Hiking, backpacking, bicycling, shopping at the local farmers market, dining outside, and even commuting to your office. Wouldn't you love to take your dog with you wherever dogs are allowed to go?
Now it's possible to do exactly that with the help of K9 Sport Sack carriers, no matter the size of your dog. All you have to do is pop your pooch into a pack, and off you both go. The range of styles and sizes available will work whether your dog is a Chihuahua or a Golden Retriever.
Here's how a K9 Sport Sack carrier can help you and your dog get out on more adventures.
Take a Hike with your Pooch
Dogs make great companions, and watching them revel in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature is invigorating, and great mental, as well as physical exercise for the dog. Hiking together also strengthens your bond with your dog.
Safety during a hike should always be a top priority, and the first step is making sure your dog is fit
enough for the task. Before you hit the trails, check with your veterinarian to learn what your dog can handle.
Old dogs who have arthritic joints and decreased stamina might not be able to keep up on long, challenging hikes, and the burden on growing bones may be too much strain for puppies . Brachycephalic breeds, such as Bulldogs and Boxers, are prone to exhaustion and heatstroke; so long hikes can be difficult.
Large dogs are likely to develop injuries can tire during excessive activity. Whether from exhaustion, injury, or joint pain, dogs of any size may need to be carried during a hike.
Does this mean you have to leave your dog home? No.
Using a vet approved dog carrier allows your pet to enjoy the trail and ride comfortably when they need a rest! How do you know if your dog is getting too tired? Veterinarians tell us if a dog looks exhausted, is panting or drooling, limping or unresponsive, it's definitely time for a break. Putting your dog into a K9 Sport Sack can make all the difference.
Hiking Hazards You'll Avoid with a Backpack Dog Carrier
- Terrain that's tough on the paws - ice, sharp rocks, hot pebbles or hot sand.
- Falls over cliffs and unstable terrain.
- Over-exertion due to excitement.
- Ticks, snakes, scorpions, and bee stings.
- Leptospirosis, coccidiosis, or giardia caused by drinking from contaminated bodies of water.
- Interference from other dogs, especially important for puppies not fully inoculated.
- Losing control of your dog and having him run too far ahead.
Biking, Walking, Shopping... and More
Of course, there's more to life than hiking. Some dog owners live in the city and take their canine companions to busy shopping areas or outside eateries. They keep puppies
and small dogs out from under heavy foot traffic using a bag or backpack.
Or they commute to the city, and their dogs are allowed on public transportation if they're carried in a carrier or pack.
Or they escape to the country and go walking, biking, or snowshoeing. The K9 Sport Sack was originally created for safe bike rides, which are great fun with your dog on your back and the wind in each of your faces.
Even staying at home, keeping your dog close to you in a pack while you garden or do household chores can alleviate his anxiety and ensure safety.
Solutions that Work for People and Dogs
Whether you're a small or large person with a small or large dog, there's most likely a K9 Sport Sack that will work for you. All K9 Sport Sack carriers are specially developed under the close direction of animal professionals, veterinarians, dog trainers, and outdoor product engineers to be ergonomic, safe, and strong.
Two new products - the Rover 2 and Knavigate - are great for owners of large and medium size dogs.
The Rover 2 was designed for the adventurer who enjoys long, strenuous hikes. It carries dogs up to 80 pounds and comes in three sizes. Think Bulldog, Siberian Husky, or Labrador Retriever. And when you're not using it to carry your dog, it doubles as a backpacking pack.
The Rover 2 comes equipped with:
- Adjustable shoulder straps for the comfort of dog owners of different sizes.
- Upgraded padding and mesh added to the shoulder straps, back panel, and hip belt to increase backpack structure, comfort, and airflow.
- Fur flap under the main zipper to prevent snagging your pet's fur.
- Waste bag dispenser integrated into hip belt pocket for easy access.
- Detachable extra storage bag with hydro port.
The Knavigate was created for owners who enjoy strenuous adventures and need extra support. It carries big and small dogs of various sizes that weigh up to 50 pounds. Think Border Collie, Basset Hound, or even Yorkshire Terrier.
The Knavigate comes complete with:
- Sizes XS-XL for owners of all body types.
- Padded hip belt and internal frame for additional support.
- Chest clip.
- Hip pockets. Storage pocket underneath base of bag for gear.
K9 Sport Sack Customers Report
"I never thought it would be possible to take my Corgi hiking up a mountain, fishing for trout, and shopping at our favorite malls - until got a K9 Sport Sack."
"French Bulldogs tend to get tired quickly on hikes, so this allows us to go to so many places together."
"I ordered the Knavigate for extended hikes with my senior dog. I wasn't sure what 38 pounds would feel like on my back as I'm very petite, but the bag is extremely comfortable to wear."
K9 Sport Sack carriers are great for any activities you feel 100 percent safe and capable doing. Wherever you want to take your dog, there's a K9 carrier that can make the trip easier and more enjoyable for you both.