Choosing the best collar for your dog is only half of the battle. We all know BAYDOG collars are top of the line, but you need to learn how to measure your dog for a collar properly before placing your order. A collar that doesn’t fit properly will end up doing more harm than good for your canine companion.
If a dog collar is too loose, your pup could easily wiggle out of it. You could save yourself the trouble of searching for a lost dog by ensuring that you have a properly fitted collar. If you purchase a dog collar that is a bit too small, it will be too tight around your dog’s neck it will not only cause irritation and chaffing, but it could also obstruct his breathing
and cause irreversible damage.
Learning how to measure your dog for a collar isn’t difficult. In fact, it really only takes a few seconds to get the measurement that you need. The only thing you’ll need to get the job done is a fabric tape measure and a little bit of patience.
How To Measure Your Dog For A Collar Properly
You will need to measure around your dog's neck. Pretend the fabric tape measure is a collar, and wrap it around the neck where a collar would usually sit. If your dog has a thick, fluffy coat, do not take the coat into consideration when measuring his neck. Wrap the measuring tape tightly around his neck. You should only be able to fit one finger between your dog’s neck and the tape. If you can fit more than that, you need to wrap the measuring tape tighter.
This is your dog’s neck measurement. It is best to write this measurement down so you don’t forget it.
Now, you’re ready to order your dog’s new Tampa Bay Collar.
Plus, our collars can be personalized with your dog's name, your phone number or any other information that you'd like. Our Tampa Bay Collars are embroidered, so the lettering won't peel or wear off like vinyl. Don't think a personalized collar is worth the money? Think again! It's well worth the few extra dollars to ensure that your dog's identification information can be easily seen. Check out our blog post on the subject
for more information.
No matter which dog collar brand that you choose, the sizes will fit dogs with a range of neck measurements. Let’s say that your dog has a 15" neck. Our 'small' size Tampa Bay Collar fits a dog with a neck measurement of 13-15." Your dog just makes the cutoff for this size.
While it would probably
fit him, there won’t be a lot of wiggle room. The ‘medium’ size Tampa Bay Collar fits dogs with a neck size of 15-17.7.″ The ‘medium’ size would be a much better option for your dog. If his weight fluctuates or he gains some muscle mass, the ‘medium’ harness will still fit. However, if he gains weight or muscle mass with the ‘small’ harness, it will no longer fit him.
You also need to think about your dog's expected adult size if he is a puppy. Of course, your pup will need a collar, but it may not be best to invest in a personalized, high-quality collar until he is full grown. If you have a very small breed, you can probably buy one collar that will fit him for his entire life. But, if you have a large breed, he'll likely go through 3 or 4 different sized collars before he's fully grown.