How should I put the OutFox® Field Guard on my dog for the first time so he’s not afraid of it?
Put a treat into the Field Guard before putting it on your dog for the first time. He will be encouraged to put his head into the Field Guard to get the treat, thereby creating a positive association with the Field Guard. Once your dog is off leash in the field or playing while wearing his Field Guard, he won’t worry much about it. He will soon associate the Field Guard with running and playing and will be excited to put it on. See our How to Use page for more detailed information.
Why does my dog keep trying to pull the Field Guard off his head and what can I do about it?
If you find that your dog resists wearing the Field Guard, it is most likely due to discomfort caused by having the wrong size, improper positioning, and/or excessive tightness of the elastic opening. Please see the Optimizing Comfort page for a detailed discussion on how to ensure the highest level of comfort for your dog when wearing the Field Guard.
How safe is the Field Guard for dogs?
Yes, the Field Guard is made of a mesh material that is safe for dogs to breathe through and if chewed on. The Field Guard is not known to cause animals any harm when used normally and as intended, but caution should always be exercised when using any device around the neck. See the Safety Information page for more details.
Is the Field Guard sizing different if my dog has a short snout or a particularly wide/furry head?
Yes. For dogs with wider heads in relation to their head length, the measuring method for them is different from that of dogs with average head shapes and muzzle lengths. Please see the Sizing page for details on how to take measurements for your dog who has a short snout or a wide/furry head.