Embroidered Working Dog Backpack

   Embroidered Working Dog Backpack
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These strong, lovable and hard working dogs are hands down one of the best hiking companions you could have. With training, Labs and Retrievers alike cooperate extremely well and contribute to the hike by carrying a fair load in their backpacks.
Embroidered Working Dog Backpack
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They are very different types. One is a 65+ lb catahoula leopard/hound mix and the other is a 15 lb bionic terrier mix. Can the little dog even wear a backpack? Would the same design but different size work for both? I don't even know where to start shopping Embroidered Working Dog Backpack
Photo provided by FlickrEmbroidered Working Dog Backpack
Photo provided by FlickrEmbroidered Working Dog Backpack
Photo provided by Flickr
My favorite thing about back to school was getting a new backpack. And even though I’m too cool to go to school (except when I’m working there), I’ve transferred my love for pack wearable to my pack… of dogs. All of our dogs have sported a at some time or another, and I find them to be invaluable on our camping tips and hikes. And although your dog may not need to carry around a pencil case and binder, he may enjoy pulling his own weight during your next outing together.The majority of backpacks geared for pooches are designed for almost any size or type of dog and easily fit over their bodies in the same way a saddle is placed over a horse. Aside from the obvious need to store extra gear on an adventure with Fido, backpacks made specifically for him serve several unique purposes. First, let's begin with the idea of training. If you've ever owned a dog, you've probably noticed that through repetition of certain behaviors, or using particular objects over time in your dog's presence, this will him to associate those objects with specific emotions or follow-up actions like a reward. I know, for example, that when I take out a ball (or even say the word ball) around my dog, he goes crazy and gets very excited. Why? Because he knows that playtime is coming. The same can be said for the backpack. Not only will it put the dog into working mode, but he'll learn to associate it with an upcoming adventure or the desire to go for a walk. For that reason, it can be a valuable training tool. On the same note, using the backpack as a tool will improve your pet's ability to focus by giving them a job to do. This level of focus carries over into leash training should a dog have a tendency to become aggressive or pull when on leash, further establishing the backpack as a means to calm the animal.A dog’s temperament plays an important part as well – a happy, outgoing dog will enjoy the challenge of carrying a pack. If your dog is shy or nervous around other dogs, a pack may make him feel trapped, compelling him to defend himself when meeting new dogs. If your dog isn’t all that comfortable around other dogs, work with a trainer before adding a dog backpack.My dog Ace was full of energy when I first adopted him. About a week later, he was already sportin’ a dog backpack on our walks. I worked 10-hour shifts at the time, and I needed multiple ways to make sure he was getting enough exercise in the mornings. I highly, highly recommend a dog backpack for active dogs.