Handy Products For Walking Your Dog In The Dark

It’s now dark in the morning and dark in the evening, so the likelihood of you needing to walk your dog in the dark at the moment, is very high!


Here are our recommended products for ensuring you and your dog stay safe on those dark, wintery dog walks. 


Stay Visible

The hi-vis vest for dogs from Rukka is one of this winter’s best sellers. This lightweight and comfortable high-visibility dog vest fits snuggly using the secure velcro fastening. The vest is made with stretchy elastic material, meaning your dog’s freedom of movement isn’t compromised. 


Light It Up

If you need to light up your dog walk, or your dog for that matter, we have two really useful products which will make a world of difference to your December dog walks. The Ruffwear Beacon Safety Light easily slips onto any Ruffwear collar or harness and is visible from all directions with a bring, full-body glow design. Along with being durable and waterproof, the safety beacon is also rechargeable via a USB charger which is included. 


Another great option is the I’m Gismo Dog Flashlight which connects to the front of any I’m Gismo Dog Handle Leads. This clever gadget helps free up your hands while walking your dog in the dark. It has a front and rear light stream, is water-resistant, rechargeable and is 2x brighter than a standard mobile phone flashlight. 


Time To Reflect

The use of a reflective dog collar is always a wise idea if you’re walking in the dark with your dog. The Crag Collar range from Ruffwear has a reflective thread woven into the comfortable and durable webbing. Here are some of our favourites: 

The Ruffwear Crag Collar in Cindercone Red

The Ruffwear Crag Collar in Sunset Design

The Ruffwear Crag Collar in Granite Grey


Lead The Way

Do you still want to be able to run outside with your dog but don’t want to risk losing sight of them in a dark area? Then the Ruffwear Roamer Dog Lead is the perfect choice for you. The Roamer Lead is a hands-free, adjustable dog lead which is made from stretch-webbing material which absorbs the shock of your dog moving around abruptly. The lead can be worn around the waist or handheld meaning it’s multi-purpose! 

Stay Warm

With the dark, usually comes the cold, so wrap your dog up warm in one of our HOTTERdog fleeces or the Rukka Thermal Overalls. They are the perfect addition to any dog’s winter wardrobe. The Dog Overalls not only has leg coverings but also reflective piping all over.