Tips for Walking A Dog at Night
We all know how important it is to walk your dog on a regular basis as it has many benefits such as exercise, improving their sleep and it is a bonding time for you and your dog. However, work and general life can get in the way and maybe the only time you get to walk our dog is during the night. If that is the case, then here’s how walking a dog at night can be safe and enjoyable.
Walk a Familiar Route
It is always best to walk a route that is both familiar to you and your dog when taking them at in the night. Visibility is already limited so it is best to make the walk harder by going somewhere that you have not been before. Using a familiar route will benefit you from getting lost and you are less likely to encounter something unexpected. Make sure that you do not use headphones and stay on the sidewalk with your dog.
Ensure to Use Visible Leash
You should avoid dark clothing to ensure that cars and other pedestrians can clearly see you along with your dog. Dogs have much better vision in the night compared to humans so there is a chance that they may spot something that you can’t see, and they suddenly chase after it. This is why using a leash that is reflective or has lights is a sensible choice as they will be seen more easily by others. Also, the leash will keep them away from running into the road in the dark.
Use Your Dog’s Master Sense Smell to Your Advantage
Imagine your dog getting excited and starts chasing after something that interests them, what would you do to deviate their interest? Food is the answer. Yes, you can grab their attention with food. Dogs have a master sense of smell which you can use to your benefit. A good way to get them to come back to you is to carry our low-fat, delicious Hypro Premium treats which your dog will likely smell from a distance and draw them back to you. This would be an effortless way to call them back to you, as you won’t have to chase them or yell repeatedly, calling their name.
Walking a dog at night can definitely be done especially if you do it in a smart, prepared way and it is much better than no walk at all which may cause your dog to be frustrated.