Perfect Fit Fitting
How To Put The Perfect Fit On Your Dog
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR & HOW TO USE IT
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 putting the Perfect Fit Harness on your dog it should be connected by 1 clip at the front only, as shown in the diagram. Put the top piece on the dog's back and clip the Y shaped front piece around the throat area like you’re putting on a collar. The rest of the harness goes between the dog’s front legs and then clips up either side of the chest behind the front legs.
If you’re struggling to clip the harness around the dog then make appropriate adjustments to the harness, equally both sides. Remember, there are up to 5 areas of adjustment: 2 either side of the shoulders, 2 either side of the chest and 1 at the bottom of the front Y shaped piece, which sits between the dog’s front legs. You should be able to get 2 flat fingers under the harness on all areas. Any more or less than this then you should consider swapping the relevant piece for a better fitting one. For example, if you find that the front piece is too baggy then we can try a smaller one. If the front piece is the smallest one we do in this range then you can, alternatively, downsize the top 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 neck area. The girth strap should be sitting behind the front legs coming up as vertically as possible, the adjustment at the bottom of the front piece helps to move the girth piece back if it is too close to the armpits. Furthermore, puckering in the top piece suggests that this piece may be a little too big.
The front D-ring is only to be used in conjunction with the back D-ring by using a double ended lead or 2 leads. Here’s why: If the lead is only attached to the front D-ring then it is always going to be pulling either to the left or right side of the dog, which will be very unbalancing for him. For this reason, the front D-ring is NOT designed to take the pressure that the back D-ring can. If you connect one end of the lead to the back D-ring where the majority of the dog’s 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!