Inspired by Buddy, the miniature Dachshund, each Buddy Belt step-in harness is choke-free and is handcrafted with premium leathers and luxury materials, with attention paid to every detail- the quality of the product is the result of continued efforts to make it the best! Essential to the design is a single buckle, like a traditional collar, except that this design is fastened between the shoulder blades instead of around the neck. The animal’s front legs extended through the two holes underneath. Traditional neck collars can cause unnecessary strain and discomfort for pets. In many cases this strain results in damage to your pet’s trachea (windpipe) and/or spine. FORM affects FUNCTION and function affects HEALTH! Buddy Belt enhances proper function and health.