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Jon, Emily, and Kovu
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PostSubject: Training for our first weekend trip   Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:16 pm

Our puppy is currently 4 weeks old and we look forward to bringing him home on October 20th. I hope that next year Kovu will be ready to take his first overnight/weekend trip in the late fall.

Ive poured a little time into reading different threads to learn what to expect and how to prepare him. Here are the questions I am left with:

1. What challenges did you face when introducing your puppy to trails?
We live in Kentucky so trails here are mostly wooded.

2. In the future a backpack would be an option, but intially I just want him in a harness for safety. We really like the Webmaster Harness and would like to get him in it ASAP for training. My thoughts are to get the S Webmaster until Kovu is grown and then the M Palisades will fit him as an adult. How Long can a male husky (given average build) fit in a Small webmaster/palisades?
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PostSubject: Re: Training for our first weekend trip   Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:07 pm

Welcome!
I have yet to do an overnight hiking trip with our 2, we do weekend car camping trips a few times a summer though.

1. treat trail hiking like walking the neighborhood, keep them leashed and in sight, for sure in wooded areas

2. our girl at 43lbs fits the RW small harnesses, our boy at 59lbs fits the Med. because it takes a huskies chest time to fill out, like over 2yrs you should be able to pull the small off for some time if you are lucky. i love RW and everything they make!

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