There is nothing like heading out on the open trail with your dog, and if you are planning on going a good distance then you need the practicality of a canine backpack. Not only can your dog carry some of his own supplies, such as a bowl, snacks and water but you will also find that he enjoys the fact that he has a little of his own work to do, especially if that work pleases you.
Of course always make sure that the backpack is comfortable and evenly weighted, that the straps aren’t rubbing, that your dog is large enough to carry a backpack and that it is not over-weighted. It goes without saying that your dog should never be allowed to swim while wearing his backpack.
Those few safety guidelines aside, the next step is to choose a backpack that is well designed and that your dog is going to feel very smart wearing. Here are three of my favorite designs and, with a range of price points, there should be something that suits everyone’s budget.