Why Your Dog Needs a Dog Collar Light Beacon

For pet owners, there are some very compelling reasons to be afraid of the dark.

When night falls the dangers for dogs increase dramatically, not because their own senses are significantly dulled, although they are less effective than during the daytime, but rather as a result of how diminished human awareness becomes.

Consider how much you rely on your dog’s obedience with little visibility. If your dog breaks a command in daylight, you can find her relatively easily, make a correction and move on with your day. At night that same broken command can mean lost visibility of your little buddy for a significant period of time. Even a well-behaved dog can be put in danger by enthusiastically obeying a command that his owner would never have made had he known, for example, that his companion was on the other side of the street.

The biggest danger during these moments is, of course, traffic. Little data is collected on the number of pets or smaller creatures struck and killed by vehicles every year, but researchers have extrapolated estimates based on data collected by a series of New England schools. Based on those studies, it is believed that as many as 6 million dogs are killed each year in the United States.

From insurance company data – which studies claims based on accidents involving larger animals – it’s clear that most accidents happen around dusk and just after when there are still plenty of drivers on the road and visibility decreases.

It’s a recipe for disaster for your dog, who will be much more difficult to notice than larger game, even if she has a lighter coat.

But traffic isn’t the only danger in separating from your dog at night or in poor weather conditions. The elements, difficult terrain and even other animals can become more of a threat.

Hikers, in particular, can run into problems if their dog likes to explore or, more likely, gets spooked along the trail. In those cases, the longer the separation, the more dangerous it is for both you and your puppy.

There is a simple form of protection dog owners can use that will drastically improve safety in the dark. This little light goes a long way:

Dog collar light

EzyDog Adventure Lights

EzyDog offers Adventure Lights, a beacon that fits on your dog’s collar and continually shines or flashes rapidly, depending on your preferences.

This beacon offers visibility in even the darkest conditions, alerting motorists of your dog from a distance of up to 3 miles away. Just as important, you can find your dog at up to the same distance with an unimpeded view.

For wandering dogs, this can take away the anxiety of trying to find them in your neighborhood if they are inadvertently let out. In nature, it means cutting down on search time and avoiding the agonizing decision to leave your pal overnight in poor conditions. It also acts as a deterrent to hunting accidents or other misunderstandings.

dog collar light in colors

A Variety of Colors

This light is extremely effective, but that means little without durability.

Adventure Light batteries last for 100 hours of continuous solid light use and can last for 250 hours when flashing. It is waterproof up to 330 feet, leaving no room for failure even when swimming. It will withstand an impact of up to 220 pounds. There is the opportunity to add a maintenance kit that includes an extra battery Velcro strap and O-ring for field repairs.

Dog Collar Lights in two sizes

Two sizes

All in all, this device goes beyond sturdy – it has been tested for, and met, military standards. EzyDog backs up their confidence with a 3-Year Warranty on every Adventure Light.

At 1.5 by 1.25 by 1 inches, the Adventure Dog Collar Light will take up very little overall space. But if you require a smaller option, the MicroLight version is the right fit – especially for smaller breeds.

It is 1 by .75 by .75 inches and can still offer visibility at more than 1,600 feet. It is waterproof to a depth of 30 feet and has a battery that can last up to 50 hours.

Almost every dog has to find their way through the dark at some point, but that journey – or journeys – does not have to be perilous. Shed a little light on your pal for his own sake and keep him safe no matter what time it is.

Now go play!

About EzyDog

EzyDog makes a line of products encompassing the rugged outdoor lifestyle dogs love along with the comfort and style pet owners prefer. EzyDog is the manufacturer of the Original Shock Absorbing Leash that combines the latest in sports technology with the durability dog owners demand. Their unique and highly functional leash systems are designed for comfort, control and safety, paying special attention to dogs that pull or are in training. All EzyDog Products are designed to help both owners and pets get more out of the great outdoors.