Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Dahitman44

Dog vest?

9 posts in this topic

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great info guys!

Thanks

Hitman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • AlwaysFishing23
      Looks fun Eyguy. As normal no time to get out but did just finish up cleaning and checking over the yak so maybe thats a sign. Haha.
    • AlwaysFishing23
        Yes sir! 8ft-9ft rods seem to work the best IMO.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Yep James at tackle industries.
    • Troy Smutka
      4/23/17     Crappies still biting in west Metro area lakes. Water temp in the mid 50's now, and the fish are moving a little shallower. We caught tons of 8 to 11 inch crappies in about ten feet of water, with some weeds on the bottom. Fished a jig tipped with a Powerbait minnow about four feet below a slip-float for great success. Some sunfish starting to show up in the same areas. Water temp probably won't rise much this week with the forecast of cooler temps and quite a bit of rain, but as the water does warm fish should continue to move shallower and get more aggressive. Check out my You Tube channel for some short video clips and a full length show about springtime crappie fishing. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • monstermoose78
      Good luck with your season. It was nap time