2018 Summer Gear Guide

Warm weather means road trips, outdoor fun, and plenty of sunshine. Make sure you and your Lab are prepared with the right gear and toys at the ready so that you can take full advantage of the long days and beautiful weather. The dozen items below range from practical to fun and will hopefully enhance the summer for you and your Lab, but they can be useful at any time of the year.

 

For Adventure…

Outward Hound DayPak

outwardhound.com

The DayPak™ is a day-tripping dog lovers’ delight that allows your pup to comfortably carry extra gear and essentials! A light-capacity pack featuring a saddlebag-style design, it’s ideal for both quick getaways and everyday errands with your dog. Enjoy the convenience and storage space of four expandable pockets – and, when you’re ready to roll, simply attach your pup’s leash directly to the DayPak’s D-ring clip. There are adjustable straps and breathable mesh harness for maximum comfort and fit. Reflective accents and vibrant colors enhance visibility. MSRP: $34.99

 

Alcott Explorer First Aid Kit

www.alcottadventures.com

Be prepared during any adventure with our explorer adventure first aid kit. It’s packed with helpful medical supplies for both pets and people. The kit will help with minor injuries, cuts, bites and stings. It will also help you stabilize your pet on the way to the vet in case of emergency. The portable design makes it convenient to keep in the car or put in your backpack. This forty-six piece kit includes a travel bag and fits nicely in a backpack or to stow in the car. MSRP: $29.99

 

Illumiseen LED Dog Collar

Available on Amazon.com

Vehicles will see your dog well in advance with this bright collar. It’s user-friendly, comfortable, and fully adjustable. Change the light between steady mode, rapid flashing, or slow flashing with just one click. Thanks to the easy-to-use clips, the LED dog collar is no hassle to put on. The USB rechargeable battery (cable included) gives five hours of illumination per one-hour charge. Order now with peace of mind due to our Lifetime Guarantee. Note: This is not waterproof. MSRP: $19.99

 

Canvasback Dog Swag Bag

www.canvasback.com

Take a drive, hike, shop, walk around town or hit the park. Keep yourself prepared with your bag loaded and ready to go at any time! The Swag Bag includes: travel tote bag, travel pouch, take anywhere bowl, dog toy, leash and poo bag dispenser. The travel tote bag is multi-functional and has two adjustable handles that can be three different lengths. It includes two web tabs in each corner that perfectly holds a plastic grocery bag and can be buckled around any headrest in your car for easy access, or use it as a reusable grocery bag or for any daily life purposes. This tote also includes a D-ring inside where you can attach your extra travel pouch. The pouch can be used to bring along food/treats for your pet or is a great option of holding a used poo bag when there is no garbage around. The take anywhere bowl can be used for food or water and folds up flat, taking up minimal storage space. You’ll get one squeaky dog toy for your furry friend to enjoy and a six-foot long leash with D-ring that you can attach the canvasback poo bag dispenser and/or travel pouch. All pieces are made with waterproof materials. All items are in a matching color set. MSRP: $59

 

Gumleaf USA Boots
www.gumleafusa.com

All-day comfort, quality and durability are the hallmarks of the Gumleaf USA boot for men and women. On your feet hours each day??  Our boots are especially designed with an air-cushioned heel and forefoot. Soles have deep, all-terrain grip. Gumleaf boots are still handmade in Europe using 85% natural rubber for durability. We offer neoprene lined styles (Royal Zip, Viking, Saxon and women’s Norse styles) for cool-to-cold weather and the premium fabric-lined Field Welly for mild-to-warm weather. The Royal Zip, our #1 selling style, are exceptionally easy to get on and off quickly.  The Vikings are specially designed for men and women with larger calf circumference.  Saxon, Norse and Field Welly are premium quality styles differing only in upper lining and color options.  All Gumleaf USA boots come with a 12-month warranty against manufacturing defects.  European (EU) 37 to 47 – US women’s size 6 to men’s size 13. MSRP: Varies

 

 

For Fun…

Floats My Boat Buoy Dog Toy

www.waggo.com

Oh buoy! This nautical dog toy is a fun way to keep your furry first mate entertained for hours. Available in sea-fetching bright colors, there’s sure to be a buoy that strikes the fancy of your salty paw. Made of durable, non-toxic rubber, it’ll float their boat (and in the water) for fun on the high seas! Available in yellow, fuchsia, blue, and mint. MSRP: $15

 

Chuckit Glow Ball

chuckit-toys.co.uk

Durable rubber ball glows in the dark to allow the game to keep going when the sun goes down. Graspable rubber ball made just the right size to use with Chuckit! launchers. Available in multiple sizes. Available at your local pet supplier. MSRP: $7.95 Large

 

 

 

S’mores Mutt Mallows

www.Lazydogcookies.com

S’mores! I used to get so sad when there was a campfire and I couldn’t munch on the perfect s’more with my humans. Then Mutt Mellows saved the day! As soon as mom opens the Sweetie S’mores Mutt Mellows bag, I know I’m going to be begging for “s’more” all day. They’re soft baked with a smoky roasted vanilla and carob aroma. There are six more flavors to choose from, too. 100% natural healthy treats for dogs. Wheat-corn-soy free! Made in the USA. MSRP: $7.99

 

 

For Home…

Dog Cooling Station, In the Company of Dogs

www.inthecompanyofdogs.com

A safe retreat where your dog will be protected from the hazardous effects of the heat, the cooling station can be used indoors or out. It’s easy to use: Just freeze the included Cool Pack with patented freezer gel overnight, insert into the aluminum chill plate, and place in the insulated base for eight hours of cooling relief, with no water or leaking. Durable, nonslip, easy-to-clean surface. Non-marking rubber feet. Made in USA. Includes one Cool Pack; add a second (sold separately) to always have one ready to use. Fits most large crates. Order anytime: 1-800-544-4595. MSRP: $199

 

ThunderShirt Sport

www.thundershirt.com

Stop problem barking, chewing, and anxiety in your dog the natural way. ThunderShirt Sport’s patented design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect. Designed for comfort, the breathable jacket features washable durable fabric, with contrasting trim and reflective logos for safer nighttime walks. Over 80 percent effective. Veterinarian recommended. Great for fireworks, storms, separation anxiety, travel and more. No training required. Completely drug-free. One hundred percent money-back guarantee. Custom embroidery available. X-Large recommended for Labrador retrievers. MSRP: $44.95

 

Symphony Pet All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop

www.bissell.com

The unique design of the BISSELL® Symphony™ Pet combines a pet vacuum with a pet steam cleaner giving you the ability to vacuum pet hair and debris and steam clean your hard floors at the same time.  Switch seamlessly between functions while cleaning with the Easy Touch Digital Controls™ so you can vacuum and steam clean at the same or separately based on your cleaning needs. Choose between washable mop pads for everyday messes or disposable Swiffer™ BISSELL® SteamBoost™ mop pads for pet messes you want to throw away. Keep your hands clean with the innovative Drop-IT™ tank emptying system. Plus, keep your pet friendly home free of harmful chemicals by using the power of steam to sanitize your floors – all you need is water. MSRP: $179

 

AquaPaw Bathing Tool

www.aquapaw.com

The Aquapaw Bathing Tool is the world’s first wearable combination sprayer-scrubber that can be turned on and off by simply making a fist. Stay in total control over your pet and the flow of water during the entire bathing process. Simply ‘Click’ ON and ‘Click’ OFF one-handed by making a fist and pressing button in center of the palm, allowing you to always keep one hand on your pet. Includes adapters to connect to either your shower or garden hose. Comes with an eight-foot hose. MSRP: $24.99

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