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The Best Outdoor Dog Gear - Dog Activity Essentials

From Dog Mountain Hikes to Swimming With Your Pooch - Everything You'd Need

By Sam Bourne. April 09, 2014 | See Comments

Beagle playing in a lake

When you want to spend some outdoor time with your pooch, there are certain things you are going to need. From leashes and collars to toys and refreshments, there is some stuff you simply have to have if you want your trek to go well. Here is some of our favorite outdoor doggy gear.

As the weather starts to warm up, people are trying to get outside more and more -- your dog included. Nobody appreciates a nice long walk through the woods or a vigorous game of toss more than a pooch that has been cooped up for 5 months. Now is the time to let them stretch their legs a little bit and burn off some of that pent up winter energy.

However, unlike people, our dogs are not able to look after themselves, especially when they are out. So it is up to us, as responsible pet parents, to make sure that our dogs have everything they might need during an outing. And, as it turns out, they might end up needing quite a bit of stuff. To help you figure out where to start, here is some of our favorite gear for an all day outdoor excursion.

Collars & Leashes

Reflective ID Tag

  • Reflects oncoming light
  • Great for spotting your dog at night
  • Easy to change clip
  • Waterproof

 

 



Round Leather Collars

  • Rounded for your dog's comfort
  • Incredibly durable
  • Made from top-grain leather
  • Stylish, classic design

 



Chain Collars

  • Used by obedience trainers everywhere
  • Protected against rust or tarnish
  • Great for dogs of all sizes
  • Makes long walks a breeze

 



Power Walker Retractable Lead

  • Comfortable grip handle
  • Easy to use button release
  • Say goodbye to tangled leashes
  • Extends up to 16 feet!

 



Four Paws Nite Brite Reflecting Leash

  • Reflective for safe night walking
  • Visible from 200 feet away
  • Durable braided material
  • Recently patented

 



Remington Rope Slip Lead

  • Recommended by professional trainers
  • Rope slip provides gentle correction
  • Fits dogs of all sizes
  • Soft, brained nylon for comfort

 

Outdoor Equipment

Clix Car Safe Harness

  • Allows for easy buckling up in the car
  • Makes for safe car travel
  • Doubles as a durable harness
  • X-cross design for comfort AND protection

 



Bamboo Pet Collapsible Silicone Travel Bowl

  • Collapsible and portable for easy travel
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack only)
  • Awesome for long hikes or day trips
  • Pops out with ease

 



Handi Drink

  • Super light weight
  • Clip for easy carrying
  • Great for long trips
  • Flips out for easy use

 



Bags On Board Bone Dispenser

  • Never get caught without a bag again
  • Hooks on to leash easily
  • Guaranteed leak proof

 



Musher's Secret-Paw Protection

  • Treats dryness and cuts on paw pads
  • Helps dogs walk on rough terrain comfortably
  • All natural and non-toxic
  • Won't stain

 

Tossing Toys

Chuckit! Ball Launchers

  • No more touching slobber balls
  • Chuck balls extra far
  • Bending over is a thing of the past
  • Available is a number of sizes

 



Kong Air Dog Squeaker Tennis Ball

  • Safe for teeth
  • Squeeky to get dogs engaged
  • Terrific for interactive play

 



Kong Air Dog Squeaker Football

  • Durable, non-abrasive material
  • Squeaker for maximum engagement
  • Football shape for great chucking
  • Made for hours of fun

 



Lee's Sky Tosser Frisbee

  • Great for long distance games
  • Floats in water
  • Available in a wide array of colors
  • Durable material stands up to chewing

 

 



Air Kong Squeaker Spinner

  • Bounces all over to keep your dog on their toes
  • Erratic flying pattern
  • Squeaky for maximum engagement
  • Kong durability

 



Cool Kong with Rope

  • Floats for hours of fun in the water
  • Kong durability
  • Rope makes chucking it a breeze
  • Great for toss AND tug

 

Medication

Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar

  • Lasts for 8 months
  • Kills AND repels fleas and ticks
  • Safe for puppies 7 weeks and older
  • Super easy application - just put it on!
  • Waterproof

 



K9 Advantix II

  • Kills fleas and ticks in 12 hours
  • Works on all stages of flea life
  • Protects against mosquitoes -- the primary cause of heartworm!
  • Waterproof

 



Frontline Spray

  • Simple spray on application
  • Safe on dogs and cats 8 weeks and up
  • Kills fleas and ticks in 48 hours

 



Heartgard Plus Chewables

  • Kills heartworm, hookworm, roundworm, and more!
  • Delcious beef flavored chewable your dog will love
  • EPA and FDA approved
  • One treatment protects your dog for 30 days

 

 

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