Backpacks & Saddlebags
dog backpacks, hiking packs and saddlebags for trekking canines.
Dog backpacks can make the great outdoors an enjoyable experience for you and your trekking canine. Because Petco understands the importance of these outdoor bonding moments, there are dog hiking packs and saddle bags available to properly prepare the two of you for the adventure. Just as you use hiking packs for carrying water, snacks and other items, there are also dog backpacks specialized in carrying gear for your canine. Staying hydrated, energized, and comfortable is just as important for your dog as it is for you, which is why there are dog hiking packs designed specifically to carry water, treats, poop bags and more for your journey. As an additional benefit, many styles come with reflective strips, so it’s easier to keep track of your pup during low-visibility weather and lighting.
A dog backpack can also help keep your pup feel like he’s contributing to the pack as he helps carry the load for your journey. By strapping on an empty or full pack on your pup during your daily walks, you can also help reduce anxiety and improve the temperament in working dog breeds. By giving them something to do, you are providing them with an added sense of purpose that can help eliminate extra physical energy and also give them a mental challenge. Regardless of the breed or mix of your pooch, you'll be able to find the perfect size and color dog saddle bag for your intrepid canine. Let them get used to their new accessory by slowly introducing them to it and then letting them wear it empty for a while. Remember to also wait until their fully grow before strapping on a dog backpack and to take it easy on them when they get to a stage in their lives where they can’t carry weight. When in doubt, ask your vet first to make sure your pup is up for the challenge. Then take advantage of Petco’s wide variety of dog backpacks offered online and satisfy the natural sense for adventure you and your dog share.