As the winter is here, the dark nights and dark mornings are here too. However nice it is to come home, pop the fire on and snuggle up under a blanket, if you’re a dog owner and your dog still needs walking, then there’s no chance of that!
They need a walk, and they don’t care it is dark, they’re used to going for their walk! So here are some tips on making that dark walk easier.
Make sure your not wearing all dark clothes, as this will make you difficult to be seen. Pop on fluorescent band on your coat, to help the cars spot you. Also you could get your dog to wear a fluorescent dog coat to they can be easily seen too.
Light Up Items
If your planning on taking your dog to the field to give them a run around, then you need to be able to see where they are! Their eyesight in the dark is better than ours, so we need a little help seeing them! Try attaching a light to their collar or harness, we have been trying out Orbiloc Dog Safety Light which has a flashing mode and steady-on. Waterproof, and impact resistant up to 100kg it won’t be stopping your dog getting on with his walks. This light can be spotted from a distance of up to 3 miles, so cars will easily be able to see your dog too.
Only Go To Safe Secure Places
Make sure the places you are letting your dog off are safe, and you know they won’t be able to get themselves into trouble or hurt.
Glow In The Dark Toys
If you still want to play fetch but want to keep an eye on the toys, then try glow in the dark toys. Making them a little easier to find in the field when the dog doesn’t want to bring the ball back!
We have been trying some out, but I couldn’t show them to you in the dark as you wouldn’t see anything!
Glow In The Dark Frisbee – Zipflight is suitable on land and in the water, a really solid frisbee that I don’t worry about Gus biting it and cracking it. I have never done frisbee with him, but after a couple of throws he thought it was great, and ran back with his nose through the middle and covering his eyes a few times!
Chuckit! Max Glow Pro Ball Launcher – The ball launcher throws further and faster, never having to bend down to pick up the slobbery ball again! This feel really good quality and launches the ball so well, Gus approved a lot!
Chuckit Max Glow Erratic Ball – The geometrically shaped Erratic Balls have squared corners which cause them to bounce in every direction when thrown!
What comes with the winter, is mud, and lots of it! So we end up washing them more often, however it isn’t great for their coat, so pick a gentle dog wash like the Fluff and Spruce frequent shampoo, to give them a quick freshen up.
I hope these tips were helpful for walking your dog at night, and you enjoy your dark dog walks!
*We were sent a hamper of items for the purpose of this review, however all words are of my own