed to be a backpack, not a harness. For those interested in being dragged behind their dog by a harness, you may want to explore other products.
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful. See all 178 customer reviews...
Dog loves it!
I wanted to find a backpack for my dog to wear on walks to help tire him out. Most of the ones I saw were brightly colored, but I was looking for a more rugged, classic look. This backpack fit the bill and was a fair price.
I thought I'd have to ease my dog into wearing it, but he took to it immediately. He's a 90 lb Bernese Mountain dog and after an initial adjustment, it fits great and I haven't had to readjust it. I haven't had any problems with it slipping around while he walks.
I usually fill it with whatever supplies we might need during our walk (food, water, toys, waste bags) and then add a frozen water bottle or two for extra weight and cooling. It's holding up great after a few months!