Reddit Reddit reviews RUFFWEAR - Approach Full-Day Hiking Pack for Dogs, Campfire Orange, Medium

We found 6 Reddit comments about RUFFWEAR - Approach Full-Day Hiking Pack for Dogs, Campfire Orange, Medium. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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RUFFWEAR - Approach Full-Day Hiking Pack for Dogs, Campfire Orange, Medium
EFFICIENT LOAD CARRYING: The Approach Pack features a weight-forward saddlebag design that provides your dog with a comfortable method to carry the essentials for your trip. The pack's convenient, easy-access stash pockets are perfect for often used items and the capacity is ideal for overnight adventures.COMFORTABLE AND DURABLE: The Approach's streamlined design and lightweight materials and components allow for comfortable fit and long-term durability. The padded, comfortable handle offers an optimal balance point with good load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting (lift only as high as your dog can safely jump, as the buckles are not strength-rated for high-angle rope work).INTEGRATED HARNESS AND REFLECTIVE TRIM: The Approach's integrated harness features provide for leash walking (clip in via the V-ring), lifting (via the handle), and pulling (via the tow eye). The integrated, reflective trim allows you to keep an eye on your dog, even in low-light visibility environments.NON-SLIP STRAPS AND SHELTERED BUCKLES: The Approach's non-slip girth straps are easy to adjust, secure, and have pads to distribute load and increase comfort while lifting. The sheltered buckles stay in place for easy, one-handed clipping, and are protected from wear. 5 points of adjustment allow you to create a customizable fit specifically for your dog enabling a full range of motion.APPPROACH PACK SIZING: The Approach Pack is available in 5 sizes (see images for sizing chart): XX-Small: 13-17 inches (33-43 cm); X-Small: 17-22 inches (43-56 cm); Small: 22-27 inches (56-69 cm); Medium: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm); Large/X-Large: 32-42 inches (81-107 cm). Choose the right size based on your dog's girth. Girth can be determined by measuring around the widest part of the rib cage. For in between sizes, choose the smallest size.
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6 Reddit comments about RUFFWEAR - Approach Full-Day Hiking Pack for Dogs, Campfire Orange, Medium:

u/wingsofcolor · 77 pointsr/dogs

Aww. Glad they were so generous about it.

Here's some unsolicited chewing dog advice. Take it or leave it.

With a dog that loves to chew, here's a few recommendations and a blog that is really great for hyper / anxious / chewy dogs. Goes without saying if you're already doing these things then keep on keeping on.

  1. change all meals to puzzle toys like the tug jug and the wobbler. Make them work and think for their food

    https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Buddy-Dispensing-Medium-Large/dp/B000KV7ZGQ

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003ALMW0M/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493834636&sr=8-1&keywords=kong+wobbler

  2. more exercise and consider adding a backpack like the outward hound or ruff wear. Use filled Nalgene bottles for weight for an excellent doggy workout.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B2KAACK/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1493834678&sr=1-3&keywords=ruffwear


  3. More training. A trained dog is a confident happy dog. Do a new trick a month. Join a class. Etc.

    All this is a recipe for a less chewy dog. If they're tired both mentally and physically and are confident, unwanted behaviors like chewing and barking generally decrease.

    Here's the blog - 3lostdogs (dot) com
u/pixelneer · 7 pointsr/hiking

As the others mentioned.. Ruffwear

I have the one I linked for my Jack Russell.. GREAT pack!

u/fallenelf · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

Hey I have a pitbull/boxer mix and many of the things you're saying about Jax seem similar to what I went through when I adopted Marty.

  1. Pulling on leash- Pitbull/Boxer mixes have ridiculous amounts of energy and love exploring. Marty sound similar to Jax in this aspect. Marty is great about not pulling within a minute or two of leaving the house, but gets very excited when he know we're heading home. Short leashing helps a ton (look up videos) and when Marty was younger I would literally stop and have him sit for a few seconds by my side whenever he would pull too much. It's a lot of work, but it helps soo much.

  2. Doesn't obey all the time, especially when excited. How often are you doing training? Marty is similar to Jax in that they get insanely excited, but Marty has learned to calm down when I give commands. Marty is 3 and we've been doing training at least twice a day for about 10 minutes at a time ever since I got him (he was 6 months). Before meals, we always run through a trick routine as well. Constant training, coupled with exercise, will do wonders.

  3. Accidents- Marty also had this problem! He would get over excited or randomly scared and have an accident in the house. It's interesting that Jax hasn't gotten over this, but I'd try to be more alert as to what is happening in the house when he has an accident.

  4. Rough play. Marty, like Jax, loves to play rough, but be completely gentle when not playing. The big thing is to help teach Jax when it's playtime and when to stop. Marty learned the "Gentle" command a long time ago. "Gentle" is for when Marty is playing rough and hyper and I want him to calm down. It started with him completely stopping playing, but over time it has shifted to him calming down and licking whomever was playing with him. It's a really good command to have.

    Regarding walks/energy levels, invest in a backpack. I was never able to tire Marty out. We'd go hiking for 4-5 miles, running, 3 walks a day, etc and he'd never get tired. I got him a backpack (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2KAACK/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1425671232&sr=1&keywords=dog+backpack) and put it on and fill it with water and such whenever we go on a walk just for some added weight (and to make him feel like he's working). His energy level is still high, but a nice hike or run with the pack on is enough to calm him down a ton.
u/KestrelLowing · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking
u/allORnothingCLIMBER · 1 pointr/hiking

Looks to be the Ruffwear Approach. I have the same pack for my Golden and it's great.