Hiking with your dog can be great fun, but it also requires some preparation. The weather can change very suddenly, especially during spring or fall. If you don’t prepare properly, you might get wet and cold.
Choosing the best lead and raincoat for hiking with your dog will help keep them safe and comfortable in any conditions, and there are a number of considerations to keep in mind when choosing a Hurtta monsoon dog coat. These include:
- The Type of Dog
The first consideration when choosing a lead and raincoat is the type of dog that you have. There are many different breeds of dogs, each with its own characteristics. Some breeds are more active than others, so they may require a heavier-duty lead and raincoat. Other breeds are less active, so they may be able to handle lighter-weight leads and raincoats.
- Weather Conditions
Weather conditions can also play an important role in determining what kind of lead and raincoat you need. For example, if you live in a place where temperatures drop below freezing at night, then you should consider purchasing a waterproof jacket for your dog that comes with extra insulation, as well as protection from the rain.
- How Active Your Pooch Is
If your dog is an active one, then you will want to make sure that he has enough room to move around while wearing his lead and raincoat. This means that you will need to choose a lead and raincoat that allows him to move freely without getting tangled up in the leash, and that reduces the risk of overheating during physical activity.
Types of Lead
In addition to rain jackets, a good lead is important for your dog's safety and wellbeing. There are a number of types of lead available, including:
- Collar and Lead
A collar and lead are probably the most common type of lead used by dog owners. It consists of a collar attached to a length of rope or chain. A lead keeps your dog close to you, allowing you to control how far away he gets from you.
A harness is another popular choice among dog owners. Harnesses come in several styles, such as chest harnesses, which attach directly to your dog’s chest; slip harnesses, which attach to your dog’s front legs; and double harnesses, which connect both your dog’s front legs together.
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A flexi-lead is similar to a collar and lead, except that it doesn’t have a chain or rope connecting the two parts. Instead, it uses a flexible cord made out of nylon or polyester. Flexi-leads are usually easier to use than traditional collars and leads, as they allow you to adjust the length of the cord to fit your dog’s size.
- Slip Lead
A slip lead is similar to a harness, except that it attaches to your dog's side leg instead of his chest. Slip leashes are often preferred by owners of dogs who tend to bolt, as there is no risk that your dog will be choked by the lead as they try to escape. Shop our ancol slip lead.
There are many factors to take into account when choosing a lead and raincoat for your dog - these are important pieces of equipment. Here at Hill and Hounds, we have a great range of outdoor equipment for your perusal, ensuring that you find the perfect fit and kit for your pooch.