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    21 Things You May Want To Bring With You When You Walk Your Dog

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    1. A two-in-one travel water bottle and dispenser so your dog can stay hydrated while out for their daily walks. It's also WAY easier than bringing a collapsible bowl since everything is in one device.

    Dog drinking from water bottle in the woods

    Promising review: "My dog loves this bottle and so do I! I was so impressed I ordered another for my dad and his dog. Normally mine refuses to drink while we walk or go anywhere which is terrible for her since she’s older (10 yrs). This is the first bottle or contraption she has liked and it has improved her water intake drastically when we walk. The bottle has been dropped several times and has been unaffected. It is easy to clean. It is not leak proof (as in, don’t turn it upside down and hold it there) but I’ve never had any issues with it leaking while walking. I would definitely recommend this bottle for your doggos!" —Alena Garrett

    Price: $13.99 (available in three colors)

    2. A portable outdoor SHOWER cap, because this is great for washing off sand on beach days, cleaning off dirt after a play date in the dog park, or spraying to help cool your dog down in the hot summer months. It fits on nearly any bottle.

    Dog getting a shower in the park

    Promising review: "We have three Aussies who find mud in drought. Works great on any bottle we tried it with. A gallon milk jug is my favorite. Also terrific for muddy or overheated children!" –J. W. Ramsden

    Price: $11.95

    3. Affordable, disposable waste bags so you can clean up after your pup when they do their private business in not-so-private places. These are 2x thicker than grocery bags and are freshly scented and feature activated baking soda to eliminate odors. It's PERFECT for long walks.

    Dog doing its business outside

    Promising review: "I've been using these for years. I used to buy them in a local Target. These are cheaper for the same product. The plastic is a good weight for the job. Thin enough to be easy to tear off, thick enough to contain the waste without accidentally breaking. I highly recommend this product to any dog owner." —Cat D.

    Price: $8.99+ (available in three colors)

    4. An incredible 💩 emoji disposable bag holder you can hook onto the walking leash for easy access when your dog accidentally goes to the bathroom on Karen's lawn. (It happens, OK??)

    Dog wearing a leash with the poop emoji waste dispenser holder

    Promising review: "I really like the poop emoji bag holder. Its very thick durable plastic so it has a little flexibility. All the poop bags I've used with this fit perfectly and are easy to pull out. I personally like that the bags don't unravel inside at all, they stay right where you tear them off." —Suzy

    Price: $6.75

    5. Mini freeze-dried beef liver treats that are easy to store and are high-value enough to keep your dog focused and eager to learn tricks! You can also stuff these in your pocket for rewards on quick walks or indoor training.

    Dog waiting to receive mini beef liver treats
    Arielle Calderon

    Promising review: "My dog Nugget isn't a very picky eater and is highly food motivated. There is always something to train so we like to have treats always available to reinforce good behavior. She also has a bit of a weight problem so we needed something that was small enough to give to her without causing her to balloon up. The Crumps minis are freeze-dried and pre-cut into very small pieces. They are made from beef liver with no additives which is great because they are healthy and have enough smell to be attractive even though they are freeze dried. Luckily they don't leave any of that smell on your hands and don't require any hand-washing after handling. Because they are freeze-dried, there isn't any issue with the treats drying out so it is easy to carry these around with any kind of small pouch/pocket." —Debbie M.

    Price: $11.99+ (available in two sizes)

    6. A training treat pouch you can wear on walks to easily reward your dog with positive reinforcement for good behavior! It can be used HANDS-FREE which is great for training your dog. You can clip it to your waist and use the zipper storage for your keys or phone.

