The walking accessories are custom to work together with the Help ‘Em Up Harness, and are designed to provide even more mobility to assist your aging dog. The Help ‘Em Up Walking Accessories are made of nylon straps, comfortable neoprene padding, metal clips and reflective strips. The Walking Handle and Walking Leash/Shoulder Straps have durable, poly-urethane handles attached to the strap for leverage with the bigger dogs. The New Walking Loop Handles are soft and flexible with padded neoprene handles and can be used in a variety of ways with all sizes of the harness. The walking loops, walking handle, walking leash/shoulder strap attach to the Help ‘Em Up Harness to help make walking and lifting dogs even easier. Choose the size of a walking accessory based on the size of the harness.
Visit our Choosing a Walking Accessory page for more information on selecting the best size for your dog.
New Walking Loop Handles
The latest in our line of Walking Accessories, the new Walking Loop Handles come in sets and in 2 different sizes: XS/S/M and L/XL. Choose your size based on the size of the harness.The walking loop handles are custom to attach to the new D-ring connectors on the harness. They are soft, flexible and easily adjustable to help you add some extra support or leverage when lifting or walking the dog with the harness on. 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 loop handles are padded with neoprene and easy to use.
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 Leash/Shoulder Strap
The Help ‘Em Up Harness Walking Leash/Shoulder Straps come in two sizes: medium/large and extra-large to accompany dogs using the medium, large and extra-large Help ‘Em Up Harness. The Walking Leash is adjustable and is used for walking, but also doubles as a shoulder strap for extra leverage when lifting and/or walking with bigger dogs. The Walking Leash/Shoulder strap is recommended for dogs using the Medium, Large, or X-Large Help ‘Em Up Harness; choose the leash size based on the size of your harness: M/L for medium and large harnesses, and XL leash for the XL harness or if you like having the extra strap for a large harness. For small dogs, we recommend using the walking handle.
The Help ‘Em Up Walking Handle works well on all harness sizes and can be used as a single support to either the hip-lift handle, to especially help and lift dogs with hip issues (such as myelopathy), or to the front shoulder strap or both. The Walking Handle has a unique pivoting feature that allows the handle to swivel, providing greater maneuverability as a walking and lifting accessory for dogs. The walking handle provides function for those dogs who may need extra leverage or help up with lifting their hips and can attach to just the hip-lift handle. It can be used with the extra-small, small, medium and large harness.
Individual owners may have a preference for any of our walking accessories based on the needs of providing extra support to their dog while walking with the harness on: our walking loop handles for versatility and ease of use supporting certain parts of the body; the walking handle, especially with small, medium and large dogs, or the walking leash/shoulder strap that combines to make a shoulder strap for large or extra-large dogs. All walking accessories are user-friendly and can be rigged to the harness in varying ways. Choose size based on the size of the harness.
Note: The Walking Accessories are intended to assist dogs that are still capable of walking. They are not meant for carrying your dog.