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You’re wearing a harness, why shouldn’t your dog?

Tired of leaving the pup at home when you head to the crags or into the mountains? Take your pooch over technical terrain, sketchy slabs, or dangerous sections of trail with the strength-rated Ruffwear Doubleback Harness. When you can’t stand to leave your pal behind, this climbing-style harness lets you belay your canine through terrain where a fall might be disastrous. The adjustable design features a 8.9kN-rated tie-in point, sturdy aluminum buckles, and padded webbing to keep your companion comfy in the vertical world. Ruffwear also included a padded grab handle for when they need a quick human assist.

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professional harness

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

It's a really solid harness! Wish it had clips to lock in place than the current system it has is the only down fall, so it's not an easy harness to put on and off of your dog.


best harness I've found, definitely worth the money

    Like another reviewer I bought this harness for my German Shepard who has hind end problems, degenerative myelopathy. I didn't find this harness hard to put on at all, trying to figure it out at first was a little harder, but since then it's quite easy. The handle on the hips harness part is very useful, and makes it so much easier for us to help our girl get up. With this harness we are able to lift her into the car and down stairs without any issues. She wears it all day, every day with no problems. We take it off to make sure there are no sores developing from rubbing, and have seen nothing.

    I would %100 recommend this harness to any one who's looking for something to help with their dog.


    Well made, but...

      I bought this as a support harness for my Rottweiler who has hind leg weakness, not for rock climbing. It's pretty comfortable for him,and I especially like the broad chest piece that supports him from underneath without cutting in to his "armpits" . It's very well made, but for my purpose I find it pretty difficult to get on him & the straps are hard to get secure & tight as you have to weave them through the metal rings, I would prefer a different type of closure. I also would like it better if the hind leg straps were removable, as the pouch they stow in would be handy to use as a mini backpack when they aren't needed. If I was dangling him from a rope it would be great. Just wasn't what I needed, but I will continue to use it. It is worth the price & will last a very long time.


      Doubleback Harness

        This is a great harness. My wife canyoneers with her service dog, a 25 pound Westie. This dog goes everywhere we go and we have never had a problem. I would recommend this harness to anyone

        May I ask what services your wife's Westie provides for her? I have a Westie. He is an amazing, loyal, protective buddy. I am in a wheelchair and he closely guards me. While he is not an official "service dog" he might as well be. He comes everywhere with me, including the hospital when I go for check-ups. He visits with everyone in the waiting room, using his sixth sense to pick out those who are in need of comfort or a snuggle with a little buddy.

        For whatever reason he is especially fond of people who are waiting for the stroke clinic. It's rare for him to leave my lap, or go further than 2 or 3 feet when in public but he'll climb onto a nearby chair to try and stretch across their wheelchair so they can pet him. A gentleman who suffered a recent stroke was sitting in a wheelchair waiting with his wife and daughter. Wolfgang carefully stretched across his arm rest and softly licked the mans forearm. To the amazement of his family and the staff, the man reached out to hold Wolfgang and worked hard to flatten his hand to softly pet Wolfgang. What was amazing was he had yet to move his left arm under his own power and because of the stroke had difficulty understanding his physiotherapist to gain any movement. Yet here he was, arms outstretched to hold Wolfie, petting him and talking to him. Quite a few of us had tears in our eyes.

        Anyway, What size did you order for your Westie? I always have a hard time getting the proper size for Wolfie as he has a broad chest, short legs and a long body that tapers considerably from his wide chest to narrow waist. I got a harness similar to the "Web Master" but want the handle and wide, supportive chest pad on this harness. I use it to strap Wolfie in the rear ATV seat and plane. I think the wide chest pad would be safer on the ATV. Plus the handle makes it easier for me to scoop

        Unanswered Question

        Ever have any problems with the dog urinating...

        Ever have any problems with the dog urinating on the harness while wearing it?

        Ruff Wear DoubleBack? Safety Harness for Dogs - Fitting & Instructional Video

        Instructional video

        Are the rear leg loops detachable? Looks...

        Are the rear leg loops detachable? Looks like they are sometimes there in the photo and sometimes not. Can someone help me out?

        There is a zippered pouch in the back of the harness that they tuck into when not needed.