The Striders - Dogs packs. First test.
Two days ago, Sparta and Nyx received a big parcel full of equipment just for them! Harnesses and packs, boots, brand new leashes and lovely rain coats. All in bright red color! It seems our sponsors have agreed on the color ;-)
We now have a few weeks to get the dogs accustomed to their new gear. And as always with pets: be gentle, no rush, keep it fun!
First test - The Palisades Packs
For this morning run, I fitted the harnesses and the packs on Nyx and Sparta. The plan was to go for an easy 1-hour run and get them used to the size and movement of the packs.
I actually find these harnesses more handy, easier to fit in than the older ones I have. They fit both Sparta and Nyx perfectly! First good news :-). It is cleverly done: the pack is clipped on the harness and can be easily removed.
They ran part on the leash and part free, so they could play and wander as it pleased them, making sure they would not connect wearing the pack with some unpleasant experience or burden!
Once home we played in the garden for a while: They rolled and rested in the grass, joyful as usual. A successful first!