Your dog’s fun shouldn’t be limited by a canine life jacket. For a canine life jacket to function as designed, the fit is critical. A properly fitted life jacket will ensure the dog will not slip or fall out of the jacket. Ruff Wear suggests using a girth measurement (around the widest part of the ribcage) to fit a canine life jacket.
A good canine life jacket will be designed to assist your dog in the water, floating them in a natural, horizontal swim position. The life jacket should not inhibit a dog’s natural ability to swim. If the life jacket in any way impedes your dog’s ability to swim, there is a potential for risk, causing the dog to be unable to swim out of the situation.
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