Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket Fitting Instructions

A Step-By-Step Guide to Fitting the Outward Hound Granby Dog Life Jacket

Did you just get your pup a dog life jacket for some flotation fun this summer, but aren’t sure how to get a proper fit? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Dog life jackets are our thing here at Outward Hound. And if you aren’t sure if your pooch even needs a life jacket, check out our post on 10 reasons why it’s vital for your dog’s safety.

The weather’s getting warmer, the greenery is getting bolder, and you and pup are ready for some long-awaited beach-side fun. Make sure you’re doing it safely with a proper-fitting dog life vest made of durable ripstop material and reflective strips.

Before you get your paws aboard a boat, read on for a step-by-step guide on how to best fit our Granby dog life jacket to your dog for safe, buoyant fun!

Step 1: Putting It on

Un-Velcro all tabs and unbuckle buckles to fully extend all adjustable straps.

With your dog standing, center the life jacket on your dog’s back. The jacket should sit close to the base of your dog’s neck.

dog life jacket fitting instructions
Secure neck panel above

Step 2: Fasten Chest Strap and Belly Bands

Wrap neck closure around your dog’s neck, keeping the chin front float free. Note the chin strap may or may not be centered near your dog’s head once the best fit is established.

Wrap the neoprene belly band and secure fastening with Velcro and buckles.

dog life jacket fitting instructions
Secure belly panel

Step 3: Tighten and Secure Straps

With your dog standing, keep the life jacket centered on your dog’s back and belly and tighten all straps to a secure fit. A secure fit should allow you to slip two fingers between your dog and the jacket.

Roll all loose strap ends towards the buckle and secure rolled ends to the straps using the Velcro tabs.

dog life jacket fitting instructions

You’re ready for floatation fun while keeping your dog safe! All straps and quick-release buckles are now fitted and will stay in place for easy on and off for your next adventure.

About the Granby

Outward Hound’s Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket is a high-performance dog flotation device for boating and water sport adventures with dogs. It comes in sizes extra small to extra large for optimal buoyancy and is designed to keep your dog safe while allowing them to enjoy the water.

Top dual grab handles provide an easy method of retrieving your dog if an emergency arises, while the front float support, foam panels, and adjustable straps keep your dog secure both in and out of water. The reflective trim and bright colors are included to help you spot your dog in the water if they stray too far.

Since dogs come in various sizes and body shapes from beefy bulldogs to slender whippets, please select the best dog life jacket size after taking the girth measurement or the widest part of your dog’s rib cage. Make sure to take any other unique traits (large shoulders, long torso, etc.) into consideration.

Do you have the Dawson life jacket instead? Check out the fitting instructions for the Dawson here.

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