How do we know which size of harness to get for our beast?
Following a couple simple steps can take away some of the guesswork:
- MEASURE YOUR DOG'S CHEST BEHIND THE LEGS - The easiest way to measure is to use a sewing or tailor's tape. If you don't have that type of measuring tape, a shoestring, or even a dog leash can be used to wrap around the dog's chest and get a length...by measuring that length with a tape measure or a ruler, you will come up with a good chest measurement. Be sure to consider the dog's fur, and leave enough room for a couple fingers under the harness.
- ORDER A HARNESS BASED ON THE MEASUREMENT - Using our size drop-down menu, pick the harness size that is closest to your dog's chest measurement. If you think you have a "medium" dog, STILL USE THE MEASUREMENT...because even we don't know what a medium dog is. There is a LOT of variability between dogs, even within a breed. It is an imperfect science, but we'll do our best to get you what you need.
PRO TIP: If your dog's chest measurement falls near the end of the adjustment range of a size (like 29.5-inches, which is the top end of the Large harness), you'll need to make a judgement call. Which way would you like the ability to adjust? Is your dog growing? If you think the Large may just barely fit, go for the XL harness.
PRO TIP #2: Our harness sizes are not aligned with our collar sizes... a dog that wears a Medium collar does not necessarily wear a Medium Harness. BE SURE TO MEASURE!!!