Our apartment has tons of dog items scattered around since VInnie is apparently a very spoiled dog (but can you blame us, he’s just so adorable). But we’ve definitely found some things that we couldn’t see having a dog without them. And today I’m sharing my three favorites!
This was the perfect leash when Vinnie was able to run with me and I’m still using it now. It’s the perfect leash for walks in the rain since it leaves my hands free to hold an umbrella (and still have my Garmin count steps). We haven’t used it yet for hiking but I’m sure it would work great for that too so Vinnie can do some extra sniffing without pulling me around as much. Plus it’s a local company (we’ve driven past their HQ many times!)
We only just got VInnie some collapsible dishes and I wish we had them sooner! They’ve been so nice on longer walks during the summer since they don’t get in the way and it’s so much easier to give VInnie a drink from them (especially since not all the water fountains have a doggy bowl attached). Plus they worked perfectly while camping because they are so easy to clean (we did find they are too small for the amount of food he gets at each meal though).
We’ve been using a Kong to keep Vinnie occupied while we eat since he was a puppy. We simply fill it with dog food, break a bone treat in half to plug up the hole and Vinnie works on knocking it around to get his food. We also give it to him in his kennel (although he usually doesn’t touch it now until he’s out but it was the best way to keep him occupied when we first leave and wear him out mentally).