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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Man's Best Friend

I hate to say that it's a burden to carry my best friend's load, but when you have to ensure that your pack is as light as possible it would be nice if your pup could haul his own gear.  Over the past couple of month I've been researching various dog backpacks/saddlebags or whatever you want to call them and luckily ran across a helpful blog: http://www.agilepooch.com/dogstuff/dogpacks/dogpacks.html.  She definitely did her homework when it came to the plethora of packs on the market now.  Now, just because someone else did the book report for you doesn't mean that you're going to get that A+.  I spent my fare share of time researching, holding the packs, really digging down into how they're made and reading tons of reviews.  From all this I settled on the Mountainsmith Dog Pack - Medium through Sierra Trading Post.

I received the packs about a week ago now and I've had a couple of opportunities to take the dogs for some walks with their new packs.  So far with a little bit of weight in both sides they love them!  Also, I've found out that they don't pull or try and sniff everythign in sight when they have their packs on, but that's what you get when you make a GSD think he has a job to do. ;-)  So far their "hikes" have been in the city and between 1-2 miles in duration just building them up to getting used to the packs and the weight.  I'm sure you will be hearing more about this on down the road.

Till next time, Happy Trails and happy tails!


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