Rated 5 out of 5 by debbiebp keeping my pup safe
Only used once so far. Appears to be constructed well. I'm putting it on a puppy right now, so that's a little struggle. Although, I didn't have any problems with the buckles. They do fit snuggly together, but that is what I want so they don't come apart.
April 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by InfrequentFlyer Dog Flotation Device
It's a small device for a small dog so some of the complaints I've read are valid. The handle for lifting him is small and the loops that the clips pass through are also small. Still, it does what we want it to do. We have a senior dog that has gone blind and we want him to have some cushion of safety while if we are doing something in the yard or garage and he is outside and wanders into the pool, he won't tire and drown if he doesn't find the steps/sundeck right away or we don't immediately realize.
April 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Melmacwb Fits well
We haven't actually used it yet, which is why it has a ranking of 4. We have a mini Aussie, approximately 25 lbs, and the small size fits well.
March 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CapnEdge Happy and Safe Pooch
Lightweight, comfortable, easy to adjust, fits great. We tried this in the pool and it definitely floated our golden retriever who admittedly had a hard time understanding why you'd want to get in the water and not swim. I think this would definitely help him stay afloat if we were to capsize our boat although he would be low in the water.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mb5197 Perfect!
This is another terrific product by llbean. My pooch couldn't grasp the concept of swimming, she never kicked her back legs and always sunk, but this helped tremendously. She loved swimming and fetching with this on. Once she had the motions down we took it off and she did great! The handle on the top is a great feature. One down side, straps are not easy to adjust while trying to get this on. Size large fit my 70 lb golden mix.
December 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by 1953SWIMMER Awesome little vest!
My Australian Cattle dog is quite the swimmer & he has worn his vest for 2 seasons now. It fits him like a glove - his little 'turtle shell'. The padded 'collar' and soft fabric on the inside of the belts around his middle all add to the comfort of wearing it during hours in the water. The only negative comment I have is with the belt closest to his shoulders; the loop which the buckle slides through is too small to accommodate it #quality control?#, so I don't even try. The loop closest to the back of the vest is the right size. I like the looks, the features #love that little zip pouch; the leash loop, the reflective tape, & the handle#. Ultimately, I bought it to help keep his head just a bit higher in the water as he swims and plays ball.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by 4DogsHere Great for small dogs, too
I bought the XS and it fits my Pomeranian perfectly. It's easy to adjust, well made, and has that handy grab strap for when he jumps from the paddle board. He seems quite happy in the vest.
The buckles on the XS are quite close to the loop on the top that holds them in place. It will take just an extra moment to buckle because of that - it's not a design flaw, just due to the small size of the vest I ordered.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYBeanieBaby Our Pups Love their CFDs!
We have 2 Vizslas that are just under 50 lbs and bought these for use when the dogs swim in our pool. They were replacements for Canine Flotation Devices (CFDs) that didn't fit nearly as well. The medium CFD fits them very comfortably and they happily wag when they see them come out since they know they are able to go for a swim. Even though our dogs are the same breed, they have different body types. The adjustability of the torso region allows the CFDs to fit both dogs very well. The CFDs seem to give both dogs more confidence when they are swimming by giving them a bit more buoyancy. It also gives us a bit more peace of mind to have them wear them. The handle on the back of the jacket allows you to get a hold of them when needed. We haven't used the zippered pack compartment, but it is a thoughtful addition if using this while hiking, boating, and swimming in park settings.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ClosetBandT He loves is
My pit mix loves the water but he has no fat on him and is very front heavy. He has a hard time keeping his head out of the water so he was a little timid to go in past where he could touch. With this on he goes much farther out and you can tell it's less of a struggle to keep his head up. I thought it could even have a little more flotation but it seems to do the job. Easy to put on, well made and best price I could find for a similar product.
July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OnGoldenPond Excellent Doggie Life Vest!
This is the 3rd life vest I used within 3 weeks on my 115 lb Newfoundland and it is very well made. The previous 2 other brands broke after a couple uses. It is well made and durable. The 3 straps are easy to put on the dog and allows a perfect fit. The buckles are very large on the XL size and snap securely. She has about 4 hours of use so far and I can see no wear or tear. Holding onto a 115 lb dog takes a strong life vest and this one fills my high expectations.
July 1, 2015