I've been looking at back packs, partly for training purposes, party so Max can carry stuff, and I also thought it would be useful to use if Max has some mobility problems.

I found some old threads on this
http://www.germanshepherdhome.net/forum/....html#Post39494
http://www.germanshepherdhome.net/forum/....html#Post15949
http://www.germanshepherdhome.net/forum/....html#Post19410
http://www.germanshepherdhome.net/forum/....html#Post56705
http://www.germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/9957/dog_packs.html#Post9957
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/280209/Dog_Backpacks#Post280209

I've narrowed it down to the one at REI:
http://www.rei.com/product/803437
and the RuffWear Approach:
http://www.rei.com/product/771046 (which, thanks to Cassidy's Mom, I found at Arcatapet.com for a great price).

I was at REI today and actually made an impulse buy of their classic pack, and it fits nicely, with no slippage, at least empty! I am however having second thoughts about the mesh on the top. While I think it might be more comfortable, I'm not sure if it's as sturdy. I don't think it would be helpful for the mobility issue....

I also use a harness for the leash, so whatever I use, it will have to be attached to the leash.

For those with the Ruff Wear pack, does it move around much? How snugly does it fit? Any thoughts on the mesh vs. the more solid material on the other harness? Anything else I should be considering?




Edited by MaxaLisa (04/16/13 08:49 PM)
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