If you’ve got your best friend waiting to be walked after you return home from work, you’re going to have to do it in the dark. Even if you’re an early riser, morning walks can also pose challenges for both man and dog. Statistics tell us that drivers have a difficult time seeing pedestrians at dusk and dawn. Add inclement weather to the mix (rain, fog, snow), and drivers will find very hard to spot you and your furry. So what can you do as a dog groomers? Walking your dog in the dark doesn’t have to be a dangerous, nerve-jangling experience if you have the right tools and knowledge. We’ve put together some safety tips for you and your furry friend when it’s dark out.
Avoid wearing a dark hoodie or jacket and wear bright colors. If it’s raining or foggy, bright yellow rain gear ensures you’ll stand out. If your furry has a coat, check If it contains reflective markings. Otherwise, purchase reflective tape and stick a few strips on your clothing and your pet’s leash and collar.
Wear Reflective Gear
Leave The Headphones
You need to have all your senses engaged when walking at night, to hear what’s going on in your surroundings, whether it’s people walking behind you, or drivers making sudden or erratic moves.
Only Sidewalks: Although it’s not always possible, it’s important for both you and your pet to stay on well-lit sidewalks, preferably with your pet walking on the inside. Avoid allowing your leashed pet to extend into the roadway where drivers can’t see him/her.
Nighttime isn’t the RIGHT time to test out any shortcuts or unknown routes. Sticking to the route you know, is always your best choice. Also, dogs are animals of routines like humans so, he might be more curious and inquisitive If you show him a different path he never discovered.
If you have to walk in the road to reach your destination, be sure you and pup are walking against traffic so you can see oncoming traffic. It’s also a good idea to use the sidewalk that runs against traffic if there is one. Ensure that your furry is walking within the limits of the sidewalk to give him more safety.
Even if your furry is well trained and under voice command, a leash should always be worn on dark walks. If your dog gets spooked by something and you don’t have a leash to restrain him, he will runoff. This creates a dangerous situation for both you and him increasing the risk of an accident by an unexpected or at least, messing with other pedestrians like other dog walkers or bicyclists, for example.
Keep In Touch
Always keep your cell phone when you got to walk with your furry not but, don bet confused. It’s for chatting or texting with your friends, but for added security. Not only is a cell phone important to call for help if you need it, but you can utilize the phone’s built-in flashlight to navigate dark sidewalks if you need to. GPS-based apps such as Google Maps or Waze to get back in track in case you and you’re furry got lost.
These 8 tips can make your dog-walking experiences safer and stress-free for yourself and your furry. However, If you prefer to avoid walking in the dark with your dog, consider enlisting the help of a neighbor or hire a dog walker who can take your pet for a walk before the sunset.
Walk Safely At Nigth
Our led Dog Harness will allow your furry to be spotted immediately by motorists no matter how dark. This Led Dog Harness can also be combined with our other products of the Led Accessories category such as our Lighted Dog Leash and the Led Dog Collar.
These 4 products come in different colors and sizes of your choice. These (LED Dog Harness, Dog LED Collar, Lighted Dog Leash) are made to last , they present the composition of heavy-duty nylon webbing material fit for all-weather conditions. It’s also waterproof and makes your dog feel more comfortable, also comes with metal D-ring for dog leash attachment.
Furthermore, each of these 3 products (LED Dog Harness, Dog LED Collar, Lighted Dog Leash), come included with a USB rechargeable battery (cable included) gives 5 hours of illumination per 1-hour charge. A charge that will last multiple walks. No pressure with replacing batteries and no extra costs. Aside from that, it’s well-constructed and sturdily built. A durable design that will last a lifetime!
To make it even better for your furry, you can also choose our LED Flashlight for Dogs if you don’t want to turn your furry into a living lantern. The Led Flashlight for Dogs has a USB rechargeable battery like the other 3 products mentioned above (LED Dog Harness, Dog LED Collar, Lighted Dog Leash). It also posses a premium ABS plastic. This material makes It waterproof and anti-shock, resistance to bite, stainless steel carabiner for long-lasting life.
The LED Flashlight for Dogs can be attached with ease to your pet’s collar. You can also use It as a carabiner, keychain, mini-beacon, locate tent lines and camping gear. Perfect gear for pre-dawn or outdoor at night.
Finally but not less important, you choose our Dog Raincoat, It will allow you to keep your furry friend dry and comfortable in wet weather. It can satisfy your dog’s need to walk outside when it is rain. It can come in 2 colors (white and orange) and in different sizes that can fit even big breeds like the German Shepard.
Its transparent design makes our Dog Raincoat looks more special, fresh and sweet. Its design not only brings style but also eye-catch to your little one in the crowd thanks to its reflective strip on the clothes provides extra visibility in the rain and even can be seen at night/in the dark or in the middle of wet, foggy and dim days.
This Dog Raincoat has a durable and waterproof polyester material. Therefore, It helps to keep pets dry and comfortable in wet weather. It’s also featherweight so you can easily tuck into a convenient carrying pouch. You can carry it on your leash or stow it in your car.