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Old 11-09-2009, 08:36 AM
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Default Seatbelts – What one do you use?

For those of you who use seatbelts for your dogs in the car – what one do you use?

I bought this one on the weekend – Top Paw&reg Easy Rider Car Harness - Travel - Dog - PetSmart
and I found it very constricting. The seatbelt strap goes through the back of the harness and then clips in. This results in a lot of straps on the seat, and as we were driving – every time my dog moved, the seatbelt would slowly tighten. I had to pull over to unclip it, pull out some slack and redo it a couple times in order to keep him comfortable. He is excellent in the car, so I would like to have a harness that doesn’t eventually have him strapped down in an uncomfortable position – yet provide support if we were in an accident.

Does anyone know of a harness that actually has a seatbelt clip already attached that I can just plug into the seatbelt in my vehicle? Any tips would be appreciated, and I live in Canada if that matters for product/shipping.

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Old 11-09-2009, 08:56 AM
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i have
PetEdge: Guardian Gear Car Harness Fashion Colors

and realy like them.
the price is right...there sturdy
and soudn liek exactly what your looking for...
they have a large dring like a regular harness and come with an adjustable strap, the strap has the clip for the seatbelt holder, and you just clip them in...
when getting out of the car hook a leash to the seatbelts dring, no more dangly seatbelt loopies ect while your walking either.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:59 AM
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I have the same one you got (the easy rider) and I HATE it and never use it. I only used it once. I should get one like foxy suggested that clips to the seatbelt instead.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:11 AM
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you also cant beat $4 for a car harness lol.

as a side note, the XS fits my 6lb and 10lb cresties comfortably, i wouldnt use it on anything under 5 lbs unless its a wide chested breed.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:00 PM
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Here's the kind I got my girls:

CAR SAFETY HARNESS Dog Pet Restraint SEAT BELT XL RED

It has a clip so you can hook it directly to your car and they're able to move around quite a bit. The clip part is adjustable to give them a little more or less moving room. The only problem I've had is from time to time they apparently step on the release button and unhook themselves.

(I got them larges I think, to give you an idea of sizing)
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:05 PM
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yup, thats the exact same one petedge is selling
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:42 PM
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Roadie Ruff Riders here. One of three I think that are safety tested. Very secure. Love them.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:26 PM
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Roadie Ruff Riders here. One of three I think that are safety tested. Very secure. Love them.
Same here. I feel much safer with that than the ones with the cheap plastic snaps.

Unfortunately, Bailey doesn't like it at all because of the maneuvering it requires (no buckles). I wish there was an easier-to-use harness that was equally safe; as it is, I don't use it for short trips.

I read on another forum that they used to be adjustable.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:46 PM
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yeah the roadies dont fit the cresties well...
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:08 PM
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Champion by Canine Auto makes a more adjustable one.
CHAMPION Canine Seat Belt System
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