Owning a dog is one of the many joys of life. Plus, it’s a common occurrence. An average of 40% of households in the U.S. own a dog. If you’re part of the almost half of American households that have a four-legged canine hanging around, you might be wondering what some of the essentials are, especially if your pup is adventurous. Lucky for you, we specialize in working with pups who love a sense of adventure! As humans here at QALO, we value adventure and active lifestyles. Here are some of the must-have dog accessories for adventurous pups.\n1. A dog tag that tracks their location. Our Tile for pets tracks your pup using state of the art Bluetooth technology. At the push of a button, you can open the Tile app to see their location. Of course, if they get a certain distance from you, you’ll lose their location. However, the app keeps their most recent location on file so you’ll be able to pinpoint it exactly and use it as a frame of reference in the future. You can also share your dog’s location with others, which can be helpful if your dog gets lost or runs off chasing a squirrel but decides to go toward your mom’s house because it recognizes the scent. Our TraQ dog tag is the first of its kind, so you could say we’re a little proud.\n2. A quality harness. If your pup is as adventurous as ours are, then you probably take them out hiking, camping and climbing. If so, it’s important to have a quality harness for them to wear while you’re out exploring. A good harness will fit them snugly but not so restrictively that they lose blood circulation. They should be able to walk and run without much resistance. Harnesses prevent their dog collar and leash sets from pulling on their necks, which can dislocate joints and cause health issues. \nDiscover Our High-Quality Pet ID Tags \u0026amp; More\n3. Items that are easily cleanable. An adventurous pup is one that frequently gets into mischief. If you’ve found yourself out walking with your dog and they come back all muddy, or you see them digging a hole in your backyard after a particularly nasty rain day, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got easily cleanable items for them. Whether it’s their water bowl or one of our silicone pet tags, items that are easily washed, rinsed and set back out are always the way to go.\n\n4. Training gear. Training gear doesn’t have to be expensive. When people ask us how to train a dog not to pull on a leash, we often explain that training is as simple as their favorite treats, toys and a leash. Many people get frustrated or anxious thinking about training their pup. It’s a big deal, though, we’ll give them that — dogs and pups who are trained early on tend to be better behaved while out adventuring.\nIn fact, training your dog is one of the top things you’ll need to complete before taking them out on adventures with you. Instead of just bringing them along, you have to remember that your pup will be coming into new, unexplored territory. Their senses will be heightened, and the chances of them running off are much higher while they’re on an adventure with you. Investing in good training gear will go a long way in ensuring that all your adventures with your pup are safe and exciting for you and your puppy.\n5. A portable water bottle. A water bottle or collapsible dish is essential for your adventurous pup. Going on adventures is a big workout, and they’ll need to stay hydrated. This is especially true in the summer when the weather is warmer and the sun beats down on us longer. Even if you’re hiking under tree cover, the heat or humidity will still call for some extra water. Something your pup can easily drink from will make the entire process much easier.\n\n6. Easy wound care. Since adventurous dogs like to get into mischief, they might get hurt without even realizing it. There are lots of videos on the internet of dogs who’ve been harmed just wandering around like nothing is wrong. A pet first aid kit or some easy wound care is essential for your pupper who just likes to do all kinds of crazy adventures. \nOwning an adventurous pup is rewarding yet also challenging. While you’ll get to explore lots of new places with your pup, there are a few things you’ll need to ensure they’re safe and have a good time with you.