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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 one of the world's wonders in this stunning Northern Lights Ombre American River Choke-Free Dog Harness!
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 04/12/19 by Mesa from Mesa, AZ
Yes, Mesa recommends this product!
Nice color, very comfy material, easy to put on/get off. My dog almost puts it on himself!!
Posted On 01/25/19 by J.A. G from Chicago, IL
Yes, J.A. G recommends this product!
Matches steel blue, grass green, & mint gooby fleece vests which is AWESOME!
Posted On 10/15/18 by J.A. from Chicago, IL
Yes, J.A. recommends this product!
Ombre harness has gorgeous realistic color scheme!
LOVE this for my all black male mini schnauzer!
Posted On 09/30/18 by Layla S from , CA
Yes, Layla S recommends this product!
Love love loooove this harness! His “sister” who is not really his sister, but she’s a salt and pepper mini schnauzer, has had 2 harnesses now from Baxterboo and I’ve been kicking myself for not getting him one because of just how dang easy and simple they are to put on. This color is SO cute on him, and the day it came in the mail and we went for a walk (after first making sure it fit) he was prancing! It was cute, him and his sister love their harnesses and they look adorable in them. People stop me all the time to say how cute they are. And I cannot emphasize enough about how MUCH time/ energy/ pain etc etc this harness style has saved me from. I also LOVE that you can make it cross- cross like an “x” shape in the back to get a more customized fit. (But I also watched the video instructions prior to this purchase so I had a better understanding of what the cute lady who demonstrates the products meant). I totally would buy more and am online to buy him his own leash Now.
This harness has it all!
Posted On 08/17/18 by Heather R from , GA
Yes, Heather R recommends this product!
Gorgeous color, very well made and fits well. Got a large for my frenchton and xlarge for my french bulldog. They do run small and have to put flaps on at an angle as instructions advise. You won't be disappointed!
Posted On 07/28/18 by Brandy B from Mt Vernon , OH
Yes, Brandy B recommends this product!
I ordered to big. The colors where vibrant and nice. On list to get him a large when them come in
WELL MADE VERY GOOD QUALITY, VALUE FOR $$
Posted On 11/10/17 by Michele M from PGH, PA
Yes, Michele M recommends this product!
A bit big for my under 2 lb puppy but size described accurately Won't know fit & comfort until he grows into it
Posted On 11/02/17 by Eileen A from St. Paul, MN
Yes, Eileen A recommends this product!
My pup loves wearing this type of harness in our daily walks. He's definitely rocking the look.
Posted On 06/14/17 by Chris H from Ellensburg , WA
Yes, Chris H recommends this product!
This harness is very easy to put on and the fit is great. I like that it is choke-free and also on sale at a great price.
Posted On 05/22/17 by Debra B from Merritt Island , FL
Yes, Debra B recommends this product!
Really light for hot weather and it runs true to size fit.
Northern Lights Ombre Harness
Posted On 04/28/17 by Susan G from West Lawn, PA
Yes, Susan G recommends this product!
We now have most of the American River Choke-free harness designs. This one is perfect for warm weather with it's mesh material and cool colors. It provides a good fit when groomed or with longer length fur.
Posted On 04/24/17 by Gary B from Salem, IN
Yes, Gary B recommends this product!
Great fit and love the color! A Great Harness.
Piper Lightens Up
Posted On 04/19/17 by Dana L from Sparks, NV
Yes, Dana L recommends this product!
AmRvr choke free harness fits like a glove--as always! And because of the great fit, I am very comfortable walking with Piper, which often times becomes 'tugging' Piper away from some wonderful scent she's locked onto, because I know the harness is not going to slip off! The color/ombre is lovely and Piper looks so dang cute in it, that it makes me happy. So happy, in fact, that I just placed an order for two more (different colors) of these cool little harnesses. Thank you, BaxterBoo for fast shipping and great product. And thank you, AmRvr for a quality and fun and safe harness for my Piper-girl!
Posted On 04/19/17 by Angie N from Beattyville, KY
Yes, Angie N recommends this product!
Some harnesses don't seem to fit my Yorkie right, but this one is just perfect and the colors are amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone that has problems with other harnesses.
Best Harness Ever
Posted On 04/16/17 by Justin S from Fort Bragg , NC
Yes, Justin S recommends this product!
My pup loves this harness and I will definitely be recommending this to my friends with pups as well!
He looks so cute in it!
Posted On 04/10/17 by Donna F from Savoy, TX
Yes, Donna F recommends this product!
It fits him perfectly and looks really good on him. He doesn't mind wearing it at all.
Northern lights ombre
Posted On 04/01/17 by Jesus M R from San Angelo, TX
Yes, Jesus M R recommends this product!
Like the combination of colors one can pick from and great prices
PERFECT FOR SMALL BREEDS
Posted On 03/31/17 by FuzzyRev from Olathe, KS
Yes, FuzzyRev recommends this product!
This harness is this first one to ever fit my Miniature Schnauzer properly! It is a true choke-free harness, never touching my dog's neck. Yet it holds her securely - she cannot back out of this harness. The harness is made of soft, comfortable fabric with no excess nylon stitches to poke my dog. There are attached reflective stripes of fabric for night safety. Plus, the Northern Lights pattern is just beautiful. I was so impressed by the high quality of this harness that I sent an email to compliment the manufacturer. Enough said.
AWESOME AND COLOURFUL PRODUCT!
Posted On 03/27/17 by LORI DANKO from Burlington,
Yes, LORI DANKO recommends this product!
Two years ago, I purchased Doggie Design choke free harnesses (looked the same, but different colours) for my Yorkie brothers....they were awesome! They fit perfectly, and have lasted really well. They were getting a little tight, so I decided that it would be a good idea to get new ones, in a larger size. Love the colors, and the same great design to allow for a "choke free" walk.
