How to Put on an Adjustable Dog Harness

Adjustable Teddy Sherpa Dog Harnesses by Boogs & Boop

If you prefer to dress your dog in an adjustable harness rather than a collar in order to reduce the chance that they will slip off a leash, there are a handful of steps to ensure a safe, secure, and comfortable fit.

  1. After unbuckling the harness, put your pup in a standing or sitting position with you sitting either behind or directly in front of them.

  2. Slip the neck hole over your dog’s head. Make sure the harness is positioned so that the Boogs & Boop logo is on your dog’s chest and the D-ring for leash attachment is facing upwards towards the sky.

  3. Slip your dog’s leg through the first leg hole of the harness. If this is your first time fitting your dog, ensure it’s adjusted to the most loose-fitting position. One leg should now be in between the loop that goes around the neck and the loop that goes around the ribs.

  4. Buckle the harness forming the second leg hole, opposite of the previous. If the buckle does not reach to allow you to close it, adjust the strap around your dog’s rib cage to the loosest position.

  5. Once the harness is buckled, tighten all fasteners so it fits properly. You should be able to slip two fingers underneath any strap.  This ensures both a comfortable, yet secure fit. For extra confirmation, you can attempt to pull the adjustable harness over your dog’s head to ensure that it is secure and won't slip off if your dog pulls against the lead.

It may take some practice to adjust the harness to ensure the best fit, but once you get the hang of it, getting ready for a walk with your dog will be a breeze. The key is to make sure the adjustable harness is snug, but not too tight that it causes chafing or discomfort.

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