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EllieMay

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Any one ever use this life jacket for your bulldog? I read that they are really good. If you have, please tell me what you think and your bulldogs size and the size jacket you have used.. I am wanting to gift one for a friend and maybe get one for Cinder this summer..
 

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Any one ever use this life jacket for your bulldog? I read that they are really good. If you have, please tell me what you think and your bulldogs size and the size jacket you have used.. I am wanting to gift one for a friend and maybe get one for Cinder this summer..

The brand I have is Aussie Natural. I like the flap under the chin that holds the head out of the water. Nyala my brindle is the one I need to watch as she’ll jump in any water...Jake I don’t know yet. Got him in July. You will be probably need 2 jackets till fully grown so if you can find use ones it’s just as good. By the summer you will probably need a medium size. They are good only if you go to a lake or beach. if you’re walking along a river you need to watch the currents :( Both of mine will be harnessed up on a long leash if it’s a simple walk along a river. When we walk them in the Rockies the river is long n so damm cold. Why it’s harnesses only.
 

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We've been using the "Float Coat" for many years. It's the best as far as we know. Last summer Mini grabbed Lala's leg and Lala flipped upside down into the pool and the Float Coat turned her right side up in less than 2 seconds...That sold me on them for sure.

https://vimeo.com/381519268
 

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We've been using the "Float Coat" for many years. It's the best as far as we know. Last summer Mini grabbed Lala's leg and Lala flipped upside down into the pool and the Float Coat turned her right side up in less than 2 seconds...That sold me on them for sure.

https://vimeo.com/381519268

Lol... and Layla, still was focused on that pool noodle!


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I have discovered that Cinder is very adventuresome and totally unaware of her safety.... She has already made a beeline for the pool and the lake . And she doesn’t think nothing about climbing.. I have had to baby proof my house again like I have a toddler and issue warnings to all my family members about doors and gates being kept closed.. she’s built very short and heavy, so she can’t jump but she will sure try anything!!!!
 

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I have discovered that Cinder is very adventuresome and totally unaware of her safety.... She has already made a beeline for the pool and the lake . And she doesn’t think nothing about climbing.. I have had to baby proof my house again like I have a toddler and issue warnings to all my family members about doors and gates being kept closed.. she’s built very short and heavy, so she can’t jump but she will sure try anything!!!!

Typical crazy bulldog!!! Aka toddler


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The brand I have is Aussie Natural. I like the flap under the chin that holds the head out of the water. Nyala my brindle is the one I need to watch as she’ll jump in any water...Jake I don’t know yet. Got him in July. You will be probably need 2 jackets till fully grown so if you can find use ones it’s just as good. By the summer you will probably need a medium size. They are good only if you go to a lake or beach. if you’re walking along a river you need to watch the currents :( Both of mine will be harnessed up on a long leash if it’s a simple walk along a river. When we walk them in the Rockies the river is long n so damm cold. Why it’s harnesses only.

We live on a small lake and also have the in ground pool. Cinder doesn’t have access to any of it freely, but now that I’ve seen her love of water, I know she will want to play this summer. We also take a lot of water trips too so I want to be prepared. I measured Cinder now and then mentally FF >> to summer time and I’m thinking medium as well for her.. i have two senior labs and Cinder has been a totally different experience for me than they were.. I love every minute of it though.. do yours enjoy the outdoors still when the weather warms up?
 

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Nice!!! So how big is Layla and what size is she wearing?
Lala is 38 lbs and that coat is a Medium. It would easily fit a larger Bulldog as it's cinched up as small as it will go.
 
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Lala is 38 lbs and that coat is a Medium. It would easily fit a larger Bulldog as it's cinched up as small as it will go.

Perfect, thank you! Cinder will be not even turn 1 until August but she weighs 24lbs now so I think ordering a medium would be a good choice..
 

