Do you have an active dog that needs lots of attention and exercise? Many working dog breeds, terriers and some younger dogs have bounds of energy. If you don't give them an outlet to release their energy you may find that they become destructive and naughty.
What better way to give you and your dog a good workout than to go running. Like any sport, you will need to gear up to make the adventure more enjoyable, fun and safe for both you and your dog.
Here is a list of the best gear for running with dogs. They are the must have items to get for your dog before you hit the pavement.
1. Tuff Mutt - Hands Free Dog Leash for Running
Hands Free Dog Leash for Running, Walking, Hiking, Durable Dual-Handle Bungee Leash, Reflective Stitching, 4-Foot Long, Adjustable Waist Belt (Fits up to 42" waist)
Unlike other hands free leashes which force your leash to stay in one position, our durable clip smoothly slides along the lightweight belt allowing your dog move easily from side to side which means more freedom for you and your pup.
Your dog can comfortably run in front of you, or beside you, without feeling like you are stepping on their heels. The 48" leash is long enough to provide plenty of room for both you and your dog - short enough to not get in your way.
It's no fun having to stop right in the middle of an energetic run. Our TWO conveniently placed handles will allow you to control your pup WITHOUT BREAKING STRIDE. Quickly use the handle by your hip to guide your dog back on track, or the collar handle for more direct control.
The durable bungee is placed between the two handles keeping the bungee from having a constant pulling tension on your dog when it is not needed - It allows for an absorbed extension (60") for strong pulling dogs.
Designed with THREE seems of luminous reflective stitching that run the length of the leash and the 48" belt to ensure you stay safe and visible on your late evening runs. Tough, durable and weather resistant to hold up against even the most active of dogs.
2. Ruffwear Front Range Everyday Harness
Ruffwear gear is renowned for being super tough and durable. Secure design, strong stitching and comfortable for you and your dog.
This comfortable, everyday harness that is easy to fit and put on and has a customizable fit with four points of adjustment allowing for full range of motion.
It has a padded chest and belly panel for good load dispersion and comfortable, extended wear. Two leash attachment points: aluminum V-ring on the dog's back and reinforced webbing on the dog's chest. Comes in sizes from XXS - XL and multiple colours; Pink, Orange, Blue and Grey.
See related blog article: Best harness for dogs that pull.
3. TETON DOG Collapsible Water Bowl
The smallest Folding Waterproof Travel Bowl on the market, Folds small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
The water bowl easily fits in your pocket. Elastic straps allow you to attach it anywhere, Bike, Backpack, Leash even to your dog's Collar . Double Layered fabric for strength, 100% WATERPROOF, MACHINE WASHABLE (in HOT WATER), DRY IN YOUR DRYER (on any setting). 100% Made in the USA
4. Tuff Mutt - Dog Poop Bag Holder Leash Attachment
The Tuff Mutt Leash bag is the perfect leash accessory to take with you on your walks, runs or hikes.
The easy to use velcro straps attach to most nylon & rope leashes, including Flexi Leash and retractable leash handles. To avoid the bag sliding we recommend you secure one velcro strap through your leash handle and the other to the leash itself.
We've added an extra D-ring to the bag, should you find yourself needing to attach a set of keys, clicker, light or even tie off your poop bag until you can find your next trash can.
You won't even notice that it's attached to your leash. The bag is made with ripstop nylon that has a PVC backing and is made to last through all of your adventures. No more cracking or breaking like other poop bag dispensers.
5. Hydration Backpack
This hydration Pack is lightweight, breathable mesh fabric with a chest and waist strap for a snug fit. Backpack to fits Men and Women with Chest Sizes 27" - 50"
The 50 Oz./1.5 Liter Water reservoir bladder made from high quality and BPA-free flexible plastic. Easily cleaned by using warm water to rinse out the bladder. 3 Storage Pockets to safely carry your belongings along with you.
6. Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots
These are my favourite doggy running boots with unique Vibram non-marking outsole. The rugged lug design provides flexibility and traction on varied terrain.
Tightly woven air mesh is breathable while keeping dirt and debris out with low-light visibility with 3M reflective trim. Reliable, intuitive hook-and-loop cinch closure system keep the boots on while your dog runs.
Are you motivated to take you dog out yet?
Now that you know what the best gear for running with dogs is, give it a go. Start at your own pace and enjoy some time with your dog getting fit and having fun. Your dog will definately love you for it.