Information about reflective dog collars

Reflective Dog Collars - Many of us like to believe that we are responsible pet owners. We try to take good care of our pets and keep them out of harms way, but there are times when pets decide that they do not want to follow the rules we set. This is when we need to make sure that we are using quality products to help keep our pets safe.

My husband and I have two dogs and two cats. The dogs are Labrador Retrievers. They have a large outdoor kennel that they stay in. They are allowed out of the kennel when we are in the yard. We also go for walks to help them get their exercise. Our male lab is yellow and the female is black. They are trained hunting dogs and listen quite well. We live in a resort area so the traffic on the road we walk is to stay under thirty miles an hour. Most people follow this speed zone, but occasionally you have a car or two that goes faster. I bought reflective dog collars for the dogs to wear on their walks. My husband thought that they were goofy looking and unnecessary. I thought it was neat to see the reflective dog collars bouncing away ahead of us. It helped me to keep track of the dogs when I let them out in the woods in the back of the house. The daylight during the winter time is so short that letting the dogs out before and after work is in the dark for a few months out of the year.

A few weeks ago we let the dogs out of their kennels to go for a walk. I put on their reflective dog collars because it was getting dark out. Our neighbor came over to talk with us and we lost track of the dogs. We heard the screech of tires on the road in front of our house. Our black lab came running up the driveway. We went to the road and saw a car pulled over to the side. The driver told us that the dogs appeared out of no where and if he had not seen the reflective dog collars he would have hit them. Our yellow lab was hiding behind a tree in the yard; he knew he was in trouble. Since this incident we try to pay closer attention to where the dogs are at all times. My husband now leaves the reflective dog collars on the dogs all the time instead of only putting them on at walk time.

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