We have compiled a list of 10 dog walking essentials that are sure to please your pooch (and owner!).

Whatever the weather, your four legged friend needs a walk. Regardless of torrential rain, frosty mornings or deep snow, dogs still need to be exercised. Having the right dog walking kit will help to keep you and your faithful hound warm and dry, and make sure the mud stays outside!

1. Dog drying coats and mitts

dog drying mitts

If your dog loves to swim you will know all too well that afterwards they will manage to make everything muddy and wet! Ruff and Tumble Dog Drying Coats are made from a soft towelling fabric which are perfect for drying off and warming up your mucky pup after a muddy walk or bath-time. We stock a variety of sizes for small, medium and large dogs.

Ruff and Tumble Dog Drying Coats
Dog Drying Mitts

2. Toys for training

eco dog toy

Toys are ideal for exercising and as a reward while training your pup. We stock a variety of Green and Wild dog toys which are 100% biodegradable and extra tough. Made from recycled jute, a natural and highly durable material – your pet is sure to love these eco-friendly toys.

Desmond the Duck Dog Toy
Crinkler Dog Toy

3. Essential dog walking accessories

dog walking slip-on lead

foldable dog water bowl

We have a range of accessories that will make owning a dog easier and safer. From clip or slip-on leads to reflective dog coats and tick removers to folding water bowls, we have everything you might need. Browse our full collection of dog walking accessories for pets and owners.

Ruff & Tumble Slip Lead
Jack Pyke Deluxe Folding Dog Bowl

4. Treats

natural antler dog chew

natural beef dog chews

Green and Wild have created a range of 100% natural dog treats and chews that are great for training (or just spoiling!) your four-legged friend. The 100% naturally air dried treats offer a boost to joint health, are chemical, preservative and additive free. The antler dog chews are made from naturally shed deer antler and are packed with minerals and nutrients to help keep your dog healthy and are great for their teeth too.

Beef Jerky Chews
Lucky Duckies Natural Dog Chews
Antler Dog Chews

5. Travel dog tinTravel dog tin kit essential


The perfect gift for anyone who has a dog. Packed inside this handy, compact tin is everything you could need while out and about with your pet. It includes a dog lead, handy folding water bowl, cotton treat bag and biodegradable poop bags.

Travel Dog Tin

6. Footwear

ankle length wellies perfect for dog walkers

navy wellington dog walking footwear

Suitable footwear will depend on where and when you are walking (read our blog on Best Wellies for Muddy Paths). Wellies are a favourite for dog walkers as they are easy to slip on and off and give you total protection from mud and water. We stock a variety of footwear suitable for dog walkers including ankle wellies, gardening shoes, neoprene, high-grip wellies and full length adjustable wellies.

Snow & Ice Grippers
Lunar Ankle Wellington Boot
Goodyear Petersfield Wellington

7. Coats and Jackets

hoggs of fife fleece jacket

insulated quilted dog walking jacket

Waterproof is a must. If you’re just taking the dog down the lane for a quick leg stretch, a warm, comfortable, water-resistant fleece jacket is ideal. For a longer walk, something more substantial may be required. It’s always handy to have pockets for storing treats, leads and poo bags and we would always recommend a hood. Wax, tweed, softshell, quilted  – we stock a wide range of water and windproof dog walking coats and jackets. For a more detailed guide on dog walking coats click here.

Hoggs of Fife Ghillie Waterproof Fleece Jacket
Highlander Ladies Lewis Insulated Jacket

8. Hats and snoods

neck gaiter dog walking

pom pom beanie dog walking hat

If getting up before it’s light to take the dog out is something you’re familiar with, you’ll know how big a role hats and neck warmers play in keeping you warm! Keep the chill off and the heat in with something from our dog walking hat and headwear collection.

Fleece Lined Knitted Pom-Pom Beanie
Super Light Neck Gaiter

9.  Night-time dog walking essentials

head torch night time dog walking

If you are walking your dog in the dark, it’s important to be prepared and ensure you are kitted out to be seen by other road users. We stock a range of night-time dog walking essentials to help make your walks safer.

Hi-Visibility Dog Coat
Highlander Outdoor Gear Head Torch
Dog Collar Glow Light

10. Gloves

dog walking gloves

hoggs of fife dog walking gloves

While it’s important to keep your hands warm when walking, it’s also important that you are able to maintain use of your hands for tasks such as opening gates and putting the dog’s lead on. We stock a variety of dog walking gloves that are warm, waterproof and still offer maximum grip and dexterity.

Dexshell Thermfit Waterproof Gloves
Extremeties Power Gloves
Hoggs of Fife Kincraig Waterproof Gloves

Hopefully this article will give you some useful ideas for dog walking essentials. We also have a range of Gifts for Dog Walkers which are perfect for any four-legged friend fans with an upcoming birthday.

Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or queries about our dog walking kit essentials. We’ll be glad to help!