Leo is our White Siberian Husky that has been part of our family since 2010. He has been traveling in an RV since 2015. These are the Best Dog Gadgets that made the cut after many years of use.

The Best Dog Gadgets for Traveling


All the gadgets mentioned in the video above are listed in this post. Big or small, these must have dog gadgets are great for dogs of all sizes and breeds.

Keep in mind, we’re not the type of dog owners to buy every cool dog gadget that comes out.

These are the best dog gadgets that Leo needs to stay hydrated, comfortable, happy and well fed.

1. Kong Extreme

As first time Husky owners, we had no idea how strong and destructive Leo could be. Leo destroyed countless toys that claimed to be sturdy enough for a Husky, until we found the Kong Extreme. Not only is this toy sturdy, but it’s a good mental workout for Leo.

2. Ruffwear Web Master Harness

We put the harness on Leo when we go hiking or just out on a new adventure. Leo has no problem walking in the harness and seems to enjoy having it on. Now that Leo is getting older, the handle on the harness allows us to help him when he needs it. If you’re interested in learning more about the harness, check out our Dog Harness Review.

3. Vittles Vault

Leo’s a big boy with a healthy appetite. His organic grain-free dog food comes in 40 pound bags. To prevent critters from getting in and to keep the food fresh, we store it in the Vittles Vault container. These containers come in all sizes including the 40 pound version that we have.

4. Ruffwear Bivy Bowl

We never go anywhere without Leo’s collapsible water bowl. It’s light weight, easy to carry and dries quickly. It’s one of the best dog gadgets for traveling, walking or hiking.

5. Ruffwear Dog Pack

The dog pack serves as Leo’s storage bag and adventure pack. When we go on a long hike that requires Leo to carry some gear, we use the dog pack. Otherwise, it’s used to store all his toys and gadgets in one place. The REI Adventure Dog Pack is no longer available. The Ruffwear Approach Pack is a good alternative.

6. Ruffwear Dirt Bag Seat Cover

Protect the inside of your vehicle with this seat cover. Plus, your dog will appreciate it too! In the hammock configuration, Leo is more comfortable in the back seat and if we have to make a quick stop, he doesn’t fall off the seat. We also find him sleeping in the back seat now that he has his hammock.

7. Pet Lover’s Dog Leash

This heavy duty dog leash comes with a handle lined with neoprene making it very comfortable to hold. Made from a double thick nylon, it’s very durable yet lightweight.

What are some of your favorite dog gadgets?

Related: Full Time RVing with Large Dogs