Boris the “New” Swimming Bulldog from Australia!
We bought this amazing collar from www.LisasPetProducts.com.au quite a few months ago. We took him to the Mini’s Bulldog Rescue fundraising event, organised by the Gold Coast Bulldogs Facebook Group. We knew there would be other Bulldogs swimming, so we took Boris so he could see how it was done.
Boris did quite well. After a couple of paddles in the deeper water he was turning around and heading for the shallows, but he was not at all afraid that his feet weren’t touching the sand, as he had been in the past. He was totally at ease. Hopefully we’ve persuaded other bulldog owners to buy one.
Thank you to Lisa for selling us a great product, and always advertising it on her own Bulldog Ronnie. We are 100% happy, and are super proud of our new “swimming” Bulldog.
Kim Mitchell, Australia
Daisy is our 10 month old Shih Tzu rescue puppy who came to live with us in May after Tigger passed away. We wanted her to begin swimming because it has been so good for Matti. Daisy is why I went looking for something to keep her head up in the water. Traditional life jackets for dogs didn’t work for her because she didn’t seem to be able to hold up her head in the water with them on. The Hedz Up is the perfect solution for her. Now she swims where she wants to in the pool and really enjoys it!
Karen C. of Vince, FL
Watch Merlin surfing safely in his Watercollar in the waves of Lake Michigan, please
click on our YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INahSvGMyUs
MERLIN the Leonberger
The Watercollar is working well!! Merlin can swim fine, but, before he got his new collar, he wasn’t holding his head up out of the water when he retrieved his ball, so he ended up swallowing a lot of water, and would vomit it up afterwards and pee endlessly. And it was potentially dangerous, as dogs can get very sick and die from water intoxication! Now with the collar his head is far enough out of the water that he can continue to play fetch in the lake he loves. Also, everyone at the beach thinks he looks adorable with his “floaty.” He thanks you very much!
Shannon B. of Chicago
August, 2013 note from Krista W.:
My 1 year old Labradoodle Nyx loves water, though she absolutely cannot swim! She throws herself into the water at the dog park and I lose sight of her completely until she manages to push off the bottom resurfacing for air. I have had a few close calls where other dog owners watching her have asked if she needed help
I knew I wanted something for her to wear all the time while at the park or at the beach because once water is in her sight there is no calling her back. However, in the heat of the summer, having her wear a full lifejacket just wasn’t going to cut it. I found the HedzUp water collar online and knew it was the right choice. She can wear it even in the sun the whole time that we are around water and I know that even if she gets into trouble in the water, the HedzUp collar gives me the time I need to safely rescue her while not putting my other dog in danger (my Yorkshire Terrier, Ernie, who would follow me anywhere).
Thank you so much for this product. It brings the fun back into the park and playing in the water with my dogs!
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Update from Krista, April 2017
Wow! Hi Lynne!
It has been a long time! My dog Nyx is doing excellent. She has worn her watercollar consistently over the years and I couldn’t be happier with it! I recently took her to a pool where a hydro therapist assessed her swimming ability and apparently your watercollar has essentially taught her how to swim! She still wears it when we go to the park (she has a seizure disorder so I can’t risk an accident), but she’s a swimmer now!
Krista (and Nyx!)
This awesome picture of Zsiga, the cool Wirehaired Viszla, is owned by Miriam, who also owns the Desert Pet Companion Magazine, www.DesertPetCompanion.com, which ran a news story of the Hedz UP Pets Watercollar in 2016. Another dog was used for the story, because, as Miriam said, Zsiga did not look “AMUSED”! She said that her other option would have been to wait until he smiled!! I’m guessing she never caught him smiling! Just had to share this with you.
Tessa and Ella (with the white face)
These beautiful little Havanese Darlings were on vacation in Florida and needed a little help in learning to swim. Their “mom” said that their life jackets were not working for them, so she found Hedz UP Pets online, and here’s her story.
The watercollars worked great. We put the little Swimways dog float up to the edge of the pool and they would jump into it. We then put it in the middle of the pool and encouraged them to jump out of the float and swim to the stairs. They loved it. They did not mind either putting the watercollar on or taking it off. Your device works so much better than the life jackets which were unstable. The life jackets would almost turn them over.
Susan A., Libertyville, IL, vacationing in Key West, FL
Precious words from Angie’s owner:
Attached are a few snaps of our 15 year old golden retriever Angie enjoying her new water collar.
As she has suffered from epilepsy for over 8 years and can now hardly walk – the water exercise is great for her. She loves swimming but was having trouble holding her head above water as she got older. This water collar has reinvigorated her.
Robyn B. from Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Warmer Weather and Summer MAY be around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to think about summer safety for our waggly-tailed fur babies.
We all know that in the heat of the summer it’s so important to provide your dogs access to shade if they are outside, and to ALWAYS provide fresh water, whether they are inside or outside. Dogs can overheat quickly in the summer heat, so keep an eye on them. Don’t over exercise them. Keep them as cool and comfortable as you would keep yourself. And NEVER leave your furry friends in a hot car. Temps can soar up to over 100 degrees in a car in just minutes. Or walk them across scorching hot pavement.
Many people don’t realize this, but a backyard POOL can be one of the most dangerous summer hazards. Thousands of dogs drown every year in home swimming pools. We at Hedz UP Pets have heard too many heartbreaking stories of dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds drowning in pools. Consider changing those statistics and Buy a Watercollar for your precious pet. Just like human swimmers, if they can’t find a way out of water, exhaustion can claim their life. Dogs can drown in less than 20 minutes.
For you BOATERS out there, the only worry you have if Fido goes in the drink is dealing with a wet stinky beast when you get him back onboard! (Quoted from SAIL Magazine, Nov. 2014, p. 32)
Have a great Spring and Summer, and keep your canine friends safe from drowning!
We at Hedz UP Pets are learning more and more about dogs with paralyzed limbs, as well as many other medical problems that render them unable to exercise any other way except swimming. With the number of hydrotherapy centers across the country, the Hedz UP Pets Watercollar is becoming their “go to” product to help keep their little (and big!) patients’ noses above water! When the dogs are less focused on trying not to drown, their energies can be used to move from one place to the other.
“Coco is paralyzed in her two back legs. She loves her swim time and the Watercollar flotation keeps her nose above the water line!!!! Coco always wears a life vest but her head would occasionally go under, getting water in her ears. We would always have to guide her by the handle on the life vest to help keep her head up and ears as dry as we could keep them. With your neck flotation device she can swim around, unassisted, chasing her toy and her head stays up and ears stay much drier. She is a happy girl, despite the paralysis. We are hoping this may improve when inflammation decreases in her spine. She didn’t mind wearing it at all!”
Donna S., K-9 Aquatics, California
Here is a photo of our Owen in his new collar, ready for a boat ride on this beautiful Sunday in Atlanta. With less than strong swimming skills, he needs a little help in the water, as well as security for any mishap on the boat. Last year, he had a vest-type jacket, which proved bulky, heavy, and too hot. This collar is wonderful. Now we are set for a great, safe summer. Thank you so much.
Sandra, Randy, and Owen J., Alpharetta, GA