Bank holidays, milder weather and even the appearance of some sunshine all make for a nice day out with your pup.
But instead of worrying where might be dog-friendly or have a beer garden for you and your hound to hang out, why not prep some delicious food, roll up a blanket and head to your favourite park or seaside spot. In their latest column, Lead The Walk round up the latest must-have pieces and essentials for an awesome day out with your pup.
Crafted from 100% pure virgin wool, this beautiful Black Butte blanket will add a touch of class to your outdoor event. With its classic checked topside, waterproof reverse (handy for any picnic spillages) and practical roll up design, this super soft blanket is guaranteed to attract admiring glances from your fellow picnickers and provide a comfy corner on which your dog can snooze.
Leading the way when it comes to cool leather and rope collars, Found has introduced Hunter Green to their collection, an on-trend nod to the great outdoors which will look dashing on your handsome hound. Each collar is 100% hand made in the U.S with locally sourced leather and marine-grade rope and finished with a unique hand stamped tag.
Don’t get weighted down carrying a separate water bottle and food container on your day out, as Dexas has the perfect solution, one drink, one snack, same bottle. The first reusable bottle with two side-by-side chambers, simply flip open the lid to dispense treats or kibble, then pop open the cap top to pour a cool drink into a collapsible bowl. What could be easier?
The perfect partner to the Hunter Green leather and rope collar, this adjustable lead can be worn in a variety of different ways with several hands-free options – a handy asset for keeping your dog close by while you lay out your picnic or doze off in the sun. Dyed and crafted in Brooklyn, these much sought after U.S marine grade rope leads are finished with solid brass lockable carabiners on each end for additional safety.
Your pup will have hours of fun chasing and fetching the new Boz ball. Textured, squishy, lightweight and soft enough to be caught in your pup’s mouth, the Boz is designed for active dogs with a high play drive. More durable, squishy and safer than a tennis ball, these hi tech balls don’t contain any harmful glues or lead, are non-toxic and dishwasher safe.
After working up an appetite, your dog can tuck into the delights of this sweet ‘Pupnic’ hamper. Filled with tasty high quality, healthy treats including salmon and sweet potato bites, crunchy veggie crisps, and a yummy cheese pupbake, all to be washed down with a bottle of Drinkies – a herbal infused water especially for dogs. The reusable wicker basket comes complete with a fruity plush toy to keep your pooch happy while you sit back and relax.
Forgetting to bring your bottle opener will be a thing of the past with this brilliant ID tag from Australian pet outfitters, Pethaus. Made from antique brass, these super cool dog tags combine a bottle opener function with space for your important contact details should your pup ‘walkies’ further than they should.
Brought to you by our good friends at Ware of The Dog in Brooklyn, NY, these 100% lambswool hand knitted burgers are the perfect toy for picnic play with your pup. Made with all natural dyes, the production of these food inspired fair-trade toys provides vital employment to the craftswomen of Nepal.
As the sun goes down, brighten up your journey home with this stand out cotton harness in rescue orange. Made from 100% cotton and top stitched with industrial thread for added durability, this harness won’t fail to get you noticed.
A doggie first aid kit comes in super handy if your dog is prone to getting into scrapes when out and about. The skincare experts at Lila Loves It have come up with the perfect solution for treating minor wounds on the go with their organic wound ointment, micro silver spray, bandages, gauze and even a tick remover, all in a cute camping inspired tin.