Happy tails & trails: 4 great fitness products for working out with your pup
Fido is not only man’s best friend. He’s also a pretty great training partner, always up for an adventure when the leash comes out.
Whether you’re taking your pup out doggy paddling this summer, going for a hike together or he’s your running buddy, make sure your canine companion has the right gear to make his adventure comfortable, too.
Here are 4 great fitness products for pets.
Dog life jacket:
It’s a misnomer that all dogs know how to swim. Some breeds — especially those that have low body fat composition, like Greyhounds — have a tough time staying afloat. Even if your dog is an expert when it comes to doggy paddling, fatigue can set in — making it difficult to swim. If you’re out boating or taking your dog on a paddleboard with you, it’s a great idea to put a life preserver on him. This neon yellow dog life vest high visibility reflective stripes across the back of the pack so you can always keep an eye on Fido. Good2Go Yellow Dog Flotation Vest, on sale from $17.99 to $23.99 (plus 7% Cash Back), Petco.com
Sure, you may not be the type to dress your dog in a holiday sweater around Christmas-time — but some pet apparel is practical (and cute). If you hike a lot with your dog, lend him a helping hand, err, paw, by giving him some paw protection with these summit booties. He’ll gain extra traction, and they protect his paws from ice, debris and rocks with these flexible booties. The set comes with four. Ruffwear Summit Trex Boots, $59.95 (plus 4% Cash Back), REI.com
Go Pro harness:
We can only imagine how fun it would be to strap a Go Pro on your dog while you’re out for a run or playing fetch at the dog park. This harness has two camera mounting locations to help you capture action shots of your four-legged friend while he’s enjoying life. We’re betting he’ll become the next YouTube star. GoPro Fetch Camera Mount Dog Harness, $60 (plus 4% Cash Back), Rei.com
Don’t want to share a water bottle with your dog? Make sure you’ve got water and kibble packed for your pet if you’ve got a hike planned or you two are climbing a Fourteener together. These dual collapsible bowls are easy to pack and are super lightweight. (It collapses so that it’s one inch thin). Pet Life Double Waterproof Travel Pet Bowls, $15.99 (plus up to 4% Cash Back), Petsmart.com