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Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack

If your dog gets super excited each time you reveal their leash, just imagine their excitement each time the Approach Pack signals they’re going for a lengthy hike. Ruffwear created this pack with an integrated harness that enhances the fit, adds stability, and evenly distributes the load. Radial-cut saddlebags create a passive compression system that is form fitting and fairly streamlined. Word to the wise, stuff some newspapers into the bags and let your dog wear the pack without any weight so they can learn to take wider turns. Ruffwear recommends that your dog carry no more than 25% of their body weight in a dog pack. MSRP: $79.95. Ruffwear.com.

About Jon Jonckers

Best known as a Senior Writer for Out There Monthly magazine, Jon Jonckers serves on the Board for the Friends of the Centennial Trail and is also an Assistant Cross Country Coach at Shadle Park High School. With a busy wife and two active children, he doesn’t have a lot of spare time, but he does enjoy shooting photos across the Northwest, and his pictures have been published in several national running and climbing magazines.