You’ve gotta love taking your dog for a walk. Fresh air and all those precious moments spent frolicking around in the park will provide endless memories to cherish forever.
Annnnnd plop! You snap out of your daydream just as your dog does a whoopsie right outside your neighbour’s house.
Taking your dog for a walk can be a lot of fun – but without the right dog walking accessories, it can also be risky business.
Try to scoop their poop with one hand twisted behind your back holding onto the dog’s leash … while keeping an eye on your stroller and kids! Or how about trying to keep track of your pooch on late night walks – without the right accessory for the job!
In this blog post I’ve listed 10 dog walking accessories to make walkies safe and fun.
Dog poo bag holder
Let’s be honest: scooping the poop is the worst part about owning a dog. And if you’re anything like me, the thought of bending down to scoop up doggy doo does not give you the warm and fuzzies… more like the warm and mushies! 💩
You don’t want to be standing there fumbling around for a dog poo bag while your neighbour points at the mess on their driveway. You need to make that poop disappear fast. You need one of these handy dog poo bag holders!
These convenient bag holders feature split rings and the option to add carabiners or keyring clips, allowing you to attach them to just about anything. Simply push the first bag through the hole, and the remaining bags will flow neatly through the printed dog’s bottom – unlike the mess your pooch leaves behind.
There are 30 different dog breed designs to choose from, such as the aptly name Cavapoo and the equally aptly named Shih Tzu.
The dog poo bag holders can also be printed with the usual “I love my dog” or “Oh poo” quotes, as well as words that should never be seen by children.
Each bag is made of faux leather, is available in a variety of colours and can even be personalised with a name of up to 10 letters for an additional cost.
Cleaning up after your pet pooch is never fun, but with these dog poo bag holders there will be no flies on you (or your dog’s poop).
Walkease winter glove for dog walkers
Picture this: You’ve got puppo rugged up in their warmest winter coat, you’ve popped some warm gloves on for yourself, and now you’re ready to brave a cold and windy walk for a bit of fresh air. But it’s colder than you expected and what you want more than anything in the world is for your dog to speed it up a little so you can get home and defrost!
But then your pooch does a whoopsie and all hell breaks loose.
You take off your gloves and tuck them under your arm before fumbling around in your pockets for a dog poo bag, all the while trying to hang on to your dog’s leash with freezing cold fingers.
Once you’ve stooped and scooped, you attempt to put your gloves back on, but your hands are so cold there’s more chance of being kicked by a snake!
What if there was an easy way to walk your dog and scoop the poop without having to remove your gloves? Well, thanks to the Walkease winter glove for dog walkers, it’s possible!
Walkease is the first winter glove designed especially for dog walkers by dog walkers, and it comes with several clever features to make winter walkies a hassle-free experience.
First, there’s the two hidden poop bag pockets on the back of each glove, allowing you to quickly whip out a bag when your pooch needs a poo.
Then there’s the synthetic grip fingertips that make it easy to open those fiddly bags, and synthetic palm grips to help you keep a hold of the leash while you scoop the poop.
And of course, being a winter dog walking glove, the Walkease wouldn’t be much use if it wasn’t fully waterproof, would it? Thankfully, it is. And the 100% polyester fleece lining means it’s nice and warm, too.
EzyDog SnakPak treat bag
What would you do if your boss didn’t pay you for a month, and instead gave you a pat on the head and told you you’ve been good? I’m guessing that you would be off quicker than a toupee in a hurricane.
Well, it’s not that much different for your furry friend. Sure, it doesn’t have a mortgage, car insurance or Netflix subscription to pay for, but you can bet your bottom dollar that your dog will still appreciate something for being on its best behaviour.
A little treat is great encouragement for doggo, but you probably don’t want to walk around with pockets full of treats. So where do you keep all of those bulky (and smelly) dog biscuits?
The answer is the EzyDog SnakPak treat bag, a serious dog treat bag for the serious dog trainer (and walker).
