Dog Safety at Night
Now the evenings are drawing in, the clocks will be changing next month, the heating will be going on and thick jackets out and at the ready!
When you walk your dog after work or early morning, you will want to make sure they are safe and you can see them at all times as well as helping other walkers, cyclists and drivers see your dog more easily.
You need make sure you are aware that one of your major senses, sight, is seriously impaired, not just for yourself but for your dog too.
Safety at Night
Your 3 main concerns should be yourself, your dog, and those around you.
Think light and bright
This is the easy part, carry a torch or headlight so you can pick up poop easily. Wear a bright coat, ideally one with reflectors.
You are more likely to lose your dog in the dark and there are lots of things available to help you find them more easily.
Reflective collars and leads. You can buy leads, collars and coats in bright colours, if your dog has a coat,, consider putting reflective strips, these will be important if you are walking near busy roads as they show up better in car headlights.
LED lights. In the past few years LED technology has improved dramatically, lights are now lighter, brighter and batteries last so much longer. Flashing lights catch the eye better than constant light, many cyclists use the flashing lights as these catch peoples eye easily.
LED collars can make it much easier to find your four-legged friend in the dark.
The clip on ones can be used and they have replacement batteries , so you can keep lit up for longer.
Consider your Location
A lighted street is a different proposition to a dark footpath and you need to plan accordingly.
Dog’s have better night vision than people in very low light situations. This is because they have a special structure in the back of their eyes that reflects more light to the retina. They are fine to see us but just so you can keep them insight, why not add a FREE dog light to your order this month?
Add the coupon LIGHTMEUP at the checkout for £2.99 discount.
The LED lights come in pink, red, orange, blue, green, yellow and multi-coloured and will match your new dog collar, lead exactly, check out the Shop to see our range of personalised collars as well as our Pik & Mix collar and lead to funk up the dull autumn and winter.
All you need to do is when you choose your collar, just add which colour you would like into your basket, then put in your code at checkout.
All of the collars are hand-made and custom designed by you, if you have a favourite colour combination, get designing now!
Don’t forget to check out our exclusive ID dog collars, now you can avoid the expensive of have to get a tag engraved and have to listen to that annoying jingle jangle!