Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 1 month ago

What do you use for dog training vests?

I was gifted a dog training vest, one where you store treats in the pockets. Its easier to do that than to mess around with a treat pouch.

I do enjoy it, but it doesnt adjust enough for my hip size.

I am looking at getting a black one, that can actually fit someone with wide hips.

I was debating hunting/fishing vests but I do not think they have the protective coating in the pockets for food/treats.

Any suggestions, for affordable training vests?


Yes, I don’t want treat residue leaking into my clothes.

Dog training vests have pockets that are lined and prevent this.

I have a fanny pack, I don’t like wearing it much. It’s bulky and pulls my pants.

5 Answers

  • garry
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    yes my dog wears a bullet proof one , so watch out or he will empty out on you . nothing worse than a dog with as attitude problem ..

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I've never trained using treats.

    I see my neighbors with regular outdoor vests with treats in their pockets, nothing specially made.

  • 1 month ago

    To me, a VEST is something your put your arms thru and has nothing to do with your hips (per se) - as it is open in the front with say patch pockets on its front.  I have no use for vests, unless tracking & needing to pick up 4 or more tracking articles or when hunting & shooting birds & would like to "pocket them" them rather than HOLD them. 

     I now use an adjustable nylon fanny pack for treats that sits either IN FRONT (above my fly) or on my hip.  It has two pockets; one in front of the other; one zips one sits open.  Years ago, I used a plain unisex canvas "painter's apron" (my dog training club sold them) and they have two slit pockets and you tie them on.

    Amazon has a tool belt with 13 pockets:

    And even a two pocket "pinafore" type tying apron:

    I use a ziploc baggie for moist treats and since I train with very small pieces - I do not need anything HUGE.  Any extra treats are kept in my obedience training bag (with multiple leashes, dumb-bells, etc.) and the treats put back in the fridge - if required.

  • Robert
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    There is a Youtube video of someone using a Kaepernick jersey to train a dog. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Do you HAVE to specifically have a 'dog' training vest?   Any gilet with pockets should do, or you could always wear a bum-bag?

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