How to choose a proper service dog vest?
When it comes to possessing a therapy dog, there are a number of factors to consider such as his health status, his training program, the service dog registry as well as his outfit. It’s not an easy task when choosing a proper service dog vest due to the variety of brands. You also need to think about the place you stay, the breed of dog you own and your lifestyle before deciding purchasing a service dog vest.
In this article, I’m going to show you the best 4 vests for your therapy dog.
Tiny Service Dog Cape Vest
This kind of service dog vest is manufactured for small size therapy dogs whose chest girth varies from 11” to 24”. There are totally 4 sizes and all of them are made from mesh material. This kind of vest is suitable for 3 kinds of assistance dogs including service dogs, therapy dogs and emotional support dogs. There is an optional patch which can be stick on the suit in order to classify the dog type. Although the suit is lightweighted, it is very long-lasting. One more interesting feature of this vest is the reflective material with the aim of helping people see your companion easier.
Regular Service Dog Cape Vest
This kind of vest has the same features as the “Tiny Service Dog Cape Vest” but for the dogs with bigger chest girth. There are 2 options for service dog owner – the 26” and the 34”. Cost is also factor that we should consider when buying a product. Luckily, both Tiny and Regular Service Dog Cape Vest are very economical.
Reflective Service Dog Harness Vest
Unlike these aforementioned Vests, this product is much heavier and more durable thanks to the 2 layers of industrial high denier cross-link mesh. Beside the patch to identify which role your dog plays, this kind of vest also cares about visibility of our companion by adding the reflective material on some edges of the suit. Particularly, this vest includes 3 welded rings which are able to hold our companion’s ID Card as well as a leach. The advanced assistance dog vest has a wide range of sizes for you to choose. There are totally 4 options from 24” to 42” which is suitable for a dog with tremendous chest girth.
However, due to the material, it’s not good for dog owners who stay in tropical weather as well as summer temperature. So please take this factor into account before purchasing this suit.
Alpha Service Dog Harness Vest
The last one is also the best one. However, this vest is pricier than the others. The manufacturers replaced the old-fashioned mesh material by the modern poly coated fabric which is water proof as well as much more long-lasting. Beside 3 welded rings, this vest also has a featured handle. There are 4 sizes available ranging from 20” to 42”. This product line likewise has 2 patches in order to tell people what kind of dog he is. However, it doesn’t have the reflective material which doesn’t fit people who travel often in the dark area.