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Night time dog walkers

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Miss.PuddyCat, Jun 27, 2010.


  1. Miss.PuddyCat

    Miss.PuddyCat PetForums VIP

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    And by night I mean pitch black

    Last night at 10:30 on my way home the front light on my bike stopped working so couldn't see very well except for street lights. Anyways I took the sidewalk route home which isnt well lit (was basically just gliding along slowly) when I saw a lady just off the side walk near a big bush then just as im beside her and apologizing for the lack of my head light a huge chocolate lab on a black leash came out of the bush.


    I had no idea there was a dog there! I apologized and the dog seemed as dopey happy going so wasnt bothered.

    But was just wondering if other dog walkers at night try to make themselves or their dog/s see able to other people?

    I have seen things in shops to attach to collars that blink red to be noticeable
     
  2. Clare7435

    Clare7435 PetForums VIP

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    I walk my dogs at night and if I'm going round any unlit areas I tend to attach a little keyring torch to one of the leads, it's not often I bump into anyone where I walk but you can guarantee the day I don't use the torch would be the day I got in the way of every bike rider and car in cleethorpes lol,
     
  3. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Mine both wear reflective collars anyway.
    And if it's dark they have a flashing light and a reflective vest.
    I always carry a torch as well. Not only so I can keep an eye on them but so I can see to pick up any poop.
    I often walk along the beach - no street lights and with Zipper being black he just sems to dissapear if I don't.
     
  4. Kelly2774

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    my dogs last walk is at 8pm so un the summer/light nights its still daylight but come winter its dark at 8pm

    they have another collar from in the winter nights with a light attached to it from pets at home & its flashes red so i can see where they are :)
     
  5. Nellybelly

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    At night we just go around the block so it's lit up, but I always have torch with me just in case and Bella has a reflective collar.
     
  6. JessiesGirl

    JessiesGirl PetForums Senior

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    We have an extremely reflective collar and lead. It does help! I've noticed cars slowing down when they see us. Where I live, half the year morning walks are also in the dark, so we really needed a solution for visibility.

    We use these: MOONGLOW Collars The leads are in that link as well, even though it says collar in the link.

    We have the blue as I just didn't like the yellow. The blue is pretty even when not reflecting!
     
  7. Mese

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    Toffee has a visiglo collar for the darker nights ... I keep meaning to buy Gypsy and Teddy one each too , but I always forget in the nicer weather and come winter there always seems to be less money around so I cant get them

    Visiglo Dog Collar to buy online at UK Dog Online

    I think i'll nag my OH now this thread has reminded me , lol
     
  8. SpringerHusky

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    Winter time where it gets dark quick, Yes but summer time, No. If i'm out at night it's because it's about 12-2 am and don't expect people to be out although I do carry a torch incase they go to the toilet and need to see it. My park is slightly lit up so is never too dark that you can't see anything but I enjoy going out in pitch blackness :thumbup:
     
  9. kaisa624

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    Mine has a reflective coat if we're going out night walking. I also bought some hi-vis strips which are stuck to her harness.
     
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