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    Dog backpacks

    Hey everybody, been a while since I posted here.

    I have a question about dog backpacks. Who uses them and which one is best?

    I was going to go with the one from Caesarsway.com but they are sold out.

    Any other good brands? Things I should know?

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    Re: Dog backpacks

    Lol cesar milan sells doggy backpacks?

    If I were to get a backpack, I'd probably buy something from Ruffwear, or maybe Kurgo.

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    Yeah he has a few nice looking products on his site. Personally im a fan of his whole attitude towards dogs, so when I can I'll support that, not that he needs my money.

    Being the somewhat impatient person I am I ordered the Ruffwear approach in blue. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattewell View Post
    Personally im a fan of his whole attitude towards dogs
    That may not be something you want to say around here....
    Most people don't agree with his methods of training to say the least.

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    Re: Dog backpacks

    interesting... most of his stuff has worked for me and my dog, but not everybody is the same just like all dogs are different.

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    Re: Dog backpacks

    We used an Outward Hound pack for our last dog who was a pointer cross. It worked great.

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    That may not be something you want to say around here....
    Most people don't agree with his methods of training to say the least.
    Oh for goodness sake.


    Zhaor, what kind of dog do you have? What kind of backpacking do you do?

    If you are looking for heavy-duty, I highly recommend Wenaha Explorer packs. A lot of nordic breed folks use them for backcountry work in the summer. When I was into Malamutes (another lifetime ago lol) I LOVED my Wenaha Explorer.

    I've heard great things about RuffWear too but haven't tried them yet. I've been thinking to get the Approach model for my Chow mix, but trying to find them on sale is like... well, impossible.

    Good luck!

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    with Jack (Greyhound) & Lela (Chow/Beagle x)

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    Re: Dog backpacks

    Quote Originally Posted by jenz View Post
    Oh for goodness sake.
    What's wrong with a friendly heads up? I don't really care either way about CM, but considering how strongly some people here feel about him, it's best to know to avoid the issue.

    I never said I had a doggy backback did I. My dog is a small 35lb mutt. Plus he's pretty old so while I've looked into getting him a backpack, he's not in the type of fitness shape that he would actually benefit from one. Plus money is tight in college and for $80 I'd buy him boots before a backpack.

    I have friends who all use Ruffwear and swears by them. I've looked a bit at Ruffwear packs when I was looking at backpack and they seemed like a good choice. I've heard good things about Kurgo products in general but have never really looked closely at any. So if I were to get a backpack, I'd probably get a ruffwear or maybe look at kurgo some more.

    We hike plenty and go camping fairly frequently but I never did much actual backpacking. We go on about 2-3 hikes a week in the boulder flatirons or the surrounding mountains and go climb an occasional 14ner when we make plans to. Avatar pic there is at the top of mount Elbert.

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    Re: Dog backpacks

    I love Ruff Wear's packs. I haven't paid full price on one either. I only buy them when they are on sale or used. I've got Approaches for two of the dogs and a Palisades for the other. (But I modded both Approaches so the pack are removable like they are on the Palisades.) I use the harnesses all the time and so far they have help up incredibly well. My dogs kinda abuse them, bad, so a pack than can stand being dragged harshly against 100 trees in a single hike and stay together for many more after is a good one in my book.

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    Re: Dog backpacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Losech View Post
    I love Ruff Wear's packs. I haven't paid full price on one either. I only buy them when they are on sale or used. I've got Approaches for two of the dogs and a Palisades for the other. (But I modded both Approaches so the pack are removable like they are on the Palisades.) I use the harnesses all the time and so far they have help up incredibly well. My dogs kinda abuse them, bad, so a pack than can stand being dragged harshly against 100 trees in a single hike and stay together for many more after is a good one in my book.
    I know this is an older post but THANK YOU!!! I guess I was having a blonde moment when looking for backpacks and used never crossed my mind. So thank you they are so much cheaper!


    "Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace." -- Milan Kundera

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