    Dog being a good boy while owner gives treats from her treat pouch

    Promising review: "I always reward my dog for good behavior and we are working on fear-based aggression so it's important to always be able to have a treat on hand. I love this pouch because I can also store poo bags in the little zipper pouch and use carabiners to secure this to my pants/jeans/jacket pocket so I can have my hands free. I love this thing! Washes well (hang to dry) and holds a ton of treats. I highly recommend!" –E_whospends_money

    Price: $11.95 (available in two colors)

    7. A classic ball launcher so you can play far-distance fetch with your pup and keep them active and entertained while at the dog park. It's lightweight, made of durable plastic, and it's designed for hands-free pickup, so you don't have to touch any slobbery tennis balls (especially in the times of 2020).

    Reviewer's dog waiting for his owner to throw the ball using the ball launcher

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this. A fellow dog owner told me this thing changed his life.

    Now, using this launcher:

    1. I never have to touch the slimy ball.

    2. The ball flings all the way across the yard, every time. I aim down so that the ball never goes over the fence into the neighbor's yard.

    3. The ball makes a cool but not too loud whooshing sound.

    4. I no longer accidentally hit the dog with the ball.

    5. I can keep her constantly running, which she loves.

    In short, I am IN LOVE with this." —sunnydaysahead

    Price: $9.92 (available in eight sizes)

    8. A dog harness and saddlebag backpack in one which is lightweight and comfortable. This two-sided dog pack provides enough space for all your pup’s essentials including food, doggie bags, first aid supplies, and travel bowls. It's also reflective for visibility in the dark!

    Reviewer's dog wearing a saddlebag backpack while hiking

    Promising review: "By far one of the best looking bags out there! Get lots of compliments and it just fits an athletic vibe for a dog. It has a nice stiff section for over the spine, and has multiple ways to adjust the straps. My dog is a little chunky for her height and this size will fit a huge range of weights.

    I haven’t had anything break or rip, my dog can pull with power even at 50 lbs, but I haven’t tested that fully, so for now it’s very durable. It’s nice having the dog carry their own poop bags and I can fit all my dog's booties for rocky sections." —Coletrain

    Price: $52.19 (available in two sizes and four colors)

    9. A reversible winter jacket for dogs that's reflective, lightweight, water resistant, and has fleece lining to keep your doggo warm and insulated on walks or hikes in the brutally cold months of the year.

    Reviewer's dog wearing the red reversible jacket

    Promising review: "He says he loves it! Got X-large for our Boxer/Rhodesian Ridgeback. With his barrel chest this fits perfect of any jacket purchased for him. He has arthritis and can't stay balanced still for too long and this is very easy to slip over his head and hug on him to put Velcro pieces together on his underside. The quilted slick material is great as fur doesn't cling all over. Like a sleeping bag. The jacket is cut perfectly on underside so he can do his business without obstruction." —JeLo

    Price: $32.19 (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors)

    10. An adorable dog scarf/snood that will keep your pup's ears, neck, and head warm and protected when the temps drop in the winter. The scarf is made of lightweight, breathable, performance fabric that is perfect for any athletic activity. The neck is also adjustable, so you can get a more custom fit for your dog, while still having access to your dog's collar.

    Reviewer's dog in the snow while wearing the scarf

    Promising review: "I got this for my girl for a weekend in the mountains. We had weather from FREEZING COLD to nice warm weather! This scarf is great for it all! When it was freeing cold, I was able to put this scarf over my dog's ears to keep them warm! It worked perfect! Didn’t slip off and she was surprisingly okay with it being on over her ears! I’d say this scarf is definitely a win!" —t_riot

    Price: $21.99 (available in sizes S–L)

    11. A PupFlask, a 27-ounce stainless-steel water bottle with a GIANT foldable rubber flask that's great for large dogs who need lots of water and hydration after walks or play sessions in the dog park. It has minimal leaking and it's easy to throw in a bag.

