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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Kurgo Wander Pack - Doggy back packs

Welcome to Siberian Saturday.

Our fact of the week is :
Siberian Huskies like to pull on a leash!

I know what your thinking . . .
"Thank you Captain obvious, they are huskies, it is what they were bred to do!"

BUT there are ways to teach your sibe how to walk well on a leash. Although I am still trying to figure out how to get them better leash manners, I have done alright.


Today I am happy to be reviewing the Kurgo Wander Pack.
Now, in case your wondering what a doggy backpack has to do with leash pulling, read on, and you'll find out.

The Wander Pack is a universal fit and comes equipped with 4 reflective trim strips for added safety.
I love the fact that it also has a rear mounted leash hook.
The pack also has a unique adjustable saddle bag to fit the size of your dog AND an added bonus is that it is weather resistant.



I was so excited to try the pack on Koda when it came in the mail!


To my surprise, Koda almost looked proud to be wearing it!
I had anticipated him being a tad uncomfortable wearing this at first, however, he showed absolutely no signs of discomfort!



As you can see from the short video, he barely seemed to notice the pack was on him.
I even had filled water bottles in the saddlebags for weight.


The dog packs are said to give your dog a sense of purpose.
Since huskies are a working breed, it can be of great benefit to make them feel "useful."
By adding weight to the pack, you are giving your husky more of a workout, therefor they burn more energy. This means they are getting more exercise, in turn, their need to pull lessens.

Aside from giving your husky the extra exercise they thrive for, the Wander Pack is also great for carrying things on a hike, or even a long walk.

Ex : poop bags, water for your dog, treats, or anything else you may bring on your walks!

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I was so interested in these packs and how they work for others, that I rounded up a few people, to get their statements on how the packs worked for them.
*Click the images to bigify!




In conclusion, I have been super happy with the Kurgo Wander pack so far.
I will keep you all updated since we are still testing the pack out.

Something to keep in mind :

There are numerous ways to aid you in leash pulling, however training is #1.
By using an aid, such as a backpack or a head halti, combined with consistent training, you can absolutely have a husky (or any breed) who walks well by your side.


We are taking part in Ruckus The Eskie's
Sepia Saturday blog hop.
Co hosted by Earl's World.


See you Monday!

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28 comments:

  1. That pack looks awesome! Happy Sepia Saturday!! :D

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  2. Interesting. We are reviewing this same one on Tuesday. Our only concern so far is in the cold weather it gets a bit "crunchy" sounding and feeling, but we like it.

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    1. Oh, really? Our snow has melted, and the weather has been warm(ish) for this time of year, so I haven't had it out in the cold yet. I look forward to your review as well!

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  3. I absolutely love dog backpacks. It makes walking Laika easy as can be. It's amazing how much of a difference one simple piece of gear makes. We don't have a Kurgo - but they sure look nice, I might have to check them out when we're in need of a new one. Love the video; that's really impressive for wearing it the first time - he really doesn't seem to mind at all.

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    1. No he doesn't and I was definitely expecting some discomfort, but he was just proud to be wearing it, and was all for the photo shoot! I would definitely recommend checking out the Kurgo packs, everything I have tried from their store has been super durable!!

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  4. what a nice pack for woofies. Your new jewelry is very pretty as well

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    1. Thanks!! I think so too!
      I'm glad you like the jewelry! There are brand new items arriving too! Lots of kitty and doggy stuff!

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  5. Looks like he really likes his new pack. Oh and the jewelry is so cool!

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  6. He does look Proud doesn't he?xx Rachel

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  7. Hi there!

    Thanks so much for joining Ruckus and Earl & Ethel for the Sepia Saturday Blog Hop!! Be sure to come again!

    Lots of Woofs from Earl, Ethel and I at Earl's World!

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  8. That looks really great! I'm sure that Bentley would just fall over with a backpack! LOL! Great testimonies and review for dogs that can wear a backpack. ☺

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    1. Thanks Melissa :)
      BOL! I could picture poor Bentley wearing a big 'ol backback! LOL

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  9. great review, i'm going to pass this on to my friend who was looking into backpacks.

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    1. Pawsome!!! Kurgo has a couple really nice ones!

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  10. Thanks for the review!

    I've thought before about getting Ginger a backpack, especially for when we go on long walks at the park. Then she can help carry some of the water bottles and other stuff!

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    1. Exactly! They have so many different benefits for the dogs, it's great!

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  11. Great review! I have been thinking about getting Luke a backpack, and this one looks great. I've heard giving them that sense of purpose can help with reactive dogs, and the extra workout aspect is definitely needed with him too!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. I completely agree! And it was very obvious in Koda's photos that he just seemed proud to be wearing it, it has been a cool experience so far!

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  12. Judging from the dog walkers around here, I thought that all dogs pull.

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  13. That looks like a great pack for the doggies!

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  14. Cool packs pal! Hope you had a good sepia Saturday!

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