The Perfect Fit: A Guide to Collar Comfort & Safety



As a dog guardian, ensuring your furry friend is comfortable and safe is a top priority. One of the most important items for your dog is their collar, which serves as a form of identification and helps keep them secure.

But how do you know if your dog's collar is the right fit? In this blog post, we'll guide you through the steps to fit your dog with the perfect collar.

Step 1: Measure Your Dog's Neck

The first step in finding the perfect collar for your dog is to measure their neck. To do this, use a soft measuring tape and place it around the base of their neck, where the collar will sit. Be sure to measure snugly, but not too tight, to ensure the most accurate measurement. If you don’t have a soft tape measure handy, use a piece of string that can later be measured next to a measuring tape.

Step 2: Decide on a Style

Canine Friendly offers a variety of different patterns to choose from, so it's important to find one that complements your dog's personality and overall look. All Canine Friendly collars use flat performance webbing made from recycled polyester, making them durable, lightweight and easy to clean. 

Step 3: Ensure Comfort

Comfort should be a top priority when fitting your dog with a collar. Make sure the collar is soft and doesn't rub or irritate their skin. Use the two-finger rule as you secure and adjust your dog's collar. The two-finger rule means that you should easily be able to slide two of your fingers between your dog's collar and their skin. The collar should feel comfortably snug when you do this and not too loose.

Step 4: Safety First

Always make sure that the side release is correctly closed. Metal buckles don’t have the audible click of plastic, so ensuring it is correctly attached is essential.   It’s also important to regularly check fit of the collar.  Just like us, dog’s weight can fluctuate, so it’s not uncommon to have to loosen or tighten a collar from time to time. 


In conclusion, fitting your dog with the perfect collar is important for their comfort and safety. With these easy steps you are well on your way to finding the perfect fit for your furry friend.

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