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Adventurous dog swimming with a life vest on in a lake near Sedona Ranch in Odessa, Texas

HOW TO GEAR UP YOUR OUTDOORS-LOVING PUP

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What’s better than your two favorite things – your dog and the great outdoors? The answer is nothing! If you and your pup can’t get enough of being outside together, consider investing in gear that helps protect them and keeps the good times coming. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor accessories for dogs.

The Water-Obsessed

For the belly-flopping, paw-paddling, splish-splashing pup, the No. 1 gear we recommend is none other than the Hurtta Life Savior jacket. Even the most natural-born swimmer can tire and will benefit from an extra layer of protection out in the water. This life vest’s sleek, form-fitting figure allows your dog maximum movement – and maximum fun – while three adjustable straps for a snug fit and a lightweight buoyant padding helps put your mind at ease.

The Run-Aholic

Whether you and your pup are trail runners or enjoy hitting the pavement, it’s a good idea to think about your exercise buddy’s most important running tool – their paws. Dog’s paw pads are much like horse hooves. They’re sensitive, soft, and not meant to rub against hard surfaces for extended amounts of time. A well-fitted doggie shoe is just the answer. Enter the Canine Equipment Ultimate Trail Boot. Made from recycled rubber, these shoes are designed to improve traction on any surface you and your pup brave. Take a few days of short, indoor sessions to get your four-legged friend used to wearing them and then try out a short run before using them consistently. Trust us, your pup’s paws will thank you for it!

The Camping Champ

Sometimes keeping an eye on our adventure partner is harder than we’d like to admit. Camping can take a lot of hands – setting up the tent, cooking meals, prepping for day hikes. The Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch is a genius tool that lets your pup explore freely and safely on a pulley system while you take care of your camping duties. Using climbing-inspired components, all you have to do is strap up between two trees or to a single post and your pup can roam about, sniff, and chew sticks to their heart’s desire. Now that’s the life.

Looking for more outdoor tips or life hacks? Check out the Sedona Ranch blog for plenty more!

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