Mobility Support Harness for service dogs by Bold Lead Designs
BLD MSH standard shown with banner badgeMSH SIDE, lined with thick shearlingMSH TOP OF SADDLE closeup, d-rings and velcro tabsfolding handle mechanismHand made to order, 3 sizes availableQuick –Release Buckles make it easy to put on and take off dogErgonomic handle, left hand shownErgonomic handlepull ring option for low dexterityCOMET in standard MSHThunder under Plane Seat with Harness Handle Folded DownBEAU, a Mastiff in GIANT sized MSH 2Bernese Mountain Dog USHER at the BLD shop, XL harness, erg handleGolden Retriever SHEP sitting in standard MSHCORA with tall ergo handle, foldedGerman Shepherd EVA with standard harness, ergo handle, with accessories: banner badge, cape, and double patchGerman Shepherd BEAR with XL harness and ERG handleMAPLE a mixed breed with ergo handle, and accessories: Infinity Lead, cape, velcro patchLabrador sitting in standard MSHgolden retriever ELLIE helps Amanda (child) learn to walkStandard Poodle BUTTERSCOTCH with tall ergo handleGolden retriever SHAI with tall ergo handle, foldedLarge Doberman CHOBE in XL harness with standard handle, double patch shown on handleNewfoundland Dog FINN in XL MSH harnessBEAU, a Mastiff in GIANT sized MSHFALCOR in XL size MSHThe BLD workshop, custom made harnesses
4.98 out of 5 based on 49 customer ratings
(49 customer reviews)


  • Bracing and balance support for stability
  • Rigid support handle is adjustable and folds down
  • Secure support with no slipping or shifting
  • Excellent communication between dog and partner
  • Proper weight distribution for dog’s anatomy–does not pinch or rub
  • Lightweight, comfortable, flexible
  • Easy to put on and take off with quick release clasps
  • Custom made to fit both you & your dog
  • Guaranteed fit and lifetime customer support

This harness is simply the best balance/mobility/support harness available!

If possible, please measure your dog before you order. Download instructions here: MSH Measuring and Pricing 2015
Also, check out the ORANGE buttons below for videos and additional information. Questions? Call 303-856-3012.

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Detailed descriptions, sizing, options, measuring, etc. can be found below.
Allow 4 weeks for completion. Made to order.

Ordering now? First, select harness size below, then make selections and “add to cart”.


Measurement Details


Choose from these options to customize the harness to meet your needs. Must be selected when order is placed, as these are built into the harness.



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Product Description

The BLD Mobility Support Harness (MSH)

Our custom made Mobility Support Harness is designed to provide balance support and stability for people with mobility impairments. It is also wonderful for anyone needing good communication and contact with their dog where a rigid handle is helpful. We have designed this Service Dog harness with the dog’s physical structure and movement in mind, then added features to make it user-friendly and truly accessible. This is the most stable and ergonomic service dog harness available!

Guided by a veterinary orthopedic surgeon, this harness is design allows the dog to move, breathe, and work unencumbered by the equipment. Weight and pressure are properly distributed. Our harness does not wobble, shift, or pinch the dog. It is lightweight, sturdy, and very comfortable.

You can provide the measurements and details in the fields above, by phone, or email. We’ll follow up directly with you to be sure we have all the info. Don’t worry, we review your measurements and will let you know if we have any questions or suggestions. Give us a call at 303-856-3012 if you need assistance or have questions–we’re here to help.

Features, sizing, and lots of helpful information below. . .

Watch the harness in action:

Video: Measuring for your BLD Harness

Measuring for your harness video

Document: Pricing & Measuring Guide

Download MSH Pricing, Measuring, & Ordering PDF

Fill-in Harness Order Form (email it to

Fill-In Harness Order Form 

Mobility Support Harness Features:

  • Harness provides balance/stability support for the handler
  • Custom made by hand to your specifications
  • Rigid support handle for brace and balance support
  • Handle is well balanced and properly supported for maximum stability (and will not loosen over time)
  • Handle height is adjustable and folds down
  • Handsome black leather with white stitching and rust-free chromed brass and stainless steel hardware
  • Made with premium supple leather and real shearling sheepskin that is durable and easy to clean
  • Reflective strips on handle for safety
  • Easy to put on and take off the dog with 2 quick release clasps
  • All straps are adjustable
  • Fully padded, with no hard edges or synthetic materials to irritate the dog (padding is optional on belly strap)
  • Allows dog proper freedom of movement
  • Harness flexes with movement, and conforms to the dog’s anatomy
  • Lightweight: weighs less than 2.5 lb. (under 3 pounds for XL size)
  • Orthopedic Veterinarian and canine physical therapist approved
  • Designed with replaceable straps and handle to re-fit as needed: Replacement parts are available:

Pricing Includes: 

  • Complete harness saddle with straps custom made to fit your dog’s measurements
  • Folding rigid brace handle, custom made to desired height up to 8” tall (taller handle available with upgrade)
  • Three D-rings on the back of harness for attaching accessories
  • Great Fit Guarantee: fit adjustment if necessary within 4 weeks of delivery
  • Lifetime warranty for materials & workmanship, excellent customer support

Custom Made to your Measurements:

  • Every harness is made to order!
  • Please provide all the measurements and details outlined in the measuring guide (download PDF, see pages 3&4 for instructions), including the dog’s name, breed and weight, handle measurement, etc. Watch the video to see how to measure. It is helpful if we also know the name of the person using the harness (if different than the name on the order).
  • You may provide the measurements and other details by phone, in an email, or type them into the “order notes” field when you check out online.
  • We’ll call or email to follow up with you so we can make your harness to your specifications. Don’t worry, we’ll review the details and let you know if we have any questions about your order.
  • Please know that we cannot start working on your harness until we have ALL the measurements and details outlined on the measuring guide. Delays in getting us the information we need may delay your order.

