Buddy Belt - Step In Dog Harness For Pets, Dogs, Puppy, Cats
Regular Buddy Belt Harness: Classic solid colors including baby pink, baby blue, red, black and caramel
Special Edition Buddy Belt Harness: Solid smooth colors other than regular colors
Fancy Buddy Belt Harness: Unique patents, textures, patterns and fancy embellishments
F.A.Q.s about Buddy Belt Harnesses....
A BUDDY BELT is a harness designed to reduce stress on your petís neck.
What is so special about a BUDDY BELT?
BUDDY BELT has a unique patented design that makes it easy to use. It has only one buckle and slips on in seconds. The most important aspect of the design is the reduction of pressure on the throat or trachea. Pressure on this area over time has been shown to cause problems. In some cases, this pressure can significantly affect your dog's health and, potentially, its lifespan.
What inspired the making of BUDDY BELT?
The first BUDDY BELT was made for 'Buddy', a miniature Dachshund. He was coughing and pulling. Other harnesses were complicated to use and were bulky on his body. Also, other harnesses had a strap that pressed on his trachea.
BUDDY BELTS are available in 10 sizes to meet the needs of most dogs from 2 to 100+ pounds.
BUDDY BELT has been very successful for most breeds. Breeds with extremely thin bodies or dogs that are very large (over 100 pounds) require custom made BUDDY BELTS. Due to increased demand for larger sizes and customized options, a team of designers are currently working on templates to fulfill these needs.
From a puppy to adulthood, the average dog will require 3 BUDDY BELTS. A BUDDY BELT, if taken care of, will last many years. BUDDY BELT wearers usually have one BUDDY BELT for everyday and one for special occasions. There are many BUDDY BELT wearers that have a BUDDY BELT for every occasion because it is the only thing they wear.
Follow these important steps when selecting the correct size BUDDY BELT for your dog:
Measure girth (full circle all the way around body, directly behind your petís front legs), confirm weight, then size.
To fit, place BB on ground topside down and position front legs through holes. Your dog should be standing on all four legs when being fitted for their BUDDY BELT. The buckle always goes to your petís left paw.
Wrap BB around body and fasten it between your petís shoulder blades. An ideal fit will allow enough room for a finger or two to slip underneath when you give a light tug up on the o-ring. When buckled the BB should comfortably fasten at one of the three middle holes. There are five holes in total. If your dog is still growing the tightest hole is acceptable, as long as the BB still fits snugly. If your dog is wearing a coat or sweater, the end hole is acceptable. Never wear a BUDDY BELT on your dog that is too small or too big. BUDDY BELTS are designed for a customized fit. Lastly, attach leash to sliding o-ring. Pet tags can be attached here.
First of all it's important to remember that all dogs are unique and some may be more sensitive and need more time to adjust to their new BUDDY BELT. In very rare instances a dog may experience sensitivity around the front armpit areas. As with a new pair of leather shoes, there may be some discomfort before the BUDDY BELT is broken in. It is important to monitor your dog's behavior when first wearing their BUDDY BELT. Observe how they walk as well as inspect the underarm area after initial periods of wear. Extra soft removable BUDDY BELT liners are recommended for sensitive dogs, or simply as added comfort until the BUDDY BELT softens and customizes itself to fit your dog.
Yes. BUDDY BELT continues to be tried and tested in the field. Both animal chiropractors and veterinarians have been endorsing the use of BUDDY BELT. ďFORM affects FUNCTION and function affects HEALTH! BUDDY BELT enhances proper function and health.Ē Dr. Leo K. Rosenberg - Certified Animal Chiropractor
There have been hundreds of testimonials supporting the BUDDY BELT, including a few life saving and life altering stories. In one case a small Westie was being attacked by a large dog. The owner's instinct was to get her dog into her arms as quickly as possible. She succeeded by swinging around and lifting her dog by the leash up into her arms. Because the dog was small, and because the BUDDY BELT did not put pressure on its neck, the dog was lifted safely into the arms of her owner. On another occasion a dog fell off the edge of a cliff and was safely lifted back up. Other dog's lives have improved simply due to the fact that there is no more stress on their throat. The BUDDY BELT design has also made it easier to use for people with fine-motor difficulty.
The BUDDY BELT design reduces both stress and resistance on the neck, spine and throat. BUDDY BELT gives back a dog's mobility, allowing it to sniff and walk comfortably. This freedom naturally reduces the pulling.
BUDDY BELTS are made of leather. Before intial wear, it is highly recommended that you treat your BUDDY BELT with a quality water and stain repellent product. If your BUDDY BELT gets wet, allow it to dry flat at room temperature. Never put leather in the dryer. For suede BUDDY BELTS, buff with a soft towel to restore the surface. Try to avoid products with silicone and/or wax as these ingredients tend to break down the natural oils in leather. Apply product initially and every two to three months with regular wear. Please note that the BUDDY BELT is not intended for swimming or other full water play. To clean your BUDDY BELT, gently blot liquid stains with a damp cloth. In the event of salt stains from winter wear, wipe with a clean, damp cloth after each wear and dry naturally. Re-treat as necessary.
Yes. The BUDDY BELT can be worn over top of a sweater or coat, provided that you have enough room for adjustibility. Another option is to purchase a second BUDDY BELT, one size larger, just for winter. There are some coats/sweaters that include a hole at the top in order to accommodate BUDDY BELT so it can be worn underneath.
BUDDY BELTS are available in 5 Regular colours: red, black, pink, blue and caramel. Limited Edition colours, referred to as Special, Fancy, Rare and One-Of-A-Kind colours are subject to availability and additional costs.
BUDDY BELT is a premium product. Before discovering the BUDDY BELT, several users said they spent a lot more money buying collars and harnesses that simply did not work, or that were difficult to use. BUDDY BELT'S value lies in its design, fabrication and function, and in the fact that it provides better health and well being for both the dog and the owner.
Both the leash and ID tags are attached to the sliding o-ring. The o-ring slides to accommodate leash mobility while the BUDDY BELT stays snugly in place. ID tags may also be attached to a BB Matching ID Collar.
The BUDDY BELT design and production process requires a material that is 'self-healing'. This means that once the material is cut, the edges will not fray. Leather is a natural material that has self-healing properties. Not only is leather durable, it softens and moulds to the body for a custom fit. It is very important to note that leather is tear and puncture resistant.
Should I take any precautions when applying my petís liquid flea treatment, considering that it is applied between the shoulder blades, directly beneath where the BUDDY BELT sits?
In some cases the leather and oil can create a problem, but this usually cleans up easily with mild soap and water. It is best to allow the treatment to sit for a few hours if possible, before wearing the BUDDY BELT.
Quality workmanship and care are engineered into every BUDDY BELT product. We will offer a 90-day guarantee on any manufacturing or hardware defects. This guarantee does not cover leather breakage due to chewing or anything else that compromises the integrity of the material beyond normal wear. It is important to note that leather is naturally puncture and tear resistant. BUDDY BELT has been thoroughly tried and tested to ensure that the materials used are of the best quality. BUDDY BELT is an accessory item and Class Art Productions Inc. assumes no liability. The use of the product and safety of the pet is completely at the purchaserís discretion and responsibility. In the event of a defect, please contact The Sassy Pup Boutique of purchase first (If within 14 days of purchase). No refunds, repairs, exchanges or replacements will be issued without a Customer Service Form (to be filled out by the Retailer), along with proof of purchase (copy of receipt). Customers will be responsible for all shipping costs.