Helpful Tips

Caution: Use only on dogs as an aide in lifting or restraining. The dog harness will need to be adjusted to properly fit each dog’s dimensions. Follow dog harness sizing instructions and refer to our diagram. Do not leave on a dog for over-extended periods of time–use it as needed and then take it off. Loosen straps especially if your dog wants to lie down in it, to help prevent hot spots, any chafing or overheating with sensitive skin. Take the dog harness off at night and let your dog sleep without it. Use proper care and clean regularly.

Washing Your Harness

All of our dog lifting harnesses can be machine or hand washed – but we recommend air drying. Dryers tend to dry out the neoprene over time. We do not recommend the use of bleach or other harsh detergents but mild soaps work great. Urine odor can be a problem so try to clean regularly. White vinegar and water in a 1 to 3 ratio works pretty well to cut the smell. There are also commercial cleaners available that can help to cut odor. Ask your favorite pet supplier for recommendations.

We have prepared a series of informational and helpful reference files.
Click a title below to view or download a PDF.

Choosing the Correct Hip Lift
Frequently Asked Questions
Harness Fitting Instructions
Picking the Correct Size

If you have any further questions, please feel free to Contact Us.

Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with your purchase or the dog harness is not working for your dog, we offer a 10-day return policy for your harness. Please include a copy of your order or a note to reference the return and your address. We will refund the cost of the product minus a $10 restocking fee. Shipping is non-refundable. Please download our Return Authorization Form, fill it out and include with your return.

Returns can be sent to:

Blue Dog Designs
1550 S. Acoma St.
Denver CO 80223
720-237-6852