You may have seen the photos making their way around social media of the very cool rescued Australian Shepherd dogs who hike southern Nevada trails outfitted in their reflective goggles. The trio has gained quite a following, as one of the dogs is deaf and the other two act as her ears.

The goggles protect the dogs’ eyes from sand and debris as well as the sun’s rays. On the beach, they can protect your dog’s eyes from blowing sand and bright sun and they are great for wintery weather as well. 

And yes, besides protecting your dog’s eyes, he will look really cool as well!

So how do you choose the best pair of goggles for your pup? There are three things you want to keep in mind as you are shopping for goggles:

One – Be sure to get goggles with adjustable straps, even if the product has very precise measurements. If the goggles come in multiple sizes, measure your dog’s head before purchasing.

Two – Even if you are buying goggles to protect against wind and debris, get goggles that offer UV rays protection, especially if your dog is spending time in the sun.

Three – Take into consideration the shape of your dog’s eyes. Some goggles have shallow lenses that won’t do for a breed like a Boston Terrier that has large round eyes. You will need to look for goggles that have deep eyecups for breeds with large round eyes. If in doubt, consult the manufacturer or reseller for advice before purchasing.

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