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Labs water & vests ( duck hunting )

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by noway, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. noway

    noway

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    Who here have any suggestion on picking out a flotation vest for dogs? Is it better to be to big vrs to sml? Also, what dangers , if any with the vest getting caught on submerge items or reeds,sticks,etc.....?
     
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    all the dogs i train and run ( clients and my own dogs) use the neostretch avery or cabelas armored vests.

    we have alot of snags and underbrush, not to mention briars in eastern OK.

    i also think that in late Dec and Jan that the vests help conserve energy.

    the vests need to be snug..
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    i have yet to find an easy way to put one on ANY dog..
    it always ends up looking obscene........LoL.

    if i was in a warmer climate, without the briars...i dont think i would use them though..

    it is more important to keep you dog still...than anything else..
     

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    {neostretch avery or cabelas armored vests.}

    One question, are those design as additional flotatation support?
     
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    they have a little..
    i really dont know why they have it at all..to thell you the truth.

    its not needed in a vest for a genetically bred retriever.

    now if say it was on a breed like a german wirehaired pointer that was being used as a retriever..i'd say yes..