Heedless mutts? Get wise to their wiley ways and stop them in their tracks with these glow-in-the-dark collars
Project cost: about $20
Our dogs find it hilarious to wander about and ignore us when they've been called. It happens with embarassing regularity. Not so bad when they're fenced in, but potential tragedy when they're out in the wild.
Putting little blinky LED lights on them was an easy answer, but didn't solve all the potential problems. What if they bolted before we had a chance to turn it on? What if the battery died? What if we forgot to keep a supply of batteries? Why bother storing batteries? The answer... go solar.
We go these glow-in-the-dark collars for each girl for about $9 and they seem to work pretty well. A few suggestions. If you have a long-haired dog, get a thicker collar. We didn't really notice the width of the collars before we ordered them (lesson learned) and were surprised when they arrived.
As you can see, they aren't even as wide as a quarter. For Piper, that's fine. You can see the collar pretty much all the time.
For Lily, it's not as easy to see all the time. (In the dark, it's much easier.)
They seem to work pretty well in the dark. It's been convenient in the house for midnight wanderings. We no longer have to shuffle to avoid slumbering dogs... we can see them a mile away.
This was the best I could do to take a picture in the dark (still learning our new camera's settings) but you can imagine how bright it is in total darkness. Low tech solution and problem solved, another win!