Dog spring essentials
Must Haves
Portable Water Bowl
Keeping your dog hydrated is important. Regardless of if you’re out for a neighborhood walk or going for a long hike, you always want to carry water for your dog. It’s best to avoid letting your dog drink from communal water bowls which can spread diseases between dogs. Instead, when on the go this spring, a portable water bottle or bowl is an easy way to make sure you always have fresh water for your dog.
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Highwave AutoDogMug Portable Dog Water Bottle & Bowl, Smoke, 20-oz bottle
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Highwave AutoDogMug Portable Dog Water Bottle & Bowl, Smoke, 20-oz bottle
Highwave AutoDogMug Portable Dog Water Bottle & Bowl, Smoke, 20-oz bottle
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Highwave AutoDogMug Portable Dog Water Bottle & Bowl, Smoke, 20-oz bottle
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SLSON Collapsible Dog Bowl
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SLSON Collapsible Dog Bowl
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SLSON Collapsible Dog Bowl
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PupFlask Portable Water Bottle | 27 or 40 OZ Stainless Steel | Convenient Dog Travel Water Bottle Keeps Pup Hydrated | Portable Dog Water Bowl & Travel Water Bottle For Dogs (27 Ounce, Quetzal Green)
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PupFlask Portable Water Bottle | 27 or 40 OZ Stainless Steel | Convenient Dog Travel Water Bottle Keeps Pup Hydrated | Portable Dog Water Bowl & Travel Water Bottle For Dogs (27 Ounce, Quetzal Green)
PupFlask Portable Water Bottle | 27 or 40 OZ Stainless Steel | Convenient Dog Travel Water Bottle Keeps Pup Hydrated | Portable Dog Water Bowl & Travel Water Bottle For Dogs (27 Ounce, Quetzal Green)
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PupFlask Portable Water Bottle | 27 or 40 OZ Stainless Steel | Convenient Dog Travel Water Bottle Keeps Pup Hydrated | Portable Dog Water Bowl & Travel Water Bottle For Dogs (27 Ounce, Quetzal Green)
Long Leash Line
If your dog is ready for spring explorations don’t leave home without a long line, which are longer than usual leashes and gives your dog the ability to move freely while keeping them safely tethered to you. They’re ideal for training outings where leashes are required, for dogs who are reactive or selective about other dogs, for dogs with a strong prey drive, and for dogs who don’t have reliable recalls.
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lynxking Check Cord Dog Leash Long Lead Training
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lynxking Check Cord Dog Leash Long Lead Training
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Hi Kiss Dog/Puppy Obedience Recall Training Agility Lead – 15ft 20ft 30ft 50ft 100ft Training Leash – Great for Training, Play, Camping, or Backyard – Black 15ft
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Hi Kiss Dog/Puppy Obedience Recall Training Agility Lead - 15ft 20ft 30ft 50ft 100ft Training Leash - Great for Training, Play, Camping, or Backyard - Black 15ft
Hi Kiss Dog/Puppy Obedience Recall Training Agility Lead - 15ft 20ft 30ft 50ft 100ft Training Leash - Great for Training, Play, Camping, or Backyard - Black 15ft
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Hi Kiss Dog/Puppy Obedience Recall Training Agility Lead – 15ft 20ft 30ft 50ft 100ft Training Leash – Great for Training, Play, Camping, or Backyard – Black 15ft
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Viper Biothane Working Tracking Lead Leash
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Viper Biothane Working Tracking Lead Leash
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Dog First Aid Kit
A portable first aid kit is a must for any dog owner. Canine first aid kits are necessary in case of a minor injury while you are out and about. One could also help you to stabilize your dog in the event of a serious injury until you can get to the veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic. Keep a pet-specific first aid kit in your car, your training bag, or a backpack for hiking.
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Kurgo Pet First Aid Kit
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Kurgo Pet First Aid Kit
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Adventure Medical Kits Dog Series Me & My Dog First Aid Kit
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Adventure Medical Kits Dog Series Me & My Dog First Aid Kit
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Adventure Medical Kits Dog Series Me & My Dog First Aid Kit
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ARCA PET Cat & Dog First Aid Kit
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ARCA PET Cat & Dog First Aid Kit
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ARCA PET Cat & Dog First Aid Kit
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Nice To Haves
Paw Cleaner
Spring is also known as the muddy season, meaning a lot of dirty paws will track through your house and car. A paw cleaner is a great way quickly remove dirt and debris before it gets everywhere. Keep one near your door or car for easy access post your outdoor adventure so you will at least have clean paws before giving your dog a full bath.
