Blue Dog Designs also provides customized dog walking accessories for use with the Help ‘Em Up® Harness: our New Help ‘Em Up Walking Loop Handles (2 sizes: XS/S/M or L/XL), the Help ‘Em Up Walking Handle (one size) and the Help ‘Em Up Walking Leash/Shoulder Straps (2 sizes: M/L or XL). The Walking Accessories provide additional support and walking assistance for those dogs who may need it while walking with the harness on. Note that you can rig your own leash to the harness, but if your dog has balance issues or needs more support while walking, the Walking Accessories can provide extra leverage and stability for owners and dogs using the Help Em Up Harness.
Because many dogs have different issues, the walking loop handles, walking handle, and walking leash/shoulder straps can all be hooked onto the harness in varying ways where the dog needs the most support. The walking accessories can provide extra support for lifting the bigger dogs but also can serve as an extension of your arm for the smaller dogs, so you don’t have to bend over using just the elevated handles while walking your dog.
New Walking Loop Handles
The New Help ‘Em Up Walking Loop Handles are the latest addition to our line of walking accessories and work with all sizes of the Help ‘Em Up Harness. Custom to attach to the new D-ring connectors on the neck, chest or waist clips of the harness, they are soft, flexible and easy to use. They act like a sling and can be positioned in a variety of ways – vertically from front to back supporting the whole body, or horizontally from side-to-side supporting the front shoulders or rear hips. The Walking Loop Handles come in sets in 2 different sizes: XS/S/M and L/XL. Choose based on the size of the harness. Lengths vary per size due to the height of the dog (M/S/XS size is longer due to shorter dogs; XL/L size is shorter due to large dogs being taller).
Note: connector clips with D-rings are available to retrofit earlier models of the Help ‘Em Up Harness with this feature so you can use the Walking Loop Handles as described above.
Walking Handle and Walking Leash
The Help ‘Em Up Walking Handle works well on most harness sizes. It runs the length of the body attaching to the D-ring on the front shoulder harness with a strap that connects back to the handle on the rear hip-lift. The handle has a unique pivoting feature that allows it to swivel, providing greater maneuverability as a walking accessory for dogs. It works well on most harness sizes (XS, S, M, L) and on the rear hip-lift for dogs using the L and XL harnesses.
The Help ‘Em Up Walking Leash/Shoulder Strap is adjustable and used for walking, but also doubles as a shoulder strap for extra leverage if needed when lifting and/or walking with bigger dogs. As a leash, it runs the length of the body clipping to the front shoulder harness and the rear hip-lift handle. It can also lengthen as a shoulder strap you can use cross-body. The walking leash/shoulder strap works well with dogs using the medium, large and extra-large Help ‘Em Up Harness.
Note: The walking accessories are intended to assist dogs that are still capable of walking. They are not meant for carrying your dog.