Snoods are practical for both show and pet dogs with long ears. The snood keeps the coat on your dogs ears clean during feeding time, play time, grooming time , during walks and at the show. Snoods also help to prevent your dog getting grass seeds in their ears. They protect the ears on dogs who continually sniff the ground while out walking .
This Red Stars Dog Snood will keep your show dog's ears clean and tidy, stop ear chewing and reduce grooming time. It has an elastic casing finish and is ideal if you need to adjust the tension on yor snood to get the right fit for yor dog. All snoods have elastic at the head and neck, the neck is generally 3-5 cm's wider than the head to allow for comfort.
How To Measure Your Dog
The snood fits over the head and neck. The head elastic sits just in front of the dogs ears, at the back of the skull and the neck elastic should sit about where a standard flat collar would go. Make sure it’s not too tight. We suggest you add 2cm to your measurements to ensure it won't be too tight around your dogs head. It should fit snugly without causing any pressure on your dog's head or neck.The elastic at the neck is generally 2-5cm more than the head
All snoods have elastic at the head and neck, the neck is generally 3-5 cm's wider than the head to allow for comfort.
Casing Finish: a tube channel or casing that elastic is threaded through - choose this type of snood finish is you think you need to adjust the tension
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Getting Your Dog Used To A Snood:
While most show dog's start wearing snoods from a young age pet often need a little encouragement to keep it on.
Simply scrunch the snood up in your hands and place over your dog’s head, tucking the ears in. The head elastic sits above ears, at the back of the skull and the neck elastic should sit about where a standard flat collar would go. Make sure it’s not too tight. It should fit snugly without causing any pressure on your dog's head or neck.
Or if they need a little more encouragement to keep the snood on , the easiest way to get your dog used to wearing a snood is to offer positive reward. Dogs are smart, it wont take long to work out there get rewards for doing nothing. With a treat in your hand, put the snood on your arm, as your dog takes the treat move the snood onto his head and reward again or place his dinner in front of him. It won’t take long before you can slip the snood on right before meals without any fuss as they associate the snood with dinner time. And of course no more food stuck in his ears, means less grooming for you.
If you only use a snood pre showing use the same method but using a small dog treat rather than a whole meal.