How to Adjust Rabbitgoo Dog Harness? Step-by-Step Guide

How to Adjust Rabbitgoo Dog Harness? Step-by-Step Guide

Have you ever spent hours measuring your dog friend for a new harness, only to find it's not quite the perfect fit? It's a frustrating situation, right? But don’t worry, this isn’t the case with the Rabbitgoo dog harness, all thanks to the adjustment features.  

The adjustment feature (straps and buckle) is designed to tighten or loosen up the harness for the comfort of the dog. And like any premium harness, Rabbitgoo features both straps and buckles.

In short, you can ensure a snug, cozy fit harness for your dog with just a few simple tweaks. So, let me guide you through the step-by-step process of how to adjust the Rabbitgoo dog harness.


Key-Takeaways: Adjusting Rabbitgoo Harness 
(A Brief Overview)

 Find the adjustable straps and buckles, usually on the chest/belly areas

 Ensure your dog is calm and comfortable before fitting the harness

 Gently guide your dog into the harness loops per the style instructions

 Loosen straps if too tight, tighten if too loose



How Does the Rabbitgoo Dog Harness Work?

Rabbitgoo has a large variety of dog harnesses. Each type of harness is different but all of them serve one main purpose which is securing your dog outside the home.

Most Rabbitgoo harnesses feature two main adjustment areas - one at the chest and another around the belly. By simply pulling or loosening these straps, you can achieve a customized fit that's not too tight, not too loose, but just right!

It’s also important to note, the straps don’t need to be only on the chest and belly area.  It can be on the sides as well as in these two points. Like in our Rabbitgoo no pull dog harness, there are 4 adjustable straps, 2 on the chest sides and 2 neck straps.


A puppy in a tan Rabbitgoo dog harness


Signs Your Dog’s Harness Needs Adjustment

Before you begin with the harness adjustment, it's a good idea to check if the issue is truly a matter of fit, or if the size itself is incorrect. Here are some signs that show the harness needs some tweaking:

  • You can fit more than two fingers under the straps when fitted
  • The harness is shifting or twisting around your dog's body
  • Your dog seems uncomfortable or is scratching at the harness
  • The leash attachment point isn't sitting at the right height
  • The back of the harness rotates to the sides when your dog walks

The signs mentioned above show that the dog harness is loose. If that’s the case, follow our step-by-step guide below and it will fit. However, in case the harness doesn’t fit even after trying everything, it possibly means you’ve chosen a very big size, and now you’ve to buy another harness.


Step-by-Step Guide to Adjusting the Rabbitgoo Dog Harness

As we said, almost all of our Rabbitgoo dog harness has straps and buckles in them. These two things are the key to adjusting the harness according to your dog's size. So first, find these adjustment features.

Step No#1 - Find the Adjustment Features

This is how the straps and buckle will look like. You’ll be able to find them either on the side or the chest part.

Step No#2 - Keep Your Dog Standing in the Right Position

Always make sure your dog is standing in the right position and is comfortable.  If they're feeling uncomfortable or unhappy about this whole harness situation, they may try to escape - and that just won't work!

So start by making them feel safe, loved, and at ease. Give them their favorite treat and make them comfortable as much as you can to stand calmly on all fours.



Step No#3 - Put Harness on Your Dog

Once your doggo is calmly positioned, you can gently guide them into the harness loops until it rests properly around their body.

Remember, different harness styles work differently, so take a moment to learn how yours is meant to be put on according to the type. If you're struggling, try referring back to the instructions of the harness.

Step No#4 - Adjust the Harness 

Now for the final, and crucial step: adjustments! This part is actually easier than you might think.

If the harness seems too tight, simply loosen those straps a little. If it's sliding around more than you'd like, tighten the straps a bit. Once you set the straps, buckle up.

A good rule is to add two fingers underneath the harness from the sides. If the two fingers can slide easily, it means it’s perfect in terms of fitting. And if you can add more than two fingers, it’s loose.

Besides the two-finger rule, keep an eye on your dog's behavior, it matters a lot. The expression of your dog can easily tell whether the harness is tight or not.




What should I do if my dog tries to escape from their harness?

First, try to identify the reason why your dog is trying to escape from the harness. It could be that the harness is too tight and causing discomfort, or they may not be used to wearing one yet.

If it's a fitting issue, adjust the straps to loosen it up. If they’re scared of the harness, you may have to introduce the harness properly using positive reinforcement.

What happens if a dog harness is too big?

If the harness is too loose and oversized, your dog can easily back out of it or slip free while walking or playing. This eliminates the safety and control a proper harness provides, so you'll need to get a new one in the right size.

How do I make sure my dog harness fits?

You can make sure that the harness fits the dog properly by measuring your dog's body. Simply take a measuring tape and measure the neck girth and chest girth, then find the harness according to the size. The harness should be fit but allow for two fingers to slip under comfortably after adjustment.

Final Thoughts

Thank you for reading! We hope you’ve got the answer to how to adjust the Rabbitgoo dog harness. It’s a pretty simple process, just loosen or tighten up the straps according to the requirements; buckle up and your dog is ready to roam outside safely. Just make sure to take the measurement of your dog properly before making any decision.

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