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|I love Ruffwear, but I don't think the Singeltrak would be small enough for a 17 lb dog. Their other packs come in a wider range of sizes... I had a Kelty brand pack for my small dog, they are also good quality.
I would suggest starting with a lightweight pack, maybe a few light items in it, and slowly build up a little more weight at a time. As far as how much weight I've heard different amounts, some say no more than 10% of the dog's weight in the pack, other sources say 15%, 20% or even 30% but that seems maybe more for larger strong dogs built for freighting/sledding or similar. So personally I'd probably stick to no more than 10-15% and slowly build up over time to that.
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