Hey there, welcome! Today, we’ll be talking about something from someone that you might that have come across as a dog lover, it’s Cesar Milan! Yeah, the same one from TV. Well, we’ll be talking about his Cesar Milan Dog Backpack made by his personal brand. Want to find out more about backpacks? Click here to read our buying guide on dog backpacks.
So, before we go into the backpack in detail, let’s talk about the manufacturer. This is quite a tricky one, because the manufacturer states “Cesar Milan”, but we know he’s not the one in the factories. However, it’s his mental capacity, so we discuss him as the manufacturer.
Cesar Milan is a Mexican-American dog behaviorist. He has over 25 years of experience working with dogs. He used to run a television series titled “The Dog Whisperers, with Cesar Milan”, which is why we believe that if you are a dog lover, you most likely know him.
Prior to the television series, Cesar focused on the rehabilitation of extremely aggressive dogs. Because of that, he founded a rehab complex in Los Angeles.
He is a New York time’s best-selling author who also has his own line of dog products (like the backpack we’ll be reviewing today), books, and instructional DVDs.
With this much experience under his belt, it is no wonder a lot of people respect any dog product under his brand. Will this dog backpack live up to expectations? Why don’t we find out?!
Who Can Wear The Cesar Milan Dog Backpack?
Every dog can wear this backpack. Backpacks are pretty generic dog gear. If you have an active dog with whom you would love to share your adventures, strap him any backpack (as long as it’s well-made), and he’ll be fine.
However, you still need to seek your vet’s advice. Only he will be able to determine for sure whether this backpack will cause your dog any medical problems, or not.
With that said, let’s get into the features of this product.
Features Of The Cesar Milan Dog Backpack
1. Water-Repellent Material
The first thing we see about this pack is that it is water-repellent. It’s important we don’t confuse it with water-resistant or waterproof.
Water-repellent materials refer to materials that are hydrophobic. That is, the material is set at a certain angle and surface area so that once water drops on it, it rolls off without penetrating.
It is important to note that while water would roll off water-repellent materials, most times, after extended exposure, the material begins to absorb the water. This would, in turn, get the stuff inside the backpack wet over time.
So, if you go out when it’s raining heavily, you might want to look for waterproof bags instead.
Generally though, from what we can see, and what customers have said, the material used in making this bag is pretty durable. This is good because it’ll be brushing against a lot of bushes and trees on the trail.
2. Mesh Lining
The underside of the backpack is lined and padded with mesh material. For those who do not know, mesh is typically net-like polyester material.
The mesh is there to allow for proper ventilation. When you go out and it’s very hot, you need your dog to be properly ventilated, to avoid the danger of overheating. If your dog is too hot on a trail, he’ll become stubborn and disobedient because of his discomfort.
This backpack comes with three straps. One strap goes around your dogs’ neck, another around his chest, and the final one around his waist. This design is to provide your dog with proper load support.
The way the straps are designed, the weight inside the backpack is evenly distributed across your dogs’ body. This distribution makes it easier for your dog to carry the backpack, guaranteeing his comfort.
These straps are elastic, and the elasticity of the straps makes them able to adapt to your dogs’ motions. That way, when your dog is moving, the straps are moving with him. This gives your dog the freedom of movement he needs to hike properly.
Also, because it stretches and is not stationary, it prevents chaffing.
4. Sizes Available
The Cesar Milan Dog Backpack is available in three sizes: small, medium, and large. All sizes are the same price.
To find the right size for your pooch, you’ll need to measure the widest part of his chest, otherwise known as his girth, and also measure his weight.
Measure his girth in inches, and his weight in pounds.
If you don’t find a size good enough for your pooch, then you can head on to our “alternative options”. There, we have other dog backpacks. Hopefully, you’ll find a backpack that’s available in your dog’s size.
5. Color And Reflective Stripes
It’s a mixture of colors — blue, grey, and orange, a beautiful mixture actually. One thing we must point out is that the colors are not just beautiful, but they are functional.
The light blue and orange are bright colors, easy to pick out in the dark. If you like to stay out into the night, this is one that you’ll like.
To add to the visibility of this backpack, the manufacturers added reflective stripes. They glow in the dark, brightening up your dogs’ features. This makes it super easy for you to trace him out in the dark and keep track of his whereabouts.
Pros Of The Cesar Milan Dog Backpack
1. Keeps your dog focused on the job.
2. Reflective stripes and bright colors make this backpack easy-to-see in the dark.
3. The mesh material in this backpack makes it breathable, and, therefore, more comfortable for your dog.
1. Not a great fit for dogs with a narrow torso as the waist strap won’t be snug even when fitted to the tightest.
2. Does not come with a leash attachment. So, if your dog uses a harness, you’d have to put the backpack on top of the harness and that could make your dog uncomfortable.
Alternative Options To The Cesar Milan Dog Backpack
Leash Attachment Option — OneTigris Dog Backpack
So, if a leash attachment was the deal-breaker for you, then we’re glad to show you this alternative. It’s available in black, brown, and green. Pretty dark colors, though. So, if you’re getting this, you shouldn’t plan on using it into the night.
More Affordable Option — 2PET Dog Backpack
If you want something much more affordable, check out this backpack from 2PET. It’s also brightly colored and comes with reflective stripes. With this, you can go as far into the night as you want.
Cesar Milan Dog Backpack
OneTigris Dog Backpack
2PET Dog Backpack
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|Number of straps||3||2||3|
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|OneTigris Dog Pack Hound Travel Camping Hiking Backpack Saddle Bag Rucksack for Medium & Large Dog (Black Version 2.0, (Neck: 22"-31.5", Chest: 29"-35.8"))||Prime||Buy Now|
What Do Others Think?
People like this backpack. However, a lot of people pointed out that the last strap won’t fit your dog if he has a slim torso. Also, they advised that you put equal weights on both sides of the pack, to keep it from slipping.
What Do We Think?
All hail Cesar! Lol, he didn’t disappoint. This is a really good backpack, it has a few flaws. But then again, is anything ever perfect?