Dog Walking Essentials
This collection will help make the dog walking experience more enjoyable for pets and owners alike.
Lone Wolf’s (lonewolfpets.com) Multipurpose Leash functions as a snap leash, coupler and traffic lead. It features two hands-free options and is constructed of 5/8 in. flat solid rope with two snaps, a fixed D-ring and floating O-ring. Hardware is available in silver or black matte finishes, and the mid-line looped soft grip handle is centrally located on the leash. Available in 28 colors, the leash is handmade in the U.S.
Saltsox’s (saltsox.com) Lavasox bootie is breathable and lightweight with a durable sole. The built-in heat reflective layer and breathable upper materials keep dogs cool and comfortable and protects paws from hot pavement. The ultra-grip sole provides traction on smooth surfaces, such as wood or tile. Available in three colors and five sizes (XS-XL). Made in Chicago.
MyFamily’s (myfamily.it/en) line of collars and leashes are available in high-quality Italian leather, leatherette and tufted nylon, with a variety of textures and colors with hardware finished in hammered antique silver, English brass and actual 24-karat gold plating. Features include a tag holder and a D-ring for easy leash connection.
Leash Lock (myleashlock.com) holds up to 110 lbs. and has a 16 ft. tape leash in addition to all of the benefits of a traditional retractable leash. It contains a patented, built-in locking mechanism that allows pet owners to clip a leash to almost any object. Dog owners can, in one movement, set desired length and click the leash onto almost any item with ease.
Crazy K Farm’s (crazykfarm.com) Doggy Holster is an ultra-light, 100 percent cotton dog harness that is non-abrasive, comfortable and secure. The Doggy Holster has wide, ultra-strong hook and loop closures to keep dogs safe and an undyed cotton lining to provide comfort without abrading fur. The harness has no thin straps or plastic clips that can cause uncomfortable pressure points and/or skin abrasion. The machine-washable harness is available in a variety of colors and patterns.
2 Hounds Design’s (2houndsdesign.com) EarthStyle Freedom No-Pull Harnesses combine colorful designs with Earth-friendly webbing made out of 100 percent recycled plastic bottles. The harnesses have soft Swiss velvet lining that goes behind the front legs to prevent rubbing and chafing as well as the double connection points (one connection in the front and the patented martingale action loop on the back). The harness is available in sizes XS-XXL with a matching training leash.
4 Paws Tech’s (4pawstech.com) Nightlight Series II RGB LED collar and leash is 100 percent waterproof, changes color with the push of the button and boasts a 15+ hour USB rechargeable battery. Red by day, the nighttime setting can be set to either Raspberry Red, Lemon/Lime or Blueberry Blue color.
Leather Brothers’ (leatherbrothers.com) British Rope Leads are designed with a slip loop and sewn Latigo leather joints with premium nylon thread. The lead functions as both a collar and a lead all in one. Available in 4 ft. and 6 ft. lengths and in a variety of colors offered in solid and multi-tones. Made in the U.S.
Sandia Pet Products’ (sandiapet.com) harnesses are available in step-in, H-harness, chest harness and V-neck, and available in numerous patterns and themes. The adjustable harnesses are available for dogs of all sizes, cats and ferrets. Harnesses can be paired with matching leashes and collars.
The Halo Harness (haloharness.com) encourages a side by side walking/training position, with a side mid-point attachment at the dogs center of gravity that controls the body and legs. The additional top rail (halo) helps owners to maintain a side by side position. The halo allows the leash to slide from left to right so you can quickly change direction without tangling the leash and maintain optimal walking control.
The Tall Tails (talltailsdog.com) Waste Bag Dispenser features a front eyelet to make waste bags handily accessible, while the bag dispenser easily attaches to most leash types, belts and bags for hands-free walking. It’s made with a reflective trim and includes a bag hitch to hold used bags.
The dooloop (thedooloop.com) dog poop bag holder is a leash accessory that allows for hands-free walking. With a dooloop attached to a leash, bags easily slide on and off with a one-handed flick. The dooloop is made in Maine, using compostable, non-toxic plastic and zero-waste packaging. The dooloop is lightweight, comes in five colors, and can hold multiple used bags.
Doggie Walk Bags’ (dogbag.com) Dog Bag-It Pooper Scooper features a patented tong-like tool to extend a dog walker’s range by 32 in., so they don’t have to bend down. With its light-weight design, combined with the ability to fold in half, the unit is easy to carry and portable, and one pull of the trigger closes the bag.
Coastal Pet’s (coastalpet.com) Double Handle Padded Multi-Function Dog Leash offers seven different functions. As a standard leash it easily adjusts to 3 in., 4 in. or 6 in. It also serves as a traffic leash, shoulder leash, double handle leash, double leash (for walking two dogs at once) or temporary tie out. The all-in-one leash is comfortable to use and backed with plush neoprene for a softer grip.