Harness size: 

  • Standard size, $425
    For most dogs 60-90 pounds, with a girth size of 26-33 inches (if your dog is under 60 pounds, consider the Basic Assistance Harness)
  • Extra Large size, $450
    For dogs 90-150 pounds, with a girth size of 33-40 inches (also recommended for some breeds with deep chests weighing 85 pounds or more, such as GSD’s and
  • Giant size, $525
    For dogs 140-200 pounds, with a girth over 40 inches (Tall handle not available on this size.)

All straps are made to fit your dog’s actual measurements. Please be sure your dog is of appropriate age, size and soundness for the work you are asking him to perform*.
Need help with sizing? Don’t worry. Just ask. We‘ll take a look at your dog’s measurements/breed/weight to be sure you get a perfect fit.

Handle size (rigid handle): 

  • Standard handle is up to 8″ tall (example: 3″, 4″, 6″, etc)
  • TALL handle is 9″ or more (heavier gauge metal & reinforced support bars on harness saddle), up to 14″ maximum height.*
  • Handles are made to your measurements (both height and width), see measuring guide for instructions.
  • Handles adjust approximately 1.5″ up or down from the determined height.
  • Note: The laws of physics apply. Handles 6″ or lower will be the most stable and are ideal for mobility work.

Available Options for the BLD MSH:

Choose from these options to customize the harness to meet your needs. Must be selected when order is placed, as these options are built into the harness.

  • TALL handle upgrade: $30
    Required for brace handles 9” or taller, up to 14” maximum. Includes upgraded support bars on saddle and heavier gage metal for handlebar. (Please know that the physics of tall handles will apply more torque and pressure to the dog. Harness must have tall support bars to accommodate handles of 9” or more. TALL handle measurement indicate the dog is small for this type of work*.
  • Ergonomic Handle Grip upgrade:$50 *Highly recommended!
    Z- shaped grip allows for a more natural hand and arm position.
    Choose left or right hand.
  • Pull-Rings: $25
    For people with limited dexterity who have trouble grasping a small knob, pull-rings can be added to make it easier to operate the handle folding mechanism. (Cannot be retrofitted.)
  • Sheepskin padding on belly strap: $15
    Optional padding on rear belly strap is recommended for short coated or sensitive dogs. (All other parts of the harness come standard with sheepskin.)
  • Other: please let us know if you need any special accommodations. Some requests require a quote.

Accessories: click on links for details

  • Extra set of knobs:$6 *Highly recommended!
    Removable knobs hold the handle onto the harness. Keep an extra set handy just in case. Choose: set of 3 low-profile black knobs or set of 4 of self-locking wing nuts
  • Pull-strap: $25
    Adapt your harness for pulling & forward momentum to add extra functionality. Adjustable strap clips onto the d-rings on the harness.
  • Guide Handle: $45
    Flexible leather handle for leading and momentum. This sturdy handle offers excellent communication and feedback. Angles back for proper leading or momentum contact. Mounts to harness with quick-release buckles, includes Velcro stabilizers. Sturdier than the standard pull strap. (Not easily removable.) We generally recommend the guide handle length match the brace handle height, but can make it any length you choose.
  • Cape/Vest: $55 standard size, $59 XL/Giant *Highly Recommended!
    Specially designed for the BLD harness to hold essentials like ID, money, phone, treats, medicine, cleanup bags, etc. Has 2 pockets, reflective stripes, and Velcro on the top to accommodate the Velcro patch listed below. Choose RED or BLUE.
  • Leather Pouch for holding essentials

ID Patches & Badges: these items may be ordered separately. Many designs to choose from.

  • Banner Badge $25 *Highly recommended!
    Our special 2-sided badge that spans the handlebar (fits handles over 4” tall, up to 10” wide)
  • Double Patch/Leash badges: $18.50-20
    3” round 2-sided badges Velcro onto leash, strap, or side of handlebar
  • Clip on 2-sided badge$25
    3” round patch clip to attach to a d-ring on harness
  • Velcro Patch: $10
    Hook Velcro-backed patch for cape, 2.5”x5”

MSH Replacement Parts are available:

This harness has been designed with interchangeable straps for the greatest flexibility; perfect for adapting a harness to fit a new dog or user. You may order replacement parts any time you need them. Brace handles are replaceable if the harness is built to accommodate the height you need.

How to order:

You may order online from this page, call to place your order by phone, or visit the workshop in person. Whichever method you choose, we will work with you directly to be sure we have all the details we need to make your harness.

