Dog Walking Essential Items

Covering Some Of Most Useful And Essential Items You Should Always Take With You During Your Dog Walks

Dog walks are an essential and unavoidable aspect of being a dog owner. Every dog needs to pee, poop, and get some exercise on a daily basis. Dog walks are the best way to go about this and they can be an overall enjoyable experience for both you and your furry friend. However, dog walks can also be a very unpleasant experience if you’re not properly prepared. The purpose of this article is to discuss some of the basic essentials that you should always keep with you during your dog walks. 

Extra Leash

It goes without saying that you will need to walk your dog with a leash and collar/harness. However, it’s a good rule of thumb to carry an extra leash with you during your dog walks. Even the strongest of leashes can break or snap over time. The last thing you want is to be stuck blocks away from your home with no leash to control your dog. Leashes come in a wide variety of styles and sizes, so you can easily find a small spare leash or retractable leash to use in a pinch. 

Here is a list of the best reviewed dog leashes of 2023.

Poop Bags

One of the most important things you can bring with you on a dog walk is a roll of poop bags. While dog walks provide good exercise and mental stimulation, they are also the perfect opportunity for your dog to go poop. Poop bags are convenient, easy to use, and very effective for picking up and handling your dogs’ poop. It’s both unsanitary and disrespectful to leave your dog’s poop lying around. Using poop bags helps keep the neighborhood clean and avoids conflict with your neighbors.

Here is a list of the best reviewed dog poop bags on the market as of 2023. 

Collapsible Water Bowl Or Doggy Water Bottle

Dogs need to drink water in order to stay healthy and happy. This is especially true during the hot and humid months of Summer. Providing your dog with clean drinking water can be difficult while you’re in the middle of a walk. Thankfully there are products such as the collapsible water bowl or the dog water bottle that can provide clean drinking water for your pooch wherever you go. These products are relatively small, lightweight, made of pet friendly materials, and very effective. 

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Dog Treats

The key to a dog’s heart is through their stomach. This is especially true during dog walks. We strongly suggest taking some high value treats with you during your dog walks. Dog treats can be used for positive reinforcement in behavioral training during a walk. They can also be used as a form of distraction should you find yourself in a stressful situation for your dog (construction, loud traffic, fire trucks, etc.).

We also suggest using high quality treats that are low in carbohydrates and high in protein. Always be mindful not to give your dog too many treats as too much of anything can be a bad thing. You can buy store bought dog treats or make your own at home! For a more comprehensive list on the best dog treats on the market (as of 2023) go to

Cell Phone

Nowadays everyone is carrying a cell phone on them. However, you should especially have a cell phone on you during a dog walk. Emergencies happen when you least expect them. A cell phone is the best thing to have on you when emergencies happen. Whether you are injured, your dog is injured, or even another pedestrian is injured, having your cell phone at the ready to call for help can save lives. Make sure you always have your cell phone on you and that it is well charged before going on your dog walks. 

You Can Always Hire A Dog Walker!

Your dog needs to go on routine walks in order to stay happy, healthy, and have a chance to go potty. Don’t always have the time to walk your dog? Then you should hire a dog walker! The dedicated dog walkers and pet sitters of  Lucky Dogs & Cool Cats Pet Sitting have you covered. We offer quality pet sitting & dog walking services at competitive prices. Click here to check out our pet sitting services and prices. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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