    Reviewer's dog drinking from PupFlask

    Promising review: "Very happy with the travel friendly aspect of this and sleek design, fits well in my center console of my car. I like the metal bottle for sanitation reasons and the rubber fold out top is easy to adjust when needed, the rubber makes it nice to wick away residual water, and it holds a lot of water for our large dog. Drains well back into bottle and button is easy to use for open and close feature, but obviously doesn’t drain every drop back in so be prepared to toss minor amounts of water aside. I’ve noticed it can leak a bit at times when it’s laying down but unsure if it’s residual water after draining back in or an actual leak, so don’t quote me on that, I just try to keep it upright if possible. The rubber carrying loop makes for a great feature to transport such a large bottle on just one finger without slipping out of your hands! Really happy with this product, would recommend!!" —B. Bianca

    Price: $26.96+ (available in two sizes and four colors)

    12. A dog hammock car seat cover you could probably use if you're taking a drive to a hike or park. It protects half of your car seat so you can use the remaining half in case you need to store large items or use with a child car seat. The car hammock blocks your pup’s access to the front seat, keeping them safe in the backseat.

    Reviewer's two dogs snuggled in the car within their hammock

    Promising review: "The seat cover fit into our Outback easily. It is quick to install and it stays in place pretty well. It's well-made with tough fabric and protects our seats. Keeps the dogs contained and not falling off the seat every time we brake. It was the only thing we could find that was made for dogs and humans together in the backseat. Sharing a couple of photos so you can get an idea of what two medium-sized 45-pound doggos in there together looks like. Plenty of room to sit or lie down as long as they don't mind being snuggly." —Mariah

    Price: $62.99 (available in two colors)

    13. A collapsible bowl so you have the perfect tool if you don't have a bag to store a water bottle, but you go to the dog park with water stations! It's easy to store, travel-friendly, and convenient for the on-the-go pup! It also includes a metal carabiner to clip onto your items and the rigid bottom helps prevent spills.

    Dog drinking from red collapsable bowl while outside

    Promising review: "I Love these bowls!! They can be made taller or shorter for any size dog or cat. They fold down flat for easy storage and are made of silicone, so they are easy to clean and retain their shape!! I even put them in the dishwasher!! I have had one for many years and recently decided to buy a couple more for our other car!! Highly recommend!!" —S

    Price: $9.99 (available in three colors)

    14. High-value beef lung treats for training a dog that gets very distracted outside and needs more enticing items to keep them focused and alert. Seriously, dogs go bananas for these!

    Reviewer's dogs waiting not-so-patiently for their beef lung treats from owner's hand

    Promising review: "My crew usually has one or two out of the group who will turn their nose up at something. They ALL loved these beef lung bites and as a raw feeder I like that they go along with their diet. They are light, easy to break apart and don't leave a stinky residue on my hands like some do. The dogs love them! I also like that I can break one into smaller pieces for the little guys in no time at all."

    Price: $8.34 (or Subscribe & Save for $7.92/month)

    15. Air squeaker tennis balls to play fetch with in the park — and since they squeak, it will keep your dog even more engaged! These are heavy-duty to withstand the roughest abuse, yet the soft felt cover is gentle to dogs' teeth.

    Reviewer's dog wearing the cone of shame with a squeaky toy in his mouth

    Promising review: "Ha ha ha...we bought these to go with the iDogMate ball thrower bc our Jack Russell DESTROYED the balls it came with. These were perfect! They squeak and she can gnaw the yellow felt off but it takes her WEEKS rather than minutes to destroy them." —Ellen

    Price: $18.60+ for a set of three (available in two sizes)

    16. A portable dog paw washer you can just stick your dog's feet into and remove the excess amount of dirt from your walk. The gentle silicone bristles will help remove dirt and mud from your dog's paws and keep your house clean.

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it!

    I have a terrier/Schnauzer who likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard Labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was driving me CRAZY. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made." —Rachel

    Price: $16.99 (available in three colors and six colors)

    17. Reflective and waterproof dog booties your pup can wear outside to protect their paws from hot pavement, cold pavement, and rough terrain.

