February 2nd 2010 3:31 am
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Okay I could not sleep so here it is
The pack overall is very nice. It takes a little more to put on and off as it has the chest plate and you have to put their foot through one side first. Dora did not like this at first but after a while she was fine. There are lots of adjustment points and I still need to work on a perfect fit for Dora but I am close. The bags are a little big for Dora and of course they will never be filled. I am going to put in a couple stitches to close the expanding part a little. I do not need the room and they may not stick out as much. I think for larger dogs they would especially be really nice. I love having the pack to put her cars, flyers, and a few of my meds.
Now for the hanging patches I made (pictures on her profile page). I love the concept just need to tweak how they attatch. It is nice to have one set of patches and I can move them around to anything. When we were in Vegas over the weekend they were great. In the evenings and mornings I would take Dora out for her business and a little walk. I did not want to put her pack on so I just put the service dog in training patch on the top ring of her lead and out we went. I can see in future many times this will come in handy. Just to run in a store or in the summer when it is really hot.
No review on the boots yet as I have not had the time to really try them out on her.
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It looks like Dora's pack fits over her shoulders nicely and won't put strain on her back. I'm not sure about that with Rethy's and may take her to the vet so he can check how the weight is distributed. I don't want to be stressing her back. Hers takes a lot of adjustment too. I too, want to carry some meds, cards, emergency info and some official papers related to Rethy in both her vest and her pack. The patch idea sounds great. That's something I'm having trouble with, too so if you've figured that out, that will be very helpful.
Yes I do like the way this pack fits her better then the last one. The other hund down and flopped around. this sits higher up and closer to the body. the bags are way to big but I stitched them closed some. this way the do not stick out as far. I love the concept of the patches but still working on which way I prefer to hook them on. When I had Dora spayed at 1 year I asked the vet to check her over and if it was okay for her to carry a little weight. We figured around 1-1/2 lbs would be fine and her growth plates had closed. I weighed the new pack with everything in it and we are under 1lb so that is good.