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Based on their studies, the researchers recommend that, as much as possible, dogs work for short periods in morning and evening hours when the temperature is lower, and are kept in shady, well-ventilated areas. They also recommend that dogs wear protective Kevlar vests in dangerous situations, because despite concerns, there isn’t evidence that the vests contribute to overheating. In addition, specially designed cooling vests can help dogs cool down faster after strenuous work.
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AdvertisementThe department's six dogs are used to sniff out hidden evidence, drugs and suspects. They only wear their bulletproof vests for certain high-risk assignments, among them searching a building for suspects.To be used for police work, the dogs -- which must show signs of being friendly, playful and loyal at an early age -- are acquired when they are between 1 and 3 years old. Aggressive dogs are not considered.''We prefer to train in the aggressiveness so it can be turned on and off like a light switch when we need it,'' Officer Pietropaolo, said.Initially, dogs are taught basic obedience commands like ''sit,'' ''stay,'' ''come,'' ''down'' and ''heel.'' Rewards always come in the form of praise, never food. Because a criminal might try to poison a police dog, the animals are taught to reject handouts from anyone but their trainers. They then go on to learn to track and obey more complicated orders. Dogs clad in orange down vests are reluctantly following their dog walker through the streets of Soho on February 26, 2014 in New York City.
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The vests are bulletproof, stab proof, light weight and form fitting, because when these dogs go after the suspects for the take down, they can’t be weighed down or held back by anything.Dogs that were severely anxious did not immediately react positively to this jacket, and that is common issue with the best dog anxiety vests but this one seems to be the biggest let down.Robertson and co-investigator Kirsten Cooke, D.V.M., an associate professor of small animal medicine at the UF veterinary college, found that it took dogs longer to return to baseline temperature in the summer than in the winter — many cases 50 to 60 minutes longer. And in the summer, rectal temperatures could be 2.5 degrees Celsius higher than those at the body’s core. Dogs often needed more than an hour to cool down after intense summer exercise, and cooling vests helped some of them cool down faster.Finally, there are vests to cool your dog down or warm him up. Temperature-control vests such as the will reduce your dog’s body temperature if he is overheated during the summer. Soaking the vest in cold water cools it. Refrigeration is not necessary. It provides three to four hours of coolness and is convenient for travel.Visitors to a Scripps Ranch dog park may find a few dogs running around who look like they fell out of a "Mad Max" movie.

Paul and Pamela Mott equip their three dogs in what they call the .

Paul Mott developed the vest after his dog Buffy was killed by a coyote.

"I just heard a yelp and I turned around and I saw her in the mouth of a coyote," he said.

Mott felt guilty and angry, and then he went to work making sure it never happened again.

"What would it take to make my dog be able to withstand a coyote attack?" he said.

He and his wife worked through a few designs that ended with the CoyoteVest. It has plastic spikes around the collar, spikes down the length of the torso and long plastic quills shooting up along the center from the neck to the rump.

Mott said it would deter any animal from biting into his dogs.

"I just want to save my dogs, and then I realized maybe this invention can save someone else's dog," he said.

So the Motts went into business with Pamela's daughter, Nicole. They sold 120 of the vests out of their Scripps Ranch home. This week, they met with a manufacturer to keep up with demand on their website, .

"I just know that that coyote is not going to be able to kill my dog instantly. I'll have a chance to go intervene," said Mott.

He said he realized he could just keep his dogs at home, locked inside, but he told 10News, "[But] I'm not going to stay at home and be terrified."

A more elaborate CoyoteVest also contains a remote system that can shock a coyote if it won't release the dog. The dog's owner has a remote he or she could press to activate the electric pulse that runs through the metal fibers imbedded in the fabric.