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Anyone have one? Any suggestions? I need one for Sasha when she is out in the field at night. Until we get the hot wire installed I have to stay out in the field with her at night. Last night it was so foggy I couldn't use the flashlight to see her.
 

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Oooh, oohh!! I have a suggestion!!

http://www.vkrpets.com/Lighted%20Dog%20collars2.html

These are comfortable, soft, lightweight, padded. You can EASILY see them from far away.

Big plus: You can set it to "on," or "off," or to "blinking!"

Plus-- there is very bright reflective stitching in white along the edges also.

And-- it's washable! It runs on cheap little disk-shaped batteries that I think you can find at Walmart, I forget the type, but they last a long, long time.

Here is Grimm modeling his for you, saying "Hi, Kaynya!"





"If I wink at Kaynya.. and wish rilly rilly HARD... willy Kanyna come visit me for a Saturday night date??"




Grimm's collar has the fire hydrants on it, but it comes in other colors and with shooting stars, too.


"Hi Auntie Lauri!! I smilin' at you! Thank you for teaching Mama all 'bout raw feedin'! LUB you! Please send Kaynya!"


 

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Grimmi,

Kaynya has changed from Hussy Girl to Bitchy Woman!! She is definitely OUT of season - no Saturday night dates for her!!

Patti - thanks for the idea.

Ruth - I tried the little blinking bling things you can hang off the collar but they aren't bright enough, don't cast enough light and when she turns away from me the light gets hidden.
 

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Ooooh-- Grimmi loves his wimmins... "ZESTY!"


Another plus with these collars Lauri is that in case her neck is shaved smooth, the collar is silky-soft on the inside, comfy.

And, it's a WIDE collar, I can see it with Grimmi out in the field in the mountain mist here in the mornings.

It only has one ring though, and it's a thick ring for a lead-- I don't know if little tags could be easily clipped to the ring. Maybe the ring is smaller on the smaller sizes, though.
 

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It's holloween time soon. I got a gazillion of those blinky numbers after holloween really cheap. Use more than one. Also, a couple of years ago I picked up a couple of lighted necklaces. Then after Christmas, PetsMart had one with red and green lights all around.

The nice thing about these do dads is that if they fall off when they are turned on you can find them in the dark!
 

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Lauri, no info on light up collars, but I swear by these. They're super reflective: http://illuminiteworkwear.stage.thomasne...y=prod&filter=0

All colors reflect equally well, and that's after going through the wash. I have a couple that I've had 10 years and they're still reflecting like they did when they were new. The bunchies work well too.

And I use these when we go hiking/camping. Even on foggy rainy nights where there is no moon, I haven't lost a dog yet! In fact, we wear them on our clothes when we walk our dogs in our neighborhood, which has no sidewalks and just a couple of streetlights. These were redesigned a couple years ago so that they're brighter and cast light from all angles: eminently better than Ruffwear's old model and far better than any of the other junk I've seen on the market.

http://www.ruffwear.com/The-Beacon_2

If you're inclined, this jacket is great too. It will reflect your flashlight's beam right back to you, and it's lightweight enough even for summer: http://www.ruffwear.com/Track-Jacket?sc=2&category=12

As you can tell, we spend a lot of time in the dark.
 

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Of topic, but... I don't know what is more priceless, winking Grimm or smiling Grimm
 

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Originally Posted By: 3K9MomLauri, no info on light up collars, but I swear by these. They're super reflective: http://illuminiteworkwear.stage.thomasne...y=prod&filter=0

All colors reflect equally well, and that's after going through the wash. I have a couple that I've had 10 years and they're still reflecting like they did when they were new. The bunchies work well too.
I have a bunchie for Keefer, but I haven't used it yet since it stays light so late this time of year. I was afraid that a reflective collar would get lost in his fur, but the bunchie (which looks like a hair scrunchie) sits on top of his fur so it would be much more visible. I have plenty of leashes and didn't really need another one, plus at the time I was thinking about getting him a backpack (which has a reflective strip along each side), so I didn't want to get a vest either. The bunchie is nice, I can just pop it on and off over his head, and he can wear it with the pack or without.

I also have these Pop Bands for me: http://www.vedante.com/ Again, I haven't used them yet, but you just straighten them out and then slap them against your arm and they automatically wrap around and stay put. I also debated about getting a reflective vest, but these are nice because they'll fit over whatever I wear, no matter how light or bulky.

Reflective stuff may not work that well for Lauri since you need a light source to reflect back, but for walking near roads they're great.
 

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The best lighted product I've found is the Puplight. It doesn't just flash or glow but it actually works more like a flashlight. It is bright enough that it can be used to light your path but also makes the dog more visible.

I also have a Ruffwear Beacon and it is pretty bright, but I think it works best if hooked on a harness or something so it is more visible. I have not tried using it hooked to a collar though- it might be bright enough.
 

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Chicago, the Ruffwear backpacks have a little hook on the harness between the packs to attach a light. I may look into getting one once it gets dark earlier in the evening.
 

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I have the pup lights:

https://www.puplights.com/Default.aspx

We use them for our night time walks. Has helped me see things like ice and other stuff on the sidewalks like high cracks to step over. Have gotten many compliments on them as well. You can see'm comin' from a long ways off.
 

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Originally Posted By: Cassidys MomChicago, the Ruffwear backpacks have a little hook on the harness between the packs to attach a light. I may look into getting one once it gets dark earlier in the evening.
I know, but actually not all of them do. I have the Palisades pack and there is no hook/loop for the light. I attach it to the back end of the harness instead and that works. The Ruffwear coats also have a loop for the Beacon light to hook onto.
 
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