Turnaround Time:

Harnesses take 4 weeks to complete and are built to your specifications. (Contact us if you need it faster. Rush fee applies, subject to availability.) Shipping price includes insurance and tracking via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days in USA). Yes, we ship WORLDWIDE!  

* Important notes: Dogs should be physically mature (growth plates fused) before beginning harness work. Dogs must be physically sound and of appropriate size for mobility work.  Please be sure your dog is the right age, height, weight, and strength for the assistance you need. Consult a veterinarian to determine your dog’s suitability for harness and/or mobility work. Tall handles apply more pressure and torque to the dog than shorter handles, due to the laws of physics, and may indicate the dog is small for the task. A dog should never be expected to replace the heavy-weight-bearing capacity of a cane or crutch.

Please note that due to the custom nature of this special harness, returns and refunds are not available on this product. But we are always here for support and promise to work with you if you have an issue. See our guarantee page for details.

MSH Customer Photo Gallery:

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Additional Information

Harness Size

Standard, XL, Giant

49 reviews for Mobility Support Harness for brace and balance stability assistance

  1. 5 out of 5


    I just got my MSH harness & cape and I absolutely love it!! The quality of workmanship is amazing and I have already gotten many compliments on how good it looks. I’ve also now purchased 4 8-way leashes with the oldest being about 3 yrs ago and it looks as good as the day I received it. I will never buy leashes from anyone but Katrina and Bold Lead Design.

  2. 5 out of 5


    If you have found BLD your search is over. Hands down Katrina makes the best mobility harness on the market. Best quality& durability around ! I wanna thank you Katrina for opening up a whole new much less difficult world for me & Hershey both. Yes it says five stars but deserves much more.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Jun 16th 2012:
    Great harness, far superior to our previous harness. Excellent fit, Moses is much more comfortable now and literally sticks his head into the harness as soon as I pick it up! Fold down handle is a great feature, especially for restaurants-no more bumping into the bottom of the table. My only suggestion is to make the knobs on the outside a little more flush with the handle so they don’t get hung up on my trousers. Otherwise a wonderful product.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Jun 16th 2012:
    Blaze and I started out with the basic mobility harness and then when I needed to upgrade to the new harness, Blaze was able to adjust to the Mobility Support Harness. This harness is by far the most comfortable and easiest one to use. I can feel the support I need and I can see that Blaze isn’t under any strain at all when he’s working. He actually enjoys being in this new harness. Thanks Katrina for providing the upgrade in your usual timely manner! Even my Doc thinks I have found a “great source”. I love what you do. Thanks!

  5. 5 out of 5


    – Aug 3rd 2012:
    I’ve had my mobility harness for a year now and it’s by far the best thing I have ever used! I had a harness before this but it moved all over and it wasn’t even high enough to really be of any use. BLD Mobility harness is by far the best thing I have found on the market yet. Saxton loves to wear it and wears it with pride. It looks so professional and works so well. I don’t have to worry about it breaking and with the help with fitting it to Saxton perfectly its just so care free. Katrina has been so easy to work with and so helpful with the whole thing. Even when things go wrong she’s right there to help figure out a way to fix it. She has saved my life with this harness!
    And her leads are amazing as well, most leather leads are hard and bulky and her’s are just so easy to use!

  6. 5 out of 5


    (verified owner) – Aug 22nd 2012:
    Sigh! Sometimes life hands us lemons… That’s when we need to grab our powered juicer and share lemonade with friends. Embrace life with the best possible tools we can find. As my neurological problems advance, I need more assistance. So, I started the long training process to teach my dog to be my Mobility Assistance Service Dog. And I started to look for the best tools available. I spent hours searching and found several users who were happy with Katrina’s Mobility Support Harness. Yes, it’s expensive. But this harness needs to last around 10 years. And my dexterity continues to decrease. It is important the harness be easy to use. I needed a design that made it simple to use even with my awkward hands. So, I ordered a Mobility Support Harness.
    Though I was hopeful, the quality of workmanship on the harness astounded me. The leather quality is exceptional. Though it is new, it’s not terribly stiff. However, it feels quite sturdy. The stitching is very even, tight and consistent. The handle support is rivited to the harness with FOUR rivits. Most manufacturers would think just two would do the job. The ability to easily swivel the handle down is a great design – and easy to use with the pull rings. The fit on my dog is exceptional. As recommended, I adjusted the straps to get the best fit. With those adjustments, it is very sturdy. It does not slip about.
    What’s more important is how the harness seems to transform us. The handle tends to transfer my intentions to my dog, who automatically reacts. I start to turn left and he senses it. I start to turn right and he senses that. And he tends to counteract my normal tendency to weave about it bit. It’s a normal reaction. Dog’s instinctively react against pressure. Lean into them and they lean back. Lean away and they lean away. As a result, my instability is stabilized. As another person with ataxia noted, having a service dog makes it feel as if you have a mobile handrail that goes with you.
    So, lemonade anyone? [ Thanks Katrina for this particular power juicer !! 8^) ]

  7. 5 out of 5


    Journey and I have been using our mobility harness for a month now and I am really impressed with the fit, craftsmanship and overall professional look. Not only that, it’s safe and comfortable for him, provides the support I need and makes us really able to work together as a team.

