We have dealt with the great folks at Ruff Wear for a long time now. We have also had a number of backpack brands come and go in our lineup, but most just couldn't stand up to the abuse of an active dog's life. The Ruff Wear Approach Pack, however, has been here since the beginning. It is as tough as they come and just as smart as much of the human gear out there.
A great everyday pack with excellent performance, fit, and functionality, the Approach Pack can be used to offset your own load, or for training and exercise. The Ruff Wear Approach Pack gives your dog a load of his own to carry and a job to do, generating instant motivation for your canine friend.
It is recommended that your dog carry no more than 25 - 30% of their body weight in their dog pack. It is advisable that if your dog is new to wearing dog packs, you start with a lightened load and then work your way up to a heavier load as your dog gets accustomed to wearing the pack.
To size your dog for his/her new Approach Pack, check out the following chart: