Back Country K9 Gears Up For Doggie Adventures
November 14, 2014
Hikes, nature walks, or even snowy, icy excursions are completely doable and fun ways to exercise and get active as the temperatures start to dip.
Your canine companion will need some basic gear before striking out into the wild, to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone. Here are a few essentials to consider, depending on size, breed and temperament of your pal:
- A Dog Coat does a lot more than just look adorable; it provides warmth, weather protection, and a leash clip and reflective striping for added safety. Be mindful of sizing- if your dog isn't comfortable, it will never be an easy task getting him into a coat or keeping it on.
- The same goes for dog shoes; no, it isn't simply a fashion statement. (Although, fine, we admit it, a dog wearing little booties is scientifically the most adorable thing ever.) Back Country K9's boots are made from tough, water-resistant nylon with rubbery Toughtek soles that are durable and provide extra grip. Protect those paws not only from ice and snow but also rocky terrain, and prevent any injuries to that sensitive area.
- A dog harness keeps excited pups in check and makes sure everyone's safety is paramount. Opt for a life jacket/harness hybrid if your excursions take you in or near the water. No matter how well you think your dog can swim, circumstances are not always in your control and it is always better to err on the side of safety.
Also bear in mind that a collapsible dog bowl or travel bottle is key to keeping your dog well-hydrated, no matter where the travels take the two of you. Opt for one that is easy to pack and clean. Also a must-have? Treats! Reward that good behavior and keep hunger at bay with a pocket full of healthy doggy treats.
Besides safety, fun is the next more important element to a successful adventure with your dog. So relax, have fun with your furry friend, and enjoy exploring the wild world out there.