  8. 5 out of 5


    – Nov 4th 2012:
    I just got my MSH harness & cape and I absolutely love it!! The quality of workmanship is amazing and I have already gotten many compliments on how good it looks. I’ve also now purchased 4 8-way leashes with the oldest being about 3 yrs ago and it looks as good as the day I received it. I will never buy leashes from anyone but Katrina and Bold Lead Design.

  9. 5 out of 5


    – Nov 7th 2012:
    AMAZING HARNESS! The quality and craftsmanship of this harness is outstanding and it is clear that a lot of thought was put into the design. My dog also loves the harness and seems to find it very comfortable, he actually runs into it now when it is time to work! You cannot find a better harness out there and this one will last you forever. Katrina really is an artist and I wont put another product on my dog. I know with her products that it will not only be of excellent quality, but also be safe and comfortable for my dog.

  10. 5 out of 5


    – Nov 8th 2012:
    I have had my mobility harness for a little over two months now. It is beautifully made and worth every penny. My dog is not professionally trained. We are working with a wonderful trainer and making progress. Even though my precious dog and I aren’t a perfect team yet, I am out of the house and enjoying this incredible adventure. Many thanks to Katrina for her help – the fit of the harness is perfect.
    Let me simply add that I needed to remove the padding on the breast strap because it seemed to hurt my dog’s front legs when he walked. Otherwise, the harness is wonderful.

  11. 5 out of 5


    – Nov 22nd 2012:
    I’ve looked at every mobility harness made and this is the best quality harness there is on the market. The quality of the leather and metal is un questionable. The harness is comfortable for the dog and is easy for her to move around in. She took to the harness within a week and after we got the new belly strap, there haven’t been any troubles at all. The fit is excellent. I love this harness and recommend it to everyone that I run into that needs this type of equipment. I direct everyone that I can to Bold Lead Designs that I can for that has any type of need that Katrina supports. I LOVE working with her.

  12. 5 out of 5


    – Nov 24th 2012:
    Hi Katrina
    I just wanted to take a moment & thank you for the EXCEPTIONAL harness & custom leads you made for me & Emmy. Not only are the gorgeous but she is very comfortable wearing it all day. I have had many people comment they have never seen anything like this & what an amazing thing for people who have mobility challenges. I have been in & out of the hospital with my Mom the past several months & literally no one had ever seen this before. The physical & occupational therapists asked lots of questions so hopefully more people like me can get out in the world again & “have a life”. Everyday I walk with Emmy & my harness I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the freedom & ability to go places without my cane or walker.I LOVE both the quick release collar and locking jaw snap on the leads. It makes it so easy to get on & off as well as change lead length from walking to resting.Again, so many things to be thankful for this year & finding you is at the top of my list.

  13. 5 out of 5


    – Jan 8th 2013:
    This is by far the best support harness ever! Killian adjusted to it very well. The harness and my wonderful dog have saved a fall more times than I can say not to mention the never ending aid in balance support. Thank you BLD for a job well done. No regreets. Will do future business!!!!!

  14. 5 out of 5


    I wish I could give Katrina ten starts. I’ve had my harness for less then a day, but I’m already so much more confident in my balance that I can actually walk with my head up to the horizon, a first in a long time. I was blessed to live close enough to Katrina that she could do the fitting work in person, and she is just the sweetest, most helpful person I could have hoped to do business with. I’m so happy.

    My harness handle doesn’t shift or wobble- at all- not even a little bit. The ergonomic handle is worth the extra change, it has the perfect positioning for my hand and elbow that makes using the harness feel so natural.

    We did also get the cape in red and the ill strap. Maple looks professional and stylish.

    Previously I had another harness which made Maple harness shy and resistant to work, along with taking forever to put on. In the bold lead, maple is clearly comfortable and adjusted within hours of wearing it.

    I will from now on only shop and support bold lead design for all my SD needs.

  15. 5 out of 5


    I just wanted to say thank you for making such awesome harnesses. You really made a harness that is comfortable for Raven and me. She loves this harness and prefers to work in it even on my good days!! I would recommend this harness to anyone that has a mobility service dog!! Its very durable and long lasting and its great that we are able to replace parts if needed instead of buying a whole new harness!!! Thank you!!!!

  16. 5 out of 5


    To All Who Crafted Mojo and My Stability Harness…..THANK YOU!
    The product is everything you say about the quality and craftmanship I receive- It’s one to be treasured and used with delight by us both! I am so glad that your company was accessed for my needs and the need’s of others. Best of luck and may your business remain five-star!

