Safety Harnesses for Autism, Special Needs, Baby and Toddler.

Safety Harness to use with an Autism Service Dog

Safety Harness with Autism Service Dog

PLEASE NOTE: Tethering your child to your service dog means that you MUST have control of the dog AT ALL TIMES. If your dog bolts, your child will be dragged along behind. assumes no responsibility or liability associated with use of any of our products, tethers included, since YOU are responsible for YOUR child at all times.

Safety Harness to use with an Autism Service Dog, $104.99 (includes standard 5 foot 8 inch walking lead for parent to hold, and front lead to dog)

Some agencies that provide autism service dogs assume the child will be able to hold onto the dog's lead at all times, and therefore these agencies do not provide waist belt tethers or harnesses to link the child to their new companion.

If your child will be unwilling or unable to hold onto the dog's lead at all times while out in the community, a Waist Belt Tether may be all you need.

However, if you know that your child will quickly remove their Waist Belt Tether, they should be wearing one of our Safety Harnesses to use with their Autism Service Dog.

The Safety Harness to use with an Autism Service Dog offers the same features of security, strength and durability as our Special Needs Safety Harness.

Safety Harness with Autism Service Dog

In addition, this design has an O-ring at the front of the harness with a front lead that attaches to the dog's collar.

Your child can "independently" walk their new companion (if and when they wish) by holding the dog's lead provided by the training academy. The front tether from the child's harness to the dog is long enough to give the dog room to walk on either side of your child, or out in front. Specify the length of the front lead (4, 5, or 6 feet long). These harnesses have been made for families who were receiving their autism service dog from;

Safety Harness to use with an Autism Service Dog; Main Features

This Harness has all the strength and integrity of our Special Needs Safety Harness in addition to the front lead that extends to the service dog: Safety Harness with Autism Service Dog

Safety Harness to use with an Autism Service Dog Costs

The Safety Harness to use with a Serivce Dog is difficult to make and the pricing reflects this.

Safety Harnesses with Autism Service Dog

The Mom pictured here is out shopping with her husband (who took the picture) and their twin 6 year old boys. She had ordered 2 Special Needs Safety Harnesses to use with their boys while they waited to receive their autism service dog. She thought the Safety Harnesses might work with the service dog but if they didn't, she would order the other design.

Many months later the boys received their autism service dog. And their Mom was right. The Special Needs Safety Harness, worn backward so the O-ring is in the front, allowed the boys to be safely attached to their new companion and the entire family can be out together.

This second picture is of a little boy who needed an autism service dog to slow him down; he always walked in front of the dog. This was another case where one of our Special Needs Safety Harnesses was all the family needed. They attached the tether for the dog to the O-ring at the back of the Special Needs Safety Harness. Their little boy walks in front of the dog and the tether keeps the two of them together.

Special Needs Safety Harness being used with an autism service dog

Description and Features of the Safety Harness to use with an Autism Service Dog

This harness is a 2 chest strap design with an O-ring at the back and an O-ring at the front. The lead for the parent attaches to the O-ring at the back with a standard heavy-duty snap hook. The lead to the dog attaches to the O-ring at the front in a slip knot style. This allows you *but not your child* to remove the front lead so you can use the harness without the dog.

How to adjust the Safety Harness

Pictures on our Special Needs Safety Harness page show the chest straps being lengthened on a pink harness with locking carabiners.

Adjusting the fit of your new harness is a simple matter of moving the sliders back and forth to shorten or length the straps.

The same method is used to change the length of the shoulder straps and the chest straps.

1 inch swivel snap hook clips onto the O-ring at the back of the harness

You will receive your harness adjusted to the chest measurement that you gave on your order form. And since you measured your child when wearing a light t-shirt, their new harness will be ready to be worn over similar clothing.

This works great in the summer time!

But it's not always summer - at least in Canada...

The extra webbing on the harness that you use to make the harness bigger (e.g. to fit over a sweater or a jacket) is between the two sliders on that strap.

By moving the second slider toward the back of the harness, you "free up" a length of webbing that you then feed through both sliders to make that strap longer.

If you put the harness on your child and there is a 2 inch gap between the buckles at their back, lengthen each chest strap by 1 inch.

You must lengthen the chest straps evenly so the front panel with the O-ring stays centred on their chest.

Lengthen (or shorten) the shoulder straps so the back O-ring sits just below their shoulder blades.

The back O-ring is in the correct position if you can buckle the top chest strap through its support loops and the chest strap passes just under their armpits.

The Safety Harness should be fitted snuggly on your child - snug, not tight!

When fitted properly, the harness will be extremely comfortable to wear and should not be restricting to your child.

Ordering a Safety Harness to use with an Autism Service Dog

Each harness is made to fit your particular child/teen/adult. There is some basic information regarding their measurements that is needed to ensure the harness fits perfectly now and for years to come. All these questions are on the order form. You will need the person's

ORDER a Safety Harness to use with an Autism Service Dog

Step 1 - Order a Safety Harness to use with an Autism Service Dog
Child/Person's age in years
Autism Service Dog Harness, $104.99 with standard 5 foot 8 inch parent lead, and front lead to attach to dog
        Front lead length to dog (specify 4, 5, or 6 feet)
Spare parent lead at 5 feet 8 inches ($10.99)
No Yes
        Would you like a longer/shorter spare lead? If so, specify lead length
their chest measurement (required for invoicing)
in cms
their shoulder-to-waist measurement (required for invoicing)
in cms
Female Male
        If female, chest measurement above breasts (required for invoicing)
        Her chest measurement under breasts (required for invoicing)
        Bra size (eg. 34B)
2nd Harness to use with Autism Service Dog, 10% discount on whole order
2nd Harness same options as first
No Yes
If No, please specify difference in text box
2nd child's measurements same as first child/person?
No Yes
If No, please give 2nd child/person's age, chest measurement and shoulder-to-waist measurement in text box (required for invoicing)
Step 2 - Accessories
Permanent Handle sewn to back O-ring ($7.99)
No Yes
Chew toy attachment ring on shoulder strap, $3.99
No Yes
Locking buckles instead of regular buckles ($3.99 each)
No Yes
Lead as a tie-down ($5.99)
No Yes
Chair strap ($11.99)
2nd Chair strap ($11.99)
Hands-free Parent-to-Child Tether ($29.99)
        parent waist measurement (required if hands-free is ordered)
in cms
Removable Crotch Strap ($9.99 each)
        number of crotch straps
1 or 2
Universal Medical Symbol tag ($1.99 each); Number of tags ordered
"Child with Autism on Board"; **SOLD OUT**
"Person with Special Needs on Board medical details OVER" car window sign ($6.99 each); Number of signs ordered
For Schools and Community Orgs
Shipping & Handling for USA orders only (International orders are Airmail, w or w/o tracking);
Step 3 - Contact Information
Your First Name:
Last Name:
Postal Code/Zip Code:
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Email:(required for invoicing)

A confirmation of your order will be sent to your email address.
Text Box for alternate shipping address; trip departure date;
comments or instructions for us.

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