Safety after dark

 

Extra care needs to be taken when walking your dog before dawn or after dusk during the winter months, which will become the norm for many of you, as their just are not enough daylight hours available.

Make sure that you consider both your own safety and that of your dog when you are out and about.

  1. Tell someone where you are going or even better, walk in groups for safety
  2. Carry a whistle or other device to scare away anyone that concerns you
  3. Consider whether your dog is reliable enough to let them off the lead after dark. Their sight is not as good and also it is more difficult for traffic to see them if they wander off the footpath, caught up with a smell!
  4. Ensure both you and your dog wear reflectorised gear to increase your visibility to traffic.
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