Here at QALO, we love our four-legged family members! Dogs are a big part of many peoples’ lives. In fact, almost 40% of households in the U.S. own a dog. Considering cats come in second, with about 25%, that means over 48 million homes have at least one dog residing in them. As a pet owner, your sole responsibility is to ensure that your pup stays safe and healthy for all the years of its life. Some dog owners wonder whether or not they can let their dog sleep with a leash on, especially if they want to keep them from leaving a certain area of the home or prevent them from getting into things while the humans sleep. Let’s talk about whether you should put a leash on your dog or give them a collar to wear instead.\nCollars and Leashes Together Are Great – But Only for Outdoor Walks\nWe have a great selection of dog collar and leash sets, but leashes should only be used on outdoor walks or when you need to secure your dog to a spot in the yard for a very short period of time. Leaving your dog to wear a leash for a long period of time, such as overnight, could do some serious harm to them. Even if you think you’ve put enough give on the leash, your dog could pull on it enough to cause the leash to strangle them. Plus, dogs don’t always sleep in a ball while they sleep. Instead, they tend to move around into all sorts of different positions, and they can easily get tangled up in the leash. \nDiscover Our Noise-Free Silicone Dog Tags\nCollars and leashes work well when you’re taking your dog for a walk as a way to keep them safe outdoors. Of course, this is because you can supervise your dog and watch out for any potential concerns. Together, they help to make your outdoor adventures with your dog much safer for both of you, but you shouldn’t put a leash on your dog for long periods of time, such as overnight or so that you can wander off to do something and come back to them later. Keeping an eye on your dog is just one of the unavoidable aspects of dog ownership. Much like you wouldn’t leave a toddler unsupervised, the same goes for your dog when it’s wearing a leash.\n\n\nCollars Can Be Noise-Free\n\nIf you’re worried about your dog getting the zoomies and running around in the middle of the night and making a lot of noise, consider getting a noise-free collar! Our silicone pet tags make virtually zero noise — perfect for the energetic dog who just wants to run around all day and all night. This way, you can get some sleep without worrying that the sound of dog tags jingling will keep you up at night. \nYou can include a variety of information on our pet tags, too, such as their medications, your contact information or even your address. This way, in case they do happen to get out in the middle of the night while you’re sleeping so well from not having to hear them, neighbors or anyone who finds your dog can easily get in contact with you to return them.\nCollars That Fit Properly Won’t Hurt Your Dog\nSome dog owners fear that a collar could strangle their dog or hurt them. If you take the time to learn how tight should a dog collar be, then you will confidently be able to purchase the best dog collar for your pup that fits them properly. A properly fitting dog collar won’t hurt them — in fact, it could save their life. Dog collars allow you to put tags on them, which can contain vital information to your pup’s health. Your contact info, any medical conditions or even vaccination information can all go on your dogs’ tag, and they’ll need a collar in order to feature all that information.\n\n\nAlways Take as Many Safety Steps with Your Dog as Possible\n\nDogs are funny creatures. Just when you think you’ve trained them to behave, they do something crazy. And, as crazy as they drive us, we still love them to pieces. We offer a variety of pet ID tag QR codes that even the craziest dog can benefit from. These QR codes can allow you to store important information without worrying you’ll use up too much space on either side of your dog’s tag!