Posted On 03/18/17 by Frankie W from Sedona, AZ
Yes, Frankie W recommends this product!
I ordered this for my little boy and it fits perfectly. I love the fact that it is so light weight. I am sure he will be very comfortable wearing it in the Arizona heat. I ordered the wrong size for his smaller sister and am awaiting the correct size. BaxterBoo...I love your company!!
Posted On 03/07/17 by Amy H from Berkeley, CA
Yes, Amy H recommends this product!
fun harness, too small, but really cute. Will exchange.
Posted On 02/22/17 by Jesus M R from San Angelo, TX
Yes, Jesus M R recommends this product!
nice really nice and safe harness
Bought for a yorkie
Posted On 02/17/17 by Chelsia from ,
Yes, Chelsia recommends this product!
First all of the colors! It is just how it looks in the picture in person. I bought this for My 10.5 lb Yorkie, who I have a hard time finding a perfect fitting harness for, usually if the length fits the chest is far too big but with this harness the chest width fits perfectly as does the length. The only thing I dislike is the shape of the Velcro, when it is on my dog due to the shape of the Velcro, the Velcro doesn't full touch. But I would still highly recommend this harness.
American River Choke free dog harness-Northern lights
Posted On 02/04/17 by Carolyn R from Saint Helena Island, SC
Yes, Carolyn R recommends this product!
this is the forth harness and the second in this color. It is a great useful product.
So cute so safe so get up and go
Posted On 01/08/17 by Karen S from Cedar Springs, MI
Yes, Karen S recommends this product!
Love this brand of harness for my little dogs
Choke Free Harness
Posted On 01/07/17 by Renee S from Owosso, MI
Yes, Renee S recommends this product!
We got this for our senior Pom with an enlarged heart and collapsing trachea. It fits him so well. Probably the best ever. He loves it. He doesn't care where we take him as long as he gets to wear this harness. I was skeptical about the size I ordered. He had always worn a large so we measured him 4 times before I placed the order and it's true to size. The Velcro offers so much flexibility. They also enclose a tag showing you the way to put it on and Velcro it. I'll be ordering more for sure. Thank you for making them available.
Posted On 10/01/16 by Dalona H from Seymour, IN
Yes, Dalona H recommends this product!
Best fitting harness I've ever gotten for my yorkie. Size given fit him just perfect. Super fast delivery. I give it 5 stars
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Posted On 09/14/16 by Pat L from Mendon, MI
Yes, Pat L recommends this product!
5 stars we ordered Two dog Harness .for our 2 girls.Excellent! They step right into them.They like them.Cute as can be when we go for our walks .they are well made.Thank you once again for strong well made dog wear.The shipping is excellent.Lexi and little-bit are Safe. Pat
Posted On 07/16/16 by angel from Fredericksburg, VA
Yes, angel recommends this product!
Super cute but too big for my 10-11 pd maltese! Will order the small!
Posted On 06/26/16 by Nicole D from Neptune Beach, FL
Yes, Nicole D recommends this product!
This harness is super cute and extremely durable for being mesh. XL fits my 35 lb puppy perfect!
Choke Free Harness
Posted On 05/08/16 by Lola R from Ellenton , FL
Yes, Lola R recommends this product!
Perfect fit for the little guy!
Bentley Loves his new harness
Posted On 03/05/16 by Patricia K from West Palm Beach, FL
Yes, Patricia K recommends this product!
I purchased this harness for my mini Labradoodle Bentley. I measured him as suggested and his harness fits perfectly. We love the color and the durability of it. The price was a great value for this excellent quality product. Shipping was so fast, product arrived on less than 3 days. Would definitely order from this company again.
American River Choke-Free Dog Harness
Posted On 01/25/16 by Wendy from , AZ
Yes, Wendy recommends this product!
Great harness! Sturdy, well made, and colorful. I got a xx-small but would love it if they were available in xxx-small. A variety of colors available.
Posted On 12/09/15 by Yamile H from Largo, FL
Yes, Yamile H recommends this product!
It's so hard to find a no-choke harness for large dogs, and this was fantastic on my dog. It fit his girth, the velcro made it adjustable for looser perfect fit or tighter, and even when he pulls on the lead the harness stays in tact. I ordered a 2nd one in a different color pattern because I was so happy. I have a 75 pound aussie-border collie mix and I ordered the XXXL for him. It fits perfect. The size chart is very accurate, so I recommend going by those measurements in the description.
Posted On 09/20/15 by Lisa V from , OH
Yes, Lisa V recommends this product!
We recommend these choke free harnesses to all with small dogs.
We were in Alaska a couple of years ago, so we were excited to see this lovely colored harness. We go through them rather quickly.
Rudy thinks they are great chew toys while we are on walks! So keep making them because we will keep buying them.
Posted On 06/03/15 by Deborah A from Hillsborough, NC
Yes, Deborah A recommends this product!
I love this harness so much I have purchased it in three different color combinations! It fits so well! Just remember when you close it over the back, angle it like the pads are made. Does that make sense? Just don't close it straight across. Truly a perfect fit for my 10 lb Chihuahua (size M).
Attractive and sturdy
Posted On 05/03/15 by Patti L H from Salem, OR
Yes, Patti L H recommends this product!
The colors in this harness are gorgeous! Kobe is a chocolate and white Shih Tzu and he loves to put on his harness because he knows he gets to go somewhere. It is well-made, with a wide Velcro close across the back. I don't have to worry about straps rubbing under his arms or stomach. He is 10 lbs and I bought him a medium.
American River Choke-Free Dog Harness
Posted On 04/21/15 by Tammy S from Manistee, MI
Yes, Tammy S recommends this product!
Very cute colors. I bought one for each of my four babies. Love them.