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Best dog restraints for the car.

I have a medium size dog about 19 pounds. I’m looking for the best set up to keep her safe in the car. I’m most concerned with her hitting the seat in front of her in case of accident or hard breaking. Any recommendations would be great. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 2205/03/2021

Go to Petsmart and try out the different car harnesses until you find one that works for your rescue dog. They will probably have only one or two. If you don't find one there that you like, try Petco. You can order one online or take recommendations, but unless you try it out on your dog you don't really know if it'll work.

If you don't have a rescue dog, I don't know what to tell you.

by Anonymousreply 104/30/2021

Hard braking. I had a harness that I could thread the ack seat seatbelt through that worked well for my 45 pound dog. It worked well. I don't recall the brand name, sorry.

by Anonymousreply 204/30/2021

I want to know too. I have a pesky Chuihuahua/Jack Russell who is difficult in a car.

by Anonymousreply 304/30/2021

We have the Sleepypod for our 30+ lb pooch. Although the harness is only recommended for rear seat use, he's restrained in front. Otherwise, he contorts & escapes to front passenger.

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by Anonymousreply 404/30/2021

I put a harness on the dog which I attach to a doggy seat belt I bought on Amazon. It has a loop that goes around the head rest of the seat and a stretchy bit where it attaches to the harness. So if you break or get hit, your dog won’t get jerked too badly.

You have to attach it to a harness, and not their collar for the same reason.

My little guy can still put one paw on my arm as I’m driving but not do anything extreme enough to pull the steering wheel and drive us over a cliff (he’s a jack Russell with no common sense).

by Anonymousreply 504/30/2021

The trunk.

by Anonymousreply 604/30/2021

I had a car harness for my pup and she liked it a lot better than her crate. But some dogs might feel more protected in their crate.

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by Anonymousreply 704/30/2021

R4 does your dog tolerate the harness? Is it difficult to Guide the seatbelt through the back straps and click into place? Is it a no-no to have a dog in the front seat even though they are restrained?

by Anonymousreply 805/01/2021

R6. We knew we could count on you. Bless your heart.

by Anonymousreply 905/01/2021

It's cheaper if you buy the multipack.

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by Anonymousreply 1005/01/2021

R8, it is definitely a no-no to have any dog in the front seat. The air bags going off would be bad.

Just look on Amazon. They have seat belt attachments that hook to your dog's harness (always a harness, not the collar, of course, or you'll have a broken neck on your hands, and then it just hooks into the normal seat belt clip.

by Anonymousreply 1105/01/2021

Either a Snoozer seat or an Ezywalk harness

by Anonymousreply 1205/01/2021

Strap him to the roof!

by Anonymousreply 1305/01/2021

The trunk.

by Anonymousreply 1405/01/2021

Just get a convertible and drive on many highways. Dogs love that.

by Anonymousreply 1505/01/2021

The top.

by Anonymousreply 1605/01/2021

Back Bumper

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by Anonymousreply 1805/01/2021

First, OP, a 19 pound dog is SMALL not medium. You'll need to know that when buying gear.

For car harnesses, SLEEPYPOD brand tends to rate highest and it gets Center for Pet Safety certified thru crash tests. Some brands go thru 3rd party crash test - not via CPS - with the brand Kurgo being one of those that also rates high.

Whatever you get, make sure it's CRASH TESTED using official facilities like CPS does or at the Nat'l Hwy Traff Safety Admin.

The linked video is from 2013 talking about CPS and its testing - with Sleepypod coming out on top. You can probably find something more recent with some quick digging.

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by Anonymousreply 1905/02/2021

Does anybody own one of these?

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by Anonymousreply 2005/02/2021

Looks like it works like a catchers mitt of some sort. Here’s its crash test video.

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by Anonymousreply 2105/02/2021

Any other suggestions?

by Anonymousreply 2205/03/2021
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