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PostSubject: Walking your dog in the dark   Sat 02 Oct 2010, 5:01 pm

Keep safe

Below are some tips for keeping you and your dog safe when walking in the dark

• Wear reflective clothing
• Walk facing the traffic if walking on the road
• Tell your family / friends where you are walking
• Try not to walk in a strange/unfamiliar place
• Be aware of your surroundings and any house nearby
• Check the place out in daytime so you know there are no ditches or large pot holes that you could fall down in
• Try to vary your route if you are walking alone
• Carry a torch / Wear a headlight
• Carry a personal alarm
• Carry a mobile phone

Letting your dog off lead in the dark

• Ensure your dog has a light up collar or attachment so he/she is clearly visible
• Consider whether it is safe to let your dog off, especially if they are not 100% on recall


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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sat 02 Oct 2010, 6:09 pm

Great post Jo - xx
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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sat 02 Oct 2010, 6:31 pm

Brill tips there Jo -It's so easy to take your local area for granted until you find yourself out there in the dark.

Maybe this should be a sticky post for the winter months
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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sat 02 Oct 2010, 6:33 pm

Good idea Liz, tis done

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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sun 24 Oct 2010, 10:51 pm

Great post.

We now walk in the woods in the evenings when it's dark.

We have headlights, flashing safety collars and I always have my mobile phone.

We also walk at differnet times each evening and different routes.

I do love night walks. We see lots of wildlife too.
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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sat 18 Dec 2010, 3:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Mon 09 May 2011, 12:47 am

In my local area u also need to carry a weapon as there are a lot of gangs around & people robbing & bashing others. I avoid the park at the end of the street at night time as it's full of Bloods gang members & people doing drugs.
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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Mon 09 May 2011, 6:32 am

OMG that sounds awful

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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Mon 09 May 2011, 9:03 am

eek i tye and avid wlkiang at nght ad thi asrea us rough ti olus denzke being black i take then \the last walk round 5uish in wintet and niw at night bout half 8 then utd back eysd beifr boos boos
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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Mon 23 May 2011, 2:43 am

excellent advice!
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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Tue 04 Oct 2011, 8:49 pm

As the dark nights are drawing in please ensure you take precautions especially if you are walking on your own

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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sun 04 Dec 2011, 6:12 pm

Great advice
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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sat 27 Oct 2012, 4:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sat 27 Oct 2012, 6:56 pm

Have checked the light up collars and bought a new one, have also checked my head torch, love night time walks!
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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sun 30 Nov 2014, 8:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sun 30 Nov 2014, 9:06 pm

It was dark this evening when my daughter & I took Poppy out for her evening stroll .. My daughter had hold of her ... Has we were about half way a van pulled up alongside us but on the other side of the road .. I quickly grabbed hold of the lead too so that we were both holding her .. The guy watched us as we walked past the van then suddenly drove off .. I have never felt such panic .. I will certainly be changing times and also change the route
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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sun 30 Nov 2014, 9:18 pm

Bloody hell, hopefully he was just lost

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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sun 30 Nov 2014, 10:04 pm

No idea Hun but certainly made me worry .. Headed straight home after that has was worried they might re-appear .. Won't be walking round that area with the dogs again any time soon that's for sure xx
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PostSubject: Re: Walking your dog in the dark   Sun 30 Nov 2014, 10:47 pm

I've heard so much recently about dog napping it's so worrying

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