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We live on a small lake and also have the in ground pool. Cinder doesn’t have access to any of it freely, but now that I’ve seen her love of water, I know she will want to play this summer. We also take a lot of water trips too so I want to be prepared. I measured Cinder now and then mentally FF >> to summer time and I’m thinking medium as well for her.. i have two senior labs and Cinder has been a totally different experience for me than they were.. I love every minute of it though.. do yours enjoy the outdoors still when the weather warms up?

Yes definitely we are always outdoors. Nyala the brindle one was trained as a pup to walk a lot. Nyala walks 4-5km daily weather permitting. I live about 2hrs from the Rockies. We go often to Banff n walk, quick dips in the waters as that water is from the snow that melts from the top of the mountains. Very cold. Sometimes we go to Jasper which is further and more on the wild side so less touristic. But nice n quiet for hiking. I just got Jake in July and my breeders dogs are all born and raised outside. All her dogs have dog houses fill with straw in big runs, summer they all have umbrellas n kiddie pools. Looks like a beach lol. Jake will tolerate the cold or hot weather more than Nyala but he’s nowhere near in shape as Nyala when it comes to walking. He’s getting there slowly. He now does one km. When we do outdoors stuff will be more with their harnesses. Rivers here will drag the pups further out so I’m not risking that. I have no clue if Jake swims. Will see this summer. If I were on a lake like you, definitely start with a life jacket since you have 2 labs that are probably swimmers as she’ll follow them. But do try to teach her to swim without a jacket (supervision of course) as some EB do swim. I’m an outside person so EB are not really for outdoorsman as we say. But if you train them young, you will still be able do a lot of stuff outside. That being said, monitoring weather is a “must” for this breed.
 
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We've been using the "Float Coat" for many years. It's the best as far as we know. Last summer Mini grabbed Lala's leg and Lala flipped upside down into the pool and the Float Coat turned her right side up in less than 2 seconds...That sold me on them for sure.

https://vimeo.com/381519268

Cinder really is a dead ringer for Mini!!!
 
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Yes definitely we are always outdoors. Nyala the brindle one was trained as a pup to walk a lot. Nyala walks 4-5km daily weather permitting. I live about 2hrs from the Rockies. We go often to Banff n walk, quick dips in the waters as that water is from the snow that melts from the top of the mountains. Very cold. Sometimes we go to Jasper which is further and more on the wild side so less touristic. But nice n quiet for hiking. I just got Jake in July and my breeders dogs are all born and raised outside. All her dogs have dog houses fill with straw in big runs, summer they all have umbrellas n kiddie pools. Looks like a beach lol. Jake will tolerate the cold or hot weather more than Nyala but he’s nowhere near in shape as Nyala when it comes to walking. He’s getting there slowly. He now does one km. When we do outdoors stuff will be more with their harnesses. Rivers here will drag the pups further out so I’m not risking that. I have no clue if Jake swims. Will see this summer. If I were on a lake like you, definitely start with a life jacket since you have 2 labs that are probably swimmers as she’ll follow them. But do try to teach her to swim without a jacket (supervision of course) as some EB do swim. I’m an outside person so EB are not really for outdoorsman as we say. But if you train them young, you will still be able do a lot of stuff outside. That being said, monitoring weather is a “must” for this breed.

I don’t want to push Cinder into anything unhealthy for her and I often worry that I let her do to much right now.. but she is my “side X side” in everything I do and we are a pretty active family. She is very smart and doing fabulous with all of her training but I don’t let her off leash in any areas that aren’t “hers” ... i think I have been worried about the heat some down here but I can accommodate with shade and water and such while we are out. Guess I’ll just have to see how well she tolerates as she grows. She loves to “sun” on the sidewalk outside her doggy door but the temps are much cooler right now. I know her black coat will draw the sun in.. I really have to watch her close because she all heart and game.. NO SELF AWARENESS at all... lol... and I’m nuts about her��
 

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Long distance walking is not right away especially at her age. Too young. I started slowly...
 

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