Chuckit! Amphibious Gator
Lots of cottage dogs have two main interests: playing fetch and jumping in the water. This floating toy will satisfy both. The Chuckit! Amphibious Gator floats in the water so Fido can find it, and is durable so he can give it a good chew once he fetches it from the lake. Available on Amazon.ca.
This is a year-round coat your dog will love—the Surf'n'Turf is not only a life vest for your time at the lake, it also is a raincoat and a winter jacket, with the addition of an under-coat. It’s perfect for the dog-of-all-seasons who tags along with his family to the cottage, whether it's on a boat, a winter hike, for runs in the rain, or basically anywhere else they might venture.
Let your dog get in on your next snowball fight. Aptly labeled “Snowball,” this ball can stand up to some tough chewing. Plus, it has a breath-freshening minty flavour (so we’re told—we didn't do a taste test, but it sure smells minty!)
Fair Lead Dog Leash
This super strong nautical-themed leash from The Fair Lead will stand up to anything your dog can do to it. With a minimum breaking strength of 3,300 lbs, this leash is the one you want to be holding on to when Rex decides he can take on that bear going through the trash (or that your chipmunk friend looks like a good snack). Available in a variety of colours and lengths, these are sturdy, attractive leashes ideal for all cottage dogs.
Cesar Millan Travelin’ Dog Combo Pack
A dog can’t pack his own overnight bag, but if he did, this would be it. The Travelin’ Dog Combo Pack has a bed, food and water bowls, car seat cover, and stain remover for any accidents that might happen along the way to the cottage (because dog vomit is one of the grossest things that can happen to your car’s upholstery).