9 Dog accessories for the truly adventurous owners
There’s only one thing that makes our adventures more fun: bringing along our four-legged friends. From a run through nature to mountainous hikes to camping beneath the stars, here’s what you need to make the journey just as fun for your dog.
- How much exercise does a dog need? This really depends on a number of factors but more active breeds should have 1 -1 .5 hours while lower energy breeds need just 30-60 minutes.
- Are there dogs that do extreme sports? Some dogs do join their owners for sports. However, Arthur was lost dog that joined a Swedish team and complete hundreds of miles of the Adventure Racing World Championships (and was then adopted by the guy who found him).
- What does my dog need for adventures? You’re in the right place! For more inspiration, check out our entire pet accessories category.
One of the great things about having a dog is that you have a best friend who’s always right by your side. A bonus is if your dog has a sense of adventure. When the weekend rolls around, there’s nothing better than hitting the road — or the trails — with man’s best friend by your side.
You could leave your house nothing more than a leash and a collar (and clothing for you…), but it’s always best to be prepared. Check out these dog accessories to help you be a more adventurous owner.
RUFFWEAR Trail Runner System
Great for owners on the move, this leash system helps you remain hands-free on your adventures. Attaching around your waist, there’s a secure yet quick release to disconnect when necessary.
Why we love it: There’s a compartment for a water bottle as well as a pocket.
RUFFWEAR Palisades Dog Pack
Have your dog lighten your load with this daypack for dogs. Worn like a harness, it comes with two collapsible water bottles as well as space for plenty of food and treats. It comes in three different sizes to fit all dogs.
Why we love it: It evenly distributes the weight to not burden your dog.
RUFFWEAR Summit Trex Dog Boots
Another great product from RUFFWEAR, these dog boots help protect your dog’s paws from the elements. They feature durable yet non-marking soles to handle everything from extreme weather to debris and, of course, they come in a set of four.
Why we love it: They withstand the elements so your dog doesn’t have to.
Burley Tail Wagon Dog Trailer
Adventures aren’t just for young sprightly puppies. If your dog’s on the older side, have them join you on your journey with this bike dog trailer. The stable design will keep your dog secure as you pedal around.
Why we love it: It fits dogs up to 75 lbs. so every dog can have his day.
Drink&Buddy Hygienic Multi-beverage Bottle
Staying hydrated is important for both you and your dog but carrying around two jugs of water can weigh you down. At the top of this innovative water bottle is a mouthpiece for humans and at the bottom is a silicone drinking tray for your dog.
Why we love it: Now you and your dog can drink more and carry less.
GoPro Fetch Dog Harness
Be sure to capture every part of your adventure with this GoPro mount. Compatible with all different dog breeds, there’s a mount on the top as well as on the chest to record multiple angles.
Why we love it: It captures your journey from your dog’s POV.
Knot-a-Hitch Campsite Dog Tether System
When you reach your campsite, it might be necessary to keep your dog close. Rather than having to hold a leash, this tether system lets your dog run around a bit while still being contained. With a 36-foot length, your dog can run the entire length.
Why we love it: It can easily attach to trees or poles.
Kurgo Mud Dog Travel Shower
If mud was a part of your journey, keeping your dog clean can be tough. This travel shower attachment provides a plentiful stream of water to loosen up all the mud and dirt. A squeeze of the bottle can also increase the pressure for more stubborn debris.
Why we love it: The attachment screws onto any soda or water bottle.
RUFFWEAR Highlands Dog Sleeping Bag
When you lay your head to rest, your dog should have an equally comfy spot. For cold weather environments, this sleeping bag will keep man’s best friend nice and cozy. Thanks to durable materials, it can really hold up to the elements.
Why we love it: The machine-washable design makes for easy cleaning.
Do you have dog products you always take on adventures? Let us know in the comments!
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