Walking the dog
Jaws, our puppy loves walks. He is a curious little dog. Our walks are not only for potty breaks, but for exploring the rest of the world. So we spend a little more time outside and have to take with me a little more stuff than the usual.
I started using one of my shoulder bags to put all the stuff in, but it was just too cumbersome. The shoulder bag just kept falling off my shoulders especially when I bent down (e.g. to pick up his poop). Jaws is still new to the outside world and is still not trained on how to greet people the proper way. Against his wishes (he loves strangers), I try to keep him away from people. A bag that frees both of my hands would be great especially when I spend most of our walks trying to keep Jaws out of trouble. I’m an “out-of-the-way-bag” (e.g. backpacks) kind of gal anyway.
I finally found one. It’s not a dogwalker bag, it’s a running hydration waist pack from Camelbak. The straps are easy to adjust when other people walk Jaws. The bag is pretty comfortable to wear as well. Review of the hydration pack to follow.
Here are the things I usually take with me and stuff into the hydration waist pack:
- Camelbak podium water bottle filled with water for me and Jaws
- Collapsible bowl with carabiner
- Gel flask filled with hand sanitizer instead of energy gel
- Poopy bags and dispenser
I (meaning my husband) took photos of the whole contraption on me. I’m ready for war!