How to measure your dog for clothing!

 

Keep in mind that many pet stores will not allow products to be returned and no one wants to be stock with something either too large or too small, so measure your dog adequately before making any purchases. Here’s how:

  1. Grab your tools:
  • Your pup’s brush
  • A tape measure
  • A pen
  • A notepad

  

 

 

      2. Brush down the fur

         This will make the measurement more accurate

     3. Measure their neck

         While the dog is standing, bring the measuring tape around the middle of the neck and measure.

         The tape should be a bit snug but not tight.

         Now you’ve got their measurements for the collar.

 

     4. Measure their chest (AKA girth)

         Bring the measurement around the broader part of the chest and add two inches.

 

      5. Measure their back

Bring the measure tape from the base of their neck to the base of the tail. Then add 2 inches to that number.

 

 

There you go.

Keep in mind that if your dog has a stout build, you may want to go a size up in clothing. Also different brands can vary in size. But now that you have your pup’s standard measurement, you’d always find the right fit.

Happy shopping. :)