Glow In The Dark Collars

At For The Love of Dogs (Australia), we know that walking your pooch during the dark hours can be a stressful experience. One of the creators of the glowing collar was hospitalized after he was hit by a truck during a walk with his beautiful Greyhound. Luckily he pushed his bulldog to safety. The problem may have been prevented if he had something to get the motorists attention.

Each year many pedestrians are struck by cars in South Australia. That’s one person every 5 minutes. What an alarming statistic! We made the decision to create a line of LED dog collars and LED dog leashes that would enhance visibility and allow motorists to see pedestrians and pooches. As with almost every good idea, we searched all over the web and found that the glow in the dark collar already existed. We searched the market and found a couple of companies that made these amazing glowing dog collars, but they didn’t seem to take into account what pup owners wanted. The products on the Internet seemed low quality and not well constructed. We decided to ask pet owners what they liked or disliked about LED dog collars and discovered there was a big opportunity to design a company around the suggestions from pooch owners.

We opened a stand, surveyed people on the web, attended trade shows, spoke with retail stores and started a crowdfunding campaign to gather as much input as possible. We gathered hundreds of ideas and included the most common features people wanted. We intend to conduct this same extensive research for every new collar that For The Love of Dogs launches.

Dog owners wanted a cool design that appealed visually. Lots of people wanted to include reflective components with fibre optic lights to boost visibility. People wanted the lights to remain in place when the lead was attached. We asked about colours. We asked them about weight. We asked them about the battery pack. We inquired about the material. We asked about every single feasible aspect of the collars and leads so we could provide a product that people wanted. It was simple, ask people what they want and create the collar around their suggestions. Since no one else was willing to put time and effort into providing a collar and leash that pet lovers demanded, these company was born.

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Greyhound Collars – Types and Uses

Greyhound collars are designed specifically for canines with heads that are smaller than their necks. These collars softly tighten against the dog’s neck if they pull, back up or spin around. It is typically used by greyhounds, whippets, and nervous dogs.

A greyhound collar is generally made out of fabric or nylon that creates a circle like the majority of collars but also has a semicircular shape on the back that is created by another section of the same Nylon fabric. The large loop of the collar fits around the canine’s neck and the much smaller loop lies at the back of the neck and has a D-ring which attaches to the lead. When relaxed, the collar fits loosely and keeps your canine comfy. But, when the canine tries to drag, the second loop tightens the fabric around the dog’s neck for a delicate no-pull effect.

Sighthound dog collars operate much the same way as a choke collar yet without metal against the dog’s skin. It also tends to incorporate a soft material or plastic to create the pull rather than a metallic chain.

Greyhound collars are definitely not as effective with bull necked dogs as they have less of an impact on the dog. But, unlike choke collars, martingales can be used on more delicate necked dogs like greyhounds but not advised for extremely small dogs. Martingales should also never be left on twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

There are considerably much less critics of the greyhound collar in comparison to the pinch and choke collars. The softer fabric and lower pressure of the greyhound collar against a hounds neck is the reason for such a lower amount of critical remarks.

Increased risk of the dog choking when left without supervision while wearing a greyhound collar. This increased suffocating risk results from the fact that if the D-ring on the collar catches on something, the collar will tighten up and potentially suffocate the canine. But, when the collar fits properly and is used only periodically, the greyhound collar can be a very useful training solution.

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Flashing LED Pet Collar Light

This handy clip on led light is great for taking your dog on a night time walk. It has 3 settings, constant glow, fast flash, and slow flash, that are easily changeable. You simply click the light and it switches between the light modes. It is made of a good water proof silicone type material so you don’t have to stress about the weather. It comes with a battery which is convenient since batteries can be quite pricey depending on the type. When the time comes to replace the battery you just simply separate the plastic case and take out the LED light component, replace the battery, and assemble it back together. There are no complex clips or screws to remove making the replacement quick and simple. The only thing I would suggest is that the led light is not great for smaller pets since it is a bit on the bigger side. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.

