Leo is our White Siberian Husky that we adopted from a local animal shelter in 2010. He has used and tested many dog gadgets since then and these are the only ones that made the cut. We’re not the type of dog owners to buy every cool dog gadget that comes out. These are the basics that Leo needs to stay hydrated, comfortable, happy and well fed. Big or small, these must have dog gadgets are great for dogs of all sizes and breeds. If you are interested in any of these dog gadgets, you can find them in our store or at the bottom of this post.
Must Have Dog Gadgets
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.
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 full review of the Web Master.
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.
We never go anywhere without Leo’s collapsible water bowl. It’s light weight, easy to carry and dries quickly.
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. (Link to REI Adventure Dog Pack)
We got the seat cover to protect the Jeep Wrangler, but it’s become Leo’s favorite gadget. 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.
Feel free to leave a comment and share your dog’s favorite gadgets. If you’re interested in learning more about how we full time with Leo, head over to our post about Full Time RVing with Large Dogs.