Make your dog look strange to a predator
The best outcome would be that the CoyoteVest never gets tested and your dog never gets bitten. So we looked to nature for inspiration. If Mother Nature wanted to design an animal that was difficult to bite she would give it long quills like a porcupine. For this reason we developed the optional CoyoteWhiskers that are attached to the top of the CoyoteVest with Velcro. These bright nylon whiskers make your dog look very different than typical prey.
The nylon CoyoteWhiskers are similar to broom bristles and are super-light; your dog won't even know they are there. They are soft enough that they will not hurt your dog or anyone else they might be playing with, but they are stiff enough to force a larger dog, that attempts to bite your small dog, to close their eyes at the last moment.
Imagine you are a coyote and try biting your dog on the back, you will see just how unpleasant it is to get poked in the face and eyes with nylon bristles. The discomfort should cause the attacker to hesitate and hopefully withdraw. Additionally the contact will be felt through the whiskers giving your dog an early warning to take evasive action.
What would a Coyote think?
In addition to interfering with an attack at the last moment, the whiskers alter the appearance of your dog and introduce uncertainty in the mind of a predator. In nature animals that have sharp quills generally require special treatment, so a coyote stalking your dog may choose a less risky target.You can see pictures of the CoyoteWhiskers on our Instagram feed and our Facebook page.
Mini, XSmall, Small, and Medium CoyoteVests/SpikeVests all use the same CoyoteWhiskers. *Note click on Pre-Assemble or Assemble.
Order the Single Replacement if you need just one whisker to replace a lost or damaged whisker - specify the color you need in the order notes.
CoyoteWhiskers can be order PRE-ASSEMBLED or in a kit that you ASSEMBLE. Assembly takes about 20 minutes to feed the whiskers into cups that hold them in place. Read the assembly instructions here.