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Now’s the perfect time of year to enjoy outdoor activities with your pets, whether it’s a game of fetch in your yard or a long weekend camping trip. Personally, my dog and I really love hiking through the woods to our favorite secluded pond, where she can swim and chase ducks to her heart’s content.
However, you’re going to need some supplies if you want to make the most of your time outdoors. From potty bags to outdoor mats, these are some of the most popular and top-rated outdoor pet products that you can buy from Petsmart right now.
1. A dog life jacket for on-the-water adventures
If you’re taking your dog boating, canoeing, or on any other water expedition, it’s important to equip them with a life jacket for safety. This jacket from Arcadia Trail comes in sizes XS to 2XL for dogs of every size, and you can choose from two stylish colors, to boot. It features a handle on top so you can scoop your pooch up, if needed, and it even has reflective trim and webbing for improved visibility at night.
2. A collapsible water bowl to keep your furry friends hydrated
No matter if you’re hiking up a mountain or playing fetch in your yard, it’s essential to keep your pets hydrated when it’s hot outdoors. The Petmate Collapsible Dog Bowl is ideal for taking on the go, as its cool design folds flat for easy storage. It comes in two sizes and is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning, and it gets top marks from reviewers who say it’s great to hang on your belt or toss in your pack.
3. A ball launcher to elevate games of fetch
Some dogs like to go, go, go, and if your pooch never seems to run out of energy, you can tire them out a little better with the help of this ball launch. Chuckit! is known for their awesome dog toys, and this launcher will help you to send your dog’s ball soaring further with every throw, and its easy pick-up head saves you from having to touch a slobber-covered tennis ball.
4. A cozy seat cover to keep your car clean… or at least cleaner
One of my dog’s special skills is getting as dirty and wet as possible, no matter where we go, and there’s nothing worse than having to load a muddy dog into your clean car. However, you can save your seats from odors and stains with this bench seat cover. Just install it over the back seat of your car, and it will protect your vehicle from water, mud, stinky smells, and dog hair!
5. A harness that won’t get stinky when your dog plays dirty
Speaking of dirty dogs, you should definitely upgrade to this stink-free harness if you’re tired of washing your dog’s gear after every adventure. The waterproof design is covered with a porous plastic coating, preventing it from attracting bacteria that can cause odors. The bright orange color ensures you can always spot your pooch, and the lightweight aluminum hardware won’t bog down your dog as they play.
6. A cute tent where your pup can cool off
You can keep your dog cool—or just get a really cute Instagram picture—with this adorable doggie tent. The pup-sized tent will provide shade for your furry friends on hot days, and it comes with an easy-carry storage bag so you can pack it up and keep moving. It’s big enough to accommodate dogs of most sizes, and reviewers say their pups love hanging out in the covered space.
7. A doggie water bottle and bowl to bring on walks
If you’re trying to pack light, you might not want to carry both a water bottle and bowl for your dog. Luckily, this 2-in-1 water bottle has a silicone bowl attached, and you can simply flip it down, let your dog drink, then fold it back up for easy carrying. The bottle holds up to 27 ounces of water for your pup, and it even comes with a carabiner that you can attach to your belt or bag.
8. A life jacket with reflective trim
You can keep your dog safe while they’re playing in the water with this dog life jacket. The red vest comes in sizes XS to XL, and it includes reflective trim to ensure your dog can be seen at night. It might not seem special, but reviewers call it the “Cadillac of safety vests,” writing that it has more features than you ever knew you needed. If you want only the best for your pooch, this vest is definitely the way to go.
9. A leash that attaches to your waist to keep your hands free
You can keep your hands free and your dog secure with this unique leash, which attaches to your waist. The detachable leash is shock absorbent, and the included waistband has storage space for your keys, phone, waste bags, and even a water bottle. It features reflective stitching for nighttime safety, and it’s the perfect solution for hiking or any other activity when you don’t want your hands tied up.
10. A training collar with a ½-mile range
If you’re working on off-leash obedience with your pup, you can communicate with them with the help of this dog training collar. The collar offers stimulation, vibration, or tone settings, depending on what your dog is most receptive to, and the three-button handheld controller is simple and easy to use. The collar has a range of up to ½ mile, and reviewers say the high-quality design is worth the investment.
11. A durable toy designed for playing in the water
Kong toys are a favorite among many pet parents (myself included), thanks to their durable design, and this particular toy is designed for playing in the water. The Kong Aqua features a rubber Kong with an attached rope, allowing you to launch it into the water for your dog to retrieve. The toy floats so you dog can easily spot it, and they’re sure to want to bring this toy along every time you go to the beach, pond, pool, or river.
12. A travel-friendly outdoor mat where your dog can rest
Keep your pet comfy while camping with this outdoor dog mat, which rolls up into a compact, lightweight form. The water-repellant mat has a durable ripstop shell and polyfill interior for optimal comfort, and it rolls up quickly for easy packing. It’s a great solution for hiking, camping, or even just car rides with your pooch.
13. A durable floating disc for all-day play
We own this brightly colored flying disc, and it’s one of my dogs all-time favorites. The donut-shaped toy is perfect for tossing into the water, as it floats and is easy for dogs to spot. Plus, it’s incredibly durable, even if your dog loves chewing, and its lightweight design is convenient to carry around in your backpack or bag.
14. A cute waste bag dispenser to attach to your leash
Poop bag dispensers are more functional than anything else, but this dispenser is cute, too! It’s shaped like a fire hydrant, and it’s easy to attach to both standard and retractable leashes. It comes with two rolls of large poop bags that have double-sealed seams for strength, and reviewers say the dispenser is quite durable, even if you’re not gentle with it.
15. A doggie “backpack” so your pooch can carry their own supplies
Tired of carrying all your dog’s hiking supplies while they run ahead of you, unencumbered? With this cool harness, you can make your dog carry their own gear! It comes in two sizes, and there are small packs on either side of the harness where you can store towels, toys, or other must-have outdoor supplies. Plus, the bright green color ensures you (and other people) can always spot your dog, no matter where you go.
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