Pet safety, particularly while travelling has always been a critical issue. In the past there has been a lack of effective and comfortable safety gear for dogs, but thanks to innovative companies such as Ruffwear, EzyDog and Kurgo, there is now a range of pet travel safety gear to keep your dog as safe as possible when on the road.
An effective harness is critical when travelling with a pet. It keeps your loved ones safe and restrained and reduces driver distraction caused by pets moving around inside the vehicle. In a collision, an unrestrained pet is at risk of serious injury and could also injure other passengers in the vehicle. With the hefty fines that apply to unrestrained pets in vehicles, it just makes sense to invest in the most effective Dog Car Travel Harnesses for your pets safety and your hip pocket. Let’s take a look at our pick of the best available in the marketplace today:
Brand New in 2015, dynamically tested at MGA Research Corp (a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contracted test facility) under the conditions outlined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213, the Ruffwear Load Up™ harness is an automotive canine travel harness designed to safely transport dogs to and from adventures.
Built with strength-rated hardware and components, the Load Up harness has been successfully tested to withstand the rigors of a vehicle crash test. Attaches to existing seatbelts for a universal fit. Keeps dogs secure during sudden vehicle movements and allows drivers to focus.
Easy to put on and adjust, comfortable for dogs to wear during extended travel, and can be left on dogs for bathroom breaks and during rest stops.
Check out this video on how to fit and attach the Load Up Harness. You can also download our booklet on Safety Information & Instructions For Use for additional support.
The Kurgo TRU-FIT Smart Harness
The Crash-Tested Dog Car Harness!
This crash-tested dog car harness keeps you and your pup safe while driving. It has been designed as a dog safety harness, not a converted walking harness. The all-steel Nesting Buckle System is based on the engineering for harnesses used by rock climbers and linesmen ensuring strength and safety.
With five adjustments points, it’s easy to get a near custom fit for any dog, regardless of size and proportions. The chest pad reduces stress on the trachea and sternum while dispersing kinetic energy across the chest of the dog. This is important during those rare, but dangerous impact crashes.
Because it’s designed with comfort in mind, our Enhanced Strength Tru-Fit Harness can also be used as a no-pull walking harness. There’s a halt ring on the front chest plate. If your pup tries to pull, it will just turn him around effectively training him that pulling will get him nowhere!
Dogs can be buckled in with your car seatbelt running through the harness directly or use the included 10-inch dog seat belt tether to provide a bit more range of movement.
The EzyDog Chest Plate Harness
The ergonomic and super comfortable fit of the Chest Plate Harness has dogs all over the world celebrating. The Chest Plate distributes the load evenly across the dog’s chest rather than the throat, to make walks enjoyable and for both you and your best friend and keeping your pet safe while in transit.
The one-click snap clips means that the harness can be put on quickly and with minimal hassle. The easy-to-adjust straps ensures that a snug, secure fit can be achieved whatever the dog size.
Free Car Restraint!
The Chest Plate Harness comes with a free Car Restraint, so you can reduce any in-car distractions whilst in transit. Rust-proof welded D-Ring keeps your dog attached to the leash with Reflective Stitching for night time safety makes the EzyDog Chest Plate Harness one of our best selling multi-purpose performance dog harnesses.