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Disco dogs: Wunderdog tests glowing accessories November 6, 2016

 Black dog Sunny, Wunderdog's Pippa and little Harry all wear the LED safety collar. Sunny also wears the red droplit, and Pippa the green LED bone. Harry takes the LED ball to task, giving Pippa's red Smart y'Ball a rest. He also wears the blue flashing collar. The leads are of different makes – see our favourite below. (All photographs: George Baxter, with special thanks to Francesca Chadwick for assisting.)

Black dog Sunny, Wunderdog’s Pippa and little Harry all wear the LED safety collar. Sunny also wears the red droplit, and Pippa the green LED bone. Harry takes the LED ball to task, giving Pippa’s red Smart y’Ball a rest. He also wears the blue flashing collar. The leads are of different makes – see our favourite below. (All photographs: George Baxter, with special thanks to Francesca Chadwick for assisting.)Canine editor Pippa wears the LED collar and the green blinking bone, and her normal collar is decorated with the Hiro+Wolf reflective flower. She ignores the LED ball.

 Canine editor Pippa wears the LED collar and the green blinking bone, and her normal collar is decorated with the Hiro+Wolf reflective flower. She ignores the LED ball. 

Canine editor Pippa wears the LED collar and the green blinking bone, and her normal collar is decorated with the Hiro+Wolf reflective flower. She ignores the LED ball.

 Disco Harry wears both collars (the LED and the safety collar), while waiting to have the Smart y'Ball thrown for him. He is on a Night Dawg lead, which we didn't like as much as the yellow one, because the light strip doesn't go all the way to the collar. 

Disco Harry wears both collars (the LED and the safety collar) while waiting to have the Smart y’Ball thrown for him. He is on a Night Dawg lead, which we didn’t like as much as the yellow one because the light strip doesn’t go all the way to the collar.

 Disco Harry sporting both collars, the LED collar being wrapped around twice.

Disco Harry sporting both collars, the LED collar being wrapped around twice.

 Sunny waits for his parents while dressed as a Christmas tree, sporting all our LED collars, the droplit and yellow lead. 

Sunny waits for his parents while dressed as a Christmas tree, sporting all our LED collars, the droplit and yellow lead.

 Sunny is still waiting for mummy and daddy.

Sunny is still waiting for mummy and daddy.

 Sunny is off to the pub, with the red droplit alongside his usual collar and lead. 

Sunny is off to the pub, with the red droplit alongside his usual collar and lead.

 Find our favourite products below. 

Find our favourite products below.

 

Wunderdog took Sunny, a black dog, Harry the little terrier and our half-blind oldie to the park to test blinking, flashing and glowing dog accessories. If we can make this trio safe, we’re in good shape for winter walkies. Here are our favourite products: 

This LED collar is possibly visible from space (ok, approx. 500 meters). It has three blinking settings, can be recharged via USB, is super soft and can easily be cut to size. Available in several colours and sizes. From £7.99 from Amazon.

The Trixie USB ball offered the highest visibility of the toys we tested. It is chargeable and switches itself off after 45 secs of inactivity. £9 from Pets at Home.

This bright red LED droplit works as a keyring or collar accessory. Available in several colours. £6.95 from The Glow Company.

A great, sturdy lead that is USB-chargeable. The LED-lights go almost all the way to the collar, unlike other models we tested. Available in several collars. £9.99 from Amazon.

When Wunderdog canine editor Pippa lost her eye last year, she got this ball as a Christmas present. Nearly a year on, it remains hugely popular because she can see it so well. The bright red light is activated on impact and stays on for around five minutes. £6.50 from Shop4pets.

This motion-activated Blink Petz collar tag flashes very brightly, although it also switches itself off quickly when the dog is still. Available in several colours. £4.99 from The Glow Company.

A more traditional dog collar, this battery-operated safety collar features a safety clip and D-hook for the leash. It is slightly less visible than the LED collar (left), but it is more practical as it functions like a normal collar. Available in several colours and sizes. From £3.99 from Amazon.

The Brite Rope Glow Dog Ball was a hit with our little terrier, who loves to play tug toy. The bounce-activated ball stays lit with its blue LEDs for five minutes. £7.99 from The Glow Company.

We love Hiro + Wolf and the reflective collar accessories are as pretty as they are functional. They slide on to a collar with a small elastic band and come in various collars. £8.50.

 

 

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