Dog clothes and accessories play an important role in protecting your pet from various problems. However, you should measure your dog properly with tape to know the correct size. This will help a lot to choose the right type of apparel for your dog to ensure high safety from extreme weather conditions. As a dog owner, you should determine what type of clothes and accessories suit well for its lifestyle.
Here are some steps to follow while measuring your dog.
Measure the top-line or back of your dog
The top-line is a measurement that starts from the base of your dog’s neck and tail where it starts. Choose the right tape measure and place the same at the base of your dog’s neck. Now, measure to the base of his tail. If your dog is a male, then you should consider making some adjustments for meeting the exact requirements. You can use the measurements for coats, shirts, and sweaters that give ways to gain more advantages.
- Measure the chest girth of your dog
You have to measure the chest girth of your dog when it is standing. Measure closely the chest of your dog by using tape behind the front legs and up around the ribcage. Furthermore, you can even apply the ‘two-finger rule’ while taking measurements between the tape and your dog with two fingers.
- Get the measurement of the under-chest area
Do you want to make sweaters for your dog? Then, you should consider measuring the under-chest area of your dog with tape. Take measurements between its front legs and avoid measuring at the end of your dog’s ribcage.
- Evaluate the measurements of your dog’s neck
You should measure your dog’s neck to fit collars and scarves. The first thing is that you have to position a tape on your dog’s neck correctly. Start your measurements from the top of the chest and around the neck of your dog by holding the tape measure closely.
- Measure your dog’s head and neck
If you want to choose hoodies for your dog, then you should measure your dog’s head and neck. Place the tape measure on the ears and you should bring it down the paws. In the next step, you should take the measurements of ears with more care by bringing the tape to the end that will help address the needs of your dog.
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