A recreational Dog Pack, the Approach Pack from Ruff Wear is ideal for day hikes and overnight adventures. Nothing will make your dog happier than sharing the load on your next outdoor adventure. There is plenty of room for food, bowls, toys and treats. Perfect for day hiking, exercising in your local parks or training and conditioning for backcountry trips.
It's an every day backpack and gives your dog a job while you are conditioning for more difficult adventures.
It is recommended your dog carry no more than 25-30% of their body weight in this pack. Start with light loads and work up to heavier loads as your dog becomes comfortable wearing the Approach Pack.
Measure around the widest part of the rib cage for your dog's girth.
Approach Pack Capacity:
Detailed directions come with your pack. Make sure that each saddlebag has an equal and balanced weight load. When the Approach Pack is properly loaded the leading curved edge of the pack and bulk of the weight will be carried over the dog's shoulders. It should remain balanced and forward over your dog's shoulders.
Posted by Robyn and the Border Collies, NSW on 19th Feb 2010
I tried these back packs on two Border Collies. With the first fitting I found it took me some time to get it right but it was worth it because they were obviously comfortable on the dogs. They were not bothered by them at all. They were very willing to wear them with weight and we had a great walk. My only reservation is that when I linked the lead to the backpack it encouraged them to pull but when I attached it to their collars as usual we had a comfortable walk. They can be a bit of a challenge to put on and off because of the positioning of the clips.
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