Frequently Asked Questions


Do weights come with the vest?

The XDOG weight vest comes with empty weight bags. We recommend filling them using sand or bb's.

How do the weight go on the vest?

The bags are removable from the vest and can be inserted in the vest pouches on both sides and front shoulder areas of the vest. The bags are high quality nylon that open at one end allow you to insert sand in them and are sealed with a velcro. The bag is then inserted in the pouch on the vest. The bags are securely snug inside each pouch.

We do not uses metal bar weights as they can be more dangerous and can cause injury to your dog if fallen or landing incorrectly.  Bar weights can cause more pressure on your dog and most importantly don't couture with your dog's body during movement like sand does.

How much additional weight does the vest weight when the sand-bags are fully loaded?

The weight vest was designed to add an additional 5%-10% of your dog's body weight. When the vest is fully loaded with all sand-bags filled expect the results below.

XS - (1.25 lbs - 1.5 lbs)
Small - (2.75 lbs - 3 lbs)
Med - (4.25 lbs- 4.5 lbs)
Large - (7.25 lbs - 7.5 lbs)
XL - (11.25 lbs - 11.5 lbs)

Is it possible to add more weight?

Yes, we've had customers replace the sand with copper bb's. This will add 3-5x more additional weight then using sand.

Is the vest waterproof? 

Yes, the vest is made of waterproof material. We do not recommend adding any weights to a vest if your dog is expected to swim or jump in water. Please monitor your dog at all times if wearing a vest in water.

What age can my dog start to wear the vest?

At 1 years old. 

What size vest do I need for my dogs?

Here is a size chart to help you. Also check out our Instagram to view photos of different breeds wearing the vest to help you visually size your dog in comparison. We also tag the size the dog is wearing on the photo's description. And finally keep in mind we offer FREE exchanges. If you purchase a wrong size we'll exchange it free.


How much is shipping?

Shipping rates vary depending on your location. To get estimates shipping rates add the items to your cart and checkout. Fill out the shipping info on the checkout page and our system will generate the shipping fee based on your location.

Do you ship to my country?

Yes, we ship worldwide. 

Why was I charged a customs fee? 

Customs (duty) fees are taxes imposed from your country when importing goods into it. We have no control over this fee. We do try our best to send your item as a "gift" to avoid this fee and this does typically work however sometimes it doesn't. 

What do I do if my vest doesn't fit my dog?

We offer free exchanges. Click here.

What is your refund policy?

We do offer a 100% money back guarantee on our products. If your size didn't fit remember we do offer free exchanges. If you just weren't interested at all in the vest and would like a money back return fill out this form. We must receive the item first in hand before we issue a refund. 

I did not receive my vest. What do I do?

Contact us with your order ID. We'll help locate your item.