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New Suit Guide

Thank you for your recent purchase of a K9 Top Coat! We’ve had thousands of pawsome customers over the years who love our bodysuits and we’re pawsitive you and your pup will love it too. 

For the best care and use of your pup’s new bodysuit, here's some helpful tips and information about our suits!

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How to put on a K9 Top Coat

1. Getting the bodysuit over the head

First, make sure the neck of your pup’s new bodysuit is open and fully unzipped.

Put your pup’s head through the front of the bodysuit (like a t-shirt or turtleneck). The suit should fully be over the head.

2. Align the bodysuit to your pup

Next, lay out the bodysuit along the back of your pup. The suit will start to straighten out and nicely start to fall into place.

3. Getting the legs through

Star with the front legs, and gently guide your pup's leg through each sleeve. Next is the back leg. The back leg is a little more difficult due to the different anatomy, and may take some practice to get accustomed to.

4. Zipping up the suit

Close the neck strap before zipping up the suit. It is best to be along the left or right of your pup for ease of movement. There is a piece of fabric between they zipper that will need to be flat and be between the zipper and your pup's fur.

Introducing the Suit to Your Pup

Most of our furry customers are comfortable wearing their bodysuits for the first time. However, if your pup isn’t used to wearing clothes, here are some tips to ease them into it:

1.

Give your pup a treat while trying on their suit the first few times.

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As soon as the bodysuit is on, take him/her out to do something fun (ex: play ball, go for a walk/drive or go to the park) to take their mind off wearing it.

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Praise your pup and tell him/her how handsome/beautiful they look.

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Although you may be tempted to laugh, don’t! At least not in front of your pup, as they’re very perceptive and don’t appreciate it.

Introducing the Suit to Your Pup

Most of our furry customers are comfortable wearing their bodysuits for the first time. However, if your pup isn’t used to wearing clothes, here are some tips to ease them into it:

1.

Give your pup a treat while trying on their suit the first few times.

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As soon as the bodysuit is on, take him/her out to do something fun (ex: play ball, go for a walk/drive or go to the park) to take their mind off wearing it.

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3.

Praise your pup and tell him/her how handsome/beautiful they look.

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4.

Although you may be tempted to laugh, don’t! At least not in front of your pup, as they’re very perceptive and don’t appreciate it.

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Suit Adjustments

Adjustable Top Strap

To make adjustments, use our exclusive topline strap to shorten the length of your garment to perfectly fit your dog. The Top Strap Adjustment is a standard feature of all bodysuits: Lycra, Arctic Fleece, Waterproof & Basecoat.

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Adjustable Neck Strap

Use our Velcro strap to adjust the neck of your garment to be comfortable, yet firm, for best fit. As long as you can get 2 fingers inside the neck, your dog will have the freedom to breathe and move without limitation. The adjustable neck strap is a feature of all our quality garments.

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Suit Customizations

Modifications of the K9 Top Coat are easy. Our special design and superior materials and construction allow a wide variety of modification options. You simply need a pair of very sharp scissors, and your specific tailoring needs.

First, you can cut the garment without causing the material to roll or run. If you desire to finish the cut ends, you can, or you can leave them as is. The choice is yours.

Shortening the sleeve

You can make a short sleeve version easily by just trimming the sleeves to the desired length. We intentionally did not make a "short sleeve" version because there is such a wide definition of what 'short sleeve' is on a dog. So, make the sleeves any length you need.

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Washing Instructions

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Always close the velcro before washes to avoid snags.

2.

Machine wash cold in the delicate cycle - alone or with like colors.

3.

Do not use bleach and use a small amount of a mild laundry detergent.

4.

Line dry (or it can be placed in the dryer on the delicate cycle).

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