A German shepherd harness is a device designed for controlling the German Shepherd dog while walking it on a leash. This type of harness has two straps that go around the dog's front legs and attach behind the neck and upper back to a larger piece where the leash attaches.
The German shepherd harness is designed to allow the dog's head and neck to be unrestrained for performing tracking and other police or hunting work the dog has been trained to do. Some harnesses are designed for pulling tasks, such as cart pulling, while others are designed to discourage pulling. German shepherd harnesses are made of leather or nylon.