  17. 5 out of 5


    Bradley’s new harness arrived today!!!. . . It is wonderful. Bold Lead Designs this is the best harness Bradley and I have ever had or seen. He didn’t fuss at getting it on, he just slipped right into it. It’s well padded for him. The handles are perfect for him and for me. Your harness is the first one I’ve ever seen that has the extra strap under his stomach which makes it so secure for me. And the release buckles will be easier than anything we’ve had. The way you have the front chest straps make it better for Bradley and sturdier for me. I’m really happy. I like the release on the handle too. It will allow him to go under the table at restaurants and in church. This is very well designed.
    I will send pictures.
    Thank You Bold Lead Designs and Thank you National MS Society

  18. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I had been debating getting a new harness for a while. I had purchased other harnesses, they either slide around or my service dog was so uncomfortable in them that she didn’t even want to put them on. I got this one in the mail and she couldn’t stop sniffing it. I got it all set up put it on her and she acted as if she wasn’t wearing a harness. She was able to jump in the car, trot around and definitely felt more comfortable that any other harness. It was well worth the month and the mobility handle helped greatly with my balance/dizziness problems. I could feel the dog move underneath the handle unless other soft handles and was able to use that very easily even without putting much pressure on the dog.

  19. 5 out of 5


    I ordered my MSH about 18 months ago and it has been a pure godsend for me!
    Several times when I have gotten overbalanced I was able to hold the handle and steady myself instead of falling.
    Rachel my beautiful standard poodle is so comfortable in the harness she will fall asleep under the table when we go to restaurants, or for coffee. Rachel totally approves of the fit and feel of this wonderful harness as do I. And the over the shoulder leashes are awesome as well, I have sent many many people to BLD with the highest praise for the products. I will never buy a leash anywhere else!!!

    Awesome products Katrina and crew.

  20. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My Lola and I love our Mobility Harness!!!!!!! Most comfortable ride out there. I tried them all. They all hurt my back. ONLY BLD harness doesn’t hurt in fact only comfort. Thank you so very much for helping me and giving me a easy, lightweight, problem free harness. Lola and I as a team feel less of a weight on our shoulders every time we go out. Pun intended. AND you guys were sweet to me even though I don’t talk very well taking our order. Thank you.

  21. 5 out of 5


    My first Service Dog got his harness in 2011 and the fit was awesome. It gave me my independence back. The fit was perfect and it was used till his death from brain cancer in 2014. My newer service dog was able to use the harness until he finally outgrew it. Someday I will have to get a new one and it will also be another BLD harness.

  22. 5 out of 5


    IF I COULD GIVE AN ADDITIONAL STAR I WOULD. Not only is the harness a work of art, it is designed for Your dog and You. Every inch I was consulted about, guidance given and long-term considerations made. It was a PERFECT customer service experience. That said, we’ve used this harness for a few years now. Murphy’s weight varies from summer to winter (swimming); the harness so easily adjusts. We are out in harsh weather all the time and there has been NO compromise. In fact it still looks beautiful. Murphy ‘walks’ right into the harness so i know with the sheepskin padding he is Happy to Work and wear it all day long. The hardware is smooth, functions perfectly, and seems built for long-term. Murphy is 110 lbs – no easy PULL on rivets and latches ——–but no problem for this harness. As I said from the ordering process, the customization, customer service, and product quality – if I could give 6 stars I would.

  23. 5 out of 5


    This Mobility Harness!! is the best. Made with great leather and with care. fits my dog perfect. the harness I had before slipped to one side or the other, NOT THIS ONE it stays put. My dog is comfortable with his harness, and it is easy to remove when I am done using it., not like the other ones where you have to unbuckle and fight with the dog to stay put so you can get to the buckles. I get compliments Everywhere I Go how nice of a harness it is . customer service is the best. I highly recommend his harness.

  24. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Zorro and I used our MSH for a few months and it was helpful. The harness was very comfortable and any issues with the harness were addressed quickly.

  25. 5 out of 5


    Katrina does outstanding, super top quality leatherwork on her custom made Service Balance/Mobility Harness. After my MS diagnosis, I prayed for a Service Dog to rescue and train…My Marley showed up for me…online I scoured for hours and days, borderline obsessive in my quest for the best harness…beyond the shadow of a doubt, this harness is the best available, in my humble opinion. Marley is proof in that he gets excited when it is time to put his harness on…he feels special and he is…I tell him that all the time…he is the best and deserves the best harness!

  26. 5 out of 5


    Purchased a mobility harness for my wife’s service dog (aka Booone the wonder dog) We couldn’t be happier with the quantity of products and customer service we received from Bold Lead. Would highly recommend (and have) to anyone who wants only the best for a dog that unconditionally gives their best for their partner. Thanks Josh, and the whole crew at Bold Lead Designs.

  27. 5 out of 5


    My daughter has used this product with her service dog for over a year. It is well designed and works awesome for the two of them. Love the fact that it is built totally to their measurements and for them alone. My daughter has been given the opportunity to live more independent thanks to this harness. She and her service dog lives right on campus in the dorms and attends college together. She would not have been given this opportunity if it were not for Bold Lead Designs. I am also so impressed with not only the looks of this harness but the fact that it is so comfortable for her dog. It has helped me as her mom to be more at ease in this stage of her life. Thank you Bold Lead Designs!!!

  28. 5 out of 5


    I love my BLD Mobility Harness. More importantly, my assistant loves his harness. He’s always excited to see it, the leather is soft and pliable, it fits perfectly and we’ve never had any issue with chafing, sores or hair loss that I’ve seen from some other ill fitted cheap harness. This harness is not cheap, but you really do get what you pay for. I love the new lower profile handle bolts and his vest is the perfect accessory for carrying the all important doggy bags and wet wipes. You can really feel the love and attention that went into making this harness and I thank your for your craftsmanship every time we use it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Worth every penny. The harness we had before this one was stiff, heavy, and had these impossible buckles that were really difficult for my rheumatic hands to fasten and unfasten. Gordon moved slowly when wearing it and tried to run from me when I needed to put it on him. Also, the handle didn’t fold down, so he banged into everything all the time, especially when he went under tables in restaurants, etc.

