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Old 01-18-2016, 12:51 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Trippadoo View Post
I don't suggest a pack on a 10yo dog, especially a larger breed. They have earned the rest....................
If he's healthy, he should be fine, just keep the weight down. I've heard it's similar to people, ideally no more than 1/4 of your weight.

However, given that you have a young pup along side him, I definitely think you should put all the load on the pup and not the old guy... just because.

+1 on the comments about fit. I tried a loose pack on my dog and he hated it, to the point where the entire dog-pack concept became a nonstarter after the first time.
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