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Fall Preparation: Tips & Tricks to Get Ready for Autumn

Fall Preparation: Tips & Tricks to Get Ready for Autumn

There is nothing better then walking your dog on a cool fall night. With a light sweater or jacket and your best furry friend at your side, it feels like you could just walk forever when the weather gets cooler. No matter the time of year, when the seasons change, it means it is time […]

There is nothing better then walking your dog on a cool fall night. With a light sweater or jacket and your best furry friend at your side, it feels like you could just walk forever when the weather gets cooler. No matter the time of year, when the seasons change, it means it is time to prepare and take those extra precautions. Exercise is always good for you and your pup, but safety is a key factor for those walks at dusk.

Here are some easy to remember tips for those longer evening and nighttime walks.

  1. CLOTHING – Wear bright colors, maybe a bright leash or collar for your pup too. Brighter colors are always more eye-catching and easier to see. This will make you and your pup much more noticeable when the daylight starts leaving us!
  2. FLASHLIGHT – Carry a flashlight. The sun sets fast and you want to be seen at night! A flashlight will highlight where you are when you go for your cool nighttime walks. There are many areas where we go on walks that may not have streetlights to light up the paths at night or to make us more visible. Flashlights will help guide you and your pup on your walk, keep you aware of any critters such as skunks loitering in the bushes, and make picking up those “gifts” your furry friend leaves on the neighbor’s lawn easy to find.
  3. LIGHT UP ACCESSORIES – Get light up gear for your pets. There are many different styles out there from brands such as NiteIze. Try a collar attachment with multiple settings that can remain lit or flash to act as a beacon and keep you visible to any traffic on your walk. There are also great collar options with the lights built directly into them!
  4. WATER – Don’t forget to keep hydrated! Sometimes we forget when its cooler outside to keep water on hand for long walks. It is still possible for our pets to dehydrate even when the weather isn’t as hot.

So once the season starts to change, remember these quick and easy safety precautions before you leave for your next adventure! Be sure to enjoy the cooler, perfect walking weather this fall!