Favorite Things is a feature from The Vizsla News.
Vizslas have owned me for well over twenty years, and by now it’s more of a lifestyle. Over this
time, I’ve tried a lot of products, and some are here to stay. We’re introducing a feature, A Few
of My Favorite Things, where I’ll share in each issue a few staples in my life with dogs. I hope
you enjoy it and will maybe pick up a new item you absolutely love.
HURTTA DOG LIFE SAVIOR JACKET $36.59
https://shop.akc.org/products SEARCH: hurtta-life-savior
Summer is coming, and it’s time for some water sports with your dogs! Every year, we join a group of friends to take the dogs paddle boarding and I’ve been very happy with my Hurtta Dog Life Savior Jacket for this. While the color selections change, the design remains the same. This Hurtta vest can adjust for a great fit. The handle is essential for pulling them back up on board gracefully without capsizing. You can’t beat the price in the AKC shop right now.
MESSY MUTTS – SILICONE BAKE & FREEZE TREAT MAKING MOLD 2 PACK – 12 BONE SHAPED 1oz MOLDS – $24.19
Summer gets hot, and so do our four-legged companions. The Messy Mutts Silicone Mold is a fun way to provide a cool treat. The molds can be used to freeze or bake, and there are countless recipes online. Throw Rover a bone this summer!
RUFFWEAR – SWAMP COOLERTM COOLING DOG VEST – $79.95
Are you looking for an easy dunk-and-go cooling coat? The RUFFWEAR light-colored fabric reflects solar radiation and provides shading, and wetting the vest activates the Swamp CoolerTM Tech for that refreshing, just-stepped- out-of-a-lake feeling also known as evaporative cooling. Just give it a soak, put it on your dog, and go. When it dries, re-soak it to recharge it.
KONG – WUBBA WET – FLOATING DOG TOY FORWATERPLAY& FETCHING-X-LARGEDOGS ASSORTED COLORS — $16.99
These floating dog toys are made of easy-to-see neoprene wetsuit material for water play. Grab your dog, head to the water, and earn an AKC Fetch title this summer.
RYOBI – 18-VOLT ONE+ HYBRID PORTABLE FAN with UPGRADED 4.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery and Charger Kit – $134.99
amazon.com/ryobi SEARCH: 18-volt portable fan
These fans are a must-have in our warmer climates. Whether you’re running in the field, crated for conformation, waiting for your Scent Work run, or hanging all day at a summer Agility trial, this fan is for you. The larger 4.0 lithium battery is a good upgrade if you want it to run all day. Watch those sales too. Home Depot and other hardware stores often have deals on them, so keep your eyes peeled.
OZARK TRAIL – CAMPING UTILITY WAGON WITH TAILGATE & EXTENSION HANDLE, RED – $69.00
With the warm summer months upon us, it’s the time of year that we end up packing in more stuff for the day. Out come the E-Z UP, X-pens, and chairs; but thanks to the Ozark Wagon, there’s no more crating from the car. This little wagon has proven super versatile. It can lug all your stuff for the day and fold up into a tidy chair-size package. It also has a coffee mug holder for the win.
By Jamie Walton
Jamie lives in Claremont, CA, with her husband Chuck and pack of reds: Chance, Skedaddle, Sloan, and Sisu. She is an avid competitor in almost all venues and a former VCA Officer.