We purchased this item to use to help get our big 55lb Aussie down into our storm cellar during tornado warnings and BOY DID WE ALREADY NEED IT. We are safe, and so is our furry friend!! The steps of our tornado shelter are very steep and behind a tall metal guard frame, so even and our spry 1.5 year old cannot maneuver them. This harness is a life saver, literally. Great for emergencies so you can leverage your dog and get a good grip on them without harming them. LOVE IT. THANK YOU for this! Our boy thanks you, too! Never leave a friend behind.