Many people with smaller dogs are looking for an easy way to keep their dogs safe around water. It has been found that a small dog life jacket can be used to help small dogs swim whether in shallow or deep water.
Small dogs tend to get tired faster and with their own personal life jacket you will find your little pup enjoying the water more and more.
Dog trainers will sometimes use a pet life vest to teach dogs that may be scared of the water to become better swimmers. Sometimes dogs that have been hurt in the water become scared of water and unable to swim.
By lowering a dog in the water with a life vest the dog gradually learns that they are safe in the water and once they become comfortable in the water they are then able to learn to swim.
Choosing A Small Dog Life Jacket
Whether your dog is a good swimmer or a little over-whelmed in the water a doggie life vest can be a great asset. Choosing a good life vest for your dog can depend on your dogs size.
Many of the animal life vests come in xxs sizes for even the smallest dogs and can even be used for cats on some occasions.
It is a good idea to use a sizing chart when choosing a small dog life jacket. That way you can be sure that the life vest fits snugly around your pet.
Life Vest Styles
You will find that most pet life jackets are pretty much the same style with a large variety of colors and design prints on the jacket. You have some with graphics and others with polka dots.
With the various designs you are bound to find a personal flotation device that fits your dogs personality and style. One life jacket I have been considering for my brothers dog is a camouflage print life vest. Since my brother loves hunting and often takes his dog to the lake on his boat. I think this would be a great gift for him and his pup.
Another example of life vest styles is the traditional life jacket colors. A friend of mine has a dad that is a sailboat instructor and so he actually prefers the traditional life jacket colors like yellow and orange over the more fun design I like to get. Click the image below to see more styles.