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dog packs #9957
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In the near future I will be ready to purchase at least one(hopefully two) packs for the dogs to wear and carry their water and toys, supplies, or what have you. I won't be able to spend a huge fortune, but need them to be durable because we are so rough on stuff. What do you recommend?


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Re: dog packs [Re: Zisso] #9974
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Someone just had one of these on the board here... darn I just checked and it's already been spoken for.

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Re: dog packs [Re: Shilohsmom] #9980
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Glory and I recommend the Ruffwear Approach Pack. We got it at our local mom 'n pop dog store. She wears a size Medium (we are minimalist hikers), although a size Large would also fit her nicely. It is durable, has a sleek, streamlined design, and fits snug against her body. RAAAAAWWWWRRR! She wore the Outward Hound pack for a good while, which worked fine, but it doens't fit as snug as this one.







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Re: dog packs [Re: Buoyant Dog] #10037
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Thank you for the fast replies!

I was looking at the pack that Glory wears earlier before starting this thread and thought it looked good. Plus I could one in each color and they would go along well with their Martingale collars smile Cool! Not to mention I could get both for just a tad more than one of the Palisades! Perfect smile Thanks again!


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Re: dog packs [Re: Zisso] #10043
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If you can make out my avatar, i bought an Olly dog backpack for ramsey from Sierratradingpost.com Real affordable, comfortable fit and plenty of pockets to stash stuff.

Re: dog packs [Re: ] #10051
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I had an Outward Hound Quick-Release dog backpack for Risa. I didn't really like it, overall. Firstly, it sits more on her back than her shoulders and I don't think that's ideal if you're having your dog carry a lot of weight. Secondly, it was always sliding around.



I now have an Outward Hound Urban Adventure dog backpack. It's a lot smaller but it sits more on Ris' shoulders. We don't do a lot of hiking where I would need her to carry a lot of things so this works fine for us. I haven't had much of a chance to use it yet but once the weather gets nice, I imagine we will. smile



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Re: dog packs [Re: DancingCavy] #10053
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I use the outward hound pack, like above, but I use one size smaller than they say ... so, the medium, and it sits nice on their shoulders ... and you can get it from ryan's for less than 25 bucks laugh ...


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I also love the Ruffwear Approach. I have a medium for Keefer, and I plan to get one for Halo too, when she's a couple months older.





The packs are BIG, there's way more room than I really need, but I really like the quality and fit.


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Re: dog packs [Re: Cassidy's Mom] #10676
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Hmmmm....it looks like the Approach has changed style a bit. Glory's isn't quite so big.


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Looks like Glory has the newer style, Keef's is the old version - look at the black on his, they don't come like that anymore. It's good to know that the newer ones are a bit smaller, because that's what Halo will be getting. I really wanted red for Keefer to match his collar and I had a hard time finding one in his size. I did a google search and they were all the large or itty bitty ones except for one place because it's been discontinued.

Halo's collar has shades of blue and purple, so she'll be getting the Glacial Blue Approach.


Cava 1/6/18

Keefer 8/25/05

Halo 11/9/08-6/17/18
Flyball: ONYX, TF-III

Dena 9/12/04-10/4/08
Forever would have been too short

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Re: dog packs [Re: Cassidy's Mom] #10770
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Here is Levi modeling the Kelty backpack at Mammoth Lakes:



We got it at REI and of the two that they had there (forget the other one), this one sat more on their shoulders (vs. their back).


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I have bought one for Siena with our REI divident, but have yet to use it (with recent HD dx I don't want to add anything til she's recovered)... definitely have a ruffwear one, just not sure which version. I think it is the approach pack...?


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Re: dog packs [Re: DancingCavy] #10780
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Originally Posted By: DancingCavy
I had an Outward Hound Quick-Release dog backpack for Risa. I didn't really like it, overall. Firstly, it sits more on her back than her shoulders and I don't think that's ideal if you're having your dog carry a lot of weight. Secondly, it was always sliding around.



I have the same problem. I tried to even the weight out but it still slides around so I don't even put it on her anymore.

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Our starter pack was a Uhlr Gear one, which I don't believe they make anymore. It was an interesting pack in that it allowed the panniers (the saddle bags) to be raised or lowered when you adjusted the fit, which made a difference when it came to keeping them from moving around. You can sometimes get them on eBay still.

Our next pack was a Kelty K-9 Chuckwagon like the one pictured further up in the thread. That's a great pack for longer day hikes and weekend getaways. I love that it has a Y-front harness - I don't like the way packs fit that have just a strap going straight across the dog's chest under the neck. It seems very restrictive when your dog is carrying a lot of weight and pretty uncomfortable for the dog. With the K-9 Chuckwagon, you can generally go a size smaller and just replace the chest/belly strap with a longer nylon strap for good fit.

Then we got the RuffWear Approach when it was on sale at the local outdoors store. We have a Medium, which is a great fit for Abby but too big on Ronja who doesn't have quite as deep of a chest. That's a very nice pack, too. Many of the same features as the Kelty (which is cheaper) but much pricier. The panniers are a bit bigger. It's really designed for weekend or longer hikers, rather than short day hikes, though.

Another option are saddlebags - small ones - if your dog is just going to carry a few small things such as poop bags and your keys. Wolfpacks makes some great little saddlebags that are quite affordable.

I have an (older) article on dog packs on my blog if anyone is interested. I'm sure people are getting sick of me linking it. *lol* It's here - http://abbyk9.blogspot.com/2008/04/dog-packs-101.html


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Re: dog packs [Re: Cassidy's Mom] #10865
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When I finally get to order them, I will get the green one for Nadi-her collar is green with a floral pattern and I will get the blue one for Z who has a bright blue plaid Martingale. I am glad to hear they are a little smaller too. Nadia could handle one like Keefer's, bigger like that, but I really think Z will do better with the smaller one like Glory's.


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