Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors with your furry friend. Whether you're planning a hiking adventure or a yummy picnic, spending quality time with your pooch in nature is the best way to spend summer! However, it's important to be prepared and ensure that your outing is safe and enjoyable for both you and your canine companion. In this blog post, we'll cover everything you need for a paw-fect summer hike/picnic with your pooch, so you can make lasting memories together.
What to wear?
When going on a hike or a long walk you need to make sure you are prioritising comfort and functionality. ACAI outdoor wear is both practical and stylish to make you feel comfortable on those summer walkies One of our essentials for a long dog walk is a good quality pair of leggings. ACAI’s On The Go leggings are perfect. Made with pet hair resistant material, UV protection and protection from bites, squat proof, they have an anti-slip waistband and are available in 4 colours and 2 leg length options! Another must for long summer walks is a Breathe Tee. ACAI Tee’s are Breathable with a pointelle perforation design, seamfree so there’s no risk of chafe, antibacterial which helps manage odours and are available in 3 colours to go with any outfit!
We all know the British weather can be so unpredictable in summer so sometimes its hard to know what to wear so with ACAI Freedom Mid-layer which is Made with recycled polyester, moisture-wicking, high funnel neck, available in 3 colours and is perfect to wear as a base layer on cooler days or layer over tee/vest. And for those rainy summer days, ACAI have the perfect solution, their Showerproof Popover is Lightweight, Super breathable, Light wind protection and Packs away neatly into its pocket!
Essentials for your pup!
Research Pet-Friendly Trails and Parks: Before embarking on your summer hike, make sure to research and choose a trail or park that is pet-friendly. Look for areas that allow dogs. This will ensure a hassle-free outing and prevent any unexpected surprises along the way. Also make sure its not too hot for your pup, use this chart to know when it's too hot for a walk this summer!
Pack Essential Supplies: Just like you, your pooch needs essential supplies to stay comfortable and safe during your hike or picnic. To help you carry everything your pup might need on their walk the Cocopup Dog Walking Bag is essential for any walk! Plenty of space and multiple pockets to keep everything neat and ordered within the bag. Here's a list of items to pack:
Leads and Harness: Cocopup has a huge range of Dog Harnesses, Collars and Leads in lots of fun prints and stylish textures. We like to ensure both style and practicality when choosing your dogs walking accessories
Doggy First Aid Kit: Prepare for any minor injuries or mishaps by packing a first aid kit specifically for your furry friend. Include items like bandages, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, and any necessary medications.
As responsible dog owners, cleaning up after our pups is super important. Pack biodegradable waste bags to maintain the cleanliness of the trails and parks. Pooch & Mutt have some great Planet-Friendly Poop Bags, which fit perfectly in the Cocopup Dog Walking Bags!
Dog ID Tags: Ensure your dog wears an ID tag with up-to-date contact information. This will help in case your furry friend gets lost during the adventure. Cocopup have a range of ID tags that match your pup's harness sets!
Additionally, consider a lightweight doggy shirt, cooling vest or wet Bandana to prevent overheating.
Snacks and Treats
What's a picnic without some tasty treats? Pack some dog-friendly snacks and treats to reward your pooch during breaks or at the picnic spot. Opt for healthy options that are easy to carry and won't spoil in the heat. Pooch & Mutt have the most amazing selection of doggy treats! A few of our faves are the Smokin' BBQ Burgers Beef Jerky an ideal high-value reward for walks and picnics. Pooch & Mutt's Probiotic Meaty Treats are a perfect treat to take on the go. Grain-free wet food pouches by Pooch & Mutt are your dog's own hiking picnic in an enviro-friendly carton!
Fun & Games
Have Fun Interactive Toys: Keep your dog entertained during the hike or picnic with interactive toys. Bring a frisbee, a Tennis Ball, or some Bubbles. These toys will not only provide mental and physical stimulation for your pooch but also enhance the bonding experience between you and your furry friend.
With the right prep and supplies, a summer hike or picnic with your pooch can be a wonderful adventure. Remember to prioritise your dog's comfort, safety, and well-being throughout the outing. By following these tips, you're sure to have a paw-fect summer experience and create cherished memories with your beloved four-legged companion.
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