It’s like Batman’s utility belt but designed for dog walkers rather than caped crusaders.
The SnakPak treat bag might look a bit like a fanny pack, but it has a few tricks up its, err, sleeve to make walkies a stroll in the park for you and your pooch.
The EzyDog SnakPak treat bag features a magnetic opening system providing quick and easy one-handed access to treats. Simply pull the tab to open the dog treat holder, and flick it to close it shut.
The SnakPak Pro also includes a handy poop bag storage/dispenser section, two accessory pockets with waterproof zippers and an adjustable waist strap that expands from 57cm right up to 142cm.
EzyDog Go-2 Dog Light
You’re walking through the bush at night, and you see a bright red light moving quickly between the trees. Is it a UFO? Or maybe a ghost? Nope, it’s the EzyDog Go-2 Dog Light you attached to your furry friend’s collar!
The Go-2 Dog Light is a rechargeable safety light that fits on to any dog collar or harnesses with the help of an adjustable nylon strap.
Visible from up to 500m away, the Go-2 Dog Light will help keep you and your dog safe on early morning and late-night walks, cross-country runs and bike rides.
The battery lasts for up to five hours on a single charge and features three different light modes: solid light, slow flash and fast flash.
The Go-2 light is impact-resistant and waterproof to a depth of 1m, and the light can be turned on and off with the touch of a button.
If you frequently walk your dog in low light or adverse weather conditions, the Go-2 Dog Light by EzyDog is an essential dog walking accessory.
ChuckIt Sport 8 Ball Launcher
We’ve all been there: no sooner have you thrown the tennis ball for your dog then it’s back at your feet, covered in slobber. And you just know that this is your life for the next hour and a half.
Thankfully help is at hand in the shape of the ChuckIt Sport 18 Ball Launcher.
With this handy banana-shaped plastic thing, you’ll be able to throw the ball three or four times further than normal.
And you don’t have to be Einstein to work out that throwing the ball further means you’ll have to do it less often.
Even better, you won’t have to pick up a ball that’s covered in questionable substances; with the ChuckIt Ball Launcher you’ll be able to scoop it up and throw it again in one movement.
The ChuckIt Sport 8 Ball Launcher is simply a great ball launcher, and it’s an essential dog walking accessory for anyone who plays fetch with their dog (which is pretty much everyone, right?).
Made from durable plastic and featuring ergonomic handles for maximum grip, the ChuckIt is designed to get that ball travelling further and faster than bad news.
The ChuckIt Sport 8 is available in three colours: blue, green and orange, and is available in two different lengths.
And it even comes with a ball!
Hunter Canadian Elk Leather Dog Collar
More of a luxury item than an essential dog walking accessory, the Hunter Canadian Elk Leather Dog Collar is, nevertheless, a dog collar that almost every dog lover should consider.
Hunter are known throughout the world for their premium-quality dog collars, leads and harnesses, and the Hunter Canadian Elk Leather Dog Collar is no exception.
Canadian elk leather is one of the finest leathers in the world and is also extremely soft and supple, making it the ideal material for making high-quality dog accessories.
Expertly cut to size by talented leatherworkers and then sewn and fiited by hand, Hunter dog collars are a shining example of careful craftsmanship.
The Hunter Canadian Elk Leather Dog Collar is constructed from a double layer of exquisite elk leather and has reinforced areas that are prone to wear and tear.
A specially design metal D-ring is located in the middle of the collar so the buckle remains below the neck when your dog is walking, and the simple belt-style buckle will keep the collar securely fastened at all times.
The Hunter Canadian Elk Leather Dog Collar certainly isn’t cheap, but as with all Hunter products, you absolutely get what you pay for.