    Enter this harness from BLD. We followed the very thorough measuring instructions, sent our order in, and were really pleased with both the turn around time and the communication. When it arrived, we thought it was beautiful, and the quality was apparent. The first time we put it on Gordon, we could see the different immediately. He had a spring in his step when he walked, he moved much faster, and he stopped running from me when he saw his harness. He is so much happier in this one.

    I especially appreciate the ergonomic handle, the sheepskin padding, and the fold down handle features. But the best part are the buckles. Yay for buckles! The design means there’s nothing for Gordon to have to step through or for me to have to pull his legs through, and the buckles are a gift to my hands, which some days don’t work so well.

    Thank you for this, Katrina and crew! Love, Shannon and Gordon

  30. 5 out of 5


    Their service really cares about your dog. I have a 15 mo old GSD that I needed a harness for but she is still young and I was worried about her growing and what size would be best for her. Now they could have just sold me the harness right then and there BUT they told me that I should wait until she is about 2 when her growth plates close. They not only have great harnesses but they really Care about the dogs they make them for. I will be ordering in May when she is 2. It was NOTt about the money to them it was about my dogs health and me. How can you not trust someone like that!!!

  31. 5 out of 5


    Let me start by saying that Katrina makes the best leather works out there. I bought the Infinity lead head collar the leather one as as some other cleaner. But the best decision I ever made was to buy the mobility support harness. It’s really comfortable for my dog as as for me and very stable. Since I bought the ergonomic support handle, I had not had any falls and my balance keeps improving from using it. Before I bought the harness I almost decided to give up on having my dog be my mobility support because all the other products I’d bought were not comfortable for him and not stable for me. But after I bought the harness my whole life is changed. This is coming from somebody that’s never been able to walk unassisted. I’m very grateful for Katrina and your company and I hope she keeps doing the best work possible.

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I used this harness for over a year before my condition changed and it was no longer useful for us as a team. It was comfortable for my gear sensitive dog, well balanced and held up to a lot of abuse and when I gave it to another team it still looked like new. I love how well it fit right out of the box and the leather is the best quality I’ve found on the market. Thank you for wonderful products.

  33. 5 out of 5


    I am so happy with my choice of the Mobility Support Harness with Guide Handle. My dog loves it and its taken Bear from in training to a full Assistance Dog. Guide Dogs UK has had a mobility trainer here to teach me long cane and he was very impressed with the harness. I get asked all the time online where to get this harness. I have also joined a guide dog page with mostly UK users and I have gotten nothing but impressed inquiries. It is so easy to use and really makes me feel comfortable in places that make me dizzy, like the supermarket. Having the extra mobility handle along with the guide handle is a dream. Thank you so much for making it and thanks for the wonderful customer service.

  34. 5 out of 5


    I was in the process of obtaining my new service dog when a veteran showed me a picture of this harness. I made arrangements to meet him at an event where I could inspect one up close and personal. I thought this harness might be just a little pricey, but when I saw it in action I knew I needed one.

    Taking measurements was easy and harness arrived just ahead of schedule. I have been using it about four months now and it is exactly what I needed. I am able to keep my balance with very little effort if I stumble.

    I am helping train a dog for my best friend and when she is ready I will order one for him too!

  35. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought a BLD Harness several years ago after a lot of research. (My MS had progressed so I needed more support than the simple vest with strap handle I had been using could provide.) I received great assistance from Katrina herself.

    The BLD harness met up to the promises made. I am able to easily balance on it. Brindy (my Staffy/Rottweiler cross) has worn it weekly for years now and it remains both functional and comfortable for both of us. During church services, Brindy sleeps comfortably in it.

    The workmanship is excellent. I especially like the easy-to-use clasps. Since the two are different sizes, it is easy to know which strap you are fastening. I had one problem when I first received the harness. One of the leather adjustment straps was not sufficiently stiff so that I had trouble unbuckling/buckling it. BLD replaced the unit that included it without question. Great service.

  36. 4 out of 5


    I love this harness, it is extremely helpful. It is sturdy and easy to put on. I like how it folds, it allows me to put it on a shelf when not in use. I also have gotten great customer service, any time I have a question I can call and speak to someone who is always able to answer all the questions I have.

