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Dog Warning Coat

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IMPORTANT - Only enter wording here if you chose 'Customised wording' from the 'Message' dropdown menu. Please also 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.
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product information

Highly visible dog warning coat for when you want or need to get a message across to other dog owners. Lightweight and comfortable jacket shaped garment with clear wording. Made from waterproof PU and printed with standard text from the list provided or 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 for dogs who are in training, have special needs, temperament issues, are recovering from an operation or injury, are shy or nervous, dogs with allergies or special dietary requirements who should not be fed, and so on.

Standard wording choices 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

Or select to have your own customised wording and type what you would like on your dog's coat.

These lightweight 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. They 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.

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.


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

SizeLengthBreed Guide *
Small29cmPug, Bichon
X Large48cmGerman Shepherd
XX Large62cmGreat 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).

These personalised message garments must include text. The maker will not make blank garments.

made in the UKMade from mixed fibres - 100% polyester PU coated (waterproof), binding PU coated polyester taffeta (waterproof).

Care - Wipe clean. Air dry flat. Quick cool iron on reverse if necessary.

As with all dog apparel, please supervise while wearing.

© This product and the standard wording is registered and copyright.

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Initially great but...
Wednesday, 20 November 2019  |  Lulu

Bought a customised coat for dog my in red and white. Took a while to arrive and initially pleased with the product as appeared well made and did the job. However during a walk the vest got a little muddy and when we wiped it clean the letters started coming off. As a good number of the letters have now come off the warning is meaningless. Disappointed as we thought it would do the job

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I am so very sorry to hear that. That definitely should not happen. Please do contact us and we will sort out a free replacement for you.

Looks good
Sunday, 15 September 2019  |  Edward

Bright colour makes people look and most stay clear when walking in the park, this is just what we needed with a reactive dog. Pity dogs can't read.

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Does the job
Monday, 29 April 2019  |  Matthew

People do notice the bold white writing and the red coat, it has done its job.
After a year of 2 walks a day in all weathers the letters have started to come off, so I am having to order a new one. Not too bad I suppose.

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Exactly what we wanted
Tuesday, 2 April 2019  |  Jen

We ordered a coat for our very anxious JR. We wanted a coat that had a printed message to let people know how nervous she is. It arrived quickly & is exactly what we wanted. We used the size guide & got a perfect fit. Fabulous service. Thank you

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People were avoiding our Rottweiler
Tuesday, 5 March 2019  |  Dean

People were avoiding our Rottweiler before getting the coat now they seem to be reassured he's friendly. Good quality for the money and exactly as ordered

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Does its job
Monday, 18 February 2019  |  David

It is OK for what I need it for. Shame it does not have a hole/slit in the coats top for a lead to go through from a full harness.

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New hi vis jacket
Thursday, 17 January 2019  |  Susan

Very pleased with the coat which arrived yesterday.
Fit is good, Iím glad I used your measuring chart though I may have selected the wrong size without this as a guide.
Print is clear and a good size.
Also able to put over my dogs thicker winter coat .
Only thing was delivery was a bit of a long time but it wouldnt put me off purchasing .

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Dog warning coat
Tuesday, 18 December 2018  |  Stella

This fitted well and I am very happy with it.It is bright and clear printing. However one complaint I have is that there is an elastic tape across the chest...sewn in both sides. My pup had it eaten whilst popping it over her head! I cut it off and sewed the two ends together. There is sufficient space for the head and now I do not have that trouble to cope with.

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Monday, 3 December 2018  |  Elaine

I'm thrilled with the dog warning coat I ordered. The quality is excellent and it arrived promptly.
I will definitely be buying from D for Dog again.
5 star service.

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Best thing i ever bought my dog!
Thursday, 15 November 2018  |  Collette

My little terrier has anxiety & is always mistaken as nasty & naughty because of the noise she makes when she see's another dog.
This coat which say's "Anxious dog, may over react" is fantastic, it's completely changed how other dog walkers approach us, allowing for her to have time with the other dog rather than being avoided, which was not at all helpful, as she needed the interaction.
Transformed our walks & day by day allowing Lily to be that bit better.
Thank you D for Dog x

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