The Skid Plate™ protects your dog’s chest, stomach, and side areas that are hardest hit when in the field! The Skid Plate™ is a commercial grade chest protector that will prevent both injuries to your dog and costly visits to the veterinarian.
So, I own 3 of these skid plates in various sizes. They are well made and hold up to just about anything. However, they are obviously made for labs and flushing dogs, not pointers. I have had 4 pointing dogs and these do not fit any of them no matter how I adjust them. Sometimes they are too long, and sometimes they hang too loose around the neck that the dog eventually gets a paw hung up in it. I would love to see some changes made to this product to make it more adjustable. 1. I think some of the nylon strapping needs to be replaced with elastic bands so it will hold the dogs body tighter. Those straps could be lined with fleece to prevent chafing. 2. The whole design needs to be narrowed. Even the smallest sizes are too wide on most of my dogs. Not everyone has a lab. :)
My dog has a pretty thin coat on his underside. This skid plate really helped
Fast , friendly, great customer service, they brought our dog right into their business to be fitted, they were like family to us.
Good. My dog put it thru some serious tests, 12 miles a day thru heavy swampy cover. Held up well.
I thought my hunting season was done when my black lab was diagnosed with a flipped stomach. Emergency surgery saved his life but the new concern was protection of the incision and shaved belly area. The sled offered protection of the area from grasses, sticks and dirt and with the blessing of the veterinary doctors Jax was allowed to hunt. I called the Mendota company and talked with a representative, gave him the measurements as directed on the web site and he assured me of the size of the vest. It worked out wonderful. It was easy to put on him and Jax was able to run normal. I am so happy to have found this product and it exceeded my expectations. Thank you Mendota!!
We bought two vests for our labs to pheasant hunt in. Been on one hunt so far. So far so good!
Product is tough and reliable with no hot spots on my English Springer.
We see scratches and scaring on our field golden's skid plate which would have injured our pup's chest and abdomen if not for the skid plate. Purchased another for our second pup. Cool design allows for wear while hunting, training & hiking.
Always wear them when in the field.
Very pleased with Steve taking a personal interest in my quiery regarding getting this item in camo. It appears to be very well made and i am looking forward to using it next hunting season. Thank you for the very responsive and timely reponse. Jack Heaston