A SUP PUP Holiday Gift Guide

Do you have a dog loving or paddler on your shopping list? Or maybe you know someone who just wants to get outside with his or her dog and have a little more adventure in 2018! Here are a few affordable Riley and Kona approved gift ideas to inspire some dog inclusive adventures!

An ACA Membership $15-$40

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

Your membership will go a long way to help support safe, enjoyable paddling and protection of America’s recreational waterways.


How to SUP With Your PUP $13.99

Learning how to stand up paddle (SUP) is one thing, and learning with a dog is a little more involved. Some dogs are naturals while others may need a little more training. Stand up paddling with your dog can be a rewarding experience for both of you, if it’s done with a little preparation and planning. How to SUP With Your PUP guides you through simple training and is designed to make the learning process smooth and safe for human and pup. This concise guide includes everything you and your dog need to SUP–from types of gear to a full training plan.


Paddle Tails $13.99

Drawn from interviews and conversations with dog owners who love to get out on the water with their pets, Paddle Tails explores the incredible bond that happens between dog and paddler. Some people call it healing; some say it’s changed the way they look at the world. We traveled from New York to Florida to catch up with boxers and pit bulls, Labradors and shepherds, who paddle, canoe, kayak, and fish with their humans. A collection of their stories, Paddle Tails highlights the paddling community and the emotional support to be gained when man and his best friend take to the water.


The PUP Deck $39.95


These traction pads for dogs are an awesome addition to any paddler’s board. They can also be used on kayaks, the back tailgate of an SUV, or any place you don’t want your dog to slip.


Training Treats $9.57 on chewy.com

Adventure dogs are trained! Our dogs aren’t born knowing how to SUP, hike, bike, and climb with us. It takes love, praise, and treats to train your pup, and these are the treats I’ve used for nearly 10 years! Riley and Kona say the rabbit flavor is the best!

Here’s a COUPON code for $1.50 off per bag! You’re welcome!


Water Toys

Because tired dogs are good dogs! A play session before a training session or paddle is key to making sure a wound up dog is more likely to focus after they’ve released some energy. Here are our favorites:

Ruffwear Hydro Plane

Ruffwear Lunker

KONG Wet Wubba – $4.63 on Amazon

Ruffwear Gnawt a Stick


First Aid Kit $7.69 on Backcountry


Safety is always first! I can tell you from personal experience – things happen out on the trails! I’ve seen everything from allergic reactions to torn up pads. There’s no excuse not to carry a small kit like this!