Category Archives: Outward Hound

Outward Hound is a brand by Kyjen.

Water Safety for Dogs


It is the time of year we take our dogs out swimming, on the boat, or near water.  Most dogs love to swim and are very good at it, but it is important that you keep safety in mind, especially if your dog is not a natural swimmer.  Some dogs struggle too much in the water and don’t have a natural, smooth stroke.  This can lead to panic which results in even more thrashing and possible danger.

Luckily my female Boerboel is a natural swimmer, but it’s always safest to wear a specially made dog life jacket when your dog is near water or on the boat.  Don’t let a pleasant summertime activity turn into a crisis!

Outward Hound Dog Lifejacket


We get excellent reviews on all of the Outward Hound gear, and the Outward Hound Ripstop Dog Life Jacket is no exception.  We also carry the Paws Aboard and Pawz Pet Products dog life jackets, and highly recommend them.  Dog life jackets can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy, and a portion from every sale will be donated to Rescue.


Outward Hound Up and Out Harness Lift for Dogs


The Kyjen Outward Hound Up & Out Harness Lift for Dogs is a great solution if you have a dog that isn’t quite as agile as he once was but still needs a lift onto the furniture or into your vehicle.

Outward Hound Up and Out Lift Harness for Dogs

Outward Up and Out Lift Harness makes it easy for you to help lift your dog into your car.

The Outward Hound Up and Out Lift Harness was designed for injured and elderly dogs that have difficulty jumping into the car. Simply attach the harness around the torso of your dog, secure the velcro strap, and use the “up” command while helping your pup into the vehicle. There is no reason to struggle to lift your heavy dog anymore. The Outward Hound Up and Out Lift Harness makes lifting easier, while preventing strain on your dog.

Having always had large and giant dogs, it has always been a concern if there were an emergency where I would need to help them into my van for transportation to the vet.  I had this happen when I owned an American Bulldog about 10 years ago.  She lived to be 13 years old, but in the last year of her life she started to get arthritis in her hindquarters and she was reluctant to jump or climb into the van.  She wasn’t the largest dog I have owned, but at 90 pounds she was too heavy for me to pick up by myself.  I wish this Harness Lift for Dogs was available back then!  For under $20, you can have the assurance that you will be able to easily lift your dog when the need arises.

Kyjen Outward Hound Lift Harness

Outward Hound Up & Out Lift Harness is designed with durable stitched straps with a broad lift handle for secure grip that won’t cut into your hands. The padded, heavy-duty oxford material is soft and durable.

The Outward Hound Lift Harness from Kyjen is very easy to use.  Just cradle your dog around his chest and close the handle with the velcro-style closure.  The Lift Harness is padded, and constructed with heavy-duty oxford material that is soft and durable.

The Outward Hound Up & Out  Lift Harness could be a lifesaver if your dog needs help.  Get one now, so that you are ready in the event it is needed.  They can be purchased online at, where a portion of all sales is donated to animal charities and rescues.

Outward Hound Outdoor Agility Starter Kit


If you think you want to start training your dog in Agility, there is no better way to start than in your own backyard!  It is a simple and fun way to connect with your dog.

When I first got Azaan, a Boerboel (aka South African Mastiff), I was trying to teach her obedience so that we could compete in rally and obedience trials.  She would get bored, and often lose focus.  That’s when I decided to enroll her in some agility classes to try to bring the fun back into learning, focusing on the handler, and following my direction.  It worked!  While she absolutely hated practicing obedience routines, her eyes lit up when we practiced agility.  The agility training translated well into obedience competition, and she and I have earned some titles and plan to compete and earn more!

Boerboel Azaan Agility Class

Azaan, a South African Boerboel, focuses on her handler while waiting on the Pause Table in Agility class

The Outward Hound Outdoor Agility Starter Kit is an affordable option to start in your own backyard.  It is a 9-piece kit that includes weave poles, hoop jump, and tunnel.  The kit also includes a convenient travel bag so that you can keep the equipment stored when not in use,, and easily take it to a park or off-site location to train.

Kyjen Outward Hound Outdoor Agility Starter Kit KH3016

Kyjen Outward Hound Outdoor Agility Starter Kit

If you have never done Agility with your dog, taking classes at a local Club or with a trainer is essential.  Most classes meet once per week, so having the Outward Hound Outdoor Agility Starter Kit at your disposal is an easy way to practice what you have learned in class.  It’s not easy, but it is definitely fun!  Your dog will love you for it!

The Outward Hound Zip & Zoom Outdoor Agility Starter Kit can be purchased online at, where we are proud to support rescues and charitable organizations through our donation program.  Now get out and play with your dog!


Outward Hound ThermoVest for Dogs


Outward Hound ThermoVest

There are a ton of technical products on the market to keep people warm in cold weather conditions.  Now, thanks to Kyjen, a company based in Colorado, we now have cold weather gear to keep our dogs warm when it is cold outside. markets to active pets and the active lifestyle, and that’s why we are pleased that Kyjen has designed outdoor gear for dogs.  The Outward Hound ThermoVests are available in five sizes to fit all dogs.  The ThermoVest is a thermal, heat-reflective dog vest.  How cool is that?  Or should I say, how warm is that?

Outward Hound ThermoVest

Outward Hound ThermoVest is a thermal, reflective vest to keep your dog warm during cold weather outings.

The ThermoVest is a new lightweight dog vest to keep your dog warm in cooler climates. The Outward Hound ThermoVest™ features thermal fleece and heat-reflective lining so that your dog can better retain body heat.  If you like to run or hike with your dog in cold weather, or enjoy other cold weather adventures,, the ThermoVest is the perfect item to keep your dog warm and toasty.

Kyjen Outward Hound ThermoVest

  1. Includes thermal fleece and reflective lining to keep dogs warm
  2. D-ring clip for universal leash attachment
  3. Easy access outer pockets to store essential items
  4. Side-release buckles and ladder locks for maximum adjustability

Size Chart for Outward Hound ThermoVest

Outward Hound ThermoVest Size Chart

ThermoVest Size Chart


The sizes are approximate.  Keep in mind that the ThermoVest is adjustable for a great fit for your dog.  There are side-release buckles and ladder locks so that you can easily adjust the ThermoVest to your individual dog’s size and structure.

We love the new ThermoVest from Kyjen!  I think you will too.   The ThermoVest can be purchased online at, where a portion of each sale is donated to animal rescues and charities.