  37. 5 out of 5


    I purchased the mobility harness for my service dog Buddy. In short it has changed my life. I went to a movie theater for the first time in 7 years. I hated using a walker, but, with my pal and this wonderful mobility harness I am able to negotiate steps, ramps and tight aisles we all dread in certain stores. With the command brace and the harness fit allows Buddy to bear enough weight to allow me to rise and in the down position of the ergo handle he even helps me get to my feet , people have actually applauded my service hero. But Buddy knows that his new mobility harness is the best tool in his arsenal. God Bless you all, and God Bless you for helping us regain my freedom

  38. 5 out of 5


    I was worried about spending so much online without seeing and feeling the harness in person. I was worried about the measurements I took were not correct. I was worried about everything that could go wrong. All those worries were proved imaginary and useless! This harness leather is better than expected! The workmanship is Excellent! The measurements were tweaked so if Bravo lost or gained some weight the harness would still fit! The people at Bold Lead Designs were Wonderful to talk to and helped me make some last minute decisions to make Bravo’s harness perfect!! Bravo hated his old service harness so much he would hide under the table. With this harness, he puts his head through and stands still to get it latched. With one body shake, he is ready to work all day if I need him to. The harness fits so well and comfortably on him, my worry of harming the dog I depend my life on is gone! :) Thank you so much, Bold Lead Designs, for having an Excellent product and for Loving to make Dogs Comfortable (and the handlers Worry Less)! I wish I could give to 10 stars or more!

  39. 5 out of 5


    The absolute best mobility harness on the market! Stable, easy to use, beautiful, durable, multifunctional, and most importantly, safe and comfortable for the dog (if used correctly). Definitely worth the price!

  40. 5 out of 5


    Kindred Spirits K9, Service Dog Trainers (out of Vista, CA) helped me to purchase this harness for Brody and myself quite a while ago. It has been wonderful! I have the standard handle since I have to switch sides, both for my physical needs as well as some of my visually impaired students’ needs due to which hand they use for their cane while being guided. Brody took to it immediately, strongly preferring it to the soft harness we were using, since it made the sudden movements easier for him to counter balance, and easier to quickly switch working side. Even after Brody’s long days of wear, he never has a sore or tender spot and always asks for our evening walk despite knowing he will have to put the harness back on. Like a saddle, it has formed to his body perfectly making easy to place and fasten. I did purchase extra knobs since I misplaced the extras sent with the harness originally. The harness looks as good as ever! Would never get any other company’s after having this one!

  41. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Absolutely outstanding product & company! From the easy order process, to questions about my Service Dog’s custom measurements– the whole team make it such an easy and seamless process to order my Great Dane’s BLD.

    They shipped it a week sooner than I had even expected it, which was SO NICE!

    After three different phone calls that I made to them, to make sure that I was measuring my dog correctly– when I received his harness it fit TRUE TO SIZE.

    Thanks to the wonderful creation of this harness, it allows my dog to continue to change a life everyday through his work. (Not to mention my somewhat fussy pup often didn’t like how gear fits him because of his odd shape being a Great Dane mix–> but he LOVES the BLD, he moves so comfortably & seamless in it, it’s as if it’s not even on!)

    Thank you BLD for making such a fantastic, lastly, and life changing product.

    We give you 5 stars and 2 Paws Up for being a company we can trust, that has the best interest of its clients in mind.

  42. 5 out of 5


    Like most people, I was very nervous about spending so much money. When I placed the order, the people are so kind and patient – answering all my questions while getting all the information that they required. When the Harness arrived, I was thrilled beyond words…I definitely got what I paid for (and more)!!! The quality and workmanship is apparent from the moment you take it from the box and place it on the dog. My new Mobility Support Harness fits like a glove!!!! Thank you One and all from the bottom of my heart…Reaper and I are mobile and loving it! From start to finish, the BEST experience and one of the best purchases I have ever made! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

  43. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Without any dout all the items that i have bought from BLD have been fabulous, and my service dog loves them, our first item we bought was the lead, having not long been teamed up with my service dog at the time i wanted him to have a real leather lead like his buddy’s that were guide dogs , i searched and searched but could not find one in my town, so i went on line and BLD popped up , there prices were great , i bought the lead and a few weeks later it arrived , the next item i bought was the MSH as my balance had been getting worse over the years, this one was a item i gave much thought to after looking in to it extensively i found it would be safe and beautiful for my service dog , i love how it gives the illution of being big and heavy but in reallity it’s super light, yes the rib cage strap that was sent with it was to big but after a quick chat with the BLD staff, a smaller one was sent free of charge and i sent the large one i’m guessing was an XL back to them no issue, when the harness arrived on my service dogs birthday 10/2/15 this year it was beutiful it also included some lights, and to my suprise a water bowl had been added, i don’t know if it was just a little some thing extra as a thankyou from them but it was very sweet, I am still waiting on my final order so i hope it come soon BLD has sent it so it’s some were in the post.

    One thing is for sure BLD will be my service dog’s shop from now on when ever i need something from BLD i will get it, i Recommenced BLD highly to every one weather you have a pet or service dog, BLD is brilliant

  44. 5 out of 5


    If it were possible to give more stars I would. I had been researching over 6 months for something that would make working with my guide dog safer due to my neurological challenges. The guide dog school I graduated from sent trainers to my home to assist us with balance trainging. Even with the modifications I was still unstable on my feet at times. I would cancel appointments and social engagements chosing to stay home beacause I was afraid of tripping and falling.

    I emailed and called Katrina relaying my challenges and questions. Katrina took the time to personally speak with me and answer all my questions. She also worked with my guide dog school educating them about the harness with guide handles abillities. The guide dog school was cautious but interested in looking further. Katrina graciously sent a demo harness with guide handle to the school to test out. Of course they were just as happy as everyone else who uses thie BLD harness and guide handle.

