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Dog vest question

Postby caduckgunner » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:40 am

What is the best way to get your dog used wearing a vest. My springer could care less, but my lab can't stant it. She just sits there and doesn't want to move. She has look on her face like i'm killing her. She won't even chace her favorite toy. And advice? Thanks. :help:
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Postby lars » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:57 pm

Ive never had that problem, mine loves hers.
Maybe try waiting till she is good and cold one day and slip it on her and let her sit with it on in the boat? try it...
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Postby Thunder Force Kennels » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:21 pm

Try throwing a few bumpers for her.
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Postby JJ McGuire » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:40 am

Thunder Force Kennels wrote:Try throwing a few bumpers for her.

Excellent advice.
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Postby brdprey » Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:47 am

:yes: yup "tanner" sits there and looks at me like, what do you think this is going to do but get in my way. so i thought ok ill wait till the water temp turns his eye balls blue then ill slip it on. hell get the clue when the blood starts flowing again. till then its a no go with it on.
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Postby tstrong » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:16 pm

Just keep putting it on for a few minutes at a time - before walks and play - he'll get use to it.
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Postby IBBoykin » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:48 pm

I would think it is much like collar conditioning. The first step there is to let the dog just wear the collar around getting used to it being there.
Do the same with a vest. Maybe at first even try putting a leash on the dog and taking it for a walk wearing the vest.
Put the vest on the dog while it is laying around the house where you can keep an eye on him so that he doesnt eat his way out of it.
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