Spencer Has a Job!

I’ve read that it’s a good idea to make your dog feel useful, especially if it’s a working breed. It helps his mental stimulation. Giving your dog a job is especially useful for reactive dogs because it gives them something to focus on besides potentially scary things coming down the street. 

Spencer wearing his new backpackSo we got Spencer a backpack. This way, he can carry his own water during hikes, including during our upcoming vacation. Last night, he tried out his backpack for the first time when he carried the glass to the recycling bin.

We’re still working on the technique of getting the backpack on, and he bumped into doorways a bit with his new girth, but overall, he doesn’t seem to mind carrying it at all.

Does he feel useful? No idea. We’ll have to wait and see how that goes.

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