TMS Doggy Bag As Tried By Archie The Clumberdoodle
We went to a Caravan and Motor Home Show which was held at Exeter Racecourse today 27th July 2019, with a view at looking to purchase a caravan or motor home.
Our holidays have now changed since Archie became a member of our family and it is now “doggy holidays” that take priority. We cannot decide whether to go for a motorhome or caravan so going to this show gave us plenty of options to look at. Archie also enjoyed looking around and was quite happy to go into each one to give his verdict.
What has this got to do with a doggy bag? then please read on.
Well after looking around we came to the conclusion that we were not really taken with either option, so it looks like it will be “dog friendly” holiday accommodation after all. So why this post? Well we didn’t purchase a caravan or motor home, but in the entrance to the show was a stand which sold “TMS Doggy Bags“.
I had seen these before (when we actually didn’t have a dog), but thought they seemed like a good idea. We were speaking to the lady who was selling them, and whilst we were talking to her, other “doggy people” recommended them, with one couple purchasing an additional one for a second dog. With all the reviews in a book that the lady showed us, we decided to purchase one for Archie.
Well what is it I hear you ask?
It is an actual doggy bag that you zip your dog into to dry off after a wet or muddy walk. If you are out and about in the car, just zip your pooch up in it and they will be dry by the time you get home. Or use it at home on your return from a wet walk.
It is made from microfibers and absorbs 10 times more water, including mud and sand.
These bags come in various sizes to suit every size of dog.
After seeing all the reviews from people who had purchased one for their own dog I have to say I was very sceptical, as with Archie having a thick wavy coat I couldn’t see it working, even though I was assured by the sales lady that they work for all dogs, whether short or long haired.
So on our way home we stopped at Parke National Trust Property at Bovey Tracey for a walk along the river for Archie to get nice and wet and to try the doggy bag out.
We zipped him up in the bag, and I have to say that he was very tolerant as this was a new experience for him, and he travelled home sat in his bag on the back seat of the car.
When we got home it was time for the reveal, had it done what it said it would do? To my amazement it had and he was very dry, which I have to say I was quite amazed at. Usually after a walk it takes a good half an hour to wash his paws, towel him off and then use the pet blaster and hair dryer to dry him completely. However with this bag none of that was necessary, and if this works on Archie then it will work on other dogs, as his coat is high maintenance.
It is best once they are zipped up in the bag that you rub the bag just like a towel around the legs and body and after just a few minutes of towelling, open the zip and you will find that they will be mostly dry.
Now these are not cheap and for the size I needed for Archie it cost £69 at this show, but prices will vary depending on where you purchase one from, be it direct from their website or Amazon or Ebay, but after just a couple of days of using it, it is worth every penny and I would recommend them to anyone.
Archie Posing in the Doggy Bag Whilst Clean!
Below is a video from the manufacturers of the TMS Doggy Bag.
As I say you can buy them on eBay.co.uk or Amazon and the link below is an affiliate link which may earn me a small commission if you buy through one of these links.
TMS Doggy Bag As Tried By Archie The Clumberdoodle – You can read more of his activities here