Tail Runner Belt and Bungee Dog Leash
You know a dog lead is more than just a dog lead when you read reviews like this:
“Well Karen, I don’t think you are ever going to get rich selling these leads. I’ve run with my dog using the Tail Runner Belt and Bungee Dog Leash every day for 4 years now and the bungee is still going strong, unlike other brands I had used in the past that would only last me 6 months at best. Congrats on producing a strong, long-lasting product.”
If you’re tired of having to hang on to your dog leash for dear life while scooping poop, or going for a run, you need the Tail Runner Belt and Bungee Dog Leash.
Tail Runner has a reputation for making the best hands-free dog walking system on the planet. They also make the best value hands-free dog leash on the planet, as users regularly report that they’ve been using the same product for several years.
The Tail Runner is worn around the waist like a belt, with the elasticated bungee leash attached to the belt’s D-rings at one end and your dog’s collar at the other.
This leaves your hands free to do far more important things, like playing air guitar like a pro, or even more practical things like grabbing your children as they try to make a run for it.
The adjustable slider on the leash is now made from metal (it used to be plastic), ensuring that the system is strong enough to deal with even the heaviest pullers.
The Tail Runner Belt and Bungee Dog Leash features triple reflective stitching to help keep you and your pooch safe in low-light conditions, and it also has a handy waterproof pouch on the front to store your valuables (or those all-important dog treats).
Even better, when you buy any Tail Runner product, you’re actually making the world a better place.
Karen, the owner and founder of Tail Runner, is an elite ultra-marathon runner who donates a portion of her profits to working dog rescue groups.
She also runs a project called “Kids in Care”, which introduces disadvantaged children to trail running, nature and animals.
Zenify Collapsible Dog Bowl
“I love carrying a bulky dog bowl with me on long walks”, said nobody ever.
Well, with the Zenify Collapsible Dog Bowl, now you don’t have to!
You’ll feel like Harry Potter as you magically turn a flat silicone disc into a small but perfectly formed dog bowl, ready to be filled with either food or water.
The ingenious design allows the bowl to be collapsed and expanded in seconds, and the included carabiner enables you to attach the disc to your bag, belt or even a dog leash.
The Zenify Collapsible Dog Bowl is available in two sizes: compact and extra-large, and is available in a wide range of colour combinations.
The collapsible bowl is made from high-quality food grade PBA-free silicone, which means that the bowl is completely free of toxins and is as safe as a stainless steel or ceramic feeder.
The Zenify Collapsible Dog Bowl is an essential dog walking accessory for long walks – especially in the summer – and it has proven to be so popular with dog walkers that Zenify now ship the product all over the world.
Aussie Dog Fly…It
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an Aussie Dog Fly…It!
It may look like an ordinary red frisbee to the untrained eye, but this is no ordinary red frisbee; it’s an Aussie Dog red frisbee.
Specialised plastics used in the Fly…It ensures that the disc won’t become brittle through UV exposure. And the unique centre hub means that your dog will always be able to pick the frisbee up.
The disc is also extremely well-balanced, making it extremely easy to throw. No more dislocating your shoulder only to see the frisbee bury itself in the ground about six feet away!
Oh, and it even floats on water!
Aussie Dog Fetch It
If you were running full pelt while trying to collect a stick between your teeth, chances are that you would do yourself a nasty injury at some point. Well, it’s exactly the same for your dog.
Don’t throw sticks; throw the Aussie Dog Fetch…It instead.
The Aussie Dog Fetch…It is the perfect toy for playing fetch with your dog. It’s constructed from high-quality fire hose material, which naturally resists the accumulation of bacteria and germs.
Its durable construction means that it’s also ideal for games of tug with your pooch, as it won’t tear or shred like cheaper dog toys.
The Aussie Dog Fetch…It also floats on water and is even machine washable!
And of course, it simply wouldn’t be a dog toy if it didn’t have a built-in squeaker, would it?
Your favourite dog walking accessories
Now it’s over to you! Please share your favourite dog walking accessories in the comments section. We can’t wait to see them!
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