Big Walkies tips for night time walking:
Use a Lead. Taking your dog out at night means you are at a disadvantage. Your dog can see much better in the dark then you, so they will notice, unsuspecting animals that we may not se
Flexi-leads. They are dangerous. At night, even more so because the lead is just so hard to see!
Don’t wear dark clothing.
Stick to lighted areas. Unfortunately, the world keeps getting scarier. You are much safer if you walk on lighted paths.
Walk in pairs or more!
Take a torch.
Don’t use your phone so that your full concentration is on your dog and your surroundings.
Reflective wear is not just for you, but also your dog. Many companies have reflective.
Light-up. Try a light up collar or lead. They light-up really well, have a flashing or steady feature, and come with replacement batteries. AND, they show up under long haired dogs.
Clip on collar lights are great if you don’t want a brand new collar and lead, you can attach it to whatever you already use, including a harness, and you can see yards ahead of you, making walking safer. In addition, the bright light will make it easier to pick up after your pet and it is also visible under long-hair.
Stay safe when walking in the dark and enjoy it with your dog!