The 10 best reflective dog collars

reflective dog collars

With the sun setting earlier and the nights becoming even longer, it’s only natural that more of our doggie walks will happen in the dark. But how can we make sure our pups are as safe as possible when it’s harder to see them? Should we always keep them on the leash?

Well, reflective dog collars might be the answer. Of course, you should take the same safety measures as you would during the day, but a reflective dog collar allows you and others to know exactly where your pup is in poor visibility.

But which ones are the best?

What to look for in a reflective dog collar?

Before buying anything for your dog, there are certain things you need to think about to make sure you’re getting the best product available to suit both of your needs.

  • How reflective is it? Some collars are only reflective in a certain area. You want to make sure you get a collar that has reflective parts all the way around so you can see your pet from all angles regardless of the weather, their hair length, or which way they're facing.
  • Durability. Our pups love to play, run, dig around in bushes and go on walks in all weather conditions. The collar has to be able to withstand whatever your dog puts it through (or nearly)! Reflective collars made from nylon are a great choice.
  • Size. It might be an obvious one but make sure the collar comes in your dog’s neck size. Some dogs also prefer a wider or thinner collar.

With all that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of the 10 best reflective collars so you can make sure that the one you buy will be comfortable, last a long time, and really help to keep your dog safe at night.

Illumiseen LED Dog Collar

illumiseen dog collar
This glowing collar will make sure that your pup is seen from all angles whenever you’re out together on a walk or run. It comes in 6 different colors and sizes and has a rechargeable battery pack. For every 1 hour of charging you get 5 hours of walk time.

You can easily switch between a steady glow mode or flashing lights to use in busier areas with more traffic. This collar is made from heavy-duty nylon for long-lasting use and you can even get a matching illuminating leash to make sure your dog is really visible!

Blueberry Pet Reflective Dog Collar

blueberry reflective collar
This is a really durable reflective dog collar that’s made of polyester and comes in 9 different colors. The reflective threads go right the way around the collar, ensuring your pup can be seen from all angles. You can choose from small, medium, or large and the collars are adjustable, so should fit most breeds.

The material isn’t stretchy, however, so you need to make sure you can fit your fingers in between the collar and your dog's neck to check it isn’t too tight. This is a great, stylish collar that your pup can wear all day and all year long.

Joytale Reflective Dog Collar

Joytale Reflective Dog Collar
The Joytale reflective dog collar comes in 12 bright colors to choose from, so you’re sure to find something to match your pup’s personality! Each collar has 2 lines of extra reflective stitching sewn in to make sure your dog can be seen from all angles.

It’s made of padded nylon so is comfortable around your dog's neck, is durable, and dries quickly. You can choose from 5 different sizes and the collars fit pups with necks from 8 inches up to 28 inches! This is a wonderful collar that’s comfortable for your dog to wear all day but will also keep them safe.

Embark Illuminate Reflective Dog Collar

embark collar
The Joytale reflective dog collar comes in 12 bright colors to choose from, so you’re sure to find something to match your pup’s personality! Each collar has 2 lines of extra reflective stitching sewn in to make sure your dog can be seen from all angles.

This Embark collar almost makes your dog glow in the dark! The whole collar is made from lines of reflective stitching so it glows really brightly when light hits it – making your pet visible from far away. It comes in either blue or pink and there’s also a harness and leash available to complete the look. It’s durable, highly visible, and very comfortable for your pup to wear. Choose from small, medium, or large to make sure it fits your pet perfectly.

Mighty Paw Waterproof Dog Collar

mighty paw collar
The Mighty Paw dog collar comes in either bright green or orange and you can choose from four different sizes. The specially coated nylon is really durable and flexible so is great for boisterous and active pets.

It also has a good-sized stripe of reflective material right the way around making your dog visible even if they’re covered in dirt or it's early morning!

GoTags Personalized Dog Collar

gotags collar
This dog collar does it all (nearly). Just like the Mighty Paw, it’s waterproof and therefore stops odors from developing, and is easy to clean. It’s also not affected by your dog’s natural fur oils. You can choose from 3 fun colors and can permanently laser-engrave your dog’s name and phone number onto the collar to keep them safe in case of emergency.

And, of course, it also has a thick band of reflective material to make your pup visible in low light. It has an easy-to-close buckle, is durable, and has been designed with comfort and style in mind. It’s only available in sizes 14-22 inches, so isn’t recommended for toy breeds or very large dogs.

Red Dingo Reflective Dog Collar

red dingo collar
This is a really well-designed dog collar that will make your pup look really stylish! It comes in 6 different colors, all with a really unique zig-zag reflective pattern. The collar is made from really high-quality nylon webbing which is durable and comfortable and the bone-shaped clasp makes it easy to put on and remove.

Although not waterproof, it is machine washable so even if it gets a bit dirty on a particularly muddy walk, it will look as good as new the next day!

Pawtitas Collar for Dogs

Pawtitas collar for dogs
This hard-wearing collar should withstand boisterous games in the pup park, chewing, and most things your dog will get up to. It’s made of strong yet soft nylon so is also comfortable for your dog to wear. A great feature of this collar is that it comes in so many sizes, so is suitable for really large breeds and toy breeds alike.

The large reflective strip means your dog will be seen at night, in low visibility, and rain – meaning they’re as safe as can be.

Mile High Nylon Dog Collar

mile high life collar
This is a long-lasting collar that comes in 4 different colors and sizes. Each color is stitched with 4 lines of reflective thread that go all the way around the collar so you know it’s practical as well as looks good. Both the material and buckle are very durable and should withstand different weather and games.

The reflective collar comes in 4 different sizes, the largest being 19 inches which means it isn’t ideal for very large dogs.

Ruffwear, Front Range Dog Harness

ruffwear reflective harness
It’s not always easy to know if a collar or harness is better for your pup, but if you (and they) like a harness rather than a collar, this reflective Ruffwear harness is a great choice. You can get it in sizes XXS up to XL and in 18 different colors!

The sizes can also be adjusted to make it fit your dog’s unique body. The strips across the front are padded for extra comfort and all the trim is made from bright, reflective material. This is a really good, flexible harness that will keep your pup safe long after the sun sets.

Using a collar to make sure your pup is safe is a great idea. As well as getting one of the best reflective dog collars, you may want to think about buying a GPS collar to make sure you always know where they are.

Which of these collars would you get for your dogs? Why?

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