"Light-up collar dog" - that's why it's so important.

Not everyone likes to walk their dog in the dark. In the winter months, it's hard to avoid - the days are short, and the dog needs to get out. A walk under the stars can also be quite idyllic! However, to avoid unpleasant incidents, you should pay attention to your own safety and that of your dog. With a reflective vest you will be seen better. And with a light collar dog you and others always have your four-legged friend in view.

Jake mit Leuchthalsband Hund
Fortunately, today there are a variety of aids with which you can make your dog visible in the dark. The need is obvious: even on illuminated paths, a dog with a dark coat is difficult to see. You yourself can easily lose sight of him if you let him off the leash. Others are even more frightened if he suddenly appears in front of them. Cyclists and car drivers may not be able to brake fast enough.

What possibilities are there today to make your dog more visible?

  • Reflective collar, dog harness or coat. These have the advantage that they do not need electricity. However, they only work if there is still a light source - street lights, car traffic, or at least a flashlight to shine on the dog.
  • LED tags. These have the advantage that they also light up on their own and can be easily attached to the regular collar. There are battery operated and rechargeable models. With this, however, the dog is usually only visible from the front - from behind the light is hidden
  • dog collar LED. There are two different types: those that only light up and are worn in addition to the usual collar or harness, and those to which a leash can be attached. Such a luminous collar dog
offers the best visibility all around and independent of other light sources. Even on the dark field way the fur friend is always recognizable so. There are models with batteries and those that can be recharged via USB. They also differ in luminosity and duration.

Light collar dog: What should you look for when buying?

How do you find a suitable light collar dog among the many products? The following conditions should be met:
  • protected from splashing and rain water, so that it also works in bad weather
  • wide enough, so that it does not simply disappear in the fur
  • sufficient luminosity and duration
  • sufficient size and wearing comfort

The dog collar LED is available in different colors. If you have more than one dog, you can choose a different colour for each one and then know exactly who is where! Most models have both flashing and steady lights. Many dog owners - and dogs - prefer steady lights. By the way, a personalized light-up dog collar also makes a good gift for other dog owners.

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Safe through the winter

Dogs' eyes can make better use of residual light than humans. Dogs also orient themselves more by their sense of hearing and smell. Darkness is therefore usually less of a problem for a dog than it is for many people. However, if you are walking your dog through an unlit park or country lane, it is a good idea to have a torch or headlamp with you so that you can illuminate the area in an emergency - for example, if your dog gets caught in a bush and you have to walk cross-country.

Many people have their dog on a leash more often in the dark because it's harder to control what he's doing and who he encounters. However, a five-metre flexi leash is not visible to other passers-by in the dark - despite the dog collar LED. Therefore, make sure that no one accidentally stumbles over your dog leash. Of course, there are already illuminated dog leashes - whether you really need it, you know best.