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Why Niki Loves Her Walking Harness for Front Leg Amputee Dogs (and Rear Ones Too!)

Dog harnesses created specifically to meet the needs of Tripawd dogs don’t exist yet, but companies are getting closer as Tripawd Awareness grows. EzyDog’s Tripawd Convert Harness is one that fits front and rear leg amputee dogs better than most.

IMPORTANT UPDATE about Front-leg amputee dogs: As of 2019, the Flagline Harness is now our best harness for front-leg amputee dogs. The Convert is still a great walking harness for many Tripawds, but no harness is 100% perfect on an amputee. Many have a tendency to rotate because there is no second front leg to keep it in place. Proper sizing and fitting is important with any harness but especially the Convert. Always measure carefully before ordering. Contact us with any questions.

Tripawd Nicky is a Convert Fan

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Nikki loves her Convert Harness

As you can see, the EzyDog Convert Harness straps don’t require both front legs to keep the harness steady. Nicky’s mom, Michaela Walker, recently wrote to tell us why she chose the Convert harness for her front leg amputee.

harness for front and rear leg amputee dogs“Having tried other harnesses I ordered this one with some hope. When it arrived I was surprised how light weight it is yet strong.

I easily adjusted the chest piece which is Velcro and then slipped that over his head. A small adjustment to the waist band then clicked it into the solid click buckle.

It is so simple to use. I put on the lead and Nicky immediately got excited we were off for a walk. I was able to run him by my scooter and the harness stayed safe and secure. He was able to move freely and finally had no pressure on his neck from his collar.

I released him to run with his harness on and he could run freely without the harness slipping. This is the first time this has happened, being a front leg amputee he has no stump to anchor most harnesses to. There is a good handle on the harness to offer support if he should need it, at present it is not.

I am delighted with the Convert and would recommend it. The good thing also is that it does not rub him or leave bald areas so he can keep his good looks!”

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24 thoughts on “Why Niki Loves Her Walking Harness for Front Leg Amputee Dogs (and Rear Ones Too!)”

  1. Hi there,
    Does this harness work for right, rear leg tripawds? I just rescued a JRT/Rat Terrier X, who had his right rear leg amputated. He weighs 10 lbs and I want a harness for walking. If not, can you recommend one. I live in the Northwest Territories (Yellowknife).
    Also, you have life jackets I noticed…as Lego is a rear leg tripawd, wouldn’t a normal life jacket suffice?

  2. Hi Jerry,

    Thank you for the reply.

    I am considering ordering a ‘Web Master’ harness and I want to ship it to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada but, noticed on your website it says this…

    “No international orders – Ruff Wear does not ship orders outside the U.S”?

    Can I get one shipped to me in the north and can I pay using Visa without Pay Pal off of this website?

    Also, what is the deal with other fees (border crossing fees)? How would I arrange payment for that? Would they call me once it gets there and request payment via Visa?

    Lego has a 16-1/2″ – 17″ girth which, is showing as an XXS? Is this going to be the right size for him? I don’t want him peeing on it ‘;0(
    Also, I need to consider that I may put it on outside of his parka in winter. It gets really cold and we have a long winter (October to April). Basically, it needs to fit him with/without a parka.

    Sorry for all the questions but, I want to make sure this is the right size/fit for Lego.

    Thanks; appreciate your help

  3. Hi, we have one of the tripawd harnesses for our little JRT with a front leg missing but our trainer wants us to find a front clip. Do you currently make any front clip harnesses

  4. Hi,

    I just adopted a 1 yr old female doberman with a severly deformed front leg. We are not going to amputate at this time as she is able to use it for certain things other than walking. Would this harness work for her? Thanks

  5. My 5 year old, 7 lb Yorkie-Poo, Zoe, is a recent amputee (front right leg). She normally wears an XXS harness. Is there anything available that would fit her? Girth is 14-15″

  6. I tried the Convert harness for my front leg tripawd poodle. He weighs 15 kg and has a narrow, deep chest. The Convert slid right round after about 10 steps. So disappointed I had to return it. The Ruffwear Float Coat is great on him but not for in the house. I have moved to a house with stairs and need to lift him up and down. Any suggestions please?

  7. I’ve a front right leg amputee (5 weeks now) and already had the Ruffwear Frint harness and it just slips over, so co okeyely useless as it lacks the ‘arm pit’ to hold it in place.
    It makes it difficult and dangerous as you can’t do any control in the leash as it’s on the other side of the dogs body and catches when try to pull it round. If you do, then you end up almost pulling your dog over.
    I thought of the Webmaster but again, it only adds a ‘girth’ strap so still slips around.
    I have pictures if want to see how it slips?

    • Robert it sounds like you didn’t get the right size. Make sure you measure correctly and double check the sizing. All harnesses will slip just a bit on front-leggers but the ones we carry slip the least out of all. I’m not sure what you mean by “frint” harness though.

  8. I have this harness for my dog missing her front right leg. Because of that, the harness tends to twist to the right, it hardly stays center. Is there a way to prevent this?

  9. Hi I need a coat/jacket/vest for my newly right front leg amputee boxer during the cold weather. Any suggestions of where to find one without the holes for the front right leg?

  10. Hi question…
    I have a front left leg amputee I’m looking for a harness. He is a Saluki (shaped like a greyhound) so his chest cavity is a different proportion than the standard dog. Will this harness still fit him comfortably?

  11. Hi,
    I have just bought this harness and tried it out for a few walks. The problem I have had isn’t so much my dog pulling but sometimes when I need to pull my dog, her head pops out or the harness changes positions alot. Is this because my front strap isn’t right enough?


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