This week I decided to write a short blog to focus on one of our products, the Non-Stop Comfort Belt http://www.k9trailtime.com/shop/non-stop-comfort-belt.html
This belt from the Norwegian designers at Non-Stop is what I have referred to in previous posts as a ‘nappy belt’, in that it covers the whole of your behind when fitted correctly and looks somewhat similar to a nappy! The advantage of this is that it disperses the pulling force of the dog across a wider area, therefore putting less strain on your back as it keeps the pulling force below your lower back area. The integral leg straps are crucial to this process and stop the belt riding up where the pull could be directed on your lower back.
The dog’s line attaches on a metal hook at the front of the belt and at first I wasn’t keen on this design as the hook sticks out in front of you and would (I imagine) be painful to fall on, if like me, you are prone to the occasional faceplant! However, a good friend pointed out that if you cross the leg straps through the hook, it not only pulls the hook in line with your body (therefore stopping the hook pointing out in front of you) but it also nicely secures your line in place for running and gives a quick release option for moments when you might need to detach your dog quickly.
In conclusion, I am now quite a fan of this belt and would recommend it for anyone who needs to keep any pulling force away from their back. The Non-Stop Comfort belt is extremely lightweight, easy to wash and simple in it’s design, perfect for not only racing but every day use too, with the pocket for storage.