    Now I am the proud owner and user of a BLD mobility support harness with guide handle and couldn’t be happier. I am confident that I no longer need to cancel appointments.

    My guide adjusted to the new harness easily. I had originally been concerned with the transition to a different harness but I had worried for nothing. I had created a tarining schedule once I ordered the harness. My goal was to have us ready in a month to transition to the BLD harness full time in a month. Well, we didn’t make our goal we surpassed it. After introducing the new harness we haven’t touched his orginal harness. We exclusively guide with the BLD mobility support harness with guide handle.

    This product is of exceptional quality, made to order, with the best customer service imaginable. Don’t hesitate to inquire about the products. This has been one of the best purchases I have ever made.


  45. 5 out of 5


    TESTIMONIAL FROM DAVID NOWAK, M.Sc., Service Dog Instructor Trainer, Director of Kayla’s Paws Service Dog Training, Education & Assistance Foundation a approved 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization

    September 15. 2015

    Over the last several years I have been working with, the owner Katrina, and have watch them grow from a small one person operation into a now huge work facility. They are dedicated crafter and, in my experience and in my opinion, Bold Lead Designs are experts. The majority of their work is custom made service dog harnesses, but they have a variety of interesting and intelligent other service dogs, reqular workin gear, as well as, leashes, collars, toys, and other specialty items. All their items are hand made with exeptional quality in both design and functionality. BLD stands by all their products and provides excellent customer service!

    In example service and other working dog harnesses are custom made for each dog, this provides them and the handler comfort and safety. They offer various designs, and each can be customized to what the clients needs are…THESE ARE NOT MASS PRODUCED OFF THE SHELF PRODUCTS. The old saying that you get what you pay for means exactly that with BLD, Katrina, and her staff. I have never had a problem with fitting any of my service dogs or in training service dogs with a BLD harness….because they are just that good, and when properly mantained they last and look the same way they did out of the box. Katrina backs up the BLD with a garantee.

    My first harness I bought from Katrina, looks the same way as the first day it arrived over 8 years ago and my dog SD/SAR Kayla would tell you it excellent. When the harness comes off the wall, she gets excited to this day and goes directly into “business mode”….

    I have alot of BLD designed products, leashes, collars, etc. they have all are excellent and some are very unique items only BLD makes. But requardless of what is made, I don’t even have to question that I would give a 10 star rating if I could, but since the highest rating is normally 5, I will give all their products a 10 regarless. I highly recommend Bold Lead Designs, with out question….you need a harness, BLD should be your first choice. Typically since the harnesses are custom made for your dog, this does take some time to build them to your dogs measurement, but its worth every penny and worth the waite to get the harness. So if you are thinking of purchasing a harness for your service dog, I highly recommend Katrina and Bold Lead Designs..!

    If you have a problem with any of the products that you purchase from BLD, the provide excellent customer service, they are polite, efficent, and solve the problem quickly.

    As they function on quality rather than quantily, they are experts, and all tallented harness makers, and makers of other fine equipment! You cant go wrong with the best equipment available!

    so check out their website and testimonials, when you purchase someting tell them that you Kayla’s Paws sent you! (that is a unsolicited tetimonial)

    David Nowak, M.Sc
    Chief Service Dog Instructor trainer

  46. 5 out of 5


    The harness is a great product. Product was delivered when we were advised it would be delivered, great staff to answer any questions and the harness gets raves itself, great product!!

  47. 5 out of 5


    Have had my harness for 3 months now, and I love it. The craftsmanship is excellent, and after having worn it a few times Shep quickly got used to it, enough to take naps in it when he needs to rest. When I first got it the handle was not quite long enough (which was my fault, I measured without using my cane as I was standing) but BLD quickly took care of the issue, sending me a new handle as I shipped the original handle to them. The harness works well for me; I use a cane for support but had issues with balance, and often would stagger a bit when walking. With Shep and the harness, I no longer have balance issues, I keep my fingers on the harness handle and it keeps me anchored in space. Richard

  48. 5 out of 5


    Thanks so much, this harness is a godsend. After trying other manufactures an it taking me up to 45 minutes to put the on, I can truly appreciate the Bold Lead harness. I can put it on Jack in no more than 2 minutes, on a bad day. It is as or more or as stable than other manufacturers and definitely a far superior quality. As with anything in life, we all have something that we would add that is just for us individually. For me, I would like to see a small leather strap that would clip between the pins to lower the handle, it would just make it easier for a one handed person to raise and lower.. With that said, I couldn’t be happier to have spent the money on a mobility harness from Bold Lead Designs. Even now with the budget I must be on, it was so worth the sacrifices!

    Thanks again,


  49. 5 out of 5


    By far the best mobility harness I’ve used. I love it! This harness on my dog gives me all the support I need to walk safely without a cane. I actually feel more stable using the harness with my dog than relying on the cane. It didn’t take my dog long to get comfortable, so much so that he frequently naps in it during his down time (i.e. on the train, at church, at the movies, at restaurants, etc.) while I’m sitting. I’ve had my harness for a little over a year now and it has held up great!

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