    Hank the dog wearing booties

    Promising review: "Hank loves his shoes! I needed something to help him walk on our hardwoods. He's almost 13 years old with arthritis. We've tried everything. I wish I got these a long time ago. He's a very good boy! The instructions are great. With treats and encouragement, he was using them with ease within about 10 minutes. They fit great and have two velcro straps. The top strap ensures they don't fall off if you put them on snug enough. His sister tried to pull two off by giving a good tug, but they stayed on. Now the old man can walk with confidence and I don't have to have towels or rugs everywhere." —Susan S.

    Price: $29.99 (available in six sizes and two colors)

    18. A small leash light for your dog to wear at night so you both are visible to cars, joggers, and bikers. The light is bright, water resistant, extremely durable, and even shatter-proof. It's especially good for older dogs who need a bit of help seeing their surroundings in the dark.

    Reviewer's Goldendoodle wearing a light on its leash

    Promising review: "Love this! I've had many dog lights and they either fall off or wear out early. This has a special clasp on it that makes it extra secure. First light that's lasted me over a does not fall off! Great viability too, cars can see the dogs and makes it easy to track the dog when out in the yard." —Kidzndogz

    Price: $12.97

    19. A "Do Not Pet" harness dogs can wear on walks so strangers can avoid approaching them. This is helpful for anxious dogs who are uncomfortable or aggressive with strangers, or even puppies in training who are way too distracted by attention and need to avoid greetings to focus.

    Reviewer's dog wearing a vest that says "Do Not Pet"

    Promising review: "We got this harness because our dog is very apprehensive with strangers. He adores his family and close circle of friends but gets high anxiety in public places or when strangers approach him or his 'people.' He barks, lunges, and even attempts to bite. I got to the point where I was actually afraid to take him in public for fear that he would actually bite someone. He is only 25 lbs and pretty harmless, but I couldn’t take the risk and people approach him all the time because he looks so cute and friendly. Our dog is an excellent walker and the clip being on the back was no different than other harnesses that we have used. I can already tell that people are more inclined to stay away now that he is wearing this. I love that the velcro strips are easily switched in and out so that we can interchange with other sayings and not just “do not pet”. This harness has already given me peace of mind in public. If people approach him now or attempt to pet without asking, at least I can say I’ve done my part." —Michele

    Price: $21.99 (available in six sizes and three colors)

    20. A waterproof raincoat for your pup to wear when they have to go...even though it's pouring out. It's very lightweight and foldable, so you can bring it along with you for easy access and unexpected drizzle.

    Reviewer's dog wearing a rubber duckie raincoat

    Promising review: "Our 75 pound collie mix fits just right in the XL raincoat! The adorable hood covers his head and the coat goes all the way to his booty. The velcro is super durable so I don’t have to worry about it coming off during our walks. Material is super lightweight. My only wish is that it had another opening on the back to attach the leash to a harness instead of just a collar, since he is quite the puller with a collar." —Adam

    Price: $9.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 16 colors and patterns)

    21. A hands-free dog leash with a dual-handle reflective bungee, poop bag dispenser pouch, and an adjustable waist belt for running or walking with your dog. The leash is shock-absorbing and has the perfect degree of flexibility to reduce stress from pulling and tugging.

    Reviewer's dog running with owner and showing the shock absorbing power of the leash

    Promising review: "This leash saved my back! I take my doggo (45 lbs, boxer/beagle) for a short run every morning, and every once in a while Rocket pulls on the leash when I’m not expecting it. When I was using a regular leash this resulted in a sudden pull through my arm and strain on my lower back. With this leash, however, if worn low around my hips, Rocket can pull all he wants and my legs are able to keep me stable and there is no strain on my back! Another bonus is that I can swing both of my arms when we run since the leash is attached to my hips. We’ve been using it for six months and it’s still going strong. Attaches to any dog collar/harness. Definitely recommend." —ShoSho

    Price: $20.99 (available in six colors)

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