If you have a fury friend, you have one of the best running buddies you can get. Running with your dog does not only help you achieve your fitness goals, but also provides him with long-term health benefits and is a great way to bond with your doggie. However as you get ready to run wih your dog, do not forget that your companion needs good gear as well, if you are going to meet your jogging goals safe and sound.
Here are 16 must have products that you need to have for running with your dog.
16. Hands Free Dog Leash
You might just have started taking your dog out on morning runs, and probably you are looking for a leash that will fit comfortably on your dog and is practical whilst running. If you fit this description, then The Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner is a hands free dog leash that could be the answer. We think the guy who invented this is a genius! It makes running with your dog a whole lot more practical by freeing up your hands. It has a comfortable feel and is extremely lightweight, meaning that it won’t slow you down or be a nuisance in any way. The leash comes with metallic black D-rings that are adjustable to fit nicely while you run. Its connectors stretch from 35 inch to 51 inch on an adjustable waist belt, allowing you to run freely with your pet and allow you to focus on your running.
15. Adventure Harness
The Ruffwear Adventure Harness not only looks great but is the kind of harness you can rely on and is designed for high energy exercise and activities. Running with your dog is different from walking your dog and so for many a harness is a better option as apposed to a collar. If you are going for the harness then why not go all out and get an adventure one! It comes with 4 adjustments points that allow you to customize it for a perfect fit that gives your dog full range of motion. With its padded chest and a belly panel, your fury friend is guaranteed comfort for both long and short runs. You also get a secure leash attachment point, not forgetting the reflective trim and an id pocket that keep the dog safe and visible in low light. Amazing, right?
14. High Visibility Dog Collar
As much as running can be fun and stress reliving, it also has to be safe. You wouldn’t imagine a situation where you lost your dog as it tries to catch up with you, just because there’s not much light early in the morning. You also want to have your companion run safe and sound and return home in one piece. Now this high visibility dog collar can be used to protect your dog whenever there’s low light. The LED Dog Collar is built to be comfortable and adjustable, making it easy to put on your dog at any given time. It has a rechargeable battery that connects via USB, comes in a sturdy and durable design, a variety of bright LED colors to choose from, and a lifetime warranty. You also will turn a few heads too!
13. Collapsible Dog Bowl
This Collapsible dog bowl holds up to 12 fluid ounces, which is enough to keep your fury friend hydrated as you take on your running challenges. It is easy to carry around as it folds away and pops up easily. It’s also made out of safe eco-friendly material, keeping your dog safe from toxins. Furthermore you can rinse easily since it features a non-slip mechanism. If you love bright colors, then you can choose from the available options for a perfect fit.
12. Pet First Aid kit
Pets are sometimes unpredictable, and you can’t rule out the fact that something terrible could happen as you run. You dog could get injured or have an accident. Just to be on the safe side, you will want to carry a lightweight first aid kit in case of any situations. The Jojo Modern kit is easy to carry around with its handle and comes with secure zipper that keeps the content intact. It also has a good number of useful items that can also work on humans. It includes bandages, styptic powder, gauze pads, and antiseptic, among other items.
11. Car Seat Covers
We all know how disastrous a wet dog can be, especially a wet muddy one! An easy fix to protect your car after going for a run with your dog in wet conditions is a car seat cover. The Epica Luxury Deluxe covers are made of soft, quilted material that also serve to protect your seats, keeping them looking new. The come with an easy set up that will take you less than a minute to get them on your seats. They anchor well to your car seat’s belt system to stay for a tight fit. These covers are different from the plastic type since they are made of high quality fabric that dogs love.
10. Paw Wax
Musher’s Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax, which is made from 100% all natural waxes, is ideal for protecting your dog’s paws from hot pavements, ice and sand. Perfect for when you are planning to go out to the more extreme conditions and outdoor activities. It’s available in a pack of seven ounces and measures about 3-4 inches long making it easy to pack and carry around. The formula contains vitamin E that works to help heal your dog’s wounds and keep the dog’s paws healthy.
9. Dog Poo Bags
Earth Rated dog poo bags are a must have whenever you are with your dog outside. The great thing about it is that the package comes with 12 bags that have 8 refill rolls and are lavender scented to give you an easy time. The bags are also pretty long so that you won’t have to worry about your sleeves making unwanted contact when collecting the poop. The bag simply rolls to fit into a standard leash dispenser for easy disposal.
