Custom Made Deluxe Utility Article Set
6 Tan Leather/6 Aluminum Metal (single bar only) with decal or ink numbers marked #1-#6 or to your specification.
Bell sizes: 2″ 2 3/8″ 2 1/2″ 2 3/4″ 3″
Bar diameter: 1/2″ 5/8″ 3/4″
Bar length: 2″ up to 5″
Leather ends are made of heavy sole leather tanned in the USA.
Metal articles are made of polished, anodized aluminum.
Leather bars come in unique colors, cream snake skin, pacific blue, black textured, mustard, tan snake skin, black, cream, rust, tan, red, purple or turquoise or email for new additional options.
Article and Dumbbell Sizing Items needed:
1) a long round object (a pencil, pen or thin wooden dowel) (LRO)
2) a ruler
3) the dog
The philosophy is that the article should fit snugly in the dog’s mouth just behind the canine teeth, meaning that the dog’s lips should rest comfortably where the bell of the article meets the bar of the article. You do not want to see any of the bar showing on either side of the dog’s mouth, but you don’t want the article to be too tight either. If the article fits snugly in the mouth, it will discourage any shifting of the article which may cause the “mouthing” that could occur with an improperly fit article. The bell should be lower than the jaw line so when the dog picks up the article it can do so without bumping his/her chin on the ground. The diameter of the bar should be thin enough to allow the dog to close his/her mouth completely.
Have the dog sit calmly in front of you and place the LRO is his/her mouth as if it were the bar of the article. Bring the LRO towards the front of the mouth so that is rests snugly behind the canine teeth (those are the fang like teeth in the front of the mouth). Close the dog’s mouth and grab the LRO with your fingers where it comes out on each side of the mouth. Make sure that the dog’s mouth is closed because you want to include the lips in the measurement. Lay the LRO against the ruler and measure the distance between your fingers. Then use the ruler to measure from the LRO down just past the dogs chin and double this figure. Try different diameters of LRO’s to see when the dogs mouth is closed completely. Repeat this process to make sure you have the correct measurements. The first measurement should be the bell size, the second the bar length and the third the bar diameter. Example, 2 3/4 X 3 X 1/2.