Keep visible from ahead and behind on nighttime dog walks or strolls with this lightweight walking flashlight.
I’ve talked with a few Border Collie owners and they have said their dogs also respond to this as well be it flash lights or those laser pointer things. It seems that the common assumption is that this is yet another manifestation of the herding instinct. As our dog went crazy, and I do mean totally nuts, I had no idea what the problem was, not realizing that the darn flashlight was still on. So as I moved around the light flashed across the wall, over the couch and onto a Lazy-boy chair in the living room. Like a rocket Ned shot over to the couch and bounded onto the chair knocking it clean over backwards! By this point I had finally figured out what the issue was and quickly turned the light off.
Not only is the Diablo constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum, but it's also constructed to be shockproof and impact resistant. This is very important to keep it lasting for the long haul. We've all accidentally dropped a flashlight and it's always hit or miss if you break it or not. With impact resistance, you know Guard DogTM thought of their customers when they made this item. The body of the Diablo is actually not round like most flashlights. Guard Dog wanted you to have the ability to set it down and have it not completely roll away on you. They created flat sections on the body to stop it from rolling. This is great if you need your light pointed on one spot.
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Dog Flashlight – Kikkerland Design Inc
For those of you without a talking dog, this retractable leash with built-in AM/FM radio and flashlight means you'll never be lonely again when it's time for Bonzo's walkies. It costs $25, weighs one pound and works with two AA batteries. There's only 12 feet of cord, though, so make sure that you're playing mutt-friendly music—Iggy and the Stooges' I Wanna Be Your Dog springs to mind. [ via ]People get more out of How To videos than telling them or reading about it. I know I do. Here is my 1st instructional demonstration of how I trim my St. Saint Bernard Dogs toenails; safely. I show how I safely cut my dog's nails using a flashlight and a guillotine cuter. I demonstrate how to avoid cutting into the 'quick' or the arterial fed part of the nail; to avoid hurting him/her.
This works best with dogs that have light colored nails, not darker ones. It also helps to have a dog that trusts you, calm, and not "snippy" or "bittey". I had a Great Dane that required 3 vets to hold him down to cut his nails. It was terrible.
A narrow beam flashlight is the best to use because it focuses the light on the nail and provides better illumination inside. I do this without help but it is best to have a person to either hold the flashlight or the dog's paw, or both, while the other person does the cutting. A steady hand helps as well as someone with confidence.
Laying the dog on his/her side is preferred for me because I found the cutting edge of the blade holds better from underneath the nail rather than cutting from the slicker top. If the dog is standing, you cannot get under the nail as easy, unless the dog is standing on a raised platform, like at a vet clinic. The blade grips the keratin of the nail from underneath better; preventing slipping and sliding off the nail. The only drawback is the dog retracting his/her paw all the time, like my dog Shasta does.
A Dremel grinding tool is probably best to use for dark dog nails. But you can cut dark nails if you only cut the very tip of the nails.
"Treating The World --- One Animal At A Time" Dolph C. Volker