Having a dog is more than just having a best bud that is loyal to you no matter what. Dog companionship also means having the right accessories to make both of your lives easier.
Seat Covers and Seatbelts for Dogs
If you’re like many dog owners, your dog goes nearly everywhere with you. This might mean investing in a canine-specific seatbelt that can easily be installed and removed in your car or truck. You’ll also want to protect the interior of your vehicle so a good seat cover is a definite must-have, especially when it’s muddy or wet out.
Raincoats and Biodegradable Cleanup Bags for Walks
And when it is muddy and wet, unless you love the smell of wet dog, a raincoat for your pooch is highly recommended. Always keep a stash of bags for cleanup duty, as you never know when you might need them. You definitely don’t want to be caught trying to cleanup dog waste with leaves that have fallen on the ground! With current trends leaning towards eliminating plastic bags, you might look into some of the companies making biodegradable baggies.
Fancy Dog Collars and Leashes
Enjoy taking walks with your canine friend during the early morning hours or at dusk? There are some really cool dog collars out there to help you stay visible. Many dog collars and leashes now come with embedded LED lights, making for a much safer walking or running experience.
Collapsible Water Bowls
And if hiking is your thing, or even if you’re just going to be out with your dog for an extended amount of time, a portable collapsible water bowl is a great investment. They’re easy to tuck into your tote or backpack and are super lightweight.
Once you get back home with your tuckered out friend, why not give them their very own bed to snuggle up in? There are some really great companies out there that sell a variety of styles and sizes for your dogs comfort, including some that sell therapeutic beds. Who doesn’t like having their own bed to curl up in after a long day?
Fun and Rewarding Toys
For those times when you just can’t bring your dog with you, you might consider buying them a Kong, a rubber toy that you can fill with delicious snacks to keep your dog occupied until you return.
Finally, for many dog owners’, a crate is the ultimate must-have accessory. Crates can serve a variety of purposes, whether it is a safe-haven, a place for your dog to rest, or a place to keep them safe while you are out of the home.
Having a dog can be a lot of fun, especially if you have the right accessories!