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Does Your Retriever Need a Swimming Vest for This Coming Duck Season?

Watch this to see the uses of a swimming vest for your hunting dog to help him perform better in the marsh.

A swimming vest for your duck dog can has some great advantages and this overview may make you want to get one in time for this hunting season.

I have older Avery vests for my two retrievers that have served them well for years. Initially I got one to help keep their core temperatures up when hunting colder water, which up here in the north kicks in by October. What I also quickly found out is they also help with their swimming, providing much needed buoyancy, helping to reduce fatigue for those longer days.

A good vest will also protect your dog from sticks and hazards just under the surface of the water. Many of my public hunting spots are near beaver dams and lodges where you will find tons of pointy and treacherous tree branches around. Protecting the dogs from these hazards is important and can save costly vet bills if there is an injury.

Consider getting a good swimming vest for your hunting buddy this season to reduce their fatigue and protect them from cold conditions and underwater threats.

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Does Your Retriever Need a Swimming Vest for This Coming Duck Season?