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Jamie Brant

The Impetus Agency


Despite the Winter Weather, Dogs Still Need Exercise

- The American Pet Products Association announces products to help protect pups from the cold and make a winter walk more enjoyable for them. -

(Greenwich, CT)— They sit by the door wagging their tail, waiting for you to put on your shoes and take them outside. Next to a scratch behind the ear and a tasty treat, a walk is a four-legged friend’s favorite activity! Even though the days may be getting shorter and colder, dogs still need to get outside for exercise. According to the 2009/2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, there are more than 77 million dogs owned in the United States, and 13 percent are considered obese or overweight.  Regular exercise will help fight pet obesity and boredom and gives owners a chance to bond with their dog.  

A leash is not the only necessity for an afternoon stroll. Here are some products produced by members of the American Pet Products Association to help make walks fun and enjoyable for pets and their owners:

OUT! LED Flashlight Dispenser & Pick-Up Bags – Daylight Savings is now here and many pet owners are left walking their dogs in the dark before and after work. The built-in LED Flashlight provides added safety at night and makes picking up after your pet, quick and easy, no matter the time of the day. The dispenser includes 30 waste pick-up bags, and easily attaches to any leash.  

Chilly Dog- With the brisk fall weather coming on, your pup may get chilly outside. The handmade wool sweaters from Chilly Dog are cute, cozy and will keep your dog warm on walks.

Petrageous Designs Seattle Dog Slicker- With this functional dog slicker from Petrageous Designs, not even rainy weather can put a damper on a daily walk. The water resistant material and optional hoody provide protection from wind, rain, sleet and snow to keep dogs dry and happy!  

FouFou Aspen Booties- Keep paws warm on winter walks with FouFou Aspen Booties. The booties are available in multiple colors and are made of faux-suede and lined inside to protect paws from ice and snow.

Kurgo Wander Coat- The Kurgo Wander Coat is made of three different layers to keep dogs cozy through fall, winter and spring. With a water proof top, quilted membrane and fleece inside active dogs will enjoy walks even when the weather turns brisk.

West Paw Bow Wowzer Ball- When you get to the park or stop for a break, the Bow Wowzer Ball is a great way to play with your dog and give them a little extra exercise. This light-weight rubber ball is easy on your shoulders but still durable and bouncy. Use it in any weather, this sturdy ball will hold up against mud and is easy to spot in the snow!

For more information, additional images or product samples contact Jamie Brant at The Impetus Agency 775.322.4022 or  


The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes nearly1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit for more information.