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.