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How To Measure Your Dog's Paws!
Proper footwear fit is essential to a fun day out (or in). Here's how to measure your pet's paws...
With your pet's paw on the ground, measure from the tip of the claws (those have to fit inside the shoe too) to the back of where the paw touches the ground, which is just behind the pad.
While your pet's paw is still on the ground, measure from side to side at the widest point of your pet's paw, which is usually near the base of the toes.
Handy Tip: Try having your pet step on a piece of paper, then trace around the paw. Then, while your pet is off eating your houseplants or terrorizing the neighborhood, you can measure the traced outline in peace.
How To Measure Your Dog!
I have worked with the finest furry tailors in the world, and am here to share my bounty of knowledge. Here's how to measure your pet...
Measure from the base of the tail (where it connects to the hindquarters) up to where the collar typically sits at the base of the neck, then follow up with a generous back scratch.
This is measured by giving your pet a
hug, during which you measure the entire circumference (all the way around) at the widest point of your pet's chest. This is typically right behind the front legs.
First, plenty of kisses. Then, measure the neck's circumference
(the distance around it) at the point where the collar sits.
Important Sizing Note: The given measurements are the dimensions of the actual product, not of the pet they fit. After measuring your pet, make sure all measurements fit within the following dimensions (with a little room to spare in the chest and neck).
Your pup will look like a beautiful tropical scene when wearing this tranquil Aruba Blue Ombre American River Choke-Free Dog Harness!
It's a cool and comfortable solution that's perfect for enjoying those ocean breezes or for strolls through the farmer's market!
What sets the patented American River Choke-Free Dog harness apart from others?
Trachea safe - The Choke-Free patented design pulls only from the chest, never the neck. Many smaller breeds are susceptible to having a collapsed trachea, especially when using a collar. Even regular harnesses can be dangerous for toy and teacup breeds. Don't put your pup's airway at risk with anything but a choke-free harness!
Patented Conforming Shape Fit Seam Technology - This unique feature allows the harness to conform to curves even on hard-to-fit dog chests.
Patented Closure Slide Adjustability - Most harnesses have little or no size adjustment at the clasp. This unique design allows the clasp to slide along the nylon webbing for a full 3 inches of adjustment.
Double D-ring - Most harnesses have only a single D-ring. Furthermore, some companies use D-rings that aren't welded shut. The remaining slit in the metal of sub-par D-rings may open under pressure and the nylon could slip out, leaving your dog at risk for escape. Since the American River Choke Free Harness features two welded D-rings in its design, you're getting double the protection.
Reflective strips - All 31 colors of American River Choke Free Dog Harnesses feature reflective strips that can be viewed from the front and the sides to provide visibility during nighttime or early-morning walks.
Zig zag trim binding stitch - Using a zig-zag stitch over the harness trim ensures there will be no missed stitches. This means the trim and the mesh fabric are fully bonded to each other.
Safety – The choke-free design makes this harness an ideal choice for use as a car seat belt harness since it pulls from the chest, not the neck.
Double safety closure- Wide touch fastener and high strength plastic buckle clip ensure your dog won't be able to get out of the harness. When paired with a leash through the double D-rings, the harness has three levels of closure strength!
Easy to apply - The step-in design makes putting on this harness a breeze. Once your pup has stepped into the harness leg holes, wrap the touch fastener around your pup, click, and go!
Easy-care fabric- Soft mesh polyester is machine washable. Line dry.
Sized to fit most dogs - this harness has sizes from XXS through XXXL (to fit dogs from 3-100 pounds!)
Why We Love It:
Doggie Design is the first and only company in the world to create this exciting new ombre harness design. They used their own special color blending technique to create a beautiful palette of rainbow colors. Doggie Design also makes this step-in mesh choke-free design in reinforced large dog sizes, up to size XXXL (approx 90 Lbs!)
Certified Break Strength Tested to 386 Lbs, by an International Independent Testing Laboratory.
