Perfect Fit Fitting

How To Put The Perfect Fit On Your Dog


Watch this video to see how the Perfect Fit gets put together and put on the dog:

Time to try it on. If your dog is scared of putting on a harness, follow this advice on harness desensitisation first. Before puttingĀ the Perfect Fit Harness on your dog it should beĀ connected by 1 clip at the front only, as shown inĀ the diagram. Put the top piece on the dog's backĀ and clip the Y shaped front piece around theĀ throat area like youā€™re putting on a collar. The restĀ of the harness goes between the dogā€™s front legsĀ and then clips up either side of the chest behind the front legs.

If youā€™re struggling to clip the harness around the dog then make appropriateĀ adjustments to the harness, equally both sides. Remember, there are up to 5Ā areas of adjustment: 2 either side of the shoulders, 2 either side of the chestĀ and 1 at the bottom of the front Y shaped piece, which sits between the dogā€™sĀ front legs. You should be able to get 2 flat fingers under the harness on allĀ areas. Any more or less than this then you should consider swapping theĀ relevant piece for a better fitting one. For example, if you find that the frontĀ piece is too baggy then weĀ can try a smaller one. If the front piece is theĀ smallest one we do in this range then you can, alternatively, downsize the topĀ piece instead, this will bring the front piece in more snuggly. Or of course we may need to go down in size range.

The front piece should not come into contact with the soft tissues of the neckĀ area. The girth strap should be sittingĀ behind the front legs coming up as verticallyĀ as possible, the adjustment at the bottom ofĀ the front piece helps to move theĀ girth pieceĀ back if it is too close to the armpits.Ā Furthermore, puckering in the top pieceĀ suggests that this piece may beĀ a little too big.

Front D-ring

The front D-ring is only to be used in conjunction with the back D-ring by usingĀ a double ended lead or 2 leads. Hereā€™s why: If the lead is only attached to theĀ front D-ring then it is always going to be pulling either to the left or right sideĀ of the dog, which will be very unbalancing for him. For this reason, the frontĀ D-ring is NOT designed to take the pressure that the back D-ring can. If youĀ connect one end of the lead to the back D-ring where the majority of the dogā€™sĀ weight will be taken you can then use the front connection as a steering aid as and when needed. Read here exactly how to use the double-lead-setup!