Product Review – Fido Pet Tag Silencers
All I have to say about this product is, “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE???”
I’ve never been really into tag silencers. The type that I generally find at stores are only somewhat effective (a far cry from ‘silent’), difficult to get on and off, and just generally not worth the charge. The ones I’ve found made by private sellers are generally the type you hang off the collar and look too large for the dogs that are wearing them; effective, but to me, not visually appealing.
When I stumbled across the design of the Fido Pet Tag Silencers, I was curious. They have both the hanging type, and a design that wraps around the collar. They also come with a ‘100% no noise’ guarantee, are available in multiple colors, multiple sizes, and offer two different types of material depending on your preference (leather or neoprene).
The first thing I notice when I put them on my dogs was how quiet it was. While that may sound like a pretty ‘duh’ moment, it really demonstrated to me just how much noise their tags had been making, even with the typical tag silencers on them. Huge difference. I’d also been a little hesitant about getting rid of the somewhat comforting jingle of being able to hear the three of them moving about the house; thus, it was very surprising to me that I could quite literally feel my body relax a bit. If that’s the way it affected me, I can only imagine how much the dogs appreciate the difference!
To my pleasant surprise, the dogs haven’t bothered them at all (I used the wrap around design for my kids) – no chewing, no sniffing at their ‘siblings’ collars, nothing. Very smooth transition.
This is what one of our giveaway winners (she has a small dog and a large dog) had to say about them:
D: “I can’t believe how much of a difference they make. I honestly didn’t think I would like them, but holy cow, I love it. They’re amazing.”
All three of my dogs have been wearing them for a few weeks now, and they’re holding up great so far! The leather seems to be more durable than the neoprene (again, a bit of a ‘duh’ moment, but also important to know if you have a rough and tumble dog), but they’re also quite a bit snugger than the neoprene, which can prevent some tags from fitting (happened with one of the tags on my dogs – it fit comfortably inside a neoprene sleeve of the same size). They also hold multiple tags, which is a huge benefit in my case – they’ve got quite the collection of information around their necks!
You’re looking at spending a bit more than you would with other silencers, but in comparing the effectiveness, there’s no competition. These keep the tags safe from wear, your dog’s fur safe from discoloration, and absolutely silence that jingle.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Disclosure: I received KONG products in exchange for sharing the product with my guests and writing a product review. No other form of compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.