The Redline K-9 Intermediate Protection Sleeve is a combination of a plastic top and jute bottom with a built in soft bite bar! This is the perfect sleeve for the transition from puppy sleeves to the "big" sleeves. The bottom is made of jute material padded with jute felt and lined with jute material. It has a leather covered handle and the end is closed to protect your hand. The top is made of plastic which is body-shaped and padded. The top straps to the bottom with a leather strap. Comes in left or right. The bottom half is one piece that can be replaced. This protection sleeve is a good sleeve to use for increasing bite strength and Confidence with young dogs that are getting close to the schutzhund adult trial sleeve.