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AST Get-A-Grip Harness Demo Video

January 22nd, 2010 · 22 Comments · Mobility

The Get A Grip Harness from Animal Suspension Technologies is an excellent product for those who need to provide extra support for large breed, heavy, or ailing three legged amputee dogs. Read our product review for complete details and watch this demonstration video featuring Wyatt to see the Get A Grip in use for a rear leg amputee dog.

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  • Erin

    I’m wondering how well this works on a dog with a front leg amputated?

  • admin

    @erin The AST harness works even better on front leg amputee dogs as most of the support is up front under the chest. Don’t miss our original AST review and demo video featuring Jerry, who was missing a front leg. FYI: The harness shown in this original demo is only slightly different, the new one has been improved.

  • Joanne Wozniacki

    This would be great for my rear leg amputee who is a large dog, but can a long leash be used to give the dog more freedom and space? This looks good for lifting, but I don’t walk my dog this close to me.

  • admin

    Thanks for asking Joanne. The Get A Grip is really designed as much more of a support harness than a walking harness. You could theoretically attach a leach to one of the handle/loop rings, but there is no centered ring like you’ll find on the Web Master harness. Or just attach the leash to your dog’s collar as usual when walking about and use the harness for support as needed.

    Hope this answers your question! Consider posting in the forums for advice from other users.

  • Donna

    I am looking for a way to support my dachshund as she moves up stairs, in and out of the car, without having to bend over. Do the straps extend far enough to go from my hand to near the ground?

  • admin

    Donna, the optional Shoulder Straps would allow you to use the Get A Grip harness without bending over. Please be sure to measure your Dachshund carefully. The AST Custom Pet Support Suit may be a much better option for such smaller dogs with a long body.

  • Kelly Williams

    It looks like the product would hit right at the surgical area for a front leg amputee and be painful but that’s not the case? And it won’t shift around w/o the second shoulder to fill it out?

  • jerry

    Hi Kelly, correct, the harness would touch the incision area but there are no straps to cut into it, it’s a comfortable fit even for a front-leg amputee. We had no problems with it shifting on our front-leg Tripawd Jerry. If you have more questions please feel free to contact us via email. Thanks so much!

  • Donna

    My friends German Shepard cannot use his back legs. I’m interested in seeing how the shoulder strap actually looks with the harness, where it attaches, etc. She is quite petite, and I’m just wondering if the harness w/shoulder strap might be a solution for getting her dog out to go to the bathroom. I didn’t see any pix of the strap.

    Thank you.

  • admin

    Thanks for asking Donna! This post of best recommended harnesses includes two pictures of the custom pet support suit harness (in red), clearly showing the shoulder strap. It connect from one of the front D-rings to another on the rear, opposite side. Hope this helps!

  • Gail

    Does anyone have experience with the AST custome made for greyhounds? My dog, Abe, is getting weaker now that he’s 8 years old. Lost his leg at age 2 1/2 – unattended racing injury. Can I get a harness to custom fit a greyhound?
    – Thanks

  • admin

    Great question Gail, you can ask for feedback from customers in the discussion forums and may get more replies than you will here. We have never received complaints about any Custom Pet Support Suits, and have shipped many to greyhounds, boxers, bulldogs and other dogs with “less typical” body shapes. See more information about measuring dogs for a custom harness.

  • Faith

    Hi, I have an 11.5 year old retired Military Working Dog. He has neurological spinal damage and has a permanent low profile Urinary port. Because of his spinal damage and myelopathy, he needs support for his rear legs. He cannot have a long harness because the port is placed above his penis, towards the rear leg fold. This seems to be right where the harnesses support the dog. Do you have any suggestions for us as to which harness would be best for him? He is 90 pounds. THANKS!

  • admin

    Thanks for asking Faith! Give your pup a hug of thanks for his service. You might want to Contact AST directly to see if they can help. They do make a Custom Pet Support Suit but yours would clearly require some special modifications requiring direct consultation.

    If he still has both rear legs, the Ruffwear Doubleback harness may also be a good solution for you. Best wishes!

  • slimjim222

    I have a 70 pound pit bull about to right hind leg which harness would i need for her

  • jerry

    Hi there! Well it really depends on your dog’s situation and current state of health. Check out the post “Which Harness is Right for My Dog” for some insight. Contact us if you need more help. Thanks for asking!

  • Pamela Cooper

    I have an Irish Wolfhound who is 80 kilos about 180 pounds. He isb110 around his girth. I really need a harness to assist lifting him is there anything big enough for him

  • admin

    Yes! If none of the Get A Grip sizes listed fit, then consider a Custom Pet Support Suit tailored to your dog’s specific measurements.

  • amy mcneely

    The large get a grip has no handles included. How do you lift them

  • admin

    Amy, all sizes of the Get A Grip harness include handles. The large includes four handles. You can also purchase an optional shoulder strap and/or detachable handles.

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