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Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner, Large, Blue
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Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner, Large, Blue
Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner, Large, Blue
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Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner, Large, Blue
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Anipaw Dog Paw Cleaner
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Anipaw Dog Paw Cleaner
Anipaw Dog Paw Cleaner
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Anipaw Dog Paw Cleaner
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Paw Plunger Medium for Dogs, Black
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Paw Plunger Medium for Dogs, Black
Paw Plunger Medium for Dogs, Black
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Paw Plunger Medium for Dogs, Black
Dog Raincoat
For dogs who don’t enjoy the rain, a pet-specific raincoat can make going to the bathroom in a downpour a little more enjoyable. They benefit you, too. Raincoats can help keep your dog’s body dry and prevent mud and dirt from the road from splashing up onto your dog, reducing mess and that wet dog smell. You can thank us later.
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HDE Dog Raincoat Hooded Slicker Poncho (Dinosaurs, Large)
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HDE Dog Raincoat Hooded Slicker Poncho (Dinosaurs, Large)
HDE Dog Raincoat Hooded Slicker Poncho (Dinosaurs, Large)
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HDE Dog Raincoat Hooded Slicker Poncho (Dinosaurs, Large)
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Frisco Rubber Ducky Dog Raincoat, Medium
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Frisco Rubber Ducky Dog Raincoat, Medium
Frisco Rubber Ducky Dog Raincoat, Medium
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Frisco Rubber Ducky Dog Raincoat, Medium
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Frisco Clear Vinyl Dog Raincoat, Large
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Frisco Clear Vinyl Dog Raincoat, Large
Frisco Clear Vinyl Dog Raincoat, Large
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Frisco Clear Vinyl Dog Raincoat, Large
Dog Backpack
Backpacks are a great addition to any spring outing. If you have a puppy or small breed dog, you may want to have the option of carrying your dog while out on hikes. Dogs can also wear a special dog backpack and carry some of their own toys or poop bags while out for a walk or hike.
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Outward Hound Daypak Dog Backpack Hiking Gear for Dogs, Medium, Blue
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Outward Hound Daypak Dog Backpack Hiking Gear for Dogs, Medium, Blue
Outward Hound Daypak Dog Backpack Hiking Gear for Dogs, Medium, Blue
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Outward Hound Daypak Dog Backpack Hiking Gear for Dogs, Medium, Blue
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IDOMIK Dog Backpack No-Pull Pet Harness
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IDOMIK Dog Backpack No-Pull Pet Harness
IDOMIK Dog Backpack No-Pull Pet Harness
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IDOMIK Dog Backpack No-Pull Pet Harness
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Kurgo G-Train Airline-Approved Dog Carrier Backpack , Black
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Kurgo G-Train Airline-Approved Dog Carrier Backpack , Black
Kurgo G-Train Airline-Approved Dog Carrier Backpack , Black
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Kurgo G-Train Airline-Approved Dog Carrier Backpack , Black
Flea and Tick Collar
With warm weather comes spring pests like fleas and ticks in most areas of the country. One option for preventing these buggers is wearable collars that repel fleas and ticks. You can find them in a variety of effective durations but note that swimming in water can make it less effective faster. But for most people, this is easier than dealing with sticky treatments.
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Seresto 8 Month Flea & Tick Prevention Collar for Large Dogs, 1 count
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Seresto 8 Month Flea & Tick Prevention Collar for Large Dogs, 1 count
Seresto 8 Month Flea & Tick Prevention Collar for Large Dogs, 1 count
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Seresto 8 Month Flea & Tick Prevention Collar for Large Dogs, 1 count
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TevraPet Activate II Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs
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TevraPet Activate II Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs
TevraPet Activate II Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs
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TevraPet Activate II Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs
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Arava Dead Sea Pet Spa Botanical Flea & Tick Dog Collar, 24.4-in
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Arava Dead Sea Pet Spa Botanical Flea & Tick Dog Collar, 24.4-in
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Splurges
Pet Bike Trailer
A fun way to get out with your dog this spring and enjoy the beautiful weather is to take a bike ride with your dog. There are bike baskets and trailers designed for dogs to ride along comfortably and safely while you peddle. While they may need some initial praise to be comfortable in it, praise and treats will help them look forward to the ride. Start with short and slow rides to visit places like their favorite park.
