Explore our Collection of Must Have Dog Walking Accessories

 

Dogs are more than just pets; they’re members of our family and some of our best friends.

One of the best things about having a dog is they help us get more exercise. Numerous studies have shown that dog owners tend to get more exercise than those who don’t own a pooch. This is particularly true in the winter, when it’s often harder to motivate ourselves.

Dogs are usually keen to go walking in any weather, and their enthusiasm can be extremely contagious! Having a dog can also benefit our health in a myriad of other ways.

Interacting with dogs has also been shown to reduce our levels of stress and lower blood pressure.  Did you know that petting a dog releases oxytocin? This is the hormone associated with bonding and relaxation, which can help alleviate anxiety and promote feelings of well-being.

How do I find the best walking equipment for my dog?

When looking for products like leashes, harnesses and collars, it’s vital to consider your pet's comfort but also how easy accessories are to use. Here are just a few tips for finding the perfect walking accessories:

Firstly, consider your dog’s unique needs. You want to look at their size, breed, age and any special requirements. For instance, some larger dogs might need sturdier leashes and harnesses, while smaller breeds might benefit from softer materials.

Remember, leashes come in various materials, lengths, and styles.  Nylon leashes are durable and come in different lengths, while retractable leashes offer flexibility but may not be suitable for training. For strong pullers, consider a no-pull harness or a leash with a padded handle for your comfort.

A comfortable harness can be key for your dog’s comfort, and yours.

 

Harnesses distribute pressure more evenly across your dog's body compared to collars, reducing the risk of neck strain. When buying this kind of product, it’s important to look for adjustable straps and padded materials for maximum comfort, especially during long walks.

They can also offer a range of other benefits. Harnesses provide better control over your dog, especially if they tend to pull on the leash. The harness distributes pressure more evenly across the dog's body, reducing the risk of injury compared to traditional collars, which can strain the neck and throat.

Harnesses are particularly recommended for smaller breeds. They’re also ideal dogs with more delicate throats and necks to prevent injury.

However, they can also be helpful for larger or stronger dogs who might be prone to lunging or pulling, as they offer more stability and control.

Did you know that harnesses can be useful tools for training purposes? They allow for easier handling during obedience training, leash manners or other behavioral training exercises.

Many dogs find harnesses more comfortable than collars, especially those with respiratory issues, such as brachycephalic breeds like pugs or bulldogs. Harnesses avoid putting pressure on the neck and throat, making walks more enjoyable for the dog.

Have a dog that’s an escape artist?

Some dogs are skilled at slipping out of collars, particularly if they're agitated or excited. A properly fitted harness can be more secure and reduce the risk of escape.

Before browsing our collection of harnesses, measure your dog's chest girth and neck size to find the right size. The leash should be long enough to give your dog room to explore but short enough to maintain control.

Cocopup has must-have accessories made from the finest materials.

When you have a dog as part of your family, you want to invest in high-quality accessories that can withstand regular use and all kinds of weather.

You can be assured that all our leashes and harnesses have sturdy stitching and are made using durable materials, with strong hardware to prevent breakage or fraying.

We also have bags which are especially designed for walkies.

That includes a range of poop bags to make the whole process more convenient. Disposing of a dog’s waste is one of the least enjoyable parts of owning a dog. However, we love our furry friends so much, it’s always worth it.

Among our range are also Walking Bundles that make wonderful gifts for dog lovers.

If preferred, you can even build your own bag so that it reflects your unique tastes. You get to choose the pattern on the strap, with many attractive designs to choose from. These bags are made from a water-resistant and wipeable material that makes them easy to keep clean.

You might want to introduce your dog to new accessories gradually. It can help to allow your dog to sniff and explore the new equipment before using it on walks, and use positive reinforcement such as treats or praise to associate the accessories with a positive experience.

If you’re looking for must-have dog walking accessories, check out our latest collections today. Or don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team for more information.