Dark Forest
Elliston, VA 24087
Dark Forest Designs Hands Free Leash Canine Walking System
Does walking your dog feel like more of a workout for you than your dog?
Are you constantly getting your leash(s) tangled?
Do you wish you had an extra hand or two for your music, beverage, or other stuff while walking?

Our patent pending designed walking system is designed to allow you to walk your dog(s) while
burning less energy and keeping both your hands free and accessible for not only the walk, but
other activities during the walk.
How does it work?
Our system is a complex combination of physics, human anatomy, canine anatomy, and raw
materials into a simple product for you. It all starts with the foundation which is the walking belt. Our
belt is worn like any traditional belt but it has permanently mounted "D" rings at your hips to attach
our leashes to. These attachment points are where the majority of your bodies power resides. If a
dog were to pull, your body can compensate with less energy and more stability here than with your
arms. A double ended leash is then attached to this foundation belt and leads to your dog via an
anti pull harness or head collar. The strength and safety doesn't end there though. All of our
leashes feature a square end link to attach a safety strap to a regular collar eliminating the need
for a "back up" leash. Other accessories that we offer may be attached to this location as well
Patent Pending
Origin:
My Grandfather Brady Vickers designed the first generation of what we now use as out Hands Free Leash. The great Depression combined with a
humble life in the mountains on the outskirts of a small town mining operation in West Virginia, much of the area had to live off the land. My
Grandfather was not only a Coal Miner, but a farmer, hunter, Dog trainer, Dog breeder, and an inventor. There were few things commercially
available at that time or in that area. Much of the time Brady would simply make what was needed. To better the family's ability to hunt, he bred and
trained his own line of specialized hunting dogs. These dogs would be strapped to him on his way through the woods via a specialized belt and
leash system he constructed out of an old saddle and broken plow lines.

Refinement:
My father was a breeder and trainer of German Shepherds. I grew up exercising and training them nearly every day. I would walk 2 at a time
through the woods, trails, up and down hill and more. By the end of the walk, the dogs were barely warmed up, and I was exhausted from the
constant pulling, tugging, and holding of the leashes. I kept thinking that there had to be a better way. I happened upon an old photo of my
Grandfather preparing for one of his hunting adventures. I studied his complex belt and asked my father many questions about it. Though still in
my early teens, I took this knowledge to the workbench, recreated, and refined it into the ultimate walking system. At the end of my first walk using
it, I noticed that the dogs were visibly more tired and I was not. It has been incredibly successful for us since then with little to no modifications. On
one of our socialization visits to a local park, we were constantly asked where we got it and people wanted us to demonstrate it with their dogs.
Shortly after we offered it as a full production model and still demonstrate it's amazing capabilities today.
The Ultimate Canine Walking System Explained
The Belt:
The foundation to our system. Our belt is worn just like any normal belt
you wear around your waist. In fact, it can replace your existing belt
and be worn every day as we do daily. This isn't your ordinary belt
though. Made from thick and heavy nylon webbing and all metal
hardware, this belt is likely the strongest you will ever wear. Designed
with non moving "D" ring leash attachment points at the hips and
movable "O" ring accessory attachment points in the rear, this belt is
ready to work. The front of the belt features a metal push button
latching system for easy on and off.
Leashes:
Made from the same Heavy Nylon Webbing and all metal hardware, our
leashes feature a Heavy duty Snap Ring at each end for superior
strength and quick attachment. Our Leashes also features a "Square"
ring about 3/4 of the way down. This is an attachment point for our
Safety Strap or other walking accessories. At nearly 6' long, our
leashes give your dog ample room to play while still remaining close
by.  
Leashes:
Made from the same Heavy Nylon Webbing and all metal hardware, our
leashes feature a Heavy duty Snap Ring at each end for superior
strength and quick attachment. Our Leashes also features a "Square"
ring about 3/4 of the way down. This is an attachment point for our
Safety Strap or other walking accessories. At nearly 6' long, our
leashes give your dog ample room to play while still remaining close
by.  Eliminating the leash handle is done by attaching it to the Walking
Belt. You may still give corrections or directions by pulling on the leash,
but you no longer have to hold the leash during your entire walk.
The System:
Combining the above items together gives you far superior control
during your walk with your dog. This system is designed to be used
with an anti pull harness or head collar attached to the end of the
leash but can be used without them. Add the safety strap as shown,
hook it to a regular collar and you now have the added safety of a
second leash and still have your hands free for other things. The
combination of the anti pull harness/head collar and the leash attached
to the strongest point of your body gives you superior control, stability,
and comfort.
We recommend using the Gentle
Leader Metal hardware Head Collar
with our Hands Free Leash.
More information of the Gentle Leader here
Accessories
Control Handle. Ataches quickly to
the Square Acc. Link on your leash to
give you superior control and bring the
dog close to you. Perfect in crowded or
unsafe areas.
Beverage Holder. Keep your favorite
beverage close by. Ataches to the
back Acc. "O" Ring on the Walking
Belt. Fully adjustable strap allows for
many bottle shapes and sizes.
30' Leash. This speciality item allows
for safe long distance activities. Allow
your dog to romp and play while you
conserve your energy. They want to
swim but you do not want to get wet?
No problem. Also a fantastic training
tool for long distance recall training.
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