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Dog vest?

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I am thinking about getting a dog vest for my 10-year-old and the puppy. Any thoughts to brands or types? Do they make a revesible? Orange and camo would be nice.

How about sizes. Do I have to measure the dog or would most fit a lab?

Thanks!

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it depend on what type of hunting you are doing. for duck i have a 5mm neopren vest with armor gaurd on the chest and belly with added foam on the back. i got that one at sportsmans wharehouse. you will just need to figure out what thickness you want.

for pheasant's i have a remington blase orange vest that is made out of nylon or cordura. can't remember and that has a double layer on the belly also. and that open on the back to keep them cool and it just has velcro straps to hold it on.

for sizes you need to measure you dog. just like humans each dog is different in sizes. just take measurements around the neck, chest and waist. make sure when you measure to keep it a little loose and then bring those measurements to cabela's or some place like that and find someone to help you and tell them the measurements and you should be set. good luck

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Does the camo one help them float a little? Like on a long swim?

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yes it does. mine has foam in the back that helps a lot. especially on those long retrieves. it's like a life jacket.

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Any Brand over another? Do you pretty much get what you pay for and are all manufacture brands nearly the same? What would you say is the best bang for your buck in water dog vest(s).

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yes you pretty much get what you paid for but not all the time. what i look for in a vest is, that the zipper has to be on the back with some sort of flap to cover up the zipper, it has to have add floatation some where and the big thing is it has to have armor flex on the chest. i hunt just about 4 days out of the week chasing ducks and my lab has put her vest threw everything. and that armor flex seems to help alot. ya their is getting a few tare's here and their but it's still holding up. the best bang for the buck vest would have have to be one with added floatation, armor flex on the chest, a zipper on the back with a flap to cover it and it has to be 5mm. i go mine from sportsman's warehouse.

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Thanks Stretch, I know exactly which ones you are talking about....On my work lunch break, I head over to Sportsman's Warehouse about 3 times a week, it is very hard to come out of there without going to the pay counter first. But anyway, my lab pup is only 16 wks so I have some time yet...Maybe can pick one up on clearance at the end of the season. But if I can't, I don't have a problem spending money on one a few week before 2007's hunting season, as I want to, first and foremost, make sure it fits comfortable for her. Thanks for the great info again...

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hey hunting_24_7, no problem with the info. i was in the same spot trying to figure out what to get. also you can trim the vest so it isn't rubbing on your dogs legs and neck. ya i would wait till the the end of the season to pick one up then you can introduce it to your dog during the summer so it can get use to it.. good luck and happy hunting.

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Great info guys!

Thanks

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    • leech~~
      Could have throw a line off the south shore since you were all the way up there.
    • easyrider25
      Hey guys thanks for the tips.  What you are saying really makes sense.  I have been working on these items this week, not expecting a completely changed dog out there but looking forward to continued exercises this weekend out in the blind.
    • JBMasterAngler
      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down!  This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 
    • papadarv
      Actually DMV and DNR do quite well at their auctions. You win bid, You Pay, You own. No red tape, no collection process, simple and things seem to sell for quite a bit of money. Go and one see for yourself, its quite amazing. Lots of them at the Arden Hills DMV. Hard to collect money over the phone and on the internet. I do believe they will use the same auction process for this property sale as the DMV and DNR are good at it and a lot of buyers will be there. If the internet were to be used, the "political cronies" would need to create a bill, Ear Mark several million to develop a site, create an app, hire 40 to 50 people to manage and than increase taxes to cover the cost much like Obama Care Not a good plan. If your interested, go to auction, bring lots of money, win a bid and own. 2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one. http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/surplus-property/auctions/schedule/
    • SpecialK
      They were dredging there today. Not sure if they are done or if it will take longer.