The Best Car Seat and Restraints for Boxer Puppies and Dogs
The two best dog restraint systems—the dog car harness (seat belt) and the dog crate—continually vie for the top spot in safety and effectiveness
The two best dog restraint systems—the (seat belt) and the —continually vie for the top spot in safety and effectiveness. The car barrier is better than nothing at all, but only serves to separate a dog from the car’s passenger compartment; it does not actually restrain the dog.
Different types of car restraints for dogs offer varying degrees of protection. Every owner should carefully compare what is available and make their own decision about which type of travel protection will best serve their pet.
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Pet safety while traveling is always a top concern for loving, responsible pet owners. There are a lot of products available claiming to protect your dogs in a vehicle crash. Many of these products are untested and not safe for your beloved dog. NBC’s “Rossen Reports” has conducted an in-depth test and has made a list of the best car restraint systems to protect your dog in a vehicle crash.The best car harness for your dog should be designed and tested to the same standards that we use for safety devices for ourselves and our children. All three harnesses reviewed have met the standards laid out in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 Child Restraint Systems (FMVSS 213)"Amazing. This is pure genius! Used with her ezydog harness she can now ride in the backseat and not in my lap! My dog was terrified in the car so she wasn't trying to get in my lap because she was having fun, she was actually frightened. And a 50 pound staffie in your lap while driving is a recipe for disaster. We have used this probably 5 times now and I'm so happy with it and so is she! She actually jumps in the car and sirs down in the middle of the backseat!!! Having a dog that is afraid of the car makes it difficult to take them to the vet, etc. This restraint is perfect for traveling with your dog in the car. We got one for each dog and a spare for the glove box. We also bought one for each of our kids dogs. Best money I ever spent."When looking for the best product for the safety of your pet, remember to do your research. Check out resources like the Center for Pet Safety’s website and follow manufacturer’s guidelines on what type of restraint (harness or carrier) will work best based on your dog’s size and weight.Hoffman points out that the safest way for your dog to travel in the vehicle is in a travel crate tethered to the floorboard. If that isn’t possible, then the harness-style restraint is the next best thing. Solvit’s Deluxe Car Seat Harness allows for different levels of safety based on an owner’s overall goal. If the consumer wants to go beyond restraining for driver distraction, they can add a three point attachment accessory for a safer ride for their pup. A , which are sold separately, on each side of the dog can be found on the company’s website.Most restraint systems, including crates, car seats, and harness/seat belt combinations, can prevent our dogs from distracting us while we’re driving. Financial considerations, convenience, the size of our dogs, as well as the size of the vehicles we already own, may dictate that a safety harness and seat belt are the best of those options for simply keeping the dog out of the driver’s way.