Dog Warning Coat

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Maximum of 45 characters (including spaces). Please note that I NEED SPACE is a trademarked phrase and can NOT be used. Alternatives would be GIVE ME SPACE or I NEED SOME SPACE.
The last date for orders for this particular item is 3rd December. Orders placed after this date will not be processed until the New Year. This supersedes any dispatch times mentioned below.
This item is made to order and usually dispatched within 10 working days.

Highly visible, lightweight tabard style dog warning coat for when you want or need to get a message across to other dog owners. Lightweight and comfortable jacket shaped warning message garment with clear, readable wording. Made from a soft feel polyester in bright colourfast colours and press printed with a customised message of your choice.

Available in a choice of two high visibility (high-vis) colours or four standard colours. A great way to communicate a warning or message to other people while out and about and on dog walks.

dog warning message jacket

Perfect as an in training vest for dogs, to help dogs who need space, have special needs, temperament issues, reactive dogs, dogs recovering from an operation or injury, shy or nervous dogs, dogs with allergies or special dietary requirements who should not be fed, and so on.

Some wording ideas include:

No treats please
Please give me some space
Back off please, I'm training
I'm nervous, please do not pat me
I'm a deaf dog
Visually Impaired
I need a forever home

Get inspiration from the ideas above or choose your very own customised wording. Simply type what you would like on your dog's coat in the box provided.

These lightweight dog high vis warning garments are light and roomy enough to be worn over a standard dog coat if your dog feels the cold and wears a jacket in the winter.

Quick and easy to put on. These warning / message garments have a wide neck and elastic at the front for an easy and comfortable fit. They have an elastic strap and clip buckle underneath to allow you to adjust the size depending on your dog’s girth. The elastic strap allows for a bit of movement which is particularly useful for dogs in post-operative recovery or for a bit of extra girth if wearing over a winter coat.

Printed on both sides along the length of the body (the same message will be printed on both sides).

Made in the UK

Although we have been generous with the number of characters allowed, the more text you have the smaller the text will be. We do not advise more than 4-5 words in total. The maximum print area is 297mm wide, regardless of how big the coat size is. This means that on the XL and XXL sized jackets the text will look proportionally smaller than it does in the images shown, which are size Large or smaller.

Message clothing should not replace good dog training but they can be useful if your dog has specific issues or during a time in their life where they need a little good grace.

Care - Wipe clean or gently hand wash in cool water using a mild detergent. Air dry flat. Do not tumble dry, dry clean or iron.


The coat needs to sit straight along the middle part of your dog's back, so the fabric sits flat and the wording is not obscured by wrinkles or folds. For this reason they do not sit at the dog's neck - they sit lower than the neck/collar. Please measure your dog to get the correct fit. Measure along your dog's back as per the illustration, from the shoulders to the hips.

Please note that the front and girth of the jackets increases as the length increases so bear this in mind if your dog is on the slim side. Very slim breeds like greyhounds and whippets may need to go down a size.

communicoat - where to measure

Size Length Breed Guide *
Small 29cm Pug, Bichon
Medium 36cm Cocker
Large 40cm Springer, Staffy, Collie
X Large 48cm German Shepherd
XX Large 62cm Great Dane

* Guide only - please measure your dog. Please note that there is a big difference between the X Large and XX Large sizes. XX Large is only for very large dogs like Newfies and Danes (not Labs or Dalmatians).

As with all dog apparel, please supervise while wearing.

Customised products with text made to your own specifications cannot be returned or exchanged.

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