The Great British summer has arrived – and what more fun is there to be had than an adventure with your dog?
Whether it’s in the garden, on the beach, or a trip on rugged terrain, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors with your pup. We have looked at what our customers are buying, so we can give you our comprehensive guide to the top Your Dog’s Club products to make the most of your summer.
If you’re looking for dog food, dog toys, dog towels or even dog drying bags (because summer fun can get messy!), we have something for every summer situation.
In the garden
With some travel restrictions still in place, the word for 2022 is ‘staycation’.
So, whether you are staying at home or have booked a dog-friendly retreat in our green and glorious land, garden play with your dog is always great fun. Why not make it even better with these?
All For Paws Chill Out Splash and Fun Dog Pool
Paddling pools are not exclusive to the kids; the dogs love them too! What better way for your dog to cool down on a balmy summer’s day than by launching themselves into litres of water and splashing away to their heart’s content? No need to worry about those claws tearing through either, this fun dog pool is made of extra tough PVC… AND it has an anti-slip bottom to ensure your dog’s water play is not just great fun but also safe.
KONG Bellyflops Octopus
Why not turn your outside space into an octopus’s garden where your dog can play in the shade? The KONG Bellyflops range of durable dog toys can bring hours of fun whether you are inside or outside. They are also perfect for playing in the water – this range is not just floatable but, with its spinning design and a squeaker (what dog doesn’t love a squeaker?), this will bring extra stimulation to their play time. Enriching dog toys such as this bring huge benefits to your dog’s mental wellbeing.
For more ways to keep your pup cool in the warmer weather, have a paw through the best summer tips for your dog.
Travelling with your dog
It’s holiday time. Your dog-friendly accommodation awaits your arrival, the car is packed with everything but the kitchen sink… you just need to pop the dog in and you’re good to go!
Even so, travelling a long distance with your dog can be quite a daunting experience. To make things easier, we have put together our best travel products to keep you and your dog safe during the journey.
Henry Wag Car Seat Hammock
The Henry Wag Car Seat Hammock is a safe haven for your dog while they are travelling to their adventure destination. Designed to prevent your dog from falling off the seat and unceremoniously landing in the footwell, the hammock has handy straps to loop over the car headrests and keep the side panels in position. Not only that, but it has several storage pockets too, so you can keep all your doggo’s accessories in one place. There are also specially designed access slots that allow you to secure your travel harness to the seat belt. And if that wasn’t enough, it also protects your car seats from mud, sand, pet hair, and any other form of the outside that your furry friend normally likes to share with your upholstery.
Don’t fret if you need the back seat for the human kids; we have a full range of similar products for the front seat, and the boot too!
Bunty Dog Seat Belt Restraint Clips
Don’t forget to CLICK CLACK FRONT AND BACK, and that includes the dog too. It is your legal duty to not only ensure the safety of your human passengers, but also that of your furry ones too. When driving with your dog as a passenger, you must make sure that they are clipped in to not only keep them safe, but to prevent them crashing into you should you need to brake suddenly (or, in the worst case scenario, you are involved in an accident). These simple but funky Dog Seat Belt Restraint Clips will do just that. Adjustable in length and available in several colours, you can always keep your dog safe. To prevent serious neck injuries, we do recommend that these are used with a harness only. We have a great selection of them too!
Dexas Popware Snack-Duo Travel Bottle & Bowl
If the dog could talk, you know that during the journey they would be joining in with the excitable chatter of “are we nearly there yet?”, “I need the loo!”, and the favourite of all passengers, “I’m hungry, and I need a drink!”. While we can’t help with the first two, we can certainly help with the food and drink situation. The Dexas Snack Duo has two watertight chambers, one for water and the other for food – so when your dog is ready for some food, just flip each side open and dispense into the collapsible cup that comes with it. They aren’t just perfect for the journey, but also brilliant for your adventure days when you are out and about.
If you’re heading out on a road trip, why not check out the best dog-friendly motorway services before you leave, and plan the best pup-friendly pit stops?
Out and about
The best part of being a dog pawrent are the outdoor adventures you can have with your four-legged friend. Whether it’s a day at the beach, climbing a mountain, or a relaxing walk along the river, that bonding time with your dog is magical. We want to make sure that you make the most of those memory-making moments, so here are our most popular products for adventure days.
Ruffwear Switchbak Harness
The Switchbak harness is specifically designed for outdoor adventures and even has its own pockets so your dog can carry their own treats and poop bags! It is lightweight and padded to ensure great comfort for your dog. It also has a padded handle for comfortable lift should you need to pick your dog up. If your adventure lasts into the evening, the jackets are reflective, ensuring visibility in low light.
Beco Pets Unscented Compostable Poop Bags
While we are on the subject of poo bags, our most popular range also happens to be the most environmentally friendly. While we take in the beauty of our surroundings, we owe it to Mother Nature to do what we can to protect it. The Beco range of compostable poop bags are large in size and very strong. They are made from natural plant-based materials so when you pop them in the bin, you can relax in the knowledge that they will quickly break down and there will be no environmental impact either.
Henry Wag Drying Coat and dog towels
Whether it’s a day at the beach or messing about by the river, at some point the dog is going to be soaked. It’s inevitable, and we have the perfect product to dry them down and keep them snug. Made from advanced microfibre, these dog coats and towels dry your dog faster than a normal dog towel. The advanced microfibre quickly wicks the water away from the dog’s fur coat, leaving them feeling as fresh as a daisy.
Dexas Popware Pooch Pouch Treat Bag
You’ve got the treats and, if you haven’t opted for the fantastic Ruffwear Switchbak Harness, you still need somewhere to store them. The Dexas Popware Pooch Pouch Treat Bag is the ideal solution. With its handy clip, just attach it to your belt or clothing, keeping your hands free to treat your dog!
Looking for inspiration for your next doggy day out? Take a look at the UK’s best dog walks and sniff out some new trails together.
Every holiday for your dog is a self-catering affair, so don’t forget to pack the dog food. At Your Dog’s Club, we sell a wide variety of dog foods. We base our choices of food on nutritional value, and we work with All About Dog Food to ensure we are only selling the best for your dog. We have many brands of dog food; some you will know well and others you may not have heard of yet. Our most popular ranges are Essential and Eden. Both of these dog food brands have the highest nutritional value, but also come in a variety of flavours and bag sizes. The 2kg and 3kg size bags are perfect to pop in the car and won’t take up too much room. If you feel that your dog would benefit from changing food, you can contact one of our experts who will happily help you choose the right food for your dog, and we can even organise some free samples.
If you fancy treating yourself and your pup to a slap-up meal on holiday, check out the best dog-friendly pubs and places to eat in the UK.
Those are the Your Dog’s Club top 10 dog products for the summer of 2022! All that is left for you to do now is take note of your exclusive Canine Cottages Discount Code: CAN021.
Visit www.yourdogsclub.co.uk, sign up as a Waggy and then place your order to receive 15% off.
After that, the very last thing that you and your dog need to do is go and make some magical memories, and look back at the summer of 2021 as one of the best you had together! When your dog delivers unconditional love to you, let us deliver unconditional love to your dog.
Sniff out your favourite dog-friendly cottage and and start planning your summer adventure together.
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