Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster.
I like to do short day hikes with my GSD/corgi/who knows mix, Zero. My backpack is full with my snacks and drinks, his snacks and drinks, and all my other junk. Sometimes I bring the papillion or the pug along if it's cool, and the little ones always end up riding in the backpack too. Then it's really full. I was thinking about getting Zero one of the dog backpacks so he could carry his own stuff, but I worry about the weight.
What % of their weight can a healthy young adult dog safely carry? He's only 40lbs, so it doesn't take much in the pack at all before it's a significant % of his weight. I weighed my pack, just to get an idea and it was 38lbs! No wonder I need the dog to drag me up hills...
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