8. Training treats
It’s always a good idea to carry along some training treats for your pet when you visit the park or go for runs. It’s very motivating to keep on rewarding your companion with nice treats along the way. The Zuke’s MiniNaturals are made with real chicken ingredients and come in different sizes to make the ideal training treat for your dog. They contain whole food compounds such as turmeric and savory rosemary that keeps your dog healthy with less than 3 ½ available calories in every treat. Be sure to check out other flavours to find what your dog loves.
7. All Terrain Paw Wear
No these are not baby shoes but actually are protective shoes for dogs! The Ruffwear Grip Trex is specifically made to protect your dog when running on rough terrain. The set of four boots are made with a breathable air mesh material that keeps debris and dirt out for absolute comfort. They also come with reflective trims that keep your dog visible in low light. Worried about flexibility and how your dog will walk in these? Well they have an outsole that is made with a rugged design to give him optimal traction while still being comfortable to move in. They look pretty cool too!
6. Dog Cooling Vest
If you are out running in hot conditions then you may consider a dog cooling vest. The Ruffwear Cooling Vest uses natural evaporative cooling to keep your dog cool. A wicking outer layer facilitates evaporation, an absorbent middle layer stores water for evaporation, and a comfortable inner layer transfers the cooling effect from the jacket to the dog. How smart is that? It also has a reflective trim and handy attachment loop so you can add a beacon light when additional visibility is needed when out running with your dog. Another very smart feature is that it is designed for heat reflection. The light Graphite Gray color of the vest reflects the heat from the sun which, coupled with the evaporation process, helps to keep your dog cool.
5. Insulated & Protective Jacket
The Ruffwear Cloud Chaser insulated jacket is designed to keep the elements out and your dog protected, comfortable and nice and dry when out walking in wet conditions. A great option for active dogs. This Ruffwear jacket comes in different sizes and colors to choose from and offers excellent protection from the elements of Mother Nature thanks to its water and wind proof design. The jacket has a layer of fabric that is coated to keep your dog clean during runs, and a reflective trim that helps you keep an eye on the dog in low light. It fits your dog nicely with perfected insulation that keeps your dog’s body temperature normal.
4. Water Dispenser
Running can make you and your dog thirsty and dehydrated. You will want to have some water along the way to keep you both hydrated. The Gulpy Jr. Water Dispenser will prove to be a handy tool to help you meet your goals. With a convenient belt clip that you can attach to your back pack, you can carry it effortlessly when going out for a run with the dog. It is available in a variety of cheerful colors that you can choose from, and it’s easy to operate with a simple flip that opens and closes. It can also works with other bottle types to give the same result, making it a a very useful tool.
3. Dog Water Bottle With Removable Bowl
Water hydration for your dog is so important that we thought we would give you another option to keep your dog hydrated. Carrying a water bottle and a bowl for your dog can seem like a tedious task, considering the limited carrying space you have while running. The OllyDog Dog Water Bottle incorporates an innovative design, coming with a detachable bowl and a bottle to give your dog a chance to take swift water breaks while running. This product is also available in a variety of colors and sizes, giving you more options to choose from.
2. GoPro Camera
Having a GoPro camera on those morning runs with your dog is great for capturing fun moments with your pet. The GoPro HERO 5 comes in 4k video capturing capacity with 12 mp photos and a time lapse mode for getting creative images and recordings for you to remember for years to come. It allows you the flexibility of playing back the captured images and videos so that you can adjust the settings or trim the footage immediately to get a perfect angle on your adventure photos. Post a clip on Facebook and your friends and family will be well impressed!
1. Fitness tracker
If you have a dog, it’s only natural to assume that you worry about his health as much as you worry about yours. As you wear your fitness tracker, remember to fit one on your dog as well. The FitBark fitness tracker is a great tool for keeping track of your dogs running and health achievements on a 24/7 basis. It comes in a tiny rugged waterproof design that fits any dog, and allows you to control it easily with your smart phone.
So there we have it. Some very cool and useful products to help making running with your dog more practical and safe. We have included products that make running easier and more practical especially by freeing up your hands. Also we know how important the safety and health of your dog is so we have also included water hydration, safety first aid kit and a way of monitoring your dog so ensure you don’t over do it.