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The #1 Dog Harness Fitting Mistake People Make

We all want our Tripawd’s new harness to fit comfortably, but many of us are making one common dog harness fitting mistake when we place it on our pup.

Are You Making the #1 Dog Harness Fitting Mistake?

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Here’s how to get a good fit for your Tripawd Convert harness.

Tripawds Spokesdog Wyatt Ray had outgrown his old Convert harness that he got as a young dog. The more mature Wyatt needed an Extra Large Custom Convert Tripawd harness to show off the name badges made especially for him.

Coincidentally, while traveling back from Alaska to the USA, we noticed that EzyDog’s headquarters were on our route in beautiful far northern Idaho. What a great reason to pay a visit! We swung by for a new Convert harness and to finally meet the crew that we’ve been working with for many years.

Tripawds EzyDog USA

The EzyDog crew is the best! Thanks everypawdy!

We had a fun time meeting up with the EzyDog USA crew! They always go the extra mile for Tripawds and we are furever grateful.

The Big Dog Shares His Best Dog Harness Sizing Tip

Tripawds and EzyDog USA

Tripawds and EzyDog USA founder, John

While we were visiting, we talked with the Big Dog at EzyDog USA, John Hatcher (aka Angel Hurley’s dad). We chatted about how great the Convert harness is for Tripawds, when he mentioned this very important dog harness sizing tip to us:

You want your Tripawd harness to be snug.
Loose harness straps can cause chafing and irritation.

Many people mistakenly leave their dog’s harness on too loosely. That can cause the straps to rub fur and skin.

You should be able to fit two fingers snugly
underneath the harness straps,
or the harness will rotate and slip, which causes chafing.

If your Tripawd Convert harness slips around, try tightening up the straps a bit more until you cannot slide more than two fingers underneath.

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Wyatt has a good fit with his Custom Tripawd Convert Harness.

We hope this tip helps you and your pup enjoy many years of use from your harness! Wyatt is sure making the most of his.

Order your Tripawd Convert Harness
in the Tripawds Gear Store!

7 Responses to “The #1 Dog Harness Fitting Mistake People Make”

  1. thank you — i have left my tripod boxer’s harness a bit loose because when she sits down her chest fills out and it seems too tight. thoughts?

  2. Help on fitting a front amputee harness? I have a dog that has tracheal issues, so anything around the neck is not a good thing. The harness on a front amputee seems to float around a bit no matter what I do. Small frame, 13 # poodle.

    • Rose have you tried the Ruffwear Front Range harness? That one seems to work really well on small breed Tripawds.

      • I have not tried this brand. I have something similar and it invariably seems to rotate slightly as there is no front left leg to hold it in place. Maybe I don’t have it snug enough as this article so aptly states. I will give it a try, but has anyone else had this experience with a front amputee and a harness?

      • All harnesses will tend to slip around the torso when a front limb is missing. Keeping it snug as suggested here will help. The Web Master Plus Brush Guard also helps prevent slipping since there is more support and coverage with the chest padding than straps alone.

  3. Thank you will look into it for him.

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