5 Must-Haves to Conquer Mud and Messes

Posted by on 27/10/2021

Photo by @palmettomoonpointers on Instagram
Photo by @palmettomoonpointers on Instagram

It’s brown and mushy and has its own distinct aroma.

It’s a dog’s equivalent of a kid being in a sweet shop.

Any guesses?

It’s mud.

Not only do most dogs love it, many are full-on fanatical about it. When your dog is wildly rolling around on its back, it’s normal to flip between laughing out loud and being close to tears. Yet to witness their pure joy begs the question: Why not just let them roll themselves into complete ecstasy and deal with the
aftermath later?

When the romp is over, that’s when the clean-up begins. You’re not going to let that part ruin your day though. You consider yourself a fun-loving human who wants to support your pup’s endless quest for adventures, even if that means they fully submerge themselves in the brown stuff, right?

What you don’t want to do is be fooled into thinking a tattered old towel and a bottle of water will be enough to tackle the mess. Additionally, many
of these outings will take place away from home, so your hose-pipe also won’t be an option.

Here you will find our pick of gear that’s been designed with mud in mind. We’re also sharing tips on what to do before you go, suggestions for easy to clean products, and how to have your dirty dog looking spic-and-span
in no time.

Before you go:
Photo by @palmettomoonpointers on Instagram
Photo by @palmettomoonpointers on Instagram

Seat Covers
Take measures before you go to protect
your seats from muddy paws before you even leave the driveway. There are a
variety of seat protection options for all types of vehicles. Having the proper
seat protection in place is critical to keeping your seats clean and your dirty
dog properly contained. From bench seat covers to hammocks,  there are a wide variety of car seat cover options to choose from. 


Cargo cape

Prefer your pup to ride in the boot? We’ve still got you covered. The cargo cape is designed to fit most vehicles, offering protection against muck, snow, sand and water – essentially anything your dog can shake at it. With a fold up lip you’ll also protect your paint work from claw scratches, when they’re hopping in and out.

You can help cut down on the cleanup, without spoiling their fun with a lightweight jacket that isn’t going to weigh them down or hold them back. The Loft Jacket is reversible, water resistant and best of all – it's machine washable. The only decision now is which colour to pick.

After the mud:
Go Shower
Old gallon water bottles are no match for the Go Shower. This portable dog shower can be used anywhere from a nearby tree branch or the frame of your car door. You’ll be able to clean your dog with both hands and then grab a towel from one of the attached webbing loops to dry him off. It holds 6 liters of water, which is more than ample for thoroughly cleaning even a larger dog. It’s easy to pack and rolls up for storage when you’re through and is built with sturdy rip-stop fabric to withstand long term use. It includes an attached bottle opener, perfect for cracking a drink to celebrate how easy it was to clean up your pup. Note: If you leave the shower in the sun, the water will be warm for your dog!
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Mud Dog Shower
If the Go Shower is more than you need for the task at hand, the
Mud Dog Shower will clean up your pup’s dirty paws or muddy gear in a flash. It
turns any plastic soda bottle into a portable shower that will last over a minute
if you use a 2-liter bottle. Store one in your car or backpack along with a
towel and enjoy your time getting dirty on the trail knowing clean up will be a cinch. Note: If you leave the bottle in the sun, the water will be
warm for your dog!

Get in touch on socials, and let us know your tips & tricks for cutting down on the clean-up.