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How to measure your dog for a Shoulder or Sidewalker Harness

We require only one measurement for the Shoulder or Sidewalker Harness: the Neck.

measure your dog for a shoulder harness

Neck - Measure from just ahead of the withers at the base of the neck to the top of the breastbone, then double this measurement. Work the tape under the fur; pull it snug, but not stretched. Measure the dog, not the fur! Measure only one side of the dog, and then double the measurement. Wrapping the tape measure all the way around the neck may distort the measurement.

Neck fit is critical. When properly fitted, where the webbing crosses at the "Y" below the neck , the webbing should cross right on the breastbone. At the same time you are holding the webbing in place on the breastbone, check to see that the webbing in the "Y" at the top of the neck crosses where the neck joins the withers (shoulder blades). The padded neck fits snugly around the dogs shoulders, distributing the force evenly. The basic design is hundreds of years old, but improved by modern materials. Harness neck size must fit correctly. Too large, and the harness will slip, rub, or interfere with movement; too small, and it will cut, bruise, or choke.

How to measure your dog for an X-Back Harness

We require two measurements for the X-Back Harness: the Neck Measurement and the Tail Measurement.

Measure your dog for an X-Back Harness

Neck – Please follow the instructions shown above in how to measure for the Shoulder Harness.

Tail - Start tape at top of breastbone. Pass between the front legs, then up around rib cage to base of tail. Lift tail to feel join.

Check fit of tail length by pulling on webbing to see if the webbing will come to the base of the tail. Webbing should not come to the base of the tail unless there is tension against it. The more coat the dog has, the more tension is required.


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