Lots of fun comments and stories. I'm looking to take Lilo (2yr old lab mutt) out next weekend on my first hanging trip (I'm SO excited). I'm thinking she'll do just fine - she loves hiding out under the desk chair or the dining room table... How different is a hammock?
Lilo hikes with her own pack, and I'm slowly building the weight by taking her on her regular walks with it on. The pack not only takes weight from me, but it also slows her down and keeps her under control far more than a leash ever did. It's magic! I've also gotten her hiking "shoes" (I know, I'm a crazy dog lady) because so many times she's ripped up her feet on the rocky trails we do. I guess she's just not got the tough feet that usually come with a Lab. Then there's the little jacket, in case she gets cold. Okay. I know. Don't mock me. I don't have children - so what can I do? Besides, she's carrying it, right?