Backpack weights?

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Barked: Wed Apr 3, '13 6:56am PST 
I purchased a backpack for the seven year old male min pin I just adopted. He is still a bundle of energy and although we do anywhere from 6-8 Km (1-1.5 hours) of combined walking and running per day, I want a way to burn a bit more energy for those days when I can't for some reason walk him as much.

He has taken well to the backpack as he is used to wearing coats but I am unsure as to how much weight I should be starting with. He's about 17 pounds so he's a big boy and he is in a great shape/no medical issues.

So my question is what should I be putting in this back pack? What are people using? Is there any way to calculate this based on this weight?

Thank you for your help. Alice