Dog Backpacks To Stop Dogs Running Away

Well, it took a while but I finally got Daisy a Dog backpack. Please see the new post for how amazing it was to stop Dogs running away, it worked amazingly well, I can’t believe I took so long to do it.

After I wrote my post the other day on the Top Selling Dog Products of the year I was surprised how cheap Dog Backpacks were. They start from an unbelievable $5 or so and go up in price depending on size and quality etc.

I have decided that it would be a very good idea to buy one for Daisy who is a lean, mean running machine.

After the scare of Daisy running off and wondering how to stop Dogs running away I wonder if this may be the answer? Daisy has not done anything quite as naughty since but she has got in to the habit of running off for a few minutes at a time when we go for walks.

As she has grown more confident in the year or so since we got her, when she was to put it bluntly, totally terrified and nervous as yell, she has become more and more energetic. However much we walk her I just know she could go on running about for hours more.

A Dog Backpack may be the answer. If we can get a good quality, heavy Duty Backpack for her I can add extra weight and it may help burn off some of that Doggie energy.

Dog Backpacks seem to be very popular. Lindsay the author of has some great photos of her Dog Ace wearing a Backpack. He looks really noble and sure looks like a Doggie on a mission. Seeing the Backpack on Ace it seems like a perfect fit for Daisies endless energy.

Additional weight on Daisies frame via a Dog Backpack Carrier and maybe a few bottles of water or whatever else we can think of to add to her load may just tire her out a bit more. I am sure it can’t hurt. If nothing else it will mean she can carry the water instead of me and Mrs. Three Dog Blogger deciding who gets to carry the load this time.

So what do you think?

Who has experiences with a Dogs Backpack? And if you have a recommendation before I buy one I would love to hear from you.

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  1. Lindsay says:

    Hey thanks for the link. I think Daisy will be the perfect dog for a backpack. It takes the dog a while to get used to it, but it really helps tire them out. And it gives them a job to do.

  2. Interesting!! I had never even heard of a dog backpack lol!!! I couldn’t picture my tiny little sasha running around with one on

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  3. We’ve never used a dog backpack, but I remember once at the top of Rondaxe Mountain in the Adirondacks seeing a retriever carrying a picnic basket-style pack, which contained wine and cheese that the dog’s owners proceeded to eat while sitting at one of the overlooks. I hope the dog got some cheese!

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  4. i use a kelty chuckwagon for my dog: he’s carried his own food and water on hiking trips for years now. the only complaint i have is that sometimes, when he’s going down a steep decline, the pack slips off his back and he sneaks out of it. other than that, it’s been great.

    M. Tornado Puppy’s last blog post..the MTP is wobbly again, by design

  5. Cozy Kittens says:

    My main experience is with cats although I have owned or rescued several dogs over the years. Animals like to fit in and giving a dog a backpack may make it a little happier.

  6. the three dog blogger says:

    Hi Lindsay, you are welcome, I really enjoy your site. If a backpack will help tire Daisy out then it has got to be a good thing. She just has so much energy.

    Taris, you can get them for the smallest of Dogs, I was quite surprised.

    Dennis, that sounds fantastic. Forget about water and take wine instead!

    Hi Cozy Kittens and welcome.

  7. the three dog blogger says:

    M. Tornado Puppy, thanks for the tips. Sounds like for the most part they work quite well.

  8. jan says:

    We tried to use one with our Old English Sheepdog, but she did everything to get it off and always succeeded. I think if we had started when she was younger it would have worked, but we hadn’t seen one until she was pretty set in her ways. We hiked a lot with her, it would have been great to have her pull her own weight.

    jan’s last blog post..Life on a Leash – a movie review

  9. blzrul says:

    A pocketful of treats works great, unless you’re on a long trek and the treats are perishable.

    What I learned with my chow mix is that if I yell HEY WANNA GO FOR A RIIIDDEE!!????? as he bolts away, he’ll stop dead in his tracks and run back to me. Only to find out, of course, that he’s been skunked again as I lead him into the house to lay on his dogbed and dwell upon his sins….

    But it still works every time. That’s dog is NOT the brightest bulb in the box. But he’s cute, and he has really funky ear hair and toe hair.

  10. the three dog blogger says:

    Blzrul, sneaky you! If it works though that’s what matters!

  11. Adam says:

    I need to find a garment that I can use to strap my dog in during a drive..would love to take her more often, but she bounces around so much.

    Adam’s last blog post..Kutztown Dog Groomer

  12. the three dog blogger says:

    Hi Adam,
    Check out my Dog Car Safety post. There are lots of seatbelts/harnesses that you can get.

    We always use seatbelts for our Dogs and they work great.

    Hope to see you here again.