Active dogs and finding the right accessories

Finding practical solutions to keep your dog fit and healthy

Have you ever struggled to find the perfect dog bed, harness or toy for your dog? Finding the right active dog accessories is important for both animals and their owners.

As a team of active dog owners, we understand the unique challenges in finding products suitable for active, sporting, working and assistance dogs.

Over the years, we’ve often struggled to source items for our pets. We need active dog accessories that are strong, comfortable and suitable for the animals we love, keeping them fit and healthy. Time and time again, we’ve had to trawl the internet and pet shops looking for items that are good quality and fit for purpose.

We’ve made both good purchases and several bad ones! So, together we’ve built a lifetime of experience of both working and living with active dogs. We’ve built up wealth of expertise in this field, knowing what works, and what doesn’t.

What is an active dog and how are they different?

We define active dogs are those breeds who are extra energetic – it also includes sporting, working and assistance dogs.

Active breeds have unique needs and behaviour patterns to other canines – they require more exercise and a different diet to help keep them in optimum health. Each breed was designed to do specific tasks and we know that the best way to keep them happy and healthy is to tap into their strengths.

These dogs – even more than their counterparts – crave physical activity. It’s instinctual and it’s up to us to encourage this and channel this energy effectively.

Unsurprisingly, active dogs often need different products too, to make the most of their energy. This can range from robust leads, specially adapted harnesses and specially adapted travel bowls.

Getting the right active dog accessories can make life easier for you and for your dog. Knowing that products are fully tested, technically designed and high quality gives dog owners peace of mind.

Active dog owners are different too

We also have insider knowledge about active dog owners themselves!

Most owners are:

  • Energetic, on a regular basis.
  • Enjoy being outdoors.
  • Have a good understanding of how keeping their dog active can reduce other problems.

Because of this, we know the health benefits for both pets and their owners are numerous, including weight loss, building strong bones and muscles.

Keeping dogs (and humans) fit and healthy

We truly believe that getting the right nutrition and active dog accessories for your dog helps keep your pet both fit and healthy – and can also help owners stay fit and healthy too!

Take, for example, the Julius-K9 IDC Powerharness. This is Europe’s best-selling dog harness and for good reason.

This product is supremely durable, secure and comfortable. It is available in different sizes, which means it suits most dogs and it can be worn all day – in addition, the harness has an innovative chest strap that follows the natural curves of the dog’s chest.

All this attention to detail, using quality materials, makes outdoor walks so much more enjoyable for both the dogs – and for us! It means that dog owners can venture for long walks, in the knowledge that their pet is comfortable and safe.

Active dog accessories – making life easier for dogs and owners

We also know the right active dog accessories can help keep your pet happy – which, in turn, makes life easier for dog owners too.

The Ruff and Tumble Classic drying coat has massive benefits for both you and your pooch.

We know there is nothing worse than attempting to dry four wet dogs with your best bath towels, only to find they are still damp for the rest of the evening!

Yet once all wrapped up in their Ruff and Tumble drying coats they are dry in just 30 minutes. The dogs are so much happier, the bath towels still clean and dry and the house doesn’t smell of damp dog. Even better, we usually wrap them straight after a walk and they dry out on the car journey home!

K9 Hero’s approach

We started K9 Hero in 2016 to bring a fresh approach to active dog accessories. We carefully source high quality items that are tested by our own canine heroes. Our dog testing team take their responsibilities very seriously and we only ever stock items that meet their approval.

The whole team is truly committed to testing and bringing you the highest quality products available – products that we’ve found underpin our priorities of keeping dogs both fit and healthy.

Are you looking for a product that will make life easier for you and your active dog? Let us know and we’ll try to help!

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