By Coastal Pet Products Staff
Taking dogs on a walk is a great way to give them daily exercise. Along with getting a potty break, dogs are also mentally stimulated and gain awareness of the neighborhood. In addition, there’s no better stress reliever for owners than watching their dog’s eager interest and wagging tail.
Walking has numerous physical benefits for both owners and their dogs, such as maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the risks of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, according to the American Heart Association.
To help your clients make their daily dog walks a more enjoyable experience, it’s essential they have the tools that best fit their and their dog’s needs. With so many options online and in stores, this process can be quite confusing. As a trainer, you want to make sure dogs feel comfortable and safe during walks. While there is no perfect, single walking tool, these four recommendations will help you find the ideal one for your clients’ dogs.
Padded Multi-Function Leash
This seven-function leash is designed to give dog owners more control and versatility that goes beyond what a standard one-function leash can offer. It transforms into a standard leash, shoulder leash, double leash, double handle leash, or temporary tie out, meeting your needs with one solution. You are also able to adjust sizing as desired, from a 3-ft to 4-ft or 6-ft leash. Plus, it allows owners to walk two dogs at once. Check out all of the functions here.
Double-Handle Bungee Leash
Enjoying a walk with a dog obediently alongside is a dream for pet owners. The Double-Handle Bungee Leash is ideal for walking dogs in high-traffic areas. Featuring two durable, heavy-duty handles and bungee for gentle stopping, this leash gives dogs the freedom to roam and explore their surroundings while their owners have safe control of them. This leash provides added control and comfort to a dog walking experience, plus it’s backed up with the Coastal Pet Guarantee.
Walk Right! Harness
Many owners know the feeling: sore arms and shoulders after walking their dog because he won’t stop pulling. You could recommend a massage and a heating pad after the walk, but Coastal has a better solution. The Walk Right! Dog Harness prevents pulling and tugging, helping permanently end the tug-o-war struggle and return the fun for your client’s walks with their dog. Watch this video to see it in action.
Loops 2® Double Handle Dog Leash
A traffic leash allows owners to have prompt control of their dog when needed. It’s very handy for walking in big, crowded cities as well as for dogs who are reactive or are overly friendly. The Loops 2® Double Handle Dog Leashincludes an extra handle for added control when walking in high-traffic areas, enabling owners to shorten the leash length and keep a tight grip. When the second handle is not needed, it functions as a standard leash, giving a dog the freedom to explore, making it ideal to walk in safer areas, such as parks.