The daily dog walk is crucial to your canine dog’s health and wellbeing. On occasion, it can be swapped out for alternative indoor exercise on particularly frosty days when the weather poses hazardous to you both. However, exploring the outdoors allows for a greater range of movement and off-the-lead freedom.
Walks in winter can be a real struggle, so we’ve collaborated with Trespaws – outdoor clothing company Trespass’ high-performance dog brand – to bring you the most essential winter dog walking clothes and accessories for you and your best friend.
When those fresh frosty mornings make you want to stay in, there’s nothing better than wrapping up in a duvet-come-coat to ease the transition from bed to the back of beyond – so, why not pamper your pooch with the same? Offering superior protection and comfort, there are a variety of reflective, waterproof, insulated and hooded dog coats for sale at Trespaws. Our favourites include the Dogby, a down-padded dog jacket with a high warmth-to-weight ratio; and the Tia, one of their dog coats with legs that boasts anti-snowballing technology to prevent pain caused by ice sticking to their fur.
Keep safe and seen
Thanks to daylight savings, there isn’t just the weather to compete with. The rush to get your walks in before the daily chance at a dose of vitamin D disappears proves even more challenging in winter. It may seem obvious to reach for a handy head torch in those dark and dingy hours, but hands-free dog walking will still prove a struggle as you can’t always keep an eye on your mischievous mutt. Luckily, Trespaws offer a selection of reflective dog collars to make Spot easier to… well, spot!
After-care is just as important in maintaining the good health of your good boys and girls. It’s always a smart idea to keep a towelling mitt in your car. Thanks to the microfiber ones at Trespaws, not only will your precious pooch stay smelling fresh and looking pawsome, but as will your interiors. Drying your soggy doggy after walking in a winter wetland will warm them up faster and keep any lingering colds at bay, too.
Hydrating your hound is as essential as hydrating yourself (and your houseplants too, mind) – especially after exercise. Make sure there’s always something safe to drink by filling a four-legged-friendly container before you set off. Trespaws offers BPA-free water bottles and portable dog bowls that are sure to please a panting tongue.
Check out Trespaws for products designed to enrich the lives of both dogs and their owners. Trespaws products are available in a range of sizes from XXS for Chihuahuas and Malteses, all the way up to XL for Malamutes, German shepherds and the like.
Written by: Nat Green at Trespaws