Gee and Haw commands are useful, I agree. So is the limp command for getting the leash out from under/around a dogs leg. As far as no heavy pack till two years goes it should be a small percentage of the dogs weight even at two years. There are different views on actual percentage that should be. My dog carries his food, bedding and only his stuff. He's not all loaded down with my gear. Oh and in dry areas, I carry his water. Water is heavy. The dog needs to be introduced to wearing a light pack at a young age. Find out from someone who knows and get a proper fitting pack and adjust it correctly. I too hang close enough so ben touches the under quilt and we both benefit from heat exchange.
I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.