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Old 07-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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How many of you put life jackets on your dogs when you take them on the boat? I am thinking its a good idea, but see alot of boaters with dogs and no life jackets on the dogs... Our chocolate lab is a bit hyper and is the one most likely to jump overboard if she sees a fish jump..... thinking that it would be a good idea for her to wear a vest so she dont tire out swimming before I get turned around and back to her... So how many of you use them and where do you get them from?
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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I don't take the dog out but if I did I would put one on it. I no longer let my dog run loose in the bed of my truck as I had one jump out when I was doing 65 down the highway.
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We use a life jacket on our yorkie on the boat at times. She swims better w/o it , so we usually leave it off while playing ball and such until later in the day when she will still get in to swim but be too tired to stay afloat !

I think the wife got ours at petsmart. Having the handle on the back of it makes getting the dog back in the boat real easy.
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For me it would depend on where I was. I prob wouldn't take my lab offshore even if I had the chance but if I was in the bay he wouldn't have a jacket. He can litterally swim up and down the river beside the boat when we float hours and hours at a time without taking a break. I swear he could swim from hwy 90 to the pass and back and be ready to play a game of fetch. I guess it depends on your dog though. I also have a mut that swims like a rock so if he went he would prob need a vest
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I don't take the dog out but if I did I would put one on it. I no longer let my dog run loose in the bed of my truck as I had one jump out when I was doing 65 down the highway.
Same here with the highway deal. We do take our dog out from time to time and he does wear a life jacket. Wife ordered it from somewhere online.
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My parents just went to Sports Acadamy and bought 2 life jackets for there German Shepherds and they are really cool. We put them on the dogs and let them swim in the pool and it works great and didnt seem to bother them once they got used to it. They had no problem swimming at all, So when we go on the boat now, everyone will feel better about it in case something was to happen
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Life jacket is safe but careful of heat buildup ,does your dog try to retrieve bait and lures as you cast them ,had a black lab i could not break of retieving everthing on boat .maxfold
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I only put them on my dogs while I am moving. If I am anchored up somewhere I take them off so they don't get too hot. It is more for if they happen to jump off and I can't get back to them right away.
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no jacket for my JR. Most dogs are born to swim.
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I would if dogs were allowed on my boat.
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