If you’re a dog owner, chances are you know your dog’s daily walk like the back of your hand. Everyone who has experienced these sorts of walks knows how enjoyable these can be. Although dogs are perpetual children who never grow tired of the repetition, even variations on the same theme can grow boresome for humums and owners everywhere.
If you want to spice up your daily route, do it on your own time because we don’t know everyone’s specific geography. We are talking about hiking. These walks are beloved because of the nature people can experience. At the same time, we can see that they are much better when you have some company. That does mean that you should look towards calling your friends and inviting them over.
There is absolutely no reason why your pet shouldn’t accompany you to one of these, right? Naturally, you will need to have a couple of features in mind that will help you get the most pleasurable experience out of it. What we can do is introduce some dog-walking accessories that will level up your daily stroll. With just a leash and poop bags, you’re riding in economy class. But throw in a treat bag and a sweater? Hello, premium economy!
Now, let’s take a look at a couple of accessories you can use for these walks. Without further ado, let’s begin.
Cross Body Bag
The Cross Body Bag is the perfect place to keep all your doggy essentials—hands-free. Sure, there are a lot of things you will need to bring with you. Therefore, it is of the utmost urgency to find a bag where you can fit all of them so you can carry them around easily. Get your hands on this hands-off storage solution.
Featuring a poop bag dispenser, this crossbody satchel (aka bum bag) is designed specifically for walkies. It also has a detachable strap, allowing the bag to sit at waist height. As you can see, we are talking about an item that holds versatility as the biggest virtue possible. Ever wondered where to store some treats, as well as your wallet, keys, and phone?
Cross-Body Bags have you(r body) covered in a fun new way. As you can see, you will have a chance to carry all of these around without experiencing any sort of limitations in the process. Anyone who has a pet knows how crucial these items could be in situations like these. Therefore, be sure to find a proper solution, so you will not get caught in an unpleasant situation.
Express Pouches are like Cross-Body Bags but without the bells and whistles. Think of them as a wallet for your walk basics—wallet, phone, keys, treats, and poop bags—without the extra space. While this may look like a solution that will not offer you too much free space, you should think again. Well, if you are going hiking and you have set up a camp, you will not need to carry any other items with you.
These that are named above will be more than enough. This may be a more cost-effective option for dog owners wanting to keep storage simple. Alternatively, if you want to keep your dog and human stuff separate, you can attach an Express Pouch to the front of your Cross Body Bag. Like their Cross Body cousins, Express Pouches also has loops for a detachable strap.
There is a vast spectrum of colors and designs to choose from. To make your decision even more efficient, you should choose colours distinct from the ones used for your body bag. Anyway, you will not experience too many headaches because of this decision because there are a lot of colours to choose from.
Newton Express Pouch by Stylish Hound.
Travel water bottle
Why wait for the doggy bowl when you can bring a doggy bowl with you? Walking is thirsty work, and your pet will need water breaks, just like you. Travel water bottles—or portable doggy bowls—are like KeepCups (but minus the caffeine. Please do NOT give your dog caffeine).
Typically, travel water bottles will have a slidable or flibble bowl feature. This slides or flips away from the bottle (which stores the water), allowing your pet to drink deep from the cup of life, so to speak. Walkies is the ideal time to hydrate. The world is your oyster—or, in a dog’s case, their extended bathroom break.
No-pull training harness
If you have a doggo in training, a no-pull harness provides that extra layer of security. Once a dog starts to stray from an appropriate walking position, no-pull harnesses restrict movement to keep dog behavior in check. Sure, your will need to use some other harnesses that are not as flexible at the beginning because that’s the way your pet will learn how to behave properly.
After this is done, you are free to use some more flexible ones. Both you and your companion will feel much more relaxed, you can be sure of that. Training harnesses can be a sturdier alternative to training collars, although requirements will vary depending on your dog’s requirements. These harnesses are designed for training purposes and short walks. For longer-term walks, we recommend a chest plate harness.
Chest plate harness
Chest plate harnesses are the epitome of comfort. Whilst traditional leash channels pressure directly to the neck, the chest plate harness distributes the pull throughout the body more evenly. When you opt for these, your pet will not feel uncomfortable during long walks. Just think about that, would you like to feel uncomfortable? We are absolutely sure what you will answer.
This ergonomic experience also allows you greater control over your dog’s movements. It adds an extra layer of protection and comfort to your dog’s daily walk. These nifty little contraptions are great for long-term walks or hiking. Be sure to check these out and you will see just how beneficial they can be.
Let’s finish with something novel: doggy jackets! Like pajamas, these aren’t strictly necessary—especially if you have a pet who is used to winter weather like a samoyed or a husky. However, some dogs can benefit from jackets if the climate is colder. Therefore, it is absolute for you to be realistic about this part.
Older, smaller, or lean dogs almost devoid of body fat, for example, would find doggy jackets beneficial. These jackets come in a variety of different designs. Some are reversible, some are colorful, and some are patterned. Your pet will stay warm and stylish in one of these jackets. What a wonderful way to level up your daily stroll.
The Bottom Line
As you can see, going hiking with your little friend is not something you should hesitate about. Both you and your pet will enjoy all the nature that surrounds you. Naturally, you need to come prepared. Here, you can take a look at a couple of items that will make these much more flexible for you. Be sure to try them out.