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From a stroll around the block to a mountain trek, these dog-walking products can help pets and owners be prepared for anything.
The Freedom Harness from 2 Hounds Design features a patented control loop on the back of the harness, which tightens gently around the dog’s chest to discourage pulling and make walking an easy, more enjoyable experience. It is made with stainless steel hardware with four adjustment points to ensure that it is more than strong enough to hold any size dog. The chest strap is lined with Swiss velvet, which helps prevent rubbing and chafing sores behind the legs. The straps are turned out to prevent sores and raw spots along the seams. Dog walkers can also connect to the structural ring on the front of the harness with the optional Training Leash, allowing owners to redirect dogs’ attention back to them for training and treats.
For evening walks, the Nite Ize Nite Dawg LED Dog Collar features a bright red LED that illuminates fully around the dog’s neck and incorporates passive reflectivity striping for optimal visibility in the dark. This lightweight and durable collar is ideal for all dogs. The batteries are easily replaceable, so the water-resistant collar will last for hundreds of walks. It has a strong metal D-ring for identification tags and a quick-release buckle for convenience. The LED is visible for 1,000 ft. and will run for up to 100 hours on flash mode or 75 hours on glow mode. They are available in extra small, small, medium and large sizes and a variety of colors.
More than just a pet waste pick-up bag, Mutt Mitt’s two-ply technology offers a roomy bottom pouch for superior protection, which makes it clean and easy to scoop the poop wherever a dog walks. Mutt Mitts are 100 percent made in the USA and are available in 10, 30 and 100 packs. For cities and parks, Mutt Mitt offers complete pick-up stations, including mitt dispenser, trash container and signage to make pet waste pick up clean and easy.
Natural rubber dog boots from Pawz Dog Boots protect dogs’ paws from mud, hot pavement, lawn care chemicals and hot sand. Without straps or padding, dogs can feel the ground, making these the most natural-feeling boots possible. Pawz boots move like a sock, allowing full paw motion and maximum comfort while swimming, hiking or going for a walk. Pawz comes with 12 multi-use boots per pack.
PoopBags.com offers Count Down Rolls, a new line of innovative, eco-friendly poop bags that are individually numbered from 15 to one so pet owners can avoid the embarrassment of running out while on a walk. The bags are available in packs of eight with 15 bags on each roll.
ZippyPaws’ Mountain Climbers Leashes are designed to withstand even the most adventurous trips, but they are also great for everyday activities with dogs of any size or breed. Inspired by the sport of mountain climbing, the leashes are crafted from the same durable rope mountaineers use. Made for active dogs and owners, the rope can withstand almost two tons of tensile pressure and are thicker yet more comfortable on the hands than other rope leashes. Climbers leashes come in five varieties, including slip leads and lightweight styles, and seven bright colors.
Cycle Dog-Earth Friendly Pet Company’s Pup Top Bottle Opener/Accessory Attachment, a longstanding feature of the company’s collars, is now offered on the leashes as well. The attachment is a great place to attach pick-up bag holders and other accessories. The company’s collars and leashes are made with reclaimed bike inner-tube rubber, which makes them eco-friendly and anti-bacterial. The rubber backing dries quickly in wet environments and won’t take on an unpleasant odor.
Cross Body Bags from Doggie Walk Bags offer a solution for safely carrying a cell phone, pet waste pick-up bags, ID, money and keys while leaving hands free to hold a leash during walks. The bags come in black, gray, coral, seafoam and yellow with a roll of 12 tie-handle Doggie Walk Bags in the pouch. They are made of ripstop nylon to be lightweight but durable, with padding to protect cell phones. The custom cotton strap can be used for cross body wear or around the waist.
British Rope Leads, from Leather Brothers, are designed with a slip loop, allowing for easy leashing. They have stitched leather joints with premium nylon thread, and are available in 4-ft. and 6-ft. lengths. Functioning as a collar and lead all in one, they can be used to correct and train dogs while walking or hiking and are ideal for pets and owners on the go. A variety of multi-toned and solid color options, or a brass snap instead of the slip loop, are available. The leads are made in the USA.
Pet NV products are created with visibility in mind. The company’s reflective collars and leashes reflect light up to 1,500 times brighter than white fabric, increasing pets’ and owners’ chances of being seen by motorists, cyclists and others with whom they share the road. Combining high-quality prismatic material with high-strength webbing, PetNV products are ideal for runners, hunters or casual walkers. The collars, leashes and belts are available in six vibrant colors.