I got a new dog from the shelter: an adorable one-year-old Chiweenie who we named Rizzo.
Rizzo seemed too good to be true: he’s housebroken and chews only on chew toys!
When he’s inside, that is. Outside, he eats everything that’s not nailed down: acorns, sticks, pine cones, tree bark, flowers, you name it. I saw him with a rock in his mouth one day and truly panicked. By googling (because I didn’t want to resort to a muzzle) I found the OutFox® Field Guard. I ordered an XS and tried it out.
At first, Rizzo just sat and stared. He looked as though his life was over. What would he do now? He loves to be outside in the enclosed yard and his favorite activity was tasting and/or eating everything he found. But next thing I knew, Rizzo was romping around and sniffing and playing just like always. One week in, he doesn’t seem to mind at all that he’s wearing something over his face. To the contrary: Now when it’s time to go outside, Rizzo stops at the door and lifts his head, waiting for me to put his mask on. Maybe it’s the treats I slip inside first! Hahahaha.
It’s even better than I’d hoped because the dog doesn’t mind it at all. We walk in tall grasses with stickers and not-so-tall innocent-looking foxtail-laden grasses all the time in the summer and fall. The OutFox Field Guard has removed my anxiety. It’s very lightweight, gives my dog’s eyes some protection from the bright sun, plus he can and does easily drink water right through the mask. He behaves like it isn’t even there. Love love love it.
I am SO HAPPY that I found the OutFox website! We recently adopted a four-pound Chihuahua from the local humane society and he started eating rocks, which necessitated one rather expensive (and scary) trip to the vet’s office. We tried various muzzles, but he behaved a bit like a little bucking bronco when we put them on. I looked at various basket-style muzzles, but none were small enough for his little nose. Finally, I was lucky enough to come across the OutFox website. While the smallest size was still a bit too big for our little guy, I corresponded with Diane and she assured me that she’d produced custom products for smaller dogs in the past and would be willing to give it a try. After emailing her various photos and dimensions, she produced a truly superior “head guard,” which not only prevents our dog from eating rocks but it allows him to see and breathe freely, which is especially important in the Arizona heat. Diane, I can’t thank you enough for your great product and the excellent customer service! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend OutFox to anyone.
Your product was so easy to get used to! I popped a treat in it, Rosy stuck her head in it, and then we went out for a short walk. She never tried to take it off. Next day she was sniffing on bushes and trees and greeting her dog pals as usual!!! Superb!!! I am spreading the word. I am so very grateful!
I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are that the Outfox exists!
Our Boston Terrier, Maisie has severe Inflammatory Bowel Disease so she has to be on a hypoallergenic diet and gets really sick if she eats something else. She also compulsively eats grass, sticks and pebbles. It got so frustrating to watch her like a hawk every second. Before we got the Outfox it was a nightmare to take her to other peoples houses with all the food around or go on walks…
It’s not an exaggeration to say your invention has changed our life! We can finally take Maisie along when we go to see friends and let her run around outside like a regular dog and we happily walk 3 miles with her every night. Also Maisie has not been hospitalized anymore since we’ve been using the Outfox!
Maisie seems very comfortable and doesn’t seem to mind it at all. She knows Outfox means fun times. We do get curious stares and questions from a lot of strangers but the improvement in Maisie’s quality of life is worth it.
We will be forever grateful!
Thank you for this outstanding product! Our little terrier inhaled a stray foxtail spikelet on an otherwise pristine sidewalk, requiring expensive surgical removal. With foxtails springing up in yards, fields, even sidewalk cracks, our walks had become tense and frustrating – we had to be hyper vigilant and tug our dog away from any possible hiding place for those nasty spikelets. The OutFox Field Guard brought fun and relaxation back to our walks! Our dog adjusted to the Field Guard within minutes and now happily bounces down the sidewalk and trails, sniffing and exploring with ease and safety.
Thank You!!!! Thank You!!!! Thank You!!!! After seven times to the vet, we finally have a product that works. We have tried several different styles of muzzles and none of them worked. We live in Calgary, Alberta and the foxtails are everywhere. We will now be able to take them back outside for their walks and runs. Again, THANK YOU!!!!!
Words cannot fully convey our gratitude to OutFox. The Field Guard allows us to safely walk our dog without having to worry about her dangerous habit of eating inedible objects. After looking into various solutions, including several different muzzles, we were never able to find anything that would fit her tiny head (she weighs 2.5 lbs). Then we came across the Field Guard by OutFox. We were so relieved that the company was able to help us find the right (XXXXS) cover that would fit our precious Pinot! Now we are able to walk her without worrying about it leading to another trip to the ER. We will forever be indebted to the OutFox team. Throughout our interactions with the owner, Diane, we were overwhelmed by the compassion, patience, and friendliness we were shown. Unbelievable Product, Amazing Company!
I ordered one of your products last week and can’t say enough about how wonderful it is. I was a bit skeptical about it when I first saw it, but after it was on my sweet little Annie, I am SOLD. I am telling all my friends about your product and I even did a mention on my Facebook page. Great invention. In our case, it is not being used for foxtails but rather as a deterrent for my Annie to stop swallowing acorns from our backyard. She ate one and it caused a blockage, and it cost us $2500 in vet bills and surgery to remove it. The Field Guard literally will SAVE HER LIFE. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Thank you for giving us our walks back!! My pup, a one-year-old whippet mix, LOVES to run through the grasses in the local foothills. But recently we had a few close calls with foxtails, so we had to keep her leashed and on paved streets. Then I bought the OutFox Field Guard, and Coco took to it immediately. She was soon racing at 90 miles an hour through the tall grasses and couldn’t have been happier—and I was able to relax knowing she was safe. Great invention!