What Should You Have in a Walk Kit for Dogs2022-12-23
Most dogs need at least one or two walks a day. You can go for a brisk walk to allow your pet to burn off some energy or a slower walk where he can explore and sniff all around. Dogs absolutely love going out for walks (it is their favorite time of the day). But when going out for a walk, you should have a few essentials with you, especially if you are planning to be far from home and out walking for a while. That is why, say the good folk at Voyager Harness, creating a walk kit for dogs is a very good idea. But what should be inside such a kit?
Before you can create your own walk kit, you will need to make sure you have a suitable bag to hold the items. It can really be any kind of bag that you want, but it should be comfortable and easy to carry. Some people will buy a backpack while others like a crossover bag. Just make sure it has room to house the essentials and that they are easy to reach when you need them.
It is particularly important that your dog has access to water when out on a walk as you cannot always rely on finding a water source when you are out. It is therefore a good idea to bring your own bottle of water and a collapsible bowl. You can find some water bottles that come with a little drinking bowl attached to the top. You just squeeze the water from the bottle, and it sits in the bowl but does not flow back into the bottle.
You never know when you might need to replace your dog’s leash, so having a spare is a really good idea. Having a spare is particularly important when walking a puppy as they love to bite on everything. A leash swinging by their head is fair game.
These days, most leashes have little dispensers that can be filled with poop bags for easy access on a walk. But you should always have spare bags in your walk kit in case the dispenser runs out. After all, dogs often feel the need to go more than once on a walk.
You should always have access to a first-aid kit for your dog when out on a walk. This should include:
- paperwork with vaccination details and emergency numbers (in case you need to use a different vet to your own)
- vinyl gloves
- soft muzzle
- bandages and tape
- antiseptic wipes
- tick remover
- saline solution
- antihistamine tablets
- blanket or towel
Make sure your kit has some of your dog’s favorite play toys, such as a ball or a frisbee, that you can throw for him to chase. You could even bring a rope toy with you so that you can have a game of tug-of-war together.
Treats are handy to have when out walking with your dog as they are a terrific way to bribe him to do what you want; they are essential if you are allowing your dog off the leash. Remember, you should always treat your dog when he comes back to you. The recall command is the most important command he will ever learn, and it could even save his life!
In conclusion then, a walk kit for dogs is a fantastic way to make sure you have everything you need to keep your dog happy and safe when out walking.