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    Doggie life jacket

    Does anyone have a suggestion for a good life jacket for my dog. I have a Boston Terrier that weighs 25 lbs. We have tried both a small and medium jacket from Outward Hound, and neither fits well or keeps his face out of the water. He LOVES getting in the pool, and can swim without one, but just barely, and he tires quickly. I would love to find a jacket that works well enough that he could stay in longer without getting worn out.

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    Re: Doggie life jacket

    My pup loves her Outward Hound. It has a float under the chin. Does the you tried have this?
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    Re: Doggie life jacket

    Yep, the Outward Hound just doesn't work. I think bulldog breeds are just too heavy in the chest area.
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    Re: Doggie life jacket

    We also have a solid float she loves. Her name is Lilli and this is her LilliPad. I have posted some photos but I will see about getting some of her with the vest. She swims ok without it but seems more relaxed with it on. He can play in the pool for about an hour between the float and the vest. She whines to get in while I am testing the water and will jump on pad if she gets near it, without anyone in the pool. We have an AG pool with 38 inches of wall in most areas so she cannot get in without help.
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    Re: Doggie life jacket

    The solid float has enough buoyancy for her the stand on but cannot be deflated by her nails.
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    Re: Doggie life jacket

    I'll have to get some video of my pudgy little buddy. He loves charging in via the steps, swims a little loop and right back to the steps. He even started putting his head under water/halfway diving recently to grab sinking toys. Pretty hilarious to watch. He may become a good diver, LOL
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    Re: Doggie life jacket

    Here is Lilli on her pad.

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    Re: Doggie life jacket

    Looks like Lilli definitely enjoys her pool time
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    Re: Doggie life jacket

    Back when our dog was still alive, we had a life vest for him for when we went out on the ski boat (also long gone). I don't remember the brand, but it looks like this one

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    Re: Doggie life jacket

    Cabela's:
    http://www.cabelas.com/dog-training-sup ... ts-3.shtml

    Bass Pro Shop:
    http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-L ... 4531/44311

    Petco:
    http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-L ... 4531/44311

    Petsmart:
    http://www.petsmart.com/search/index.js ... +vest&sr=1

    Waterdoggy:
    http://www.waterdoggy.com

    Additionally, you may wish to check stores that sell to hunters or to law enforcement.

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    Re: Doggie life jacket

    Thanks!

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