Just recently Los Angeles county’s only beach dedicated to dogs have been renamed as Rosie’s Dog Beach, after an English Bulldog named Rosie who inspired the creation of this dog zone. In the three-acre beach, all dogs of shapes and sizes can frolic off-leash.
However, not all beaches can afford to have dogs running around the beach off-leash. In fact most beaches in the United States don’t allow dogs at all, and if ever they do they are only allowed in certain hours of the day and their owners must have them on a leash.
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But this doesn’t mean that you can’t have a great time with your dog at the beach. Just follow the rules of the beach you’re heading to about dogs and bring the necessary beach accessories for your pets and you’re good to go. Below are some of the beach accessories you should have in your beach bags for a hassle-free day at the beach.
Leash. Most beaches require that owners have their dogs on a leash so as to prevent accidents with other beach-goers or with other dogs. There are a variety of dog leash you can add to your K9 beach accessories depending on what kind of dog you have. Below are some examples.
- Standard Leashes. Mostly made of leather or nylon, standard leashes are great fro everyday use. An ideal length for most dog leash are 6-feet.
- Retractable Leash. It comes with a mechanism that can hold up to more than 30-feet of leash which you can lock at a certain length r just let your dog wander around until he uses everything up. However when using this kind of leash make sure to keep your eyes on your dog at all times as the leash can get tangled and may cause accidents.
- Martingale Leash. Although mostly used by toy dogs, there are bigger versions for larger dogs. This is a leash and collar in one.
Poop bags. It may sound funny but this is probably the most important of all beach accessories for your dogs. This is because the reason why most beaches don’t allow pets in their premises is because their owners don’t clean up after them. So be a responsible pet owner and always bring poop bags with you whenever you’re at the beach with your dog. There are a lot of poop bags available in the market but the biodegradable kind can be the best option.
Toys. Sometimes playtime can be the best exercise for your dog, especially for city dogs who are mostly confined at extended periods of time inside their owner’s homes. So when at the beach be sure to bring some toys for your dogs like a tennis ball or a soft Frisbee. It’s a good chance for you to bond with your dog and maybe get some much needed exercise yourself.
Try this beach accessories kit made just for dogs called Man’s Best Friend by Beachstore.com. Inside you’ll find a towel, leash and collar, soft bowl (for treats), stuff sack, soft Frisbee, tennis ball, squeaky ball and doughnut.