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    Default Dog harness crash test report

    I thought sone of you might find this interesting ,i did as my girls travel in the car with a doggy seatbelt that attaches to their harnesses and clips where the human seatbelt would
    I was quite alarmed seeing and reading this report ,and i begin to think it is time to change the way my girls travel
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    Default Re: Dog harness crash test report

    Very interesting. I have no sort of restraint for Rocco currently, he just lays on the back seat usually. This could be something to look into...

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    Default Re: Dog harness crash test report

    Thanks Pati
    ... I remember reading this and thought to post, but obviously never did. I was very surprised too at the results We used the harness with seat belt for a few years thinking we were doing a good thing


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    Default Re: Dog harness crash test report

    Very eye-opening article. I have used a harness to strap-in the boys as well but not consistently. I think crating a dog is considered the "safest", isn't it?




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    Default Re: Dog harness crash test report

    Saw this article too...very interesting. We harness Koozer in the back seat and realized this should do the trick for those low speed impacts. At high speed crashes, well, I think we are all doomed, seatbelted in or not. Morbid I know...guess it's my job

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    Default Dog harness crash test report

    Years ago ,i don't know how true is that neither so don't hold me on that,but it makes sense,i was told that some sort of restraint (be it crate or harness) is helpful in a crashes -as we humans (well majority of us) go in a state of a shock ,same goes to animals -they can bite then ,and rescue crew (or a passer by) can have a problem with rescuing us
    That is also why i always tried to restrain my dogs apart from when they are pups
    With being doomed -i think you are right here
    I was looking at another crash test at 40mph with a van loaded with 1 ton of sand (to represent tools that tradesmen would carry etc) on the middle of the van -sand pushed it way through the seat - thank God front seats where boarded up to stop sand bag destroying them fully -and killing the (dummy) driver
    So im trying to imagine what would happen to a wire dog crate ... I would assume it would most likely be crashed
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    Funny story about harness. One day, when Angus was grooming, we talked with the salesperson regarding dog safey, we end up bought a harness for him. Once we got into the parking lot, and let Angus tried it on, within 1 min, he struggled and removed the harness. I must be put it incorrectly. Second time, he got it off in 20 sec, and he was so mad, he chewed the plastic buckle in pieces. That's the end of a brand new harness and we didn't even have time to start the car.
    For our own safety, there's a 'glass breaker and seatbelt cutter' for driver and passengers that we suppose to keep it close when we are in the vehicle. That made me thinking about my dogs, I would rather they can escape even if they are injured.
    To protect them from flying to the winshield, I've been using a metal car barrier for awhile, finally found one which is suitable for sedan (my only vehicle) and not made of pvc. To increase security, I used climbing ropes tied to both of the front seat, then I put cartoon boxes between the back seat and the barrier, to prevent them stepping into the gap. My car doesn't look good, but safety first.

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