Pet Walking Essentials

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Why walks are important

Although some people believe that walking a dog isn’t important, that’s not the case. It’s a great way to bond with your pooch and get some exercise as well.

Walking also provides several benefits for dogs. First and foremost, it’s a great way to allow them to take in some much needed fresh air and sunlight. It also allows them to interact with other dogs that are out on walks at the same time. Finally, it gives them a chance to use up any excess energy they may have in the evening before they go to bed.

However, as much as walking is beneficial, you want to do it in the safest way possible. And that is why it is important to use the right equipment.

What should a dog walker carry with them?

As a dog walker, sometimes you will be encountered with extremely stressful or dangerous situations. There can be an assortment of reasons for this. The dog you are walking may be very aggressive, or you could hear a lot of commotion around the block. In high crime areas, you could encounter someone who simply doesn’t like dogs. On top of that, there are all sorts of bad weather you may experience during your walks, and you shouldn’t be caught unprepared.

What are some of the items you should have to be fully prepared for a dog walking adventure?

In this post, we’ll be talking about dog walking essentials that can help you out in a variety of stressful or dangerous situations.

Below are the items I always have in my backpack when I’m walking dogs.

Protecting your pet on walks

Whether you are taking your pet for a walk around the neighborhood or a lengthy hike in the woods, you want to feel comfortable knowing your pet is protected.

A walk should be an enjoyable experience for you and for your pet. When selecting a collar, you have some basic things to consider such as size, material, strength, and color. If your pet has a special medical condition or requires a special device like an ID tag, you’ll want to make sure that the collar accommodates the device.

Also, your dog will need identification with a pet tag. Even long haired dogs should have a collar – you don’t want to lose your dog because you couldn’t easily see the pet tag.

If you are planning to take your pet for a walk on a leash, a basic collar is the easiest way to go. However, if you want to take your pet running, hiking, or biking with you, you’ll have to get more creative.

You can use a dog harness, and some dogs even prefer a dog saddle to distribute the load or to protect delicate areas on the boney part of the chest. You can also use a dog pack, or you can simply put a leash on a leash and hold one of the leashes with you.

The Best Paracord Dog Collars (and Leashes)

A paracord dog collar can be one of the most useful tools in your dog walking kit. Not only is the cord itself strong and durable but there are several different things you can do with it.

For example, you can use it to hold leashes, slice fruits or veggies, and hang lanterns, among other things.

Another reason you need a paracord dog collar is if you’re a prepper and your dog goes hiking with you. Having a paracord collar on your dog can be useful in case of an emergency since you can use it to tie down your dog if it gets injured during a fall.

Below, I’m going to show you the most important things to consider when buying a paracord dog collar. You can also find a few options that I recommend below.

But first, let’s look at some of the benefits of a paracord dog collar.