Fitting Tips

Adjusting the straps to fit your dog is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY! Proper fit and adjustment will keep the goggle in place and most comfortable for your dog. Adjusting the straps PERFECTLY the first time is unlikely - it will probably take a few tries before you have everything adjusted for the most secure, comfortable, functional fit.

Make it Snug

Make sure the elastic portion of the strap is snug under the dog’s chin. It should not be stretched when your dog has it’s mouth closed, nor should it be loose. It should be under just a tiny bit of tension. When your dog opens its mouth, the elastic will stretch. When properly adjusted, the goggles should stay in place and your dog should have full range of motion of their jaw. To adjust this portion of the strap, move the tri-glide plastic buckle under the chin either closer to the elastic (tighter) or further away from the elastic (looser).

Buckle Behind the Ears

Carry the ends of the straps up and behind the dogs ears and buckle.

Side Straps are Key

Adjustments to the side straps can make a big difference how Rex Specs fit and perform. Adjust the side straps to create a small angle in the main strap. This will hold the goggles tight to the dog’s forehead and keep the goggles from shifting on the dog’s face. Re-adjust the main strap accordingly as side-strap adjustments effect the main strap length.

Training Tips

Introduce Gear

Be sure the goggle introduction is part of a positive experience! Let your dog inspect them before forcing them onto their face. Clip the buckles a few times so they hear the noise they make - and let them smell them and become familiar with the new piece of gear.

Start Slow

Make estimated strap adjustments - remove the lens - and see if your dog will allow you to put them on their nose - use praise or a reward with wanted behaviour. Start slowly, keep sessions short, and practice with no lenses a few times. Keep your dog on leash, or within reach so they cannot ‘escape’ and try to remove the goggles.

Build Confidence

Use distractions, like rewards and simple commands, to build your dogs tolerance to the goggles and to build their confidence with them on. The goal is to make them understand that the goggles do not inhibit their normal activities!

Add Lenses

Once your dog is okay wearing the frames, add the clear lens. After a few sessions and you’re confident your dog is okay with the goggles and clear lenses - add the tinted lenses.

Training With Alicia

Alicia is the handler of 3 dogs; Kona, Cali and Ruger. She’ a dog lover, trainer, and also runs the IG page @west_coast_heeler_pack and website:

Below, she documents how she trained her newest member Ruger to wear Rex Specs. Enjoy!

Training With Sara

Sara Carson has made a name for herself in the trick training world. She holds a Guinness Book World Record for tricks in 60 seconds and has numerous appearances on a national stage including a 5th place performance on America’s Got Talent. She runs the IG page @thesupercollies and also started the @puppr app - helping dog owners around the world teach their dogs tricks.

These videos show you how Sara introduces and teaches Charlie - a crazy lab - how to wear Rex Specs.

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