10 Must Have Dog Products for Summer Fun
10 Must Have Dog Products for Summer Fun
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about dog products I’ve reviewed over the years. I have some definite favorites, and they are products that are especially useful for the summer months, and having fun with the dogs. Since so many people spend more time outdoors with their dogs, I wanted to share these 10 must have dog products for summer fun.
Of course getting there safely is the number one important rule. Car accidents happen, and when they do, you want to make sure your dogs are safe. SleepyPod is the number one safety product for dogs of all sizes. Crash test dummy tested products, ensure that dogs are protected in case of an accident.
The Clickit Sport is perfect for medium to large dogs. Click this link to see my review on the Clickit Sport.
Of course small dogs are in just as much danger, if not more in the case of an accident. They can be tossed around the inside of the vehicle, and injured, or possibly killed. The SleepyPod mobile pet bed is perfect for little dogs simply by keeping them contained, and in a safe spot. Click here to read my review of the SleepyPod mobile pet bed.
Once you get where you’re going, you need to make sure your dogs don’t get lost, or become a bother to other people around you. Leash laws are also very common. Most all cities have leash laws, and some states have leash laws on trails. A good harness is so much better than a collar for walking, and hiking. And of course you need a good leash between you and the harness.
I love the Ruffwear Front Range harness and Flat Out leash. They have been incredibly durable, even with everything we put them through. Click here to read my full review of both these products.
We spend a lot of time outdoors. Hiking and walking are a favorite for all of us. Sometimes, the conditions aren’t perfect for dog feet, no matter how tough you think they are. The desert has cactus, the forests have pine gum, and of course pavement can be very hot for dog feet in the summer heat. The Ruffwear Summit Trex dog boots have been a real paw saver for Torrey. She doesn’t mind wearing them, and they are invaluable in so many situations. Click here to read my full review of the Ruffwear Summit Trex dog boots.
With Roxy getting older, walking and hiking is increasingly harder for her. Her knee is bad, her back can be problematic, and well, she is just plain old. 70 something in people years! This backpack from Outward Hound has been a lifesaver. She loves the pack, and I can’t imagine going on my walks without having her in it. I have had the pack 5 years now, and have used it almost daily. I usually take her out when we are about a mile away from being done, so she gets enough exercise to keep her fit, but not too much to make her hurt. You can read my review from 5 years ago, here.
Torrey has her own back pack from Outward Hound, but she is the carrier and not the carry-e. She can carry water, treats, a small bowl, and pooh bags. The pack has been super handy, and again, very durable. You can read my review, here.
These next two products I love, but sadly we don’t get to use them very much. We can’t carry our bicycles with us anymore, which makes Al and I super sad. But, if you are looking for a way to bike with your dogs I highly recommend the Solvit Tagalong bike basket, and the Hound About dog trailer. Roxy really loves the view from the basket, and I love that it’s so sturdy and safe.
Torrey wasn’t super excited about the dog trailer at first, but the more I used it, the more she liked the idea.
I love the idea of taking the dogs when we go bike riding. To read my review of both products, go here.
And finally, if you have a dog that loves playing fetch with a frisbee, this is the perfect one. Torrey has never been one for balls of any kind. She will fetch a stick if there is nothing else, but she LOVES a good game of fetch with the Dogobie Dog Disk. It’s lightweight, flexible, and easy to throw. She can catch it easily because it’s soft, and shake it good too. Every evening we have to have play time, she makes sure we do. My review of the Dogobie disk, is here.
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Summer is a great time to have outdoor fun that includes your dog, and these products have helped us do just that.
Hello everyone! I love the shoes/boots I see dogs AND horses wearing these days!
thanks for a super selection… the mama wants the ruffwear harness… it is the pawfect one for me :O)
Mom says the Umbilical Belt is her favorite product ever. Love that backpack with Roxy in it. So cute!
Summer is so much fun, and even more so when you have the right gear! They all sound like great products. We also have and love the Ruffwear Front Range Harness, and Luke’s Outward Hound backpack.
I think I’m going to make my guys start wearing boots in the summer. That road can get super hot! Thanks for sharing!
Dogs are basically wearing a fur coat 24/7, and shaving your dog isn’t the best option for all breeds. Whether you have access to the ocean, a lake or just backyard, give your dog some options for cooling down when the temperature keeps rising.
I love many of the same products as you do. Ruffwear makes such great stuff, and I keep hearing about the Clickit dog seat belt. We have older ones… but some day….
All great ideas you have here Mary! Just curious why you don’t Carr your beautiful keys anymore?
Oh! My! doG! Foxy looks soooo adorable in the backpack!! I wish I’d had one back when my sweet poodle, Kissy, was still with me! Oh well. Those boots look great for doggie feet! Maybe one day I’ll get a pair for Ducky – and for Shadow – are they waterproof? I still have the backpacks from when Callie and Shadow were young, but haven’t used them in years. Callie’s first CCL surgery made it too difficult for her to walk with the extra weight; and in the summer months around here it just gets too hot anyway. (Thank goodness for the shade in the backyard!)
Lots of great-looking products – thanks for sharing!
How awesome! I have a seatbelt for Beaumont but I think this one looks even more secure and safe! thank you.
And Torrey and Roxy are so darn cute! :)