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Staying Visible At Night With Pup Protector

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post either in the form of product or payment, but this did not influence our opinion. The views expressed are those of me and my pets. This post may contain affiliate links which compensate me if you purchase through that link.

Staying visible at night with Pup Protector

 

Did you ever buy something because of its function even though it’s appearance was kind of meh? Many of us walk our dogs at night when it’s harder for people to see us. We want to be safe and are lucky that there are products out their to help us do that. But while they do exactly what they say they do they some of the light up dog collars I’ve seen have a lot to be desired in the looks department. But can you have both functionality and an attractive appearance?

After seeing the Pup Protector collar and leash I can tell you yes you can.

The first thing that popped into my mind when I visited the Pup Protector* website was how sleek they looked. The Pup Protector collars and leashes were stylish. I was given the opportunity to try the Pup Protector collar and leash so I picked one out for Mellie, my Springer Spaniel, to wear.

When the Pup Protector collar and leash arrived, we took some time to look at it.

Here are some of the features you’ll find:

Pup Protector Collar Features

  • Attractive looking pearl LED lights that come in red, blue, green or pink.
  • Easy to use switch that matches the color of the lights.
  • The switch takes 2 lithium button batteries which will give you about 42 hours of light. The batteries are easy to change.
  • 3 light patterns to choose from- 2 flashing and 1 steady.
  • Black nylon buckle collar with reflective stitching along the edges.
  • Collar comes in 3 sizes- small (14 – 16.5”), medium(16 – 20”) and large(20 – 24”).

Pup Protector Leash Features

  • Attractive looking pearl LED lights that come in red, blue, green or pink.
  • Easy to use switch that matches the color of the lights.
  • The switch takes 2 lithium button batteries which will give you about 42 hours of light. The batteries are easy to change.
  • 3 light patterns to choose from- 2 flashing and 1 steady.
  • Black nylon buckle collar with reflective stitching along the edges.
  • Adjustable. You can go from 54” to 70”.
  • 2 D-rings to use for hanging your poop bag dispenser.
  • Cushioned handle.

 

I eagerly waited for night to come so I could do a little test drive in the yard. Once it was dark enough I put the collar on Mellie, attached the leash, turned the lights on both and we paraded around the yard while my neighbor watched out their window wondering what the heck I was up to now (Do your neighbors think you’re a little crazy about your pets too?). From my vantage point, the LED lights provided enough visibility without being too bright to effect vision. Then I unhooked the leash so Mellie could run around the yard and I could see how visible the collar was from a distance (of course, when I want her to just run away she sticks like glue to me, but I managed to move away).  I found that the collar was clearly visible from a good distance away.

Now to use the collar out on the street. The collar fit Havoc too so I put it on him, hooked up the leash, turned on the lights and away we went.  I was surprised to find the leash handle was padded, I hadn’t noticed it in the yard. It felt wonderfully comfy. Havoc walks pretty well on the leash but did pull a bit when he got really interested in a  couple of neighborhood cats who decided to help with the review. The collar and leash had no problems holding up to his tugging.

Since Mellie likes to play in the puppy pool I asked about how the collar would stand up to water. While it is okay getting wet from rain, it’s not made to be submersed in water so it will need to come off for pool time (If it does fall into water, remove the batteries and let it dry out. It should still work just fine.)

It’s so important that we be proactive and work to keep our dogs and ourselves safe. Drivers aren’t always able to see us so we need to make sure we can be seen. The Pup Protector collar and leash adds that extra bit of visibility and it does it in a stylish way. And it quite honestly is the nicest light up collar and leash I’ve seen.

 

Pup Protector Collar and Leash Review Wrap-uppup protector collar and leash

+Attractive looking! Made of black nylon adorned with pearl LED lights in red, blue, green or pink that look decorative when not lit up, your dog will look good wearing the collar all the time.

+The switch is easy to access and easy to use. By just pressing, you can quickly choose which mode you want your collar or leash set at.

+Choice of light patterns. From a fast flash to a slower flash to lights that don’t flash, you get to pick. (I’m partial to no flash).

+ With a little adjustment of the leash you have the option to give your dog more distance.

+ A cushioned handle makes your walk a little more comfortable.

–Some people might balk at the price. It’s more than you would pay for a regular collar or leash. But if you are looking for a sleek looking collar or leash to help keep their dog safe, definitely check out Pup Protector.

 

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You can purchase a Pup Protector collar or leash directly from the Pup Protector* website.  Use code PUPPROTECTOR10 (good until 8/31/14) to get 10% off your first order. Follow along with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram.

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