With January now just a distant memory, we hope that you will have taken advantage of Walk Your Dog month, using the opportunity to get out and about into the fresh air with your favourite four legged companion.
Just because the national Walk Your Dog month is over, don’t give up now! We have some great dog walking accessories that will help to make your walks even easier and a more enjoyable experience for you and your dog.
Walking is great for your cardiovascular health, helping to build up the bones and muscles in order to keep them strong. The same is true for your dog too, as they will need regular exercise to keep them fit and healthy. It will help them to stay at a healthy weight and avoid obesity. Being outside is also good for mental health. It will clear your mind, with sights and smells that will excite your dog. It’s a fun activity that you and your pet can enjoy together.
A dog collar will not only make your pet an official member of the family, it will give you somewhere to hang an ID tag with all of your details. Even if your dog is the best behaved pooch in the world, it is always a good idea to ensure they are easy to identify, just in case they run away. A good strong dog collar will also provide you somewhere to attach some types of lead.
Dog harnesses have several benefits over traditional collars and many owners who have made the change have not looked back! For dogs that pull, a harness spreads the load around the body and reduces strain on the neck and back, this is especially beneficial for small breeds and puppies. In some cases, collars can also restrict a dogs breathing, you may have heard this when walking if your dog pulls very hard. Dog harnesses are also more secure and give you more control when walking and training.
It is important to have a quality lead for your dog as they are one of your most powerful tools when it comes to the initial training of your dog. Even once they are trained and you feel comfortable letting them run free on the beach or around a lightly wooded area, occasionally the need arises for you to re-take direct control.
Fortunately we offer a wide selection of dog leads that look great and feel comfortable in your hand; so when you're in densely populated areas or walking along a main road, you will be able to assert additional control over your dog with exceptional ease.
Toileting is an essential part of being a responsible dog owner; not only in terms of caring for your dog but for maintaining your local area too.
From poop scoops to dog poop bags and convenient bag dispensers, there is a whole range of products available to make cleaning up after your pets easier than ever. If you find that you are out on a walk and you don’t have any waste bags with you, one of our easy belt clip dispensers is a fantastic idea to make sure you always have a good supply to hand.
Thankfully, the vast majority of dog poop bags are now biodegradable/compostable which is much better for the environment.