See Your Cavapoo after Dark

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Walking your Cavapoo when it starts to get dark or during night time can be safely done as long as you have the correct gear.

My one dog is mostly black with a few white patches on her body. After dark, it is very difficult to see her and I have struggled to see where she is which has frightened me. My other dog has a lighter coat but I still have a hard time finding her.

I have also heard horror stories of dogs being run over at night because a driver could not see them.

During the week, I only get home late and do not have a chance to walk my dogs before it gets dark so I did look into night time visibility gear that could help me see where my dog is at all times. 

Luckily, there are various options available so choose the one that best suits you and your dog.

Be safe out there and do not take any chances of your Cavapoo either getting lost or being hit by a car!

1) Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Safety Necklace Dog Collar

This necklace collar slips over your dog's head providing instant protection and visibility.

It does not attach to your dog's collar and can be used with a harness as well. It slips over there head's so is easy to put on and remove.

Key Benefits:

  • The LED lights provide 360 degree illumination and can be seen from every angle.
  • The collar is made of weather-resistant flexible polymer tubing which ensures that you can quickly put it on and remove it with ease.
  • It can be cut to size making it perfect for any size dog
  • Press one button to make it flash for ultimate visibility
  • It comes in 5 different colors so you can buy different colors for different dogs and then know which dog is where.
  • Battery run time: 60 hours
  • 2x replaceable 1154 batteries (red LED) or 3x replaceable 1154 batteries (blue, green, pink LED) included
  • Weight: 2.1oz | 59.5g
  • The green and pink necklace collars are the brightest

This tough and durable plastic tube can be cut to fit over your dog's head without affecting how the lighting works. It is very convenient to use and can withstand even a dog's bite.

The necklace is light weight so it can be used with puppies.

Tip - after adjusting the size to just slip over the head, tape the ends of the tube with Gorilla brand packing tape to make sure there is no way the necklace can come lose and be lost.

2) Illumiseen LED USB Rechargeable Dog Collar

This lightweight, durable, and fully adjustable, LED-illuminated collar provides great visibility which means that you and drivers can see your cavapoo at all times. 

Key Benefits:

  • The collar comes with a rechargeable battery that provides five hours of illumination for every one-hour charge
  • It comes in six colors and two sizes (Neon green is the brightest)
  • One quick click is all it takes to adjust the light between slow flash, steady and rapid flashing
  • This collar has a metal D-ring so that a leash can be attached
  • Sturdy well-constructed design for long lasting use

Caution: This battery part of the collar is not water proof so it must not be submerged in water or drenched in rain. 

Have peace of mind knowing that your dog will be seen and will be safe after dark. The collar takes roughly one hour to fully charge and then provides you with 5 hours of use.

You can leave the collar permanently on your dog and only switch it on when needed. It is tough enough to handle any rough play that might occur.

3) Nite Ize SpotLit LED Collar Light

This lightweight stainless steel carabiner attaches quickly and securely to your pet's collar allowing you to see where your dog is in the dark.

It has 2 modes and is powered by long-life replaceable batteries.

Key Benefits:

  • Long battery life -- Glow mode: 20 hours | Flash mode: 25 hours
  • It is equipped with a carabiner clip which means that it can be clipped on any collar, lead or harness
  • 2 modes - glow and flash
  • Secure stainless steel spring clip for quick and secure attachment
  • Replaceable 2 x 2016 3V lithium battery included

This clip on light is quick and easy to attach. It is light weight and water resistant making it a good all-round choice for after dark visibility.

The clip light features a secure stainless steel spring clip carabineer attachment for secure attachment to your dog's collar or harness.

The white light is the most visible and can illuminate the path in front of your dog.

The replaceable 3V lithium battery gives you 20 hours in glow mode or 25 hours in flash mode.

4) Noxgear LightHound LED Illuminated & Reflective Dog Harness

This harness both illuminates and is reflective giving your dog ultimate visibility.

The harness is made with industry-leading tough, military-grade, reflective Cordura fabric.

It is fully adjustable to ensure a snug fit on your dog.

Key Benefits:

  • Weatherproof 
  • LED lights can be removed so the harness is machine washable
  • Micro-USB rechargeable LED lights feature 14 selectable colors
  • Last up to twelve hours
  • It has a strong zinc alloy leash attachment ring with reinforced stitching
  • Provides full 360-degree protection for your Cavapoo
  • Available in four sizes to fit most dogs and fully adjustable for a comfortable fit

Your dog will look like it has disco lights attached to this harness. The 8 solid bright colors and 6 multicolor colors can be selected at the press of a button. There is no way that this cannot be seen by motorists and cyclists.

The lights can be seen from over a mile away because of the flexible fiber optic cables and added 3M scotchlite reflector technology.

The quick recharging battery delivers 12 hours of illumination no matter what kind of weather you find yourself in.

The Cordua fabric is military grade so you can rest assured that this harness is built for durability and usability.  Cleaning it is as easy as throwing it in the washing machine.

It has an attachment for a leash but you can also use this harness in conjunction with a collar.

5) Illumiseen LED USB Rechargeable Dog Leash

This LED dog leash is the perfect accompaniment to the rechargeable dog collar made by the same company. 

It is made from flexible and durable nylon which gives it a solid long lasting feel. When it is clicked on then there are 2 rows of very bright LED lights along the whole length of the leash.

This leash is highly visible day and night.

Illumiseen LED USB Rechargeable Dog Leash

Key Benefits:

  • Made from nylon and neoprene for a  very strong construction
  • The leash is 6 foot long 
  • It has 2 rows of lights for maximum visibility
  • Water-resistant and tear-resistant
  • The battery can hold a five-hour charge after charging for one hour
  • Has 3 lighting modes - steady, slow and fast flashing
  • Can be used day and night

Vehicles cannot help but notice your dog when you are using this leash. The 3 different modes are very user-friendly and can be changed with just one click.

The USB rechargeable battery gives 5 hours of illumination for every 1 hour that it is charged which should last for a few walks before running out of power.

The durable and well-constructed design will last you a lifetime.

6) SafetyPUP XD Reflective Dog Vest

This reflective vest is made from nylon which repels water making it water resistant.

You should be able to see your pup from a long distance away during the day as well as at night time.

SafetyPUP XD Reflective Dog Vest

Key Benefits:

  • Light weight and easy to put on
  • Bright and reflective making sure that your pup is seen from a long distance away
  • Great for hunting season so that your dog can be seen by hunters
  • Made from ultra-durable fabric which is resists tears and rips
  •  Comfortable to wear for extended periods
  • Easy to clean

This vest is perfect in a number of situations

It's high visibility allows hunters to see your dog from a great distance.

It makes sure that your dog is clearly visible during the day as well as at night. 

The soft inner material makes this vest a comfortable wear for your dog. The sizes range from XS to XL so there will be at least one size that will fit your dog perfectly.

My Top Pick

My top pick would be the Noxgear Lighthound LED Illuminated & Reflective Dog Harness.

I generally prefer harnesses because it is much more difficult for a dog to escape from a properly fitted harness then it is for them to escape from a collar.

Harnesses are much more gentle on your dog and give better control then a collar can.

The Noxgear LED harness gives excellent visibility and has a light weight, breathable design. It is made from military grade material so it can withstand rolling and general wear and tear. 

It should last for very many years making it an excellent buy.

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