How to Measure a Dog for a Harness
The most important part of ordering a custom collar or a custom harness is proper measurement. Please take a time to correctly measure a dog because if the measures are wrong then collar or (even worst) harness wouldn´t fit
How to properly measure a dog for Y harness?
Follow the instructions below and complete the information with measurement when placing an order. Please measure carefully.
Use a cloth measuring tape or piece of rope then measure the rope. You want the tape or rope snug but not tight. Measure the dog not the fur.
Dog needs to be in standing position.
Start at A , sternum bone located under the throat (you can feel this as an indentation below the dog's throat) and pull the tape snugly along the dog's neck to B (at the place where neck ends, before withers). Run your hand along the back of the dog's neck until you feel the bony shoulder area in the center of his back. You need to measure from the center of the top of the sternum bone to the center of the back in front of the shoulder area, one side.
Don't measure all the way around the dog's neck because you'll increase the potential for error. Measure this 2-3 times and then record this.
Measure from the front of the shoulder area (base neck) to the place just behind withers or starting point of the girth (chest). Please be careful this ends horizontally just behind elbows.
The Girth (or Chest) measurement is taken all the way around the biggest part of your dog's rib-cage, generally just behind the withers (point C) down and around just behind the front legs (point D) and back up the other side to point C .
Start at A and measure to D (at the top of the sternum bone under the throat of the dog all the way between front legs to the point where you are 3 cm or fingers behind the front legs - to avoid rubbing armpits)
If you have any questions about anything don't hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to help.