Why Your Dog Needs a Life Jacket, and which one you should try

All dogs can swim, right? Well, not necessarily, and even those that swim well can panic if they slide off a paddleboard involuntarily. Here are a few reasons to use a dog life jacket for water adventures, especially for paddling or boating where the shore may not be easily reachable. 

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Muttluks Fleece Lined Booties

Muttluks sizing is different from all other boots we’ve tried – they’re sized based on paw LENGTH rather than paw WIDTH.

CragDogDesigns Slip Lead

Climbing ropes, especially recycled ones, can vary a lot, but this is by far the softest of our three ropes. It’s almost cottony to the touch, which is nice when I have it draped around my neck, and gentle on Robin’s historically delicate neck fur.

Chilly Dogs Great White North Dog Coat

The round cut and darted shape at the rump is really designed for lanky hound bodies with low-set tails. It appears from some of their product photos that they mean for the coats to fit longer in the back, extending down over the tail a bit.

Hurtta Ultimate Warmer

This is my favorite winter jacket for Robin and my top pick out of the Hurtta warm coat lineup – it’s warm, but can be vented by loosening the belly panel and the neck bungees..

Hurtta “Bounty Bag” Treat Pouch

As with the Trainer’s Vest, the Bounty Bag’s most unique feature is its removable liner – after using sticky, smelly or wet treats, you can simply pull out the velcroed-in liner and wash it separately without having to wash the whole bag.

Head-Lites & “Low Beams” LED Collar

Head-Lites are no-compromise LED wear. As standalone collars, they’re already great: reflective, sturdy, lightweight and attractive- but add the LEDs and they’re amazing.

Kurgo Reflective 6-in-1 Quantum Dog Leash

The Quantum is on the thick side because it’s made with two layers of nylon webbing, tacked together about every 3″ (it varies) to create a nylon ladder; to fix the leash around your waist/shoulder/an object, you clip into the ladder with the included carabiner.