Rated 5 out of 5 by RowingCoach Perfect for the boat
My year old 30 lb Brittney mix, Pippa, doubles as my assistant for the rowing team I coach. At first she did not care for the life jacket, but has grown to love it and now associates it with going on the water! A week ago, Pippa tried to jump from one launch to mine and missed, and fell in the water. She couldn't pull herself onto the dock, but the handle on the jacket allowed me to easily lift her back on board.
I keep treats and bags in the zippered pocket, and the size S fits her well. I feel much more confident about taking her out on a choppy body of water now, knowing that she can swim but also that she will be safe if there is a problem.
Recommend this for your nautical dog! I would like it in other colors too.
April 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by bcothewater Dog Life jacket
Received the life jacket for our pit mix it fits well, a bit stiff at first but I worked it like a baseball cap and once it was adjusted easy to put on.
Strong workmanship should last longer than last jacket. Has not fallen in yet so has not been officially tried.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Katiejo59 PFD for Dogs
This is the perfect life jacket for my cairn terrier mix- he loves the water and is a fairly good swimmer but I feel more comfortable when he is in his life jacket. The handle on top is great for when he jumps out of the kayak. It is very sturdy and better than other life jackets available from the pet stores
February 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by PDA1 Clasps are a challenge
I love the look of the vest but the clasps are a challenge which makes the best more difficult to put on. As for function it works fine. Just wish it had more support under the dogs stomach.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Colleenesh Best Doggie PFD!
I've tried many brands of doggie PFDs and this is the best one (though I can't speak for the $100+ models). Easiest to adjust. Stays adjusted. No velcro (most brands depend on the velcro which is a mistake when you mix the dogs' activity and water -> velcro doesn't stay put & degrades quickly). It also has a little handy zippered pocket, and a strong top grab handle. A wonderful product!
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovindog water dogs
A couple years ago I bought this life vest for my "god dog", Benny, a little Westie. Fits perfectly and the handle on the top is great for scooping your pup out of the water. Benny's family adopted a second Westie and I recently purchased the same vest for him. Who's the best water dogs...Ben and Jerry!
August 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Grammyjo2 Safe, good handle
I haven't had a chance to use this yet, but like the looks & handle for getting my dog out of water & back in kayak or paddle board!
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lin58 Incredible Service
Everything I ordered this year from LL Bean arrived incredibly fast and as always my purchases are of the highest quality!
December 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by darant dog life jacket
Nicely made, almost fits perfect. I did measure hear before I sent with size, but a little loose around the middle. She looks very stylish and does not mind wearing it.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElectraandAnnie NRS Canine Floatation Device
I love this life jacket. My Brittany puppy is 18 lbs. and I ordered the XS so she can grown into it. I have it on the smallest adjustments for now and there's a little rotation around her girth as I expected.
At three months she is slim and getting the long legs of a teenager. In another month or so it will be perfect. It's easy for me to get it on her because she doesn't fidget and thinks it's a big deal.
She wears the jacket both kayaking and on the Stand Up Paddle board and she seems to feel confident as a sea nymph.
September 11, 2013