January is Walk Your Dog Month and what better way to kick start your New Year than to spend some quality time with your four-legged best friend? With obvious health benefits for both you and your dog, this month is a great way to help shake off the January blues, get out and about, meet other dog owners and improve your and your dogs wellbeing. In a 2017 clinical survey carried out by the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention, it was found that 56% of dogs in the United States are obese which means more than 50.2 million dogs across the US alone are suffering from too much weight gain. So, to help make walkies even more fun, we've put together some of our dog walking must-haves...
Poo Bag Pouch
Every responsible dog owner knows that poo bags are essential for every dog walk. If you're someone who is always loosing your poo bags, or hates how unsightly they can be, we recommend getting a poo bag pouch! Our poo bag pouches are handmade from two layers of thick leather embossed with our signature Hiro + Wolf logo. Our pouches feature a split on the back to tuck your poo bags away and come with a split ring for quick attachment to your lead or keys.
If you have a dog that loves to play fetch then you absolutely must have a ball thrower! We love Kompact9, it is a lightweight, easy to use, retractable dog ball thrower made from recycled plastic, with a unique cup design enabling you to throw the ball with ease. Everything about these dog ball launchers is purposefully designed to minimise the impact on the environment, plus the cover eliminates having to handle that yucky dog slobber.
Hands free lead
A hands free dog lead is great for any dog and their human on the go! Whether you're strolling through cities or wandering around woodlands, a hand free lead lets you and your pup enjoy your walkies with ease. Simply strap the leash across your body and enjoy having both your hands free for all the ball throwing and coffee drinking your day demands. Our range of hands free leads can also be used to walk 2 dogs at once, or as an extra-long lead for big adventures.
Collapsible water bowl
Staying hydrated is important for both human and hound. We always carry a reusable water bottle and collapsible water bowl with us on our walkies. We particularly love this sustainable, collapsible bowl from Hevea. These 100% natural rubber bowls are light, durable, and plastic-free. The natural material is also biodegradable, making these bowls a fantastic option for pups looking to lessen their carbon paw-print.
For the best walkies experience, it is very important for your pooch to be comfortable. A well-fitting harness is key to this! Our dog harnesses were designed with long walks in mind - the lightly padded cotton chest plate evenly distributes weight across the body making walkies with the harness a carefree and comfortable experience. Plus the fully adjustable straps making fitting the harness a breeze!
We all know that pups love to get mucky! For particularly muddy walks, we recommend having your dog shampoo handy as soon as you get home so that you can wash all that stinky stuff away. We love using Wildwash dog shampoos as they are totally natural and contain no parabens, phosphates, sulphates, petrochemicals or any other bad stuff. Quick rinsing and kind to their skin, your pets will love you for it! Plus they are all ethically made in England, with no animal testing.
Not only are ID tags a good idea, did you know that they are actually a legal requirement in the UK? The Control of Dogs Order 1992 states that any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Our pet ID tags are available in all of our signature designs and are totally customisable with your details on the back.