Fitting a Dog Harness

Understanding fitting a dog Harness

How to measure a dog for a harness

Now that you’ve made the decision to acquire a harness for your dog, you need to find out how to get one that’s the proper size. It’s common knowledge that canines come in a wide range of sizes. Taking a few measures is the best bet because dog breeds (and even individual dogs of the same breed) all have distinctive body types. You can’t only look at the weight because a 25-kilogram British bulldog will not have the same fit as a 25-kilogram greyhound. For a starting point, you can use the following measures to see if a harness will fit your pet.

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Your dog’s body circumference should be measured from its broadest point right behind its knees at the bottom of its rib cage all the way up and over its back and back down again.


Numerous manufacturers of harnesses base their sizing on the user’s body weight. If your dog is hesitant to step onto the scales with you, try getting on them first and then picking up your pet. Your dog’s weight will be the determining factor.


Take the measurement around your dog’s widest area of the neck, which is above the shoulders and not where the collar rests.

Types of dog Harness

As we have heard in the video there are numerous different types of dog harnesses on the market and this also reflects the different shapes and sizes of dogs out there today.animal, dog, samoyed-3272072.jpg

So to choose what type of dog harness is correct for your dog you must give some thought to what and where you and your dog will be experiencing during your activities.

As we will reveal in the next video there are three basic models of harnesses but on those three models, there are numerous variations ranging from soft materials to materials like leather and hard canvas-type materials that are used in the military and defense forces not only to carry munitions but food and supplies.

But as types of dog harnesses are today there are many different types for dogs like dog harness with signs to assist the public in understanding that the dog is assisting people in many different ways and they must not be approached or handled in any manner.