Some dogs LOVE feeling like they have an important job carrying their own supplies. They delight in the feeling of being a veritable four-legged 18-wheeler, hauling freight up and down the trails. However, too much weight or too much heat can be detrimental or even dangerous. Read these great tips for preparing for your journey:
For regular walks, put a bottle of water in each side of the pack. It’s a great work out.
Your pup shouldn’t carry more than 25% of their body weight. If they’re new to packs, start light and gradually increase the weight.
Dogs overheat before people do. Stay cool out there.
Don’t feed your pup right before or after a strenuous workout.