So I'm looking at another, completely different sport to go with our Obedience stuff. The first Working Pack Dog title requires you and your dog to hike 64kms over 2 or more trips, with each trip to be a minimum of 16kms. Plus, the dog must carry 30% of their body weight (so 7.5kgs for Ella). They can carry their food and water so the weight can actually reduce during the hike. The distance doesn't worry me (we both need to increase our fitness a little but we're quite used to doing 8-10kms) but the weight carry does. I'm wondering if I build up her fitness first and then begin to, train her by increasing the weight very slowly add weight, she may build up the necessary muscle and fitness. Thoughts? The second title sounds pretty cool as it involves hiking 193kms in 1-3trips with minimum daily hikes of 16kms. It must be rough terrain with no facilities and involves bush camping and hikes for multiple days. Sounds great!