Great Summer #SurfNTurf Kurgo Giveaway
Welcome to the Kurgo #SurfNTurf giveaway that we’re co-hosting with DogTipper.
Along with some other great blogs, we’re giving away a Kurgo Surf ‘N Turf Dog Life Jacket to keep your dog safe this summer (and dry this fall and winter!)
Swimming can be great low impact exercise. Read our article on Swimming For Dogs Here
As pugs put on weight easily, get too hot in summer easily, and can’t run far, swimming might seem like a good option. However, not all dogs are good swimmers; dogs like Kilo the Pug, with large heads and big chests, often have trouble swimming. I am afraid Kilo would sink like a stone if he fell into a lake or a pool. He has been playing in his very shallow tub pool on the back deck for treats and toys.
Even good swimmers, human or animal, can tire in the water – or need help staying afloat if injured.
I am going north this weekend to a friend’s house on Lake Muskoka. I have not taken Kilo on any trips yet, as he is still anxious and reactive with dogs and strangers. He doesn’t like water much so far, and I get nervous about heat, ticks and mosquitoes. To date, I have always thought that he would be happier and safer at home. However, Kilo’s usual babysitter is not available. Other family members have also bailed. Our host loves dogs and has a new puppy. The house is large, puppy proofed and air conditioned. So I am thinking maybe we should try our first lake adventure with him there.
The safest way to keep your dog safe around water is with a dog life jacket. I usually wear a life jacket when I’m in a boat or kayak and so I want to have one for Kilo if we take him up to the lake.
If your dog will be on a dock, swimming in the sea or lake with you, or even swimming in your backyard pool, a life jacket is important as well.
I have been researching, and I like the Kurgo products I have seen (I have also been looking at their car harnesses). Kurgo’s Surf ‘n Turf Life Jacket works with your dog’s own natural buoyancy to keep him safe in the water. Two handles help you pull your dog from the water while two d-rings make it easy to snap on your leash.
The machine washable vest also serves as great all-weather gear; you can remove the flotation insert and use the jacket as a raincoat or lightweight jacket when the weather turns cool.
We’re joining in a group giveaway for the Surf ‘N Turf Life Jacket! One lucky reader will win their choice of five sizes to best fit their dog (I am sad I can’t win, but thrilled to be offering the chance to others).
How to Enter
You’ll enter in the widget below. One winner will be selected at random; Kurgo will ship the prize directly to the winner. This giveaway is open to readers in the USA and Canada. Good luck!
Disclosure: This giveaway prize is sponsored by Kurgo; the company will ship the prize directly to the winner. All opinions and statements are entirely my own. We are also joining Fit Dog Friday. Keep fit and keep safe this summer