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Old 10-28-2012, 07:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to get Koda a backpack for when we go on hikes, but I don't know the first thing about them. Can anyone recommend a good brand that I can look into? Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i just rehomed an Ollie pack. i'm going to buy
the Approach pack. make sure you find out
what's a safe weight for your dog to carry and
build up to that weight.
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Here's a recent thread about backpacks, there are quite a few more if you do a search:

Singletrak or Approach??
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Here's an older one with some further information, and also links to other previous threads: Backpack
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, I'll do some reading!
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This website has some good reviews:
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Thought I'd tag onto this thread as I don't want to starts a brand new one.

I bought my dog a little backpack I wasn't sure how tight to do the straps up? Should they be fairly snug to prevent the pack from twisting?
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The consensus seems to be that you should be able to slip your hand (flat to the dog's body) under the straps. From there you adjust as needed. If the load is balanced as it should be, there shouldn't be too much trouble with it twisting.

Starting from that point (able to slip my hand under the straps), after a mile or so I stop to adjust Z's packstraps. I usually have to loosen the middle and rear straps just a tad.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the information, guys!
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