measuring dogs for clothes or coats, make sure you "make it fun" for your
dog. You do not want to upset your dog. Be happy, and make sure you
are in a good mood and not stressed. If you are, your dog will
notice and not want to be measured; measure her at another time.
One of the most
important measurements for dog coats and clothes is the back measurement.
The photo below shows how to measure a dogs back. Measure from the
neck (where the head meets the neck) to the tail (do not include the tail,
just to the tail.)
measurement would be the neck measurement if you were ordering a hat or
scarf for your dog. Take a tape measure and measure around the neck,
basically where the collar would lie, with the tape measure against the
neck firmly but not tight, as shown in the photo below.
If your dog is going to have a full
costume made for her then her legs will need to be measured. Just as in
the neck measurement, hold the tape measure firmly but not tight, around
her leg as shown in the photo below.