Dog PFD's what are you using? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
Crowned Member
 
Nigel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Washington St.
Posts: 6,966
Dog PFD's what are you using?

I bought a float coat for Zoey to wear on our longer kayak trips and she doesn't seem to mind it so far and it's easy getting it on/off. She does adjust position a bit more than kayaking without, but maybe that's to be expected. The vest comes together at the bottom of her chest with an overlap and the buckles set off to the side a bit, are there other vests that only have straps across the bottom/chest?
Nigel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 07:10 PM
Crowned Member
 
Sabis mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,482
https://www.amazon.ca/Outward-Hound-...y&sr=8-17&th=1

I bought this one for the Punk. She is not a huge fan but it is easy to get on and off and she seems comfortable in it.
Nigel likes this.
Sabis mom is online now  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 09:05 PM
Crowned Member
 
Magwart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5,349
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
I bought a float coat for Zoey to wear on our longer kayak trips and she doesn't seem to mind it so far and it's easy getting it on/off.

How do you get her back into the kayak if she jumps out? That conundrum has kept me from taking a dog with me when we go out in a tandem kayak -- I'm thinking that getting the dog back up would tip us, but maybe I'm missing some secret method to do it safely.
Magwart is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
Crowned Member
 
Nigel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Washington St.
Posts: 6,966
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magwart View Post
How do you get her back into the kayak if she jumps out? That conundrum has kept me from taking a dog with me when we go out in a tandem kayak -- I'm thinking that getting the dog back up would tip us, but maybe I'm missing some secret method to do it safely.
Zoey fell off once on our Saturday trip while adjusting her position to view some nearby ducks. She managed to get her front legs up on her own before I could intervene and I lifted her up the rest of the way using the handle on the top of the vest. She was very nonchalant about it which helped and the kayak is an sot and sits low in the water so that factored in as well. I secured two layers of high density foam at the front of the kayak to give her more traction and a bit more comfort when laying down. The foam also allowed her to gain some traction and assist in the lift. We rocked a bit, but nothing close to tipping.
Sabis mom likes this.
Nigel is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 09:44 AM
Elite Member
 
ausdland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: SF Bay
Posts: 1,218
I like the Ruffwear pfd. It has a handle on top so you can lift the dog back up into the boat.

Yana

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ausdland is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 10:16 AM
Knighted Member
 
ksotto333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,709
We don't kayak but we use the Ruffwear when she goes into Lake Superior. So cold, I want her to have that extra level of safety. This one has held up very well.

"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together,keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." A.A. Milne
Karen

Tessa~GSD
Della~GSD



ksotto333 is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 10:27 AM
Crowned Member
 
Jenny720's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 6,751
You must post photos ! I have inflatable intex kayaks lol!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jenny720 is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 04:36 PM
Crowned Member
 
Clare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 6,576
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sabis mom View Post
https://www.amazon.ca/Outward-Hound-...y&sr=8-17&th=1

I bought this one for the Punk. She is not a huge fan but it is easy to get on and off and she seems comfortable in it.
We have that one as well - Marco hates getting it on but loves it once its actually on. Still not a big fan of the pool - but we took him out on the boat for the first time and he loved it!!!! He definitely needs it on the boat!!!!
Sabis mom likes this.

Alkarah's Sedona "Sasha" 9/23/04
Alkarah's Marco Aurelio Antonino Augusto "Marco" 3/9/2019
Windy Acres Doppio Espresso "Wolfgang" My sweet baby boy, gone too soon. 12/7/07 - 9/15/18
Sir Alexander So Noble "Alex" 12/12/91 - 4/2/04 RIP
Clare is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 04:37 PM
Crowned Member
 
Clare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 6,576
Here’s a picture of him in it!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
LRP likes this.

Alkarah's Sedona "Sasha" 9/23/04
Alkarah's Marco Aurelio Antonino Augusto "Marco" 3/9/2019
Windy Acres Doppio Espresso "Wolfgang" My sweet baby boy, gone too soon. 12/7/07 - 9/15/18
Sir Alexander So Noble "Alex" 12/12/91 - 4/2/04 RIP
Clare is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 05:32 PM
Crowned Member
 
Momto2GSDs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4,532
A third vote for Ruff Wear!

Dog PFD's what are you using?-quinn-life-preserver-2-639x1024-.jpg

Name:  Ruff Wear Vests Teeghan Wicki Quinn.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  54.1 KB


Ruffwear Float Coat: https://ruffwear.com/products/float-...4aAt0REALw_wcB

Moms
Clare and ausdland like this.
Momto2GSDs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome