Setting a walking routine and sticking with it is one of the best things you can do for your pup’s well-being. Daily walks are extremely important to your pup’s health and social life.
A good rule of thumb is to spend at least 30 minutes daily walking or participating in an activity with your pup. More time is necessary if your dog is young.
As you prepare to set your routine and show your pup the love it deserves make sure to pack these important essentials inside your dog walking bag.
Eco-friendly, biodegradable dog poop bags
These bags are perfect for quick clean-up to help keep your community clean and a long-term solution to help reduce plastic pollution on our planet. Look for dog poop bags made with recycled paper vs. plastic. When discarded the recycled paper degrades and is fully consumed by microorganisms. One plastic poop bag can take over 500 years to degrade. Using eco-friendly, biodegradable dog poop bags is the eco-responsible way to dispose of your dog waste.
While walking your pups are likely to get a bit messy. They can step onto their pee after urinating, roll around in the grass, and even sniff unfamiliar things that look absolutely gross. They are exploring, allowing them to enjoy their time outdoors. Just be prepared with your wet wipes to wipe off their paws, coat, or snout before you head back to your home.
Extra Short Leash and Collar
You likely won’t need it, but it's a good idea to have an extra one handy just in case your current dog leash and collar malfunctions.
Use them as support in training your pup (just break the dog treats up into smaller pieces). You can also use dog treats to motivate or reward your pup for being on their best behavior when around other people, animals, or in local community stores.
Bottle of Water and a Collapsible Bowl
You’ll want to keep your pup and yourself hydrated for those longer walks. A collapsible bowl will make it easy peasy to hydrate your pup on the go.
Recent Photo of Pup
In the event, your pup breaks loose from the leash and dashes to a location unknown to you you’ll want a recent printed-out photo at hand to begin your search immediately. Of course, you’ll always have photos on your phone, but you’ll want to preserve your battery while on the lookout for your furry friend.
Charged Cell Phone, ID, and Credit Card
A lot of times walking the dog is a quick up-and-go activity. Never forget to take your cell phone, ID, and credit card out of your purse or backpack and place it into your dog walking bag before heading out. You always want to be ready for emergencies. Plus carrying two bags while walking your dog is a hassle you can avoid by doing this.