Summer is just around the corner so outdoors supplies for dogs should be on your shopping list. Outdoors dog products should not be viewed as one narrow product category. Instead, look at how products in multiple categories can function together for a trip outdoors. Products in the travel, toy, safety, training, diet and grooming can all be viewed as outdoor products.
For most dog owners, to enjoy the great outdoors they have to load the car and drive to the park, into the fields and woods, out to the lakes, or over to the beach. For that they’ll need gear.
Portable dog crates or dog carriers are great for the car or SUV. They’re tough and durable, and they break down and pop up with ease. A protective mat for the backseat also lets your dog ride comfortably while protecting the upholstery. Also, if you have an older dog you may need a dog ramp to help them get into the vehicle.
Depending on your destination there’s a wide range of outdoor supplies for dogs you can choose from. Some basic items such as a water bowl, portable dog treat and food containers, dog collars, harnesses and leashes. For hot sunny days you may need a pup tent for shade, if you’re going to the lake or beach throw in a life jacket for your dog, and if you have a small dog that may not be able to go for a long walk or jog you may consider bringing along a dog stroller.
As for toys, the sky’s the limit. Toys that fling, fly, shoot, toss, tug, spin, float, squirt, and squeak are the whole point of getting outdoors for some fun.
As you can see, some thought needs to be given to the dog supplies you pack for your trip outdoors this summer with your favorite four legged friend.