Measuring your dog for
a slip collar
The measurement that I
require to make your leather handmade slip collar is not the same as
a traditional collar. This is due to
the way that a leather slip collar fits on
your dog. As
a slip collar does not open it needs to be able to pass completely
over your dog's head without pinching or rubbing.
measure you will need;
fabric tape measure,
and your dog of
Simply take your tape
and measure around the largest part of your dog's head. This is
usually around the ears. Leave a good 2 or 3 fingers slack as this
will allow space for the collar to pass easily over your dog's head
without rubbing hard against their ears when you are placing or
removing the collar. When placing your fingers under the tape they
should be side on to your dog. This will vary depending on the size
of your dog as the gap is proportionate to the size of your dog. A
toy breed will only require a couple of fingers, whereas a giant
breed may require 4 fingers. It is down to you.
Remember that the
beauty of having a handmade leather slip collar is that you can have
whatever size you like! Some people like to have a slightly tighter
collar, others like to have a long tail to connect to their lead. It
is down to your personal preference.
This measurement that
you give me will be the length of the leather part of the collar, not
including the two rings.
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