Fitting a Dog Harness
If you dog harness properly fits it, then you won’t have a problem of you dog slipping from the harness and disappearing down the street. With a properly fitting harness, you can easily walk your dog without any incident. If you are to buy a harness for your dog, then it is important to know how to measure it.
A harness is better than a collar is your dog is a puller or one who tries to escape, or if you are into training. If you put a collar on a puller dog, then he is likely to choke himself. Your dog can develop breathing problems if he is always choking himself and putting pressure on his throat. A harness is ideal for dogs that pull because the pressure will not be on the throat but on the chest, which is a larger, less sensitive area.
Before buying a harness for your dog, it is important to take some measurements. If you want to find a strong harness for your dog to wear, measure your dog’s weight first. Some dog harnesses can break when an overweight dog pulls on the harness. A harness that has been tested to pull heavyweights will be ideal for your puller dog since it will never break or fray no matter how hard your dog pulls.
You need to take a tape measure and measure the largest part of your dog’s chest. Take the tape measure to the bottom of the rib cage, the over the back, and back to where you started. Your dog’s neck size should be measured next. To measure the neck size, wrap the tape measure around the thickest part of your dog’s neck. You can find the right harness for your dog by checking out the sizing chart of the store you are buying your harness in. Choose the next size up if your dog’s size is in between two sizes.
Dog harnesses come in different styles. There will be a different style and fit for each type of harness. You should choose a snugly fitting harness but not one that is too tight. The harness should be tight enough to prevent your dog from backing out of it. Check the ring that you clip the leash to that it sits higher in their chest. A fit harness would enable you to fit two fingers between the harness and your dog.
If the harness does not fit right, your dog will resist walking or put up a fight when you want to put the harness on.
Discomfort, harm and medical problems can be the results of an ill-fitting dog harness. Their natural movements can be restricted if the harness is to tight or too small. Incorect use of the muscles can cause stress on the joints and bones.