How heavy a hoof can the dog carry?

How you work with your dog from an early age is up to you as a dog owner. Is the dog used to walking and is a healthy and strong dog? Have you been good at developing your dog with walks in varied terrain? Large dogs develop more slowly than small dogs. Remember to always start carefully with weight when you start splitting.

Look at how the dog is doing, if you see that it is heavy it is too much weight. Trip the dog lightly, then you can put on more. As mentioned in the section above, your dog must be grown before you can load with a certain weight. A rule of thumb is that a very well trained dog can carry up to 25% of its own body weight if the terrain is light and the trip is not too long.

There is a big difference between walking in flat terrain than if you walk in rough terrain and with climbs. Use common sense and remember that you know your dog best, so pay close attention and read the signals your dog gives.

Pack the right and left sides equally and make sure the bags are equally heavy. If one bag should be a little heavier, adjust with a small stone at the far end of the other. A hoof should never be stuffed hard, but have a slightly “loose” shape so that it shapes well to the dog’s body.

How old must the dog be to carry a hoof?

It is an advantage that the dog is outgrown so you can choose a size hoof that will fit further. But an empty hoof does not weigh much more than a thick blanket, so getting the dog used to having something on its back with low weight is only positive. You must expect that you will first be able to have a good return on carrying capacity with a hoof from the dog is 1 1/2 years old.