Dog Backpack And Its Benefits


I’ve been asked many times by pet parents, “What can I do to drain some of my dog’s energy?”  One of the things, there are a few, that I recommend to use is a dog backpack.  Here are some of my reasons:

  • A backpack will give your dog a job to do
  • It will drain your dog’s energy faster than just walking
  • It can hold treats, bags, water, etc.  (Please don’t over load it)
  • Your dog will look adorable


Before you go out and get a backpack, please remember the following:

  1. Ask your vet if your dog should wear a backpack.  Senior, puppies, sick and dogs that are recuperating from an illness or surgery should Not wear one until your vet gives you her ok.
  2. Do not overload the backpack.  Start with nothing in it and then add light objects.
  3. Make the walk shorter until your dog gets used to walking with a loaded backpack.

Abby, in my opinion, looks adorable, but then I am her mom.  Does your dog wear a backpack?

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Choppy has a backpack – she hasn’t used it in years, but when I first got it, it was mostly to slow her down on her walks, and it succeeded greatly there.

    1. Marcela says:

      Same here. When my Alex to get old, about 10 years old, I stopped making her wear it.

  2. Oh my gosh, I love this idea! Have never seen it before, but I’ll suggest it to my dog friends

    1. Marcela says:

      Please do, but make sure the backpack is not heavy:-)

  3. cbecker53 says:

    I’ve always wondered about doggy backpacks!

  4. naughtyhiker says:

    Mountainsmith K9. Doesn’t even slow her down one bit even when she carries 10% her body weight

    1. Marcela says:

      Wow! She is I great shape

  5. I used a backpack with my last OES to dispense some of his anxious energy. He became even more fit-it was like he’d been weight lifting and even more strong. It sure helped handle all the things we needed for our twice daily walks. 🙂

    1. Marcela says:

      Excellent example:-)

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