Most canines don’t even realize the light is on as it is behind their line of sight and illuminates from the neck down and back. The light pendant has three settings: “Slow Flash”, “Fast Flash”, and “Steady Glow”. If you discover that your pup is irritated by the LED light, just simply avoid the flash mode and use the constant glow mode. Source: fortheloveofdogsaustralia.com

How to Adopt a Dog From A to Z

Have you adopted a new dog? If yes, congratulations! Your day-to-day life is just about to change with more drama and exercises. Bringing a furry little friend home will be an amazing and a one-of-a-kind experience. However, the process can be a daunting one too, especially if you are a novice pet owner. Before you decide on adopting a dog (or any pet), you should be aware of effective training methods. From positive reinforcement strategies to clicker training, be familiar with a good training routine. Also, do some homework on nutrition and dog car. Visit website

How To Use A Martingale Dog Collar

Martingales are designed specifically for canines with heads that are smaller than their necks. These dog collars gently tighten against the dog’s neck if they pull, back up or spin around. They are typically worn by greyhounds, whippets, and nervous pups. A martingale collar is generally made out of fabric or nylon that creates a circle like the majority of collars but also has a semicircular shape on the back that is formed by an additional section of the same material. The larger sized loop of the collar fits around the dog’s neck and the much smaller loop lies at the back of the neck and has a D-ring which attaches to the lead. When relaxed, the collar fits loosely and keeps your dog comfortable. But, when the canine tries to drag, the second loop tightens the fabric around the canine’s neck for a smooth no-pull effect. Source: www.pet-buzz.com

Three Secrets About Greyhounds

Out of all of the dogs that we have ever seen, the greyhounds are definitely some of the challenging and most interesting breeds out there, aren’t they? They’re fast, smart, and independent, which makes them incredible for outdoors and hunting, but what about when it comes to taking care of your own greyhound in the commodity of your own home? In this article we will be unveiling you three major secrets that you won’t find anywhere else related to the greyhound breed. If you’re planning on getting one then read carefully, because these could help you a lot in the future! Read more @ sittersforcritters.com

Finding a Great Harness

Many Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are known to have some form of syringomyelia which can be triggered when your dog is a on a lead. Dog collars that go around the neck when attached to a leash can trigger a bought of scratching brought on by this disease. Thus the importance of having a good harness is crucial to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels owners to avoid irritation brought on by leashes and dog collars. Continue reading: gingercavalier.com

Light Up Dog Collars

Walking your dog during the dark hours can be a scary experience.  Each year, vehicles strike more than 40,000 pedestrians. That’s one person every minute, what an alarming fact! That’s why many companies created lines of collars and leashes that would enhance visibility and allow drivers to see pedestrians and pets. Like almost every great idea, it already existed. There where already many companies/brands that made reflective leads and reflective martingale collars but they didn’t seem to consider what pet owners wanted. The products on the market seemed low quality and not well built. Continue reading…

For The Love Of Dogs

So it seems like, and I’m positive I’m not the only one that gets this, that because I’ve started working at a shelter and I’m a Pet Blogger, that I’m immediately the best person when it comes to canines, or social media. All of a sudden I am the master on training, which dog breed to get, where I can buy this dog from, or how can I get a job like yours ?
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with it, it’s just intriguing. What’s also quite interesting is that a lot of people go into owning a dog without doing much research into it at all, hence why a number of pets wind up in shelters. I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m constantly searching the Internet, hanging on dog trainers every words and checking out weblogs and other sites to learn as much as possible.

When I had my one-on-one with a dog trainer for the very first session at a training school she was at a loss as to what to suggest to me. Why? I had done my research. Generally they have to cover all the basics first, such as nutrition, poo training etc. The way I see it, having an animal is like having a child, you are responsible for a life, shouldn’t you do your research in advance?

Take my private coach for instance, she wants to get a pup, so she has asked me to keep a look out for her. I have no issue with doing this, but it’s interesting that she seems to want the pup as a training buddy, but not just running or working out, but full on training! I’m talking, weightlifting, etc.

When you first got your pet, what were your justifications behind it? Did you do your research beforehand?

Thanks for reading through!

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