I’m sharing out top 5 walking accessories for dogs and their humans with you today. Walking a dog is a fairly simple activity, without a need for a lot of equipment. Nevertheless, there are a few items we just love, and use all the time. Some we have had for years, and others are fairly new to us.
Our Top 5 Dog Walking Accessories
The Freedom No Pull Harness
My sisters are pullers. I used to pull as a youngster, but haven’t for years now. Mom isn’t big on obedience and heal, so she needs good harnesses for Bailie and Madison. The breeder suggested the Freedom No Pull Harness. They have been walking with them for about a year and a half now, and they work really well. Not only to they help get some control, they are made very well, and have never come apart. The loop on the back tightens the harness around the dog when they pull which they don’t like. When the harness tightens, they stop pulling so hard. They are also available in lots of great colors.
Dog Waste Bags Pantry Pack
The second of our 5 favorite walking accessories is the waste bag pantry pack. The roll of 300 bags comes in a handy box we keep in our closet with all the walking equipment. Before we head out, we simply tear one or two off and hit the road. The bags are big, 9×13 inches which means we can put more than one “pile” in the bag. Mom likes to use one bag for all three of us to reduce the number of bags used. It is an environmentally friendly thing she does.
The Umbilical Belt
We’ve had our Umbilical Belt for over three years now and it still is a favorite product of ours. Despite a lot of use, it is still in tip top condition, and Mom even added a second leash to it last year for Madison. It’s not something we use on daily walks, but we do use it when Mom needs to have her hands free, or in more crowded areas. Mom also uses it whenever she runs with dogs.
Icebug Shoes and Boots
Since the broken ankle incident almost two years ago, Mom is afraid of the snow and ice, but can’t resist walking and running in the winter. A good friend of ours recommended Icebug shoes and boots. Mom has YakTrax, and spikes to slide on her shoes and boots, but they never seem to do much when it comes to ice.
Icebug shoes and boots provide amazing traction on wet surfaces. Smart studs, which are carbide tip studs, adapt to the surface they are on, and even grip on ice! We were super skeptical, but after buying a pair of running shoes, Mom was amazed! She can walk across an ice rink as if it was asphalt. The only danger with Icebugs is that they grip so well, they don’t slide, which means you have to keep that in mind when walking and running. They are truly amazing footwear, and they keep Mom safe and active in the winter.
Illumiseen Necklace Collars
These are our favorite new walking accessory! The leashes are great too, but we get the most use out of our necklace collars. We slip them on before we go out into the yard in the dark. Mom lets us be out in the dark more now because she can keep an eye on us so easily. They are awesome on our early morning walks because no car will miss us on the side of the road or crossing the street. Being USB rechargeable makes them super practical, as well as being able to cut them to the right size. Remember, to enter to win a necklace collar and leash set in our giveaway.
Those are our top 5 walking accessories for dogs. Do you have any great accessories to share with us?
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I could see the umbilical belt being a really great addition to my minimalist walking gear. On long walks, I usually bring a backpack. And I struggle with holding Honey’s leash while digging through my backpack for her water or the camera. The umbilical leash would be almost like gaining an extra hand.
Heading over to look at it now. I might have a new item for my Christmas list.
It’s great for Mom when we are out and about and she needs her hands for stuff. Even with my sisters pulling and lunging at occasional critters, it has never once come loose. We really love it, and it is made by a body builder, so the belt is good.
Jan K says
I haven’t been using the Umbilical belt since I only have Luke to walk now. But I’ve always thought it was great, and I may use it this winter when I want my hands free for bringing ski poles when snowshoeing. I am going to look at those shoes too…I also have YakTraks which do work well for me on ice, but they are a pain to get on and off shoes sometimes.
Mom uses the Umbilical Belt for one dog too, like when we travel and she has her hands full with luggage and stuff. It makes for less trips, and it is just nice to have free hands sometimes. Yaktrax are not the best for real ice, but these Icebugs are amazing. It is like you have nails in the ice with every step.
Those are great things and that Illumiseen Collar sure seems cool. Have a fun weekend everyone!!
If you ever have a dog at your place, you could use some of the items.
Ruby and Kristin says
Oh gosh, may have to try the Icebug shoes. I am very clumsy and almost always slip and fall on the ice. Fortunately, I have never get hurt – knock on wood. Also, like the illuminated collars. Our neighborhood is pretty dark at night.
Mom is accident prone, but never had a real injury until the broken ankle, and now she is scared, but the Icebugs are super reliable and she feels safe. Enter the giveaway for the glowing necklace and leash. You will love it.
Ellen shedlarz says
My Golden Life says
I may have to check out the necklace collars for these two – especially Ducky – since our yard is pretty dark at night where the motion sensor lights don’t reach.
Once it snows, we are easier to spot, but now it is pretty dark which makes for a nervous Nelly mom. She loves the collars as we can be seen easily…maybe even from outerspace, LOL!
Good round up of products. I love the idea of walking hands free. Right now I clip Torrey’s leash to the waist strap of Roxys backpack. Works great.
We need something really durable as Mom doesn’t do loose leash walking with us, and we often lunge at a critter. It’s nice to be hands free sometimes.
Good selection of Dog Walking Accessories. I most loved the Umbilical Belt. Thanks for sharing…
Hard to believe we didn’t want one, but now can’t live without it!
The Gang at LLB says
What a great list of walking gear! Mama loves our Fifth Paw too, especially on long walks with no place to throw away our filled up poopy bags ;-)!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
We only use that when Mom is running with us. We had to rig it up so it wouldn’t slide down the leash all the time, but it works until we find a trash can. The fact that it slides really bugs Mom, but it is good for running.
M. K. Clinton says
Those will definitely help when you head out for a walk. We keep those bags at our backdoor so Mom can pick up our poop in the yard. LOL!
Oh my. We don’t have poop in our yard, as we have to do our business on our walks.
We love the Freedom harness too! A good friend gave one to Shyla on the day that she came to live with us. It’s lasted more than 6 years!
They are real durable, and my mom loves them for my sisters.
Lynda Fisher says
You always have such great stuff.
With time, we keep finding better and better stuff.
Jodi Stone says
Those are all great tools! We also have Freedom No Pull harnesses, and I buy the jumbo box of poop bags, too. We do need to work on lights for the dogs, I mean, I do walk with a flashlight, but I would love to have them lit up as well. I also love those shoes!
Mom loves having us all lit up, and we all love the shoes. No more broken bones here, please.
Awesome tools! glad than fur friends can be safer now as they walk through dark areas. We cant prevent them from running around even during the night. It really good that some stores (like Petique) which has this passion to create unique products for our fur friends needs. Great Job!