Water Gear For Dogs
Float Coat™ Dog Life Jacket
buoyant, secure, reflectiveRated 5.0 out of 5 stars3 Reviews
Undercoat™ Dog Water Jacket
water-friendly insulationRated 5.0 out of 5 stars1 Review
Hydro Plane™ Floating Throw Toy
high-floating soft foam discRated 5.0 out of 5 stars1 Review
Confluence™ Waterproof Dog Collar
waterproof, stink-proofRated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 Reviews
Dirtbag™ Dog Drying Towel
Absorbent, Wearable Towel
Pacific Loop™ Toy
tug, fetch toy
Lunker™ Floating Throw Toy
interactive floating throw toy
Natural Rubber Throw Toy
Dirtbag™ Seat Cover
vehicle seat cover
SUP Pup 101: How to Paddleboard with Your Dog
With help from SUP instructor and dog trainer Maria Schulz, Ruffwear employees (and first-time SUP-ers) learn how to SUP with their dogs – and you can, too.
Getting Your PUP Back On The SUP
A step-by-step guide for getting your dog back on the board if they make a splash and go for a swim.
10 Quick Tips for SUPing With Your Dog
Ruffwear Ambassador and author of "How To SUP With Your PUP," Maria Schultz, offers up some quick tips. Even if you're a seasoned pro, this is a good place to brush up on your skills.
Passing On Legacies
A journey of becoming that has been marked by the bounty of lessons learned from a lifetime of rivers and dogs.
Teaching Tala to Love the Water
Tala is a desert dog that wasn’t exposed to a lot of moving water in her first year and a half of life. Here's how her new water-loving family helped her discover the joy of river life.
Finding Soul River
Chad Brown, a U.S. Navy veteran, was fly fishing for the very first time and he had a jack salmon on his line – and felt alive for the first time in a long time.
Frequently Asked Questions
With the right preparation and planning, yes, you can set you and your dog up to have a blast paddleboarding together. We always recommend your dog wearing a PFD (personal flotation device) like our Float Coat™ for swimming support if they end up in the water, and a handle to help assist them back on board. Check in with your vet if you're just getting started to cover any questions you might have specific to your dog's health.
Dogs spending time in and around water can benefit from a life jacket or PFD, regardless of their swimming ability. It's a great way to support them in the water if they get fatigued, especially in moving water. And, with the handle on the Float Coat™, it's easier to assist them back on a SUP or in a boat.
Yes – with a little practice and the right gear, your dog can join you kayaking. Sit-on-top kayaks offer the most room for a canine passenger, and a Float Coat™ Dog PFD/Life Jacket is key for added safety when your dog is joining you. Packs some treats, too, if your dog is just learning to get comfortable on a kayak.