With daylight savings time right around the corner, you’re likely getting ready to set your clocks back and get into winterizing mode. Soon enough, your evening walk could very well become a chore in dark, wet, and cold conditions. Luckily, this isn’t our first winter rodeo, and you don’t have to be in the dark about keeping dogs safe at night. Here is some nighttime gear that will help keep dogs safe during the winter months ahead:
Winter means longer nights, and more than likely you’ll be doing your nighttime activities in the dark. Reflective gear not only makes your dog more visible to cars or other pedestrians, but it also makes them look like they’re from the future, which is pretty cool. Check out reflective leashes, harnesses, and collars from Ruffwear!
For those of us living in wet climates, winter will inevitably bring on the rain. Dogs need rain gear for the same reasons as humans, so they don’t make wet tracks all the way through the house and up to the fireplace.
The Vert Jacket from Ruffwear is waterproof and windproof, meaning your dog will stay happy and dry despite wet conditions.
Kind of like headlights for dogs, night lights attach to your dog’s collar to increase visibility. This Puplight Reflective Collar comes with an LED light, making nighttime activities safe and enjoyable for you and your dog.
Whistle is a tiny GPS device that attaches to your dog’s collar. The device is synced with an app, which shows you where your dog is at any time. This product could save you hours of searching if your dog were to run away, something you especially want to avoid during a cold night!
Children of the ’90s, rejoice! Now your dog can have light-up shoes similar to those you used to romp around Chuck-E-Cheeze in. These Step-N-Strobe Boots are available through Kurgo and will keep your pup’s feet warm, dry, and visible all year round.
What are some of your favorite nighttime safety gear? Let us know in the comments below!
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