How To Measure A Dog For A Belly Band?

Are you stuck with a pooch that seems to be unable to stop himself from doing the deed in the house all the time? If this sounds even remotely relatable, then we’re here to tell you, it’s okay. Many pet parents tend to get angry or frustrated about the situation, but you need to realize that there are several reasons why this could be happening.

In some cases, it could be that your dog is ill and is unable to control their bladder. Other times, they could be marking their territory. Or, maybe you have an older dog that struggles to keep their wee in check. Either way, what’s clear is you have a problem that needs a quick fix, and what better solution than a dog belly band!

What Is A Dog Belly Band?

They are small wraps that are placed around your male dog’s waist to cover their private parts, preventing any “accidental” leaks on your furniture, floors, or even clothes! For some dogs, it even stops them from peeing while it’s on. This is because if they do, the resulting “wet sensation” discourages them from repeating it.

But, for you to use these little tools on your pet, you first need to be able to get the right fit for them. After all, belly bands come in different sizes, so if you have small dogs, they must be able to stay put without falling off. This then raises the question, how do you get the right size fit?

How To Measure Your Dog

Depending on the brand, the sizing is either based on your canine’s waist size or weight. For example, calculating the weight of large dogs is as simple as placing them on a weighing scale. But, calculating waist size requires a bit more effort.

The first thing you need to do is get yourself a flexible measuring tape or piece of string and wrap it around their waist. For the record, a dog’s waist is measured about two inches from their hind legs. You need to make sure that they are standing while you do it.

If you used a string, you can then use a ruler to get the accurate size and compare it with the size chart provided by the chosen brand in question. If their waist size is at the very edge of the size range or is in between sizes, then it is always best to go a size up, just to be safe. Most belly bands also come with Velcro straps that are adjustable, so even if it comes off to be slightly looser, you should be able to tuck it in quite nicely.

You should also consider the width of the belly bands and compare it to the distance between your pooch’s front and hind legs. This will help make sure that it covers all the important parts, without making them feel uncomfortable at the same time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi, I am Tiger!

Get insights, tips, and tools on the best dog supplies, dog accessories, treats, or training curated by our Chief Dogsized Influencer, Tiger. Stay in the know and instantly get connected to some of the best products and services for any sized dog from puppy, small breed, medium sized dog, to large breed dog.

Submit Your Products

To submit products for consideration, please use the Contact Us mailing address. Note, reviews are at our discretion and products can not be returned.

Dogsized Contributors

Want to increase your profile and influence in the dog community? Email us to share how you can contribute as a writer or learn more about our Ambassador Program.
September 10, 2021
Smallest Dog Breeds In The World

Small dogs are adorable, cuddly, and they suit any home or apartment. They make the best companions for kids too! So, if you find yourself trying to decide which dog to adopt, we’ve got a few ideas on which ones should be at the top of your list.

Read More
September 9, 2021
Top 10 Medium Sized Dogs That Don't Shed

Are you prone to allergies, especially when you are around certain dogs? If this is true, then your best bet is to adopt a hypoallergenic dog.

Read More
September 8, 2021
The Ultimate Dog Size Guide

Hunting for a new furry friend? Or are you curious about which dog size you should select? Whatever your reason is, you can find various dog sizes among various kinds of dog breeds. Due to evolution and human meddling, it’s difficult to remember that the tiny pomeranian and the great Newfoundland share the same ancestor.  […]

Read More
August 27, 2021
What are the Different Sizes of Dogs?

Whether you're looking for the right dog size that is most suitable for you or you're buying clothes for your beloved Fido, you definitely need to have better understanding of the Different Sizes of Dogs

Read More
August 26, 2021
The Truth About Dogs That Stay Small

Dogs that stay small are adorable, easy to carry and don’t eat much. This means they are easier to take care of, even on a budget! The thing about them is that they don’t always have a good reputation, primarily due to certain misinformed stereotypes. Chances are, you may also be having some of these misgivings.

Read More


Join thousands of subscribers !
7 Skyline Drive, 350
Hawthorne, NY 10532
dogsized [@] gmail [.com]
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram