Review – NiteDawg Light-Up Dog Collar

NiteDawg Dog Collar

This is a Lab wearing the NiteDawg dog collar, but this is not Maya. (product image from

In today’s busy world where you get up early for work and get home late, you probably have to walk your dog when it is dark out. The darkness can be worrisome for a pedestrian, especially when crossing the street. You might see a car coming because of their headlights, but they probably won’t see you until the last moment. So what can you do to protect yourself and your pet? Try a dog collar that doesn’t just glow in the dark, but also lights up in the night.

The NiteDawg is just such a dog collar. You don’t have to wait for a vehicle’s headlights to reflect on the dog collar for the driver of the car to see it. They can see it from a distance because the collar has an LED light.

We received one of these Night Dawg dog collars to try and I really liked it. It was super easy to adjust and fit around my Labrador Maya’s neck. I simply took the light source out, cut it down to size, then put it back into the collar. It was easier than I thought it would be.

I can let Maya wear the collar all the time just like any other dog collar. Or I can put it on her just for when we go out walking at night. The NiteDawg collar has three settings for the light: off, steady-on, and flashing-on. To change the settings, I simply push a little button on the collar.

Maya Wearing NiteDawg Dog Collar

Maya is on our back porch wearing her new NiteDawg light-up dog collar.

The light runs on a battery. To replace the battery, you would have to remove four small screws on the small battery pack. The round battery is a CR2032 3V battery. A searching on Amazon shows that this battery is inexpensive – about $5 for five! By the way, the light switch is water-resistant. It’s not waterproof, so you dog can’t go swimming in it. But it should be fine if you are walking your dog in the rain.

Although I do really like this product, there are two things I don’t like. First, the rubber-like light source was bent from the packaging and is a bit warped around Maya’s neck. I’m sure that over time, the shape will become more proportionate looking. This really wasn’t a big deal, just a minor aesthetic thing. Second, you have to unscrew the case to replace the battery and the screws are really small. It can be a hassle for someone who is older… or in my case, someone who doesn’t have a screwdriver with that small of a head. Oh, I guess another thing which some may not like, the collar only comes in red.

Overall, I think the Night Dawg light-up dog collar is worth the price of about $15.00 plus shipping. It is well-made and a super-fun way to walk your dog at night. You can also use it to keep an eye on your dog when you let him out at night to go potty!

We received no monetary compensation for this post. However, we did receive the dog collar to try for free. Our review is 100% our own.

Maya's NiteDawg light-up dog collar.

It was difficult getting a good photo in the dark because it came out as a red blur on black. So I put Maya on our snowed-on front porch in front of a light source.

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5 Responses to “Review – NiteDawg Light-Up Dog Collar”

  1. Long Life Cats and Dogs Says:

    Never seen one here but so definitely need something like that for Litchi who, being black as night, is quite invisible.

  2. mollieandalfie Says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 xx00xx

    mollie and alfie

  3. 2browndawgs Says:

    We use light up collars when the dogs go hunting since you set up in the dark. I am not sure if it is that collar or not. We need them to be waterproof. 🙂

  4. FleaByte Says:

    This is very cool. I’ll be doing a light-up collar review soon. This one looks great!

  5. kirbysdawgblog Says:

    That collar is sooo cool. I don’t really have ause for one as we usually walk during the day and I doubt they even have a size to fit Kirby but very coool!

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