Make a Splash With Dog Seaside Essentials & Water Safety

 
If you’re planning on 'making a splash' this summer with some beach time, boating, kayaking or waterside living then you may want to consider a life jacket for your pooch, and Bone Idol is the place in Brighton which can help.
 Whether you’ve got a fearless 'salty sea dog' or a 'nervous dipper', if your dog spends a lot of time near or in the water, a life jacket can be a sensible addition to your seaside kit.

Safety First

If you or your dog ever get into trouble at sea or on the coast call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. They are here to help you!

 

Sea Dogs

Every dog is different, some breeds, like most Labrador Retrievers, are naturals in the water. Other dogs can struggle with swimming,  either due to lack of natural ability, age, weight or health problems.  As with humans, even good swimmers wear life jackets when they go out sailing, and if you are planning on sailing with your dog it is also good practice to have a life jacket for your dog.

Life Jacket

At Bone Idol we sell the Ruffwear FloatCoat Life Jacket in a range of sizes and colours. To ensure your dog has the perfectly fitted jacket we advise that you come into the shop for a fitting and we will then order you the correct life jacket which is available in a range of colours and sizes. 

This is a fully-featured life jacket built with time-proven, abrasion-resistant materials. It’ll help your dog stay afloat when faced with rough water or make paddling easier for those who aren’t confident swimmers. It is jam packed full of features:

    • Natural swimming position made possible by strategically-placed closed cell foam panels
    • Low-light visibility with reflective trim
    • Easy-to-clip, sheltered buckles keep straps firmly in place over time
    • Water-compatible webbing remains stable in wet environments
    • Strong, low-profile handle is optimally positioned to help dogs out of water
    • Telescoping neck closure adjusts for a range of dog sizes and is permanently attached and secure

     

    Beach Balls

    Bone Idol also stocks a range of buoyant and bouncy balls from Planet Dog. Planet Dog is famous for making doggy-durable balls which are rated five out of five on the durability scale and perfect for a seaside fetch. We have a whole host of breach ready toys for you in store.

     

    Splashing Around

    So if you'd like this Summer to go with a splash and you'd like some advice on the best products for you and your dog, just pop in and see us as we'd be delighted to share our knowledge and expertise with you. 

    Why not come and see us? click here to see our location or to give us a call.