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Outdoor Adventures: Essential Gear For A Hike With Your Dog

Outdoor Adventures: Essential Gear For A Hike With Your Dog

Everyone knows that man's best friend is a dog! Many pet parents love to take their fur babies with them when they visit nature trails, go on hikes, or travel to National Parks; but most people do not know about the basic necessities to ensure safety needed for such a trek. 

Check out some of our essential go to's for maximizing enjoyment and safety for your outdoor journeys with your adventure companion!

We all know the saying "mind your manners," but dogs do not come with a built in manner feature, so they do need to be trained by their parents to learn and succeed. It is also pet parents' job to keep their pups in check.

The American Kennel Club reminds dog owners of the National Parks B.A.R.K Rule whenever you hike with your dog. 

  • Bag your pet's waste. 
  • Always leash your pet. 
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Know where you can go.     

You'll need to bag your pet's poop, so be sure to do so with the eco friendly and recyclable Earth Rated Lavender Scented Poop Bags! Not only do these poop bags smell like a fresh spring afternoon, they are also made out of 65% recycled materials so you can feel good about using these waste bags! 

Always leash your pet and do not forget their pet ID tag and collar. Make sure your pup stays in sight during outdoor adventures with Ruffwear's Roamer Leash! You will love this adjustable stretch-webbing leash because it can be hand-held or worn around the waist, allowing your dog more space to explore!
Available in two sizes, small and large.

Bringing water is essential for your dog. Panting is your dog's main method for keeping cool, so they are much higher risk for overheating than humans are. Ponds, streams, or standing pools of water along the trails can be contaminated with parasites, bacteria and other pathogens that can make your dog very sick. Avoid contaminated water and bring along your very own Kurgo Collaps-A-Bowl! This dog dish is portable, comes with a carabiner for attaching to dog's leash or outdoor gear, holds up to 24 ounces of fresh water! This lightweight but durable bowl is made with food-grade silicone and is PVC and BPA free. Easy to clean and perfect for outdoor use.

Fleas and ticks on the trail are another concern. Prepare ahead of time and bring along a bottle of Flea+Tick Dog & Home Spray from Skout's Honor! Keep pesky insects away from your fur baby with this natural and powerful bug fighting spray. Containing wholesome ingredients that aid in destroying and preventing fleas and ticks, this spray also repels mosquitos on your dog and in your home! 


Pet parents everywhere are weary of taking their doggies anywhere near ticks, which are dangerous and can cause severe sickness if not removed right away. Twist ticks away with O'Tom's ClipBox Tick Twister®! This clip box is compact for accompanying you and your pet on outdoor adventures! Using this clip box, you can provide a quick and painless tick removal. It works on humans too! 

Having an enjoyable walk together doesn't come without some basic training commands that you have worked on with your pet! Training tips while hiking with your dog (obedience commands "come" "sit" "stay" and walking politely on a leash, "leave it" to curb barking.) With this Compact Training Pouch from Play you can clip it to your clothes and fill it with treats for your travels! There is also a built in speaker to get your pup's attention every time with ease. 

Be it an outdoor adventure to a National Park or just to the trail behind your house, these essential items are sure to keep you and your adventure buddy happy, healthy and safe! 

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