Do You Feel Safe Walking your Dog at Night?
Whether it’s because we finish work late or we simply love clearing our minds with a peaceful night-time stroll under the stars, walking our dogs at night is common for many dog owners. But do you feel safe walking your dog at night?
Depending on where you’re walking and how dark it is, and especially if your dog is as big a softy as mine, walking at night can be unpleasant and a bit scary. But there are a few things you can do to make you feel more comfortable, even empowered, as you embark on your night-time walk. If you follow these simple tips, it will help you get back to looking forward to your night-time strolls and using them to feel refreshed and relaxed.
- Bring your phone
Having your phone on you is helpful for a few reasons. Firstly, it acts as a light source which is especially useful if it’s a pitch black night. Stumbling around in the dark trying to find your dog’s poo until you step in it yourself is a problem you don’t need to have!
Secondly, having a phone keeps you connected to the world and better prepared in case of emergency. Just make sure it’s well charged!
- Don’t bring headphones
This is common sense, especially if you’re walking near traffic. With vision less reliable at night, you rely more on your hearing to be aware of your surroundings.
- Use LED dog accessories
LED technology has come a long way in recent years and LED dog products are just as affordable as their non-LED plain product competitors. Whether it’s an LED dog collar, coat, harness, lead, or even just an LED dog collar light, it will dramatically increase your and your pet’s visibility at night making you more comfortable. If you’ve ever struggled to see your dog at night, you won’t regret getting some of these. Checkout our range here
If you’re heading to the park for a game of fetch, you can even get LED balls to help you and your dog play easier! The best glow in the dark ball is here
- Stick to areas you know
Keeping to terrain and surroundings you know well will help make you more comfortable during your night-time walk.
Following these tips will help you feel more comfortable. But remember, your instincts are there for a reason and don’t do anything to put yourself or your best doggy friend in danger!