Do you have questions about Puppy Bumpers? Check out our frequently asked questions below. If you have questions that aren’t already answered on this page, please feel free to contact us at

How do I know what size to get?

Measure the dog’s neck where its collar rests naturally.  You should be able to put two fingers between the measuring tape and the dog’s neck.  Having the correct size is important for the Puppy Bumper to be comfortable and effective for your dog.

As a general guide: If your dog is under 4lbs please contact us to ensure proper fit.

  • 4 to 9 or 10 lbs – Up to 10” size
  • 10 to 13 or 14 lbs – 10 to 13” size
  • 13 to 20 lbs – 13 to 16” size

What if my dog is right on the line between sizes?

In general we suggest that you get the larger size Puppy Bumper.  They are held on snuggly with the separate collar (not included) that goes through the ribbon loops.  The extra size will make them that much safer!

How do Puppy Bumpers stay on?

Puppy Bumpers have ribbon loops on the inside of the neck hole.  A collar (not included) slips through the ribbon loops to hold the Puppy Bumper on securely.  We suggest having a separate collar that you can keep with the Puppy Bumper.

Will my dog mind wearing the Puppy Bumper?

Almost universally, dogs don’t mind wearing Puppy Bumpers.  Puppy Bumpers are light and they sit behind the dog’s head so all they can feel is the collar that slips through the ribbon loops.  Different from an e-collar, Puppy Bumpers don’t restrict a dog’s movement – except through the fence!

What are Puppy Bumpers made of?

All Puppy Bumpers are stuffed with 100% premium Fiberfill so they are light and comfortable.  Original Puppy Bumpers are made from cotton covers while the Rainy Day has a Poly coating and the Glow Pups are made from a Polyester safety material.  The Ultra Puppy Bumpers are made from heavy duty fabric with nylon belting and heavier duty snaps.

Are Puppy Bumpers washable?

Yes!  Puppy Bumpers are made of 100% cotton with polyester fiberfill.  They can be washed on the gentle cycle with cold water.  Tumble dry low heat. NOTE: the exception to this are the Rainy Day Puppy Bumpers which should be wiped with a damp cloth to clean.

Can I use our Puppy Bumper as an alternative to an e-collar?

Puppy Bumpers are designed to not restrict movement.  There are limited areas on an animal for which a Puppy Bumper would be effective as a restrictive device.  Each case should be considered and tested before using a Puppy Bumper for this purpose.

Can I leave the Puppy Bumper on all the time?

While dogs don’t seem to mind wearing Puppy Bumpers, we suggest that they are only used while the dog is supervised.

Will Puppy Bumpers work on my cat?

Puppy Bumpers are specifically designed for dogs.  Some customers are using them on their cats, but again, they would need to be very closely supervised. Remember, cats can jump over the fence or rail.

Please feel free to contact us at for any other questions.