Wolf Packs Guide to Dog Packing
Dog packing has changed a little over the past 1,000 years, but the concept is still the same – let your dog help carry the load. Most experts agree that a healthy dog can carry about ¼ of their own body weight in a properly fitting dog pack. This can mean 15 to 25 fewer pounds for you to carry when backpacking, cross country skiing, mountain biking, or just walking home from the market with your dog!
You might like to visit our downloads page for the informative Trail Dog Brochure (Adobe Acrobat File) to print out and post at a trailhead, or to pass out to folks you meet along the trail. This brochure was composed as a joint effort by subscribers to the Trail Dog List. We also have Lost Pet Tags (Adobe Acrobat Files) for Male or Female dogs for you to download. These tags could help with a reunion should you become separated from your dog on the trail. Simply print the tag, fill in the information, fold in half, have it laminated, and attach to your dog’s pack or collar.