|08-20-2013 05:45 PM|
A lot of photos I've seen online show dog packs sitting way back over the spine, when it should be sitting further forward so that the weight is positioned over the dog's shoulders. Here's an example. Also some types of packs are made really long for some reason, so the pack ends up extending all the way down the dog's back meaning the weight would be on the spine no matter how you adjust it.
|08-20-2013 08:34 AM|
|08-20-2013 08:34 AM|
Last night, I met with a member of this forum. For starters, he had an extra one of these: http://www.softouchconcepts.com/inde...-ation-harness
I took the opportunity to see how Kira would react to wearing a harness.
The other forum member has a beautiful, very calm GSD, and we had a nice walk together.
Kira did great...
I ended up keeping this harness , and will now pursue one of the above mentioned backpacks.
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|08-20-2013 07:54 AM|
|Cheerful1||Do the backpacks or harnesses hurt their spine at all?|
|08-20-2013 06:55 AM|
I never use packs for working, just for exercise.
|08-20-2013 06:28 AM|
When it comes to comfort and adjust ability, I have a Ruffwear harness and the Elite K9 patrol harness.
For ease of putting on and off the patrol harness can't be beat. For comfort and non restrictive use I like the Ruffwear a lot and it is now my go to for searches. Several folks on the team use them. None of us put packs on our dogs, though.
|08-20-2013 05:54 AM|
I use this harness by Elite K9:
With these pouches:
The harness probably has close to 1000 miles on it, and still looks and operates great.
|08-20-2013 01:37 AM|
|GSDLearner||I tried the Top Paw backpacks sold at PetSmart, but they (large and medium) didn't fit well. They kept sliding down so the weight was on his spine. I got an REI Classic for about 10 dollars more -- more padding, more ventilation, better fit.|
|08-20-2013 01:31 AM|
|RocketDog||Rocket's pack is a Ruffwear. It's the one in between the Approach and the Palisades. I am thinking of upgrading to the Palisades because I think you can take the bags off each side, which would make it easier for river/stream crossings for us.|
|08-20-2013 01:11 AM|
|Lucy Dog||Ruffwear is the best. They really make quality stuff.|
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