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WHAT IS IT: Modin Coun­try­man Dog Bed. Prices range from £46.99-£69.99, www.mod­

I WANT IT BE­CAUSE: It comes in a va­ri­ety of sizes to fit crates and car boots. It is wa­ter­proof, wipe-clean and ex­tremely durable.

USE­FUL FOR: Keep­ing your car clean when your mucky pups aren’t. En­sur­ing your dog is comfy on long jour­neys.

HIGH POINT: The in­te­grated, non-spill drink­ing bowl is in­ge­nious and re­ally works.

LOW POINT: My pampered pooch is now used to faux fur in her bed.

WHAT IS IT: First Tac­ti­cal, Spe­cial­ist One-Day Back­pack. £89.99. www.first­tac­ti­

I WANT IT BE­CAUSE: It has dual den­sity shoul­der straps, so it’s com­fort­able, in­cred­i­bly strong, will last for­ever and has end­less pock­ets.

USE­FUL FOR: Its size and tardis-like ca­pac­ity of 36 litres means it’s great for plane jour­neys and overnighters. It has a padded pocket for a lap­top.

HIGH POINT: Its in­ter­nal back stay can be re­moved and used as a splint, shovel or pad­dle!

LOW POINT: It comes in black. Or black...

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