Austin is a great area for walking, but sometimes just a regular leash won’t cut it. Before you head out on your next stroll, take a look at these walking accessories you didn’t know you needed!
Collar or Leash Light
If you like to walk at night, make sure you and your pup are in view. Try wrapping the RC Pet Poppin Light around your furry friend’s collar or leash to illuminate low-light environments. The light keeps your pet visible up to 1640 feet away. You’ll feel safe walking when it’s dark especially because the replaceable lithium battery is good for over 50 hours.
Walking both of your dogs can be a hassle, but it doesn’t need to be! Kill two birds with one stone with a double leash. Consider the Olly Dog Ridge Double Leash Bungee Coupler which is an adapter for an existing leash that includes a stretch, shock-absorbent bungee for optimal comfort. The Wigzi Standard Dual Doggie Leash is another option that is one leash with two leads and has an ergonomic handle filled with a soft, squishy gel to reduce hand fatigue.
For avid walkers and runners, holding a regular leash can be bothersome. The EzyDog Handy Leash is worn like a glove and can be added to any existing leash. This leash allows for more freedom and the hand section is made from soft neoprene for comfort with reflective webbing for nighttime visibility. On the other hand (no pun intended), the EzyDog Road Runner Leash allows you to wear the lash around your waist, shoulder or hand. Plus, the advanced shock absorbing component in the center of the leash cushions and eases the pressure for both parties.
When walking in high-traffic areas, you’ll want a leash that keeps your pooch safe. The Coastal Traffic Lead is made with two layers of nylon sewn together for strength and durability. This leash is available in 12, 18 and 24-inch lengths for medium to large dogs. Keep your furry pal by your side at all times when you’re out exploring with a lead.
Discourage pups from pulling with a harness! Try the ComfortFlex Sport Harness that protects sensitive areas, like your dog’s throat and underarm, during any level of exercise. You may also like the Coastal K9 Explorer Reflective Adjustable Padded Dog Harness, a comfortable step-in-style, front-padded harness that features reflective stitching for added safety. If you’re looking for a wide variety of harness sizes check out the 2 Hounds Design Freedom No Pull Dog Harness which is made with stainless steel hardware and four adjustment points that make it strong enough to hold any size dog.
Travel BagWhen you’re out and about on a walk, you’ll want to pack lightly while carrying everything that you need. The OllyDog Goodie Treat Bag or Chuckit! Treat Tote are ideal hands-free bag options when training young pups on the go. Both are lightweight and come with a clip that easily attaches to a belt or pants. If you need more space, an OllyDog Backcountry Day Bag will do the trick! It is a water-resistant pouch that features a zip closure, waste bag dispenser and a roomy interior.