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Old 19 June 2010, 06:51   #1
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Float that pooch

All going well I should be getting the new RIB out next weekend for it's first trip (picking the tow truck up today).
My 11 month old dog has only just discovered that he can swim and we can't keep him out of the water. So put these two facts together and I'm going to have one hell of a wet dog next week. Anyone recommend a good dog life jacket? What features are useful? Pockets, D rings, handles, taste? (he will invariably eat it).

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Old 19 June 2010, 10:17   #2
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All going well I should be getting the new RIB out next weekend for it's first trip (picking the tow truck up today).
My 11 month old dog has only just discovered that he can swim and we can't keep him out of the water. So put these two facts together and I'm going to have one hell of a wet dog next week. Anyone recommend a good dog life jacket? What features are useful? Pockets, D rings, handles, taste? (he will invariably eat it).

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i don't think a whistle will be any good
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i don't think a whistle will be any good
A waterproof light might be though if he decides to go for a swim in the dark.
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I'd attach a tether to the centre console! You don't want him doing a baywatch dive at 40 knots!!!!
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Old 19 June 2010, 18:35   #5
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Most manufacturers make them .. the best ones have a grab handle on the top .. trust me .. these are the ones that will make your life easier when your mutttt decides to go dipping ... unless he's a great dane or something ofcourse ..
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The handle is the most important thing - they are fairly adjustable so get the biggest one that fits and the dog will grow into it!
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Old 20 June 2010, 07:52   #7
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Cheers guys.
Just ordered one of these

http://www.buy1or2.com/features-1a.html

Seems ok, not too bulky and very stylish for that fashion concious Brittany Spaniel. He will have it destroyed in under a minute anyway. :-)
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I'd suggest a bit of acclimitization time before you need to have him wear the thing for a reason. My dog hated her PFD for about the first hour (total time over several sessions) - after that, she ignored it. Still goes swimming at the most inopportune times, though...

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