Orthopedic dog harnesses are designed to help aging, disabled, or injured dogs who need assistance with their mobility and balance. Support and rehabilitation dog harnesses have one or more handles on the top, so a person can help lift their dog without having to bend down.
Orthopedic dog harnesses are available in a wide variety of designs. Some have single slings which fit around the dog's stomach. Other dog harnesses have multiple straps which fit over the shoulders and hips. All assistive dog harnesses have large handles on the top.