Advanced Dog Life Jacket

From R489

33 reviews
Advanced Dog Life Jacket From R489
  • Dog Flotation Jacket with reflective strips
  • Sturdy handle(s), great for hydrotherapy
  • Adjustable under-straps
  • Designed as a dog swimming jacket & Made in South Africa
  • See size guide

This Advanced dog life jacket features brightly coloured materials along with reflective stripes to help ensure safety should an accident occur. Its strong durable construction provides stability during use while its easy fitting design makes this product comfortable for even small dogs. Additionally, the high visibility striping helps prevent pets from becoming camouflaged if they become separated from their owner. A handy carry strap keeps the device close at hand until needed.

The classic life jacket for the more experienced swimmer. The problem with standard life jackets is that they are bulky and cumbersome, and they can’t hold their shape well when wet. This is where the Dog Flotation Jacket comes in (a.k.a. the Dog Life Jacket). It’s a new type of life jacket that has been designed to be worn by your dog while swimming in water (fresh water springs, rivers, ponds, the ocean etc.). It has a sturdy handle to help your dog get in and out of the water without too much effort on his or her part. Read our Don’t all dogs know how to swim? blog post.

The Pet Life Jacket comes with an adjustable girth size so you can adjust its fit to your dog’s body size. The design also allows you to easily remove it from your dog when he or she is ready to go back into the water; turning it into a swimsuit for you both!

One handle or two? The medium and larger jackets are purposefully designed with two handles as one handle will not sufficiently support the dogs weight when they’re wet, causing the jacket to tear. Sizes small and under are for dogs 8Kg and under, but when adding the weight of the wet jacket and the wet fur it is still possible to reinforce the handle enough to accommodate the weight of the dog. However for jackets Medium and up this is no longer possible as the combined weight is just too much. Please see the product pictures for more.

Important: Test your product in a safe environment prior to use. Flotation material can be adjusted to be suitable for your pet’s weight so kindly inform us of all relevant details (weight and girth) for a correct fit when placing an order.  Please keep the size of your pet in mind when selecting a product. Make sure that it will be a comfortable fit for your pet. If in doubt as to which size is best for your pet or if you have any questions please feel free to email your comments and questions. The contact-us section is monitored by our in-house dog trainers with years of experience to give you expert advice.


EDITOR’S HONEST OPINION – BY Paul

I’m not supposed to say this is the best life jacket out there. But our customers think so.

Overall Woof Rating:
An exceptionally designed floatation device.

Durability:
Tough ripstop is certainly strong and the top handle can support our dog’s weight without concern.

Price:
Excellent.


There are two main types of life jackets used in conjunction with floating devices: floatation devices and buoyancy aids.

  • Floatation devices, also called floats, are designed to increase buoyancy so that they can be safely thrown overboard and retrieved by swimmers on land.
  • Bouncy aids, such as inflatable rafts and vest-style floats, are designed to help a swimmer who has lost control of his or her body position remain afloat without assistance from other swimmers (i.e., without needing to swim) or assistance from shorelines.

The Purpose of the Life Jacket is a life jacket for dogs. Designed to assist your dog in getting in or out of water and assist as a floatation device. The life jacket will help your pet to float.

Your dog may be able to swim a certain distance, but you wouldn’t want him to get too ocean friendly during his workout by tacking too close to the boat or going out too far from the shore. For example, if you take him out at night, he may find himself unable to swim back if he falls in or gets caught up in a wave while swimming and rolling around in the water.

Of course, this is assuming that your dog doesn’t have any health issues that put his ability to swim into question (e.g., arthritis). It may also depend on how well-trained your dog is — he may be better off on land than swimming with you. Finally, it could be that he just isn’t cut out for it; he just doesn’t have enough confidence in his swimming skills for him to take off with you and escape from danger as quickly as possible should something go wrong; you’d want him to keep afloat!

33 reviews for Advanced Dog Life Jacket

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  1. Updating communication via email was appreciated. Dog life jacket is neatly sewn and of high quality.

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  2. Excellent service and very good quality jacket. I am very happy with my order

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  3. Excellent I have 2 Maltese and each have one. They swam in a river with them on and they worked brilliantly. So giving me peace of mind

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  4. I bought this for my senior Jack Russel, the small is almost to small around the girth, but it fits. very sturdy, I expected it to keep him a bit more afloat, but it’s doing it’s job, if he falls in the pool by accident it will keep him from drowning. Thank you. Delivery was quick.

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  5. Sizing not quite right but will make it work. Really good quality.

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