As glamour-filled as I wish my life was…I now spend a lot of my life in wellies. Since getting the woof, I have torn through a pair in about 4 months, so whilst I am currently awaiting the arrival of a new hardcore sexy pair from a lovely British company…which I hopefully will review them this time next year and tell you all how fabulous they are… I got to thinking about all the other dog gumpf that has weedled into our lives.
Here is our current dog walking ‘kit’….minus footwear and coat (if required).
Bumbag – This beauty was £4 from Primark form the MEN’S section, which P still refuses to believe. He also refuses to believe that I seriously considered the full blown leopard print version…. It was a serious NEED buy as when it got really hot this summer I realised I couldn’t carry everything in my shorts! I highly recommend a dog bag to anyone (who has a dog…otherwise that would be weird) as it is easy to store all your bits in one place for walkies…and I bum my bumbag.
Antibac Hand Gel – A must when dealing with the poop machines that are canines. they don’t always like to leave it nice and neat for you. This is a seriously yummy scented one that my lovely friend Whitney sends over from the US of A.
Poo bags – We use basics nappy bags. 15p for 100 in the baby aisle. Bargain. there is NO excuse for not picking up your poop. It drives me crazy when other owners don’t…mainly because Chekhov seems to think that poo is food…come on folks! I also have a swish little bag for them that I got in a welcome pack from our dog trainer.
‘Working’ blue lead – Chekhov wears this lead when we are ‘working’. Working constitutes any time I need his full and undivided attention, such as walking on the side of the road and training. His working lead is fixed to his collar, where as his fun lead is attached to his doggy harness.
Treat bag – it’s a bag we put treats in, as sommetimes he gets nice smelly things like sausage, that can make everything else pong.
Treats – Chekhov eats his regular kibble as treats because he loves it so much. We also do use tiny pieces of chopped up cocktail sauages and ham.
Clicker – I didn’t think this would change our lives as much as it has done. Clicker training Chekhov is honestly one of the best things I decided to do. It gives him so much confidence and we have gotten so much out of him through it. He has so mnay tricks under his belt and seems to feel much more in control in nervy situations as he knows what I expect from him once the clicker is in my hand.
Recoil Lead – This is Chekhov’s fun lead. He is getting to a better behaved stage where I barely use this anymore, but if we are in a strange place or there are other unfamiliar dogs around, we clip this 8m bad boy to his harness and let him run around. It is a great length that we can run around with him too!
Do you have a dog walking bag? If so…what’s in it?