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5 Benefits of a Dog Backpack

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Does your pup have a dog backpack? If not, you and your dog may both be missing out on one of the most useful dog items in existence. Dog backpacks can help make your furry friend healthier and happier. They also can make your daily walks or weekend hikes a more rewarding experience. Here are 5 reasons you should consider getting your pup a backpack. Be sure to check out our video at the end highlighting the features of our Baxter Backpack.

Photo credits: @palmettomoonpointers


1. It’s a great workout and can help them build muscle.

Dogs get their fair share of running and walking, but like humans, there are benefits to a well-balanced workout plan. Carrying a pack can help them build muscle, which can lead to a longer, healthier life.


2. They like to have a job.

Believe it or not, many types of dogs want jobs. A dog backpack can help to give your pup a purpose. When a dog is wearing their pack, they know they’re helping in a tangible way, so they’ll generally behave better and feel happier. If your dog is small or is an aging senior, consider putting an empty pack on. They will likely still feel as if they are helping out.

Photo credits: @life.with.winnie

3. It can help them focus.

Is your dog a cat or squirrel chaser? Carrying the pack puts them in working mode and hopefully will lead to them being less distracted.


4. It can be helpful for them to carry things.

If you’re on a long walk or hike together, there’s a good chance you have a bunch of stuff to carry. They can lighten the load by taking some of their own items or yours. Consider clipping a bowl on to the side of the pack. Use the pouches to store their water bottle, food, and first aid kit.

5. Your dog will sleep well, and so will you!

A nice long walk with an appropriately weighted pack will give your dog a great workout. More than likely, he or she will fall asleep in the car on the way home and sleep soundly that night. You can rest easy knowing your dog had lots of fresh air and exercise.

Check out our Baxter Backpack:

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