Tuvizo Shares 8 Road Safety Tips When Walking Or Running With A Dog
For many, walking or running with a pet dog is a source of pleasure and a means to exercise, but accidents do happen. Tuvizo, the reflective gear company, offers dog owners these 8 safety tips to keep themselves and their dogs safe on the road.
The Tuvizo Reflective Safety Vest provides high visibility in the day and excellent reflective qualities at night for running, cycling, walking, and other outdoor pursuits.
"Walking with a dog can be a great pleasure and relaxing pastime for many people," says Jo Parkes from Tuvizo PR & Marketing Department.
Basic safety precautions, such as walking on the pavement with the dog on the inside away from traffic should be observed, according to the article. Drivers sometimes fail to realize that the pedestrian they see on the road is actually walking with a dog. The advice is for pet owners to also equip their dogs with protective gear such as a reflective safety vest to ensure that the animals are also visible to incoming traffic.
The American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (ASPCA), in a document called Dog Walking 101, advise dog owners to use the leash that they're most comfortable with although certain types of leashes perform better in some places. Flexi-leads, for example, might work when the area is spacious enough for the dog to explore, such as in the park, but it might not be effective in a narrow or busy street location with plenty of foot traffic or other "off-leash" dogs.
Pet owners can also minimize the dog's hyper-active chasing after the local wildlife, according to the ASPCA, by timing their walks when these critters are not around. Grassy lawns and gardens are to be avoided as insecticides and other toxic garden products can potentially harm the dog.
Training the dog to obey commands is extremely helpful as well, according to the Tuvizo article. The dog should learn to recognize that the pet owner is in charge of the walk and must follow voice or hand commands for it to stop when it goes off charging after wildlife or other dogs.
"These safety tips should help ensure that you don't have any unplanned incidents while out enjoying your recreation time with your dog," concludes Ms. Parkes.
Tuvizo is a newly emerging company specializing in high visibility clothing primarily designed for use in outdoor fitness and leisure pursuits. The company believes safety combined with user friendly design and functionality is paramount.
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