Important Sizing Note: The following measurements are the dimensions of the actual product, not of the pet they fit. After measuring your pet, make sure all measurements fit within the following dimensions (with a little room to spare in the chest and neck).
Posted On 01/26/19 by J.A. G from Chicago, IL
Yes, J.A. G recommends this product!
Favorite ombre color scheme. Just gorgeous! Matches mint gooby fleece.
Posted On 11/17/18 by Brianna L from ,
Yes, Brianna L recommends this product!
Good harness, fits good. I do love the color and how easily this can come on and off.
Posted On 11/04/18 by Vicki H from Hamilton, MT
Yes, Vicki H recommends this product!
This is the third American River Choke Free Harness that we have purchased. The first one was for our much larger Shih Tzu, so we purchased this one for our 4 month old puppy. We also purchased one for our granddog. Our 4 month old Shih Tzu is 8#, & the size Small fits him perfectly with room to grow. Our puppy can't wiggle out of this one either, as he has with other harnesses that we've purchased.
First and only Harness
Posted On 11/01/18 by Jessica F from Miami Lakes, FL
Yes, Jessica F recommends this product!
Purchased this harness solely because of the beautiful ombre color. Realized how great of a harness it actually is and will be sticking with this brand and model as long as it's around. My pup grew out of his first one, but I liked it so much that I bought him the same one in a bigger size. Even suggested my parents get them for our family dogs. Now they all coordinate in diff ombre harnesses! Not only is it really cute, but it seems comfy and safe! ?? First and only Harness!!
Posted On 09/18/18 by Sharon Hines from Shawnee Hills, OH
Yes, Sharon Hines recommends this product!
I have long been reluctant to decide on a harness for my little male Maltese, because of sizing. I purchased this harness and (my mistake) the Medium was too large for him. I returned it, and ordered the same harness in "Small." My experience with Alex in Customer Service was seemless and delightful. The replacement harness arrived in a very timely manner (despite SC hurricane conditions) and fits perfectly. TeeTee and I love it!!! Thank you.
Aruba Blue Ombre Harness
Posted On 09/18/18 by Susan G from Reading, PA
Yes, Susan G recommends this product!
We already own one in this color, but had to get another Aruba Blue Ombre Harness for my other bichipoo to avoid jealousy:) The color is great for spring and summer and looks great on both beige and white dogs. I wish the plain one in aruba blue had not been discontinued as we loved that shade, too. We also buy these harnesses for our dog pals who need new harnesses as they fit very well and are stylish.
Posted On 06/16/17 by Elaine A from Woodway, TX
Yes, Elaine A recommends this product!
Love this harness. Look long and hard for one to fit my 3.2.lb puppy and this one is perfect! Love the fit, style and color! And Baxter Boo shipped it super fast!
Posted On 05/22/17 by Debra B from Merritt Island , FL
I have sent back because sizing is off and runs small
Love this harness!
Posted On 05/08/17 by Robin T from Reston, VA
Yes, Robin T recommends this product!
I bought this harness for my chi-mix, Beanie. He loves and is very comfortable using it when we go out. He's gotten many compliments as to the color and great fit!
Cute but hard to use if you are not strong
Posted On 05/03/17 by Marilyn F from , CA
Yes, Marilyn F recommends this product!
I have much difficulty removing the harness because the velcro holds so securely. I should include the fact that I am 80 years old and both my thumbs are painful when I use them.
Aruba blue harness
Posted On 04/15/17 by Jessica L from Clinton, LA
Yes, Jessica L recommends this product!
This is my teacup poodles third harness of the choke free type. She sits up high in her car seat which hooks to her harness. The choke free design is nice for poodles because their necks and chest are hard to fit.
Aruba Blue Ombre Harness
Posted On 03/12/17 by Susan G from West Lawn, PA
Yes, Susan G recommends this product!
We always add to our growing collection of American River Choke-Free Harnesses. Both of my dogs have yet to escape from them and may have met their matches with these protective styles. The lightweight mess and summery ocean colors are also flattering for fashionista dogs who need to stay safe, but remain cool while walking
Posted On 02/21/17 by Joni D from Cabot, PA
Yes, Joni D recommends this product!