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Schwinn Rascal Bike Pet Trailer
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Schwinn Rascal Bike Pet Trailer
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Schwinn Rascal Bike Pet Trailer
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Barkbay Pet Carrier Bicycle Basket
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Barkbay Pet Carrier Bicycle Basket
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Barkbay Pet Carrier Bicycle Basket
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Retrospec Rover Waggin Dog & Cat Bike Trailer, Sun
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Retrospec Rover Waggin Dog & Cat Bike Trailer, Sun
Retrospec Rover Waggin Dog & Cat Bike Trailer, Sun
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Retrospec Rover Waggin Dog & Cat Bike Trailer, Sun
Backyard Agility Set
Spring weather is the perfect time to get you and your dog up and moving. Signing up for a beginner agility class is a great way to introduce your dog to the sport and you can also set up a backyard agility set at home. Use treats and toys to introduce your dogs to the obstacles and then set them up in courses to lead your dog through in the backyard.
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Better Sporting Dogs Agility A-Frame
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Better Sporting Dogs Agility A-Frame
Better Sporting Dogs Agility A-Frame
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Better Sporting Dogs Agility A-Frame
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HDP 18 Ft Dog Agility Training Open Tunnel
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HDP 18 Ft Dog Agility Training Open Tunnel
HDP 18 Ft Dog Agility Training Open Tunnel
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HDP 18 Ft Dog Agility Training Open Tunnel
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Ball Dynamics FitPAWS CanineGym Agility Kit
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Ball Dynamics FitPAWS CanineGym Agility Kit
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Ball Dynamics FitPAWS CanineGym Agility Kit
Outdoor Chase Games
If you have a dog who loves to chase squirrels in the backyard, you can channel your dog’s chase instinct in more productive ways. Chase comes naturally to many dogs, and it is a fun active game to get your dog up and playing. Simply set them up and watch your dog go running after the attached “flag.” It’s possibly the easiest way to tire out your dog.
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Swift Paws Home Remote-Control Capture-The-Flag Toy for Dogs
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Swift Paws Home Remote-Control Capture-The-Flag Toy for Dogs
Swift Paws Home Remote-Control Capture-The-Flag Toy for Dogs
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Swift Paws Home Remote-Control Capture-The-Flag Toy for Dogs
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Interactive Flirt Pole Toy for Dogs Chase and Tug of War
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Interactive Flirt Pole Toy for Dogs Chase and Tug of War
Interactive Flirt Pole Toy for Dogs Chase and Tug of War
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Interactive Flirt Pole Toy for Dogs Chase and Tug of War
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Squishy Face Studio Flirt Pole V2 with Lure Dog Toy, Purple & Blue Tie Dye, Regular
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Squishy Face Studio Flirt Pole V2 with Lure Dog Toy, Purple & Blue Tie Dye, Regular
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Squishy Face Studio Flirt Pole V2 with Lure Dog Toy, Purple & Blue Tie Dye, Regular
Dog Activity Tracker
Is your dog getting more exercise this time of year? An activity tracker is a fun way to monitor how active your dog is during the day. With an activity monitor, you can set an activity goal for your dog’s daily level of movement and track how frequently your dog meets their goal. You can even compare your dog’s movements to dogs of the same breed all over the country or in your local area. Some activity trackers have a built-in GPS monitor for added safety.
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Fi Series 2 GPS Tracker Smart Dog Collar, Blue, Large: 16 to 22.5-in neck, 1-in wide
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Fi Series 2 GPS Tracker Smart Dog Collar, Blue, Large: 16 to 22.5-in neck, 1-in wide
Fi Series 2 GPS Tracker Smart Dog Collar, Blue, Large: 16 to 22.5-in neck, 1-in wide
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Fi Series 2 GPS Tracker Smart Dog Collar, Blue, Large: 16 to 22.5-in neck, 1-in wide
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FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness Tracker for Dogs | Waterproof, Small & Leightweight (10 g) | Not a GPS Tracker
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FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness Tracker for Dogs | Waterproof, Small & Leightweight (10 g) | Not a GPS Tracker
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness Tracker for Dogs | Waterproof, Small & Leightweight (10 g) | Not a GPS Tracker
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FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness Tracker for Dogs | Waterproof, Small & Leightweight (10 g) | Not a GPS Tracker
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Whistle Go Explore Dog GPS Tracker, Gray
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Whistle Go Explore Dog GPS Tracker, Gray
Whistle Go Explore Dog GPS Tracker, Gray
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Whistle Go Explore Dog GPS Tracker, Gray

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