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Helmet for dogs, questions and answers
Daniel Ramos
Daniel Ramos
26 Jan 2021

Helmet for dogs, questions and answers

On the wave of popular videos about riding with dogs, I saw a lot of comments and questions about a helmet for a dog, I decided to check this topic, and here's what I found... so let's go

​Helmets for dogs have only been introduced recently into the market but they have been fit with all the necessary features needed to accurately yet comfortably provide your dog with all the safety they need. Some of many of the features provided by these helmets:-...

Protection - Helmets have a hard cover which protects the dog against excessive sunlight or windy conditions and also prevents them from hurting their head against any objects.

Adjustable - The helmet also has adjustable padding to provide the best fit, using a Velcro strap that can be adjusted for more comfort.

Straps - The straps on both sides are also adjustable thus, it can be tightened or loosened based on the comfort of the dog.

Measurement

​Worried about whether or not your dog will be able to fit into these helmets? Well, worry no more, helmets for dogs can be custom made in all sizes, to fit the smallest breeds like pugs to the largest like the German shepherds. The most common sizes available are of three types; small, medium and large. While browsing online or in shops for dog helmets you'll need two types of measurements to help you obtain the best fit. The two measurements to take into consideration are:

Width - To measure the width, measure the distance across the top of the dog's head, from one ear to another (make sure not to bend the measuring tape while doing this!)

Circumference - To measure the circumference, measure the distance from across the forehead to the back of the dog's head. For floppy ears, measure around the ears and for straight ears, fold them down and include them in the measurement.

These specialized helmets are generally, found online or in special dog stores but they are known to be expensive and for some affording these helmets to provide their dogs with the required safety might be difficult or impossible. So if you're finding it difficult to afford these helmets, worry not, just follow these few simple steps or refer to the picture below to make your own dog helmet for your loved pet.

Steps to creating your own DIY helmet:

1. To start off, acquire a Styrofoam ball the size of your dogs head. If it is a little bigger, it's alright, but the smaller it is the more tighter and uncomfortable it will be for your dog.
2. Cut the ball into two equal halves and make two helmet shapes.
3. Scoops out the foam from the middle, just enough to lay on your dogs head. Make sure you don't scoop out too much, else the helmet will be hollow and could lead to breakage.
4. Then precisely, cut out wedges to accommodate your dog's ears.
5. Cut four equal slits; two on the top and two at the bottom.
6. Thread elastic through these four slits and join the ends using safety pins.

Dog Motorcycle Helmets for Sale

Helmets for dogs, now are available in all sizes and all colors. You can easily shop for these helmets online on popular online shopping sites like eBay or Amazon(I specifically do not leave a link so as not to advertise the products). Easily available are also customized helmets, where you can change everything from texture to color and add customized names. So if you a fancy a pink, studded, cute helmet for your Chihuahua or a black, flame-riddled one for your Great Dane, you can customize it. The choices are endless!

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