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Lighted Dog Collars
  • PuzzlePuzzle
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    Hi there! My boyfriend and I are working with Kira (almost 5 months old) off leash, and she's doing remarkable well. Even with doggy and kitty distractions! Always stays near us, comes when she's called more often than not. However, sometimes we take her out at nighttime, and we are unable to see her, so we were thinking about getting a lighted collar, or glow in the dark or something! I was wondering if anybody knew of a reputable website or store that carries these, because I'm very interested in purchasing one! Also - some jingly bells that dangle from the collar would be great as well.
  • sunyatasunyata
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  • Not getting into the off leash training bit, but in response to your request, I just searched amazon for small battery powered lights. I found some things that might work if you're able to do a little customization yourself. The easiest and most promising thing i found were these led shoelaces. This could easily be woven thru any existing collar and the battery housing could be easily sewn to the outside.

    http://www.amazon.com/PLATUBE-LACES-ORANGE-BLUE-SHOELACES/dp/B004JFP44Y/ref=pd_sim_hg_5

    There are also various small battery powered lights that could be attached to a collar, but those might be too bulky.
  • LosechLosech
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    There are plenty of light-up collars and dangly light things you can get, but I don't know which are good or not. I don't walk Conker off-leash after dark as a precaution, but he does have a light that I attach to his harness for those nights when the fog is so thick you can't see barely ten feet in front of you. Better to light the fog up around us like a red balloon then get runover by someone.
  • sunyatasunyata
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  • BuckyBadgerBuckyBadger
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    Post edited by BuckyBadger at 2012-03-12 17:01:34
  • KitsuKitsu
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  • @Kitsu 's recommendation is what i use too! the Nite Ize spot it pet light is awesome. Especially for a black/tan like Kip. He gets complements on his little strobe light all the time!


    http://www.rei.com/product/762179/nite-ize-spotlit-led-pet-light

  • BuckyBadgerBuckyBadger
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  • KitsuKitsu
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    It's pretty easy, definitely don't need to push it against a counter.
  • BuckyBadgerBuckyBadger
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  • well, actually i found that it does require some force to turn on. I have both the red one for Kip and a white one for my keychain and it turns on like a button. you have to press down with moderate force with your thumb.
  • KitsuKitsu
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    Well moderate force , yeah. But not pushing on a counter hard. You get used to it.
  • LosechLosech
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    I've got this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Flashing-Safety-Light-Belt/dp/B001JPS5BQ/ref=pd_sbs_sg_1
    But I use it on a harness, not a collar. A clip-on one like mentioned above would probably be better for a collar than that one. I also have two generic round red flashers for my other two dogs. Those clip onto their harnesses or packs.
    Post edited by Losech at 2012-03-13 02:32:28

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