We want to make sure your collar fits perfectly, so you’ll need to measure your dog’s neck in a few different places, depending on the type of collar you’re ordering. This quick guide shows you how to measure your dog. **The around the head and snug behind the ear measurements are for martingale collars, so you can skip those if you are getting a quick-release buckle or a belt-style buckle.**
Around the head at the widest point:
This is for head clearance. It is helpful to make sure that you are able to slide the tape measure over the ears and back, as this is the WIDEST point that the collar will open.
Measure Behind the Ears:
Measure just behind the ears for this one. Pull tape snugly. This should be the measurement that the collar will "close" to so that the dog cannot back out of or "slip" the collar.
Measure Around Neck Where The Collar Will Sit
Finally, just about where the collar sits, with 2 fingers inside the tape for a comfortable fit. Make sure that this number is what you put for exact neck size if ordering a quick-release buckle collar! For a belt-style buckle collar, we will put the size that you give us as the neck size at the middle hole out of 5.