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Post by Annie and Maxi on Sat Nov 24 2012, 06:06

Hi!

I have recently realised that most harnesses made for use in the car are actually not safe in a crash and are just made to make sure the dog does not distract the driver. As much as my dog can be distracting I really want her to be as safe as possible in a crash as well.

I am currently using the ezydog chestplate harness with the seatbelt clip, this one is however not tested for safety in a crash and I am worried it will break if it happens.

So I am wondering if anyone knows any harnesses that are actually safety tested?

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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 24 2012, 06:25

This one is apparently the top of line for safety in Aus.. Quite pricey though Sad

http://waggle.com.au/petbuckle-b18/travel-harness-kit-p269

This is a lot cheaper and it is a brand a lot of people on here swear by

http://waggle.com.au/ezydog-b2/ezy-harness-with-swivelling-car-restraint-p76

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Post by Annie and Maxi on Sat Nov 24 2012, 06:57

Thanks for that, I will look into the first one. However the second one is the one I already have.
The ezydog harness is not crash tested, and I doubt the plastic buckles would hold up for a crash. It is a good brand and the harness is great but would not be safe in a crash unfort. (which ezydog don't claim either)
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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 24 2012, 10:40

Wow, that first one is expensive! Still, at least you know it's safe!

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Post by Kathy on Sat Nov 24 2012, 10:54

The Bergan harness is the only one I know of that has been crash tested to human test standards, although in the USA, and meets V9DT pet safety durability standards:

http://www.xtradog.com/shop/harnesses/car-harnesses.html
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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 24 2012, 12:41

Have to admit I have Ezydog Harnesses for our 2 as you , but we use a seat belt adapter rather than the clip from Ezydog. It's certainly a hell of a lot safer then the dog being loose and I would also say from being in a cage in the boot (flung around in cage or god forbid a heavy rear end collision)

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Post by Stokester on Fri Nov 30 2012, 18:59

cant put a price on safety. id rather pay £1000 than not have my dog.
To be honnest though ary has a walkng ahrness and weve got a clip that fastens to the seatbelt from pat. i cant see it making a difference as long as he doesnt go flying.

you have to remember though no matter what seat belt or safety harness your wearing they dont always work humans alike..
sometimes the force can shift your internal organs to move even though your body isnt moving then they will crush against the rib cage.
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Post by Mark on Mon Dec 03 2012, 12:23

We got one from our local set shop its a chest plate type harness with an adjustable seat belt clip. Don't know about being crash tested though
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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 06 2012, 12:39

I have used the clip in one like dave for years and i have had a few emergency stops in it (usually a dog running out in front of the car Rolling Eyes ) but it has always held fast and stopped lexi flying forwards. Shes not a pest in the car anyway so i got it purely for safety for her.

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Post by uggy on Sun Dec 09 2012, 03:39

Crash tested car harness IMAG0198

Heres mine and its simple and cheap, me and my boy have done thousands of miles together as im a van driver, simply get a harness, get a dog lead remove the leather handle, use the lead you have to measure distance and buy the right length dog lead, loop the chain around the head rest of the seat and thread the clamp through the hole the leather strap used to go, see photo look close, this helps me as he can look out the window but cant jump out, and he can go to sleep easily. Trust me this works tried and tested.
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Post by Guest on Sun Dec 09 2012, 09:27

looks like a good solution Smile

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Post by Kathy on Sun Dec 09 2012, 11:48

Well, I guess that's one way to do it, 10 out of 10 for innovation Love Struck
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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 12 2012, 16:03

We use ezydog chestplate harnesses with a seatbelt adapter not the ezydog one. the Dog's Trust used to do a seat belt harness don't know if it was tested though Big Grin

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