Pet Accessories, Pets & Animal Care
This is a sponsored article from SustainabilityTracker.com member Doggy Eco.
Hiking adventures are the best way to keep your dog active and get you both enjoying the great outdoors. Not only is it an excellent way to bond with your dog, but it is also a great opportunity for you to get some exercise as well! Being a sustainable dog owner is not an onerous task but it does take a bit of extra planning and consideration. Today we have some sustainable tips to ensure your dog adventure walks are both enjoyable and sustainable.
Instead of buying new gear each season, consider investing in eco friendly products that you can use year after year. Eco friendly dog adventure gear includes harnesses made from recycled materials such as plastic bottles, biodegradable dog poop bags as well as metal bottles and bowls for food and water. By choosing eco friendly dog adventure gear, you will be reducing the amount of waste contributed to landfill.
Although dogs aren’t allowed in National Parks in Australia, there are many Conservation Parks and State Forests where you can walk with your dog on leash. Conservation Parks and State Forests are located within a short drive of the capital cities as well as rural locations. To find a local Conservation Park or State Forest, head to your relevant state Parks and Forests website and search for “Dog Friendly” parks. If you like to hike with friends, consider carpooling with you and your dog to reduce the amount of vehicles on the road and subsequent pollution.
Just a few things to keep in mind when taking your dog to a Conservation Park or state forest:
If you wanted to turn your dog adventure walk into a holiday, there are many great sustainable accommodation providers to choose from that are also pet friendly. Green Getaways is a fantastic provider of unique accommodation from tiny homes, to glamping sites and luxury cottages. Choosing a sustainable accommodation provider means that your accommodation facilities have been designed to minimise energy use, conserve water, recycle or reduce waste, or reduce carbon emissions.
Taking your dog on an adventure walk to a new location is the perfect opportunity for you to support local businesses. Whether it’s grabbing a bite to eat or buying a local souvenir, your trip will become more memorable by purchasing something unique from the local community. Plus you are supporting local farmers and artisans in the process. Consider if the area you’re travelling to has seasonal fruits that both you and your dog can enjoy. Strawberry farms are perfect for this as strawberries make a delicious and nutritious snack for both you and your dog.
Did you know you can recycle your old dog toys and accessories with us and receive a $15 discount on your next order?
Check out our Doggy Eco Recycling initiative today, and close the loop on your old dog gear.
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