As a dog owner, you know better than anyone just how important it is to take them out for walks on a regular basis.
Walking is excellent for their physical fitness as well as their mental health, and is one of the best bonding activities you can enjoy with your dog. So, if you’re going to be out there on a regular basis enjoying walks together, why not invest in some must-have dog walking gear for your dog and for you? It will make the two of you much more comfortable and stylish while out and about.
Water and Snack Gear
If you plan on walking any further than your own block, then you’re going want to think about water and snacks for both of you. This is especially important during the hot summer months when your dog can become overheated if you’re not properly hydrating them.
Of course, when shopping for water and snack gear, you want to be mindful of how convenient it is to carry with you, as well as the weight of it, the size of it, and how much it can hold. Collapsible water bowls are a great idea for dogs, and you can easily pour water from your own bottle into their bowls. A small little knapsack or even hip pack will be all you need to carry the essentials.
Clothing meant for your walks isn’t just about looking stylish; it can also protect you both from the elements. Nowadays, you can find everything from parkas to rain jackets for dogs, keeping them comfortable, warm, and dry no matter what it may be like outside.
You’re no different as you’ll want a variety of clothing meant for all weather conditions. There’s no need to be trapped indoors simply because it’s a cold wet day.
When you walk often, you’ll find it doesn’t take long before it takes a toll on your footwear. This is why it’s important to invest in good quality walking shoes that offer support, comfort, and good traction for those more slippery and wet days.
You could even pair your great new runners with a whimsical pair of socks that showcases your love of dogs. Themed socks are a fun way to make a statement when you put together your walking outfit. You can check out sites like funatic.com for options.
And the footwear isn’t just for you. Sharp uneven ground, ice, snow, puddles, and the salt thrown down to melt the snow/ice can all do a real number on your dog’s feet. So, why not pick up some booties for them too? Just be sure you give them a chance to get used to the booties inside the house for a bit before heading out on a walk.
With these fun and useful items, both you and your dog will be ready to enjoy endless walks together, and get all kinds of bonding time in.