Ruffwear Omnijore Joring System from Active Dog Gift Guide
Active Dog Gift Guide
Ruffwear Omnijore Joring System
For dog owners who take their best friend on all their adventures, the Ruffwear Omnijore Joring System enhances a long list of activities, from skijoring to mountainboard-joring, to skatejoring, bikejoring, and canicross. The system includes a dog harness, human hip belt with water bottle holder, and flexible towline. Available in three sizes, you can order additional dog harnesses if you are planning on hitting the trails with multiple pups.
Since some dogs don’t tolerate wearing booties when the mercury drops, Musher’s Secret offers a smart alternative. Originally developed for sled dogs, the dense barrier wax is applied to the dog’s paw pads to protect them from ice, slush, and snow. Because it provides a semi-permeable, non-toxic coating, perspiration can still escape through the toes even while your dog’s feet are shielded from the extreme winter elements.
$20 (200 grams); musherssecret.net
Go Dog Glo Stunt Runner Leash
Developed specifically for runners, the Stunt Runner waist leash allows you to run hands-free with your dog at your side. A flexible piece connecting you to your dog stretches from 34 inches to 44 inches in order to handle changing pace and terrain. What’s more, this leash features 3M Scotchlite reflective materials, making sure you’re seen by headlights up to 500 feet away. Stunt Puppy also makes a matching reflective collar to be paired with the leash for maximum safety while running in low-light conditions.
D-Fa Moon-Walker Jacket
Since winter means fewer daylight hours, it’s important to outfit your pooch with the same high-visibility gear you might wear yourself. Whether you’re going out for an early morning stroll or a late night run, the D-Fa Moon-Walker Jacket provides visibility up to 328 feet. Lightweight wind- and waterproof material with cut-away shoulders ensures your dog stays warm, dry, and comfortable no matter where the road may take you.
For dogs that need aggressive footwear to match that of their owners, the Grip Trex booties tout Vibram outsoles. For hiking, biking, running or skiing, sticky rubber lugs help the dog grip the ground on a wide variety of rugged terrain. Soft, pliable upper materials will protect the dog’s paws when the temperatures dip, but will still flex with their natural gait.
Mountainsmith K9 Cube
A unique storage system, the K9 Cube is perfect for travel near and far. Large enough to hold everything from food to treats to toys and other necessities, the various compartments will keep you organized. A PEVA-lined food container and collapsible dishes make mealtimes especially easy when you’re on the road.
The Guardian Adventure Lights
Adventure Lights come in five colors and can be attached to almost any collar or harness. A long-lasting bright light, they operate in flashing mode for 250 hours on a single battery. The light can be used to either keep track of your dog if you’re running in the dark with him or her off-leash, or as a safety device for navigating city streets after the sun goes down.
H2O4K9 Dog Water Bottle and Travel Bowl
An ingenious 9.5-ounce bottle-and-bowl combo, this product allows you to tote around your dog’s hydration essentials in one single unit. The lid, which serves as the bowl, is designed to fit a dog’s natural drinking style for on-the-go hydration.
Zuke’s Power Bones
Just as you need fuel when you’re on the run, so do dogs. Zuke’s Power Bones offer a healthy option for your canine friend, combining whole-food ingredients like fruits, nuts, coconut oil, oats, rosemary and turmeric. A perfect snack, Power Bones will keep your dog satiated and energized through any activity.
Made in Seattle, the Krebs Leash comes in both 4-foot and 6-foot varieties. Fashioned from durable, pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled nylon climbing rope, these leashes are up-cycled rather than recycled. When you buy a Krebs Leash, you not only get a functional, heavy-duty product, you also help keep the rope out of the landfill, benefiting both your dog and the environment.
$18.50 (4-foot), $19.50 (6-foot); krebsrecycle.com
Ruffwear Highlands Bed
Every active dog needs a comfortable place to sleep in order to wake up ready for the next day’s adventure. The lightweight, packable Highlands Bed provides just that. Designed for backcountry trips and weighing in at just 14 ounces, it comes with a stuff sack for easy portability. Made from recycled synthetic insulation, the high-loft bed will provide your pup with both comfort and protection from the ground.