EXTENSION

MUCH MORE THAN your REGULAR HARNESS

  • Designed with the dog's anatomy in mind, sparing both muscles and joints from straining

  • No pressure on the dog's throat

  • Allowing the dog to move freely in a natural manner

  • Designed with features calming down your dog

  • Best of the best according to Djurlandet.nu in 2019

  • Gentle on the handler's back and shoulders

  • Design based on positive reinforcement

  • High quality materials

  • Nickel free rings

  • Designed by a certified Swedish dog psychologist

  • Tested by veterinarians, dog instructors, dog therapists and dog owners

"With canine behavior and anatomy in mind, it wasn't difficult to design a functional harness for the market. VGWBälte's Extension is much more than just a harness for dogs prone to pull on the leash during walks."

- Lena Lundby, cert. dog psychologist and VGWBälte designer

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Extension is the harness dog owners love

Extension is the harness that has been designed positive reinforcement, natural canine behavior, dog anatomy as well as reasons for anxious experiences during walks in mind. The harness gives the dog free airways and both muscles and joints are spared from straining and imbalanced loading. Extension is V-shaped across the dog's major muscle groups which along with the circular leads allows the dog to move freely without any obstruction caused by the harness or leash. The opportunity to move in a natural pattern allows many anxious dogs to calm down during walks and enjoy the exercise with their handler. Many of our customers have come back just to thank us for solving their walking struggles with such a simple solution as a new harness.

Extension is not only for dogs that are in the habit of pulling on their leash - the anatomical favors of the harness is simply too good to miss out on, even for the most well-behaved dogs.

Saga och Jossan

Ready to go for a relaxing run on the east cost of Öland just outside of Sweden. Golden retriever Saga is wearing a red Extension VGWBälte and her human friend Josefin is sporting the red waistband Human Pro. Between them is the elastic VGWBälte Leash.

Top quality materials

 

The polyester straps are made of Oeko-Tex certified fabric; a durable yet gentle material commonly found in safety equipment in rock climbing and construction work. The colorful straps are slightly softer than its black alternative, and is therefor recommended for dogs with thin coats of fur. Thanks to its sturdy, weaved construction it is possible for the polyester straps to tear up to two thirds of its width without frilling or snapping. 

The nickel free rings are distributed by Forshedaverken AB in Sweden, and are all sinc plated to accommodate even the most sensitive dogs with nickel allergies. Clasps and gliders branded ITW is provided by Texrep AB, a world leading brand usually found in safety equipment. The nylon details of the harness' plastic parts can withstand extreme temperatures and changes in weather. Techmapolar's padding on the harness is waterproof and keeps the dog's belly free from wetness, while the front microfiber pads stay free from friction generated heat. Twigs, bark and dirt from nature does not stick to the fabric of the harness.

The Extension is ment to be comfortable

 

The buckle is fastened on the dog's back. The setting of the buckle starts at the front at the Y-formation. The ring should sit where the neck ends and the shoulder blade begins. The neck should be free from impact. Adjust the straps that go over the shoulder to the ring and the strap that goes between the front legs to the belly strap. Lastly, adjust the belly strap. An open hand should be able to easily get under the buckle. Two fingers should be able to easily move under all straps. Remember that the straps should not be tight. Large dogs, such as Rottweilers, Amstaffs etc. can feel discomfort and frustration if the harness is too tight. This reduces the function of the belt. The dog should feel free!

Once this is set, you can start walking the dog. Make sure that the ring in front does not pass the biceps when stopping or when the dog is lying on the leash.

The leash is always attached to the front ring, at the top of the ring between the cushions. The hook is attached from the bottom up, so that the opening of the hook is facing upwards. If you fasten the harness with the opening inwards, there is a risk of wear occurring.

Dogs that pull a lot on a leash have a tendency to be skewed in their muscles. But with the help of Extension, this eliminates when the dog owner alternates with having the leash on the right and left side of the dog's neck. The dog can still walk on the left side even if the leash is on the left side of its neck. It is also possible to pull the leash through the ring on the back before attaching it to the front. If so, the leash is in place and the dog can not change the position of the leash with movement of its head. The leashes are always attached to the front of the ring, never to the rings on the back.

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The pretty golden, Saga, can now continue to be happy outdoors in the nature! Thanks to the extension of the dog harness, the human friend has no problem at all holding her back. So amazing!

Measure the circumference around the dog's chest, from the deepest point, behind the front legs.

The accessories that give more functions to the Extension

 

There is a sewn loop on the belly strap. This loop is for, among other things, tracking, and other accessories that are in our range of products. If the leash is attached to one of the rings on the back, the belt will slide up towards the neck and give an unpleasant pressure. When the right accessories are available for Extension, you never have to worry about the function being lost, which is the risk if products other than ours are put on. Extension is available in six different colors; black, red, blue, orange, neon pink and neon green. The different neon colors are fluorescent, which means that they absorb light. They are more clearly visible when it´s shady outside or in the dark than the usual colors are.