I have just ordered two of these harnesses for the dogs because they have handles that would enable us to drag them out of danger should it prove necessary. About this time last year Fletcher fell into a half filled lock in Leicester. Getting him out necessitated me climbing down the lock ladder into the freezing water and trying to coax a panicking dog to me. Fortunately he came to me and I was able to hold him out of danger until Graham from NB Matilda Rose was able to reach down and grab Fletcher's collar and haul him out. All well and good, but the dogs wear slip collars and getting a five stone dog out of the lock was not easy. Since then we have been looking for a harness that had a good handle and now we have found them at Muddy Paws.co.uk Although both dogs are by now very well acquainted with the locking procedure and are well behaved around locks we are going to lean towards the rather be safe than sorry philosophy and invest in a couple of fitted handles for them - just in case..