So, you’re going walkies or runsies?
Pooches must poop, they get dirty, and it could rain.
While you can’t take the kennel and all the toys along, you do want to be prepared for the adventures ahead. For that, you need a carry-all for canines.
We’ve put a new spin on ‘doggy bag’ so you’ll be sorted, whatever adventures you and your dogs have out there.
Where to put it all
A tote bag could totally work, if it’s not too heavy and you’re not going to be moving around much. If you are…
A satchel with zippers and separators/various pockets is ideal. Whether it’s sling style or a two-strap design, choose one with even weight distribution when worn; being prepared can be a weighty affair (which will only increase your workout)! Even better if it’s waterproof or rain resistant. If you’ll be running or walking vigorously or over uneven terrain, pick on that sits comfortably and securely on the body and won’t chaff as you move. Kinda like a good dog harness does.
For an easy amble or when you need minimal items, a moon bag or party pockets may be suitable.
Compact pouches can be worn over the shoulder, around the waist or on a clip or carabiner attached to your wrist. And you can attach the dog leash to it when it’s around your waist. If your dog doesn’t lunge, that is. We don’t want you winded or worse by sudden tugs.
Large, strong dogs can help carry the load with a detachable dog backpack. Keep it light, though, and don’t put anything breakable in there.
You might find a dog stroller the ideal carry pack for your small or disabled dog AND the goods you need. We love ones with revolving front wheels for easy turns. Remember to ‘break’ before you swerve, though, or your pup might go for a tumble and be hurt!
Quick hack: protect delicate/water-sensitive items like toilet paper inside a few plastic packets or line the bag with a bin liner and put the entire contents into it.
What to put in a DIY dog walking bag:
TIP: If it’s a short walk, leave the items you’re less likely to need in the car and use the extra energy for a final-lap dash!
What to leave in the car?
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TIP: No place in the doggy bag? Pop your keys, ID, phone and portable power bank into a running pouch around your wrist or upper arm. If you’re right-handed, put it on the left side for quick and easy access and make sure it’s properly secured and closed before you set off. You might want to keep a safety-stopper pepper spray in your palm, at the ready. Remember not to spray if you’re downwind or in a closed space – then it could hurt you and your dog.
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