The Blind Dog Halo helps pets with vision loss to safely navigate the space around them. Lightweight, flexible halo for blind dogs comes attached to comfortable harness/vest. Teach your blind dog to be more independent. Halo warns your pet of nearby obstacles, instead of bumping into the wall or tripping over furniture. The halo provides a barrier between your dog and the object, safely guiding your pet around the house. Build confidence while allowing your dog to participate in normal activities.
Assist pets with blindness and changes in vision caused by: SARDS, glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disease, trauma, and diabetes.
- Builds Confidence in Blind Pets
- Allows pets with poor vision to safely map their surroundings.
- Halo is lightweight and flexible.
- Halo comes attached to harness or vest, depending on dog’s size.
- Allows dog to navigate spaces without bumping head.
Some breeds are more prone than others to develop cataracts: Boston Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Maltese, Old English Sheepdog, Poodle, Samoyed, Schnauzer, Siberian Husky, Yorkshire Terrier. Glaucoma is more prevalent in Bouvier des Flandres, Shih Tzu, Siberian Husky.
Go to this Blind Dog Halo blog post for more information.
How to Choose the Right Size
The Walkin’ Blind Dog Halo comes attached to either the Walkin’ Lift Combo Harness-Front or the Walkin’ Small Front Vest, depending on your dog’s size. See chart below to determine the right size:
|Size||Girth of Neck||Girth of Chest|
|3XSmall||9.5″||14 – 16.5″|
|2XSmall||11″||16 – 18.5″|
|XSmall||12″||18 – 20.5″|
|Small||14″||20 – 22.5″|
|Medium||14″||22 – 24.5″|
|Medium/Large||30 – 49 lbs|
|Large||50 – 69 lbs|
|XLarge||70 – 99 lbs|
Blind Dog Halo with vest
To determine Girth of Chest
Blind Dog Halo with harness
Assembly & Usage Instructions
For Small Breeds under 30 lbs
- Unbend the halo to form a horseshoe shape. Halo should still have 90° bend.
- Adjust the harness/vest to fit snugly on the dog.
- Take the halo side that is not attached and slide the clip into the harness/vest.
- Put the screws back in on each side of harness/vest clip.
- Halo should encircle the dog’s head at forehead level and extend beyond tip of dog’s nose. Adjust halo so that it is parallel to the ground when on dog.
For Large Breeds over 30 lbs
- Unbend the halo to form a horseshoe shape.
- Locate three side pockets, these pockets help to stabilize the halo keeping it securely supported and in place.
- Insert halo wire end through Pocket 1
- Continue to slide Halo wire through Pocket 2
- Remove webbing from elastic keep and slide Halo wire through Pocket 3. Now we need to secure and lock the halo in position with the black Halo Clip.
- Take plastic Halo Clip (side labeled Front should face outward and point towards dog’s head) and position it over the halo wire end. Then snap the clip into place to secure the halo. You will hear a click when the halo clip is snapped together correctly.
- Next repeat steps 2-6 on other side.
- Adjust harness to fit snugly on dog. The halo should run parallel to the ground when on the dog. A 90-degree bend may be added to the halo if needed.
How to Adjust the Halo Different anatomies of dogs make it possible that your halo may extend too far. If this is the case for your dog, bend the halo as in this photo to bring it closer to your dog’s nose and head.
Frequently Asked Questions
Take it slow, blind pets rely heavily on their other senses and it may take your pet time to adjust to something new. Introduce the halo slowly to avoid startling your pet. Introduce harness alone, before attaching halo. Make wearing the halo a positive experience by using lots of praise and treats.
If your dog is under 30 lbs., they will need the vest style harness designed for small breed dogs (black vest). Dogs weighing over 30 lbs. will require the larger harness (blue harness) designed for medium to large breed dogs. Still not sure what size to choose? Call our Customer Care Team at 888-253-0777, we would be happy to help answer your fitting questions.
Whether inside the house or exploring the outdoors, the Blind Dog Halo will help your dog become more confident with his or her surroundings. The Halo helps to prevent painful bumps from running into walls, furniture and other obstacles. The Blind Dog Halo can be used anywhere your sight-impaired pet may run the risk of bumping into objects.
Not at all, when your dog brings their nose to the ground the halo will follow their body movement, the halo will follow your dog’s nose!
The halo is certainly comfy enough to be worn when your dog is resting and will not restrict your dog from laying down and doing their normal activities. But we recommend taking it off when your dog goes to sleep to let their skin breathe.
We always recommend your pup only use the product while under supervision.
Yes, the halo can be used for dogs or cats! Blind cats can also benefit from using a halo to avoid bumping into objects.
Yes! As long as, their bowl is far enough away from any solid objects the halo will not impede your dog from eating as normal. A 90-degree bend can be added to your dog’s halo if you need to shorten or adjust where the halo sits on your dog.
Yes, the Blind Dog Halo can be worn while your dog is in their Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair, but it is not compatible to be attached and used as a harness for their wheelchair.
Customer Photos & Videos
Walkin’ Blind Dog Halo pet photos, sent in by happy customers!
Watch these videos of pets enjoying their Walkin’ Blind Dog Halos!
Getting Help in the World of Blindness
Gus has had such a hard time with this transition into the world of blindness. The Halo will make his transition easier. He is learning how to use it and loves it so far. Thank you, Walkin’ Pets, for this wonderful gift of independence.
No More Bumps!
Cooper recently went blind, we decided to try out the new Blind Dog Halo and it worked instantaneously. He no longer bumps his head on furniture, and can confidently walk around the house! So happy we decided to try it out.
In Love With Halo
Seriously – thank you! My new little foster is blind and deaf. I found your Blind Dog Halo – and I am in love! And so is she! Within a day, she has got so much more spunk and confidence in moving around!
– Kim S.