These are great. Non choking. Easy to get on and off. And a very safe leash attachment.
Posted On 02/07/17 by Ann O from Mesa, AZ
Yes, Ann O recommends this product!
My previous harness failed and Sammy escaped twice. This harness closes in the back and has three closures that keep him secure: Velcro panels, a strong buckle, and two D-rings held together by the leash, thus preventing the harness from loosening. It has worked well and he looks very handsome in it.
American river choke free harness
Posted On 01/29/17 by Patricia D from Danbury, CT
Yes, Patricia D recommends this product!
A great harness good for summer
River choke free harness
Posted On 01/27/17 by Patricia D from Danbury, CT
Yes, Patricia D recommends this product!
Very nice harness, would recommend great for summer
So colorful so wonderful
Posted On 01/08/17 by Karen S from Cedar Springs, MI
Yes, Karen S recommends this product!
Just love this color and waiting for my little newborn puppy to put it on and look so cute
Choke Free Harnesd
Posted On 01/07/17 by Renee S from Owosso, MI
Yes, Renee S recommends this product!
Finally! We have been trying to find a well made, colorful, choke free harness for a Pom that actually fits him. He's long so the harnesses we bought for his weight would fall off. The Velcro gives you the flexibility to adjust it as he grows more. It's soft and easy to put on. I will definitely be buying more of these. Thank you for making them available.
Posted On 03/04/16 by ROSEMARY R from , IL
Yes, ROSEMARY R recommends this product!
Very nice, and well made. Nice color!
American River Choke-Free Dog Harness
Posted On 03/01/16 by Karen J from Eagan, MN
Yes, Karen J recommends this product!
Our dog was ill and we were advised to get a harness so we wouldn't irritate her neck. I ordered this cute aqua harness and it came within a few days! It works beautifully and we couldn't be any happier with the quality! Thank you for all the choices and FAST service!
Posted On 02/17/16 by Ashley T from Stockton, NJ
Yes, Ashley T recommends this product!
I loved this harness it fit so well and the color is so bright it works very well too. JUST OUTSTANDING
doggie design harness
Posted On 07/20/15 by Tammy S from , MI
Yes, Tammy S recommends this product!
I just love these harnesses. They work great on our 4 little dogs. The aruba colored one is a really nice color.
Posted On 05/31/15 by Alexandra K from Virginia Beach, VA
Yes, Alexandra K recommends this product!
The harness looks just like the picture, color and all. I have a white puppy and the color really pops on him. The harness is well made and has held up very well thus far.
American River Choke Free dog harness
Posted On 05/19/15 by Marilyn B from Huntley, IL
Yes, Marilyn B recommends this product!
Great colors, fit, washes well gentle cycle air dry. Love them. Mesh material great for summer months especially. Will be back for more.
Harness - Aruba Blue
Posted On 04/30/15 by Bonnie B from King, TX
Yes, Bonnie B recommends this product!
Love it! I returned the same harness Northern lights as I thought I had ordered this lighter colored one.
Aruba Blue Harness
Posted On 04/01/15 by Julia Butti from Bayside, NY
Yes, Julia Butti recommends this product!
I bought this for my 10 pound Multipoo Bianca. I really loved the color and it did not disappoint. It is truly the color of the water off Aruba. What I really loved was the choke free feature. It was so easy to get it on her and I felt so confident knowing that there would be no danger of her chocking if she quickly pulled towards a bird or squirrel during our walks. She seems very comfortable in it too. I can't wait for warmer weather so Bianca can take longer walks in her stylish new harness.
Linda's Testimonal (Via Email)
I have ordered from several sites before but this one is the best by far and i will definitely become a regular for all my pets needs. I am returning the boots I purchased but only b/c they are the wrong size. It is my first time trying to buy paw wear for my Pit so it was my error. Love your site though and have told several of my friends to order from you who have animals.