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!
For maximum crash protection and to limit excursion, you should use the included carabiner to attach the harness to you car seatbelt system. If your dog cannot tolerate this level of restraint, you can also use the included 10-inch dog seat belt tether to provide a bit more range of movement.
The Enhanced Strength Tru-Fit Smart Harness with steel Nesting Buckles has been tested in the following ways:
Dog Harness Crash test videos are available here and depict a 35lb dog traveling at 30 miles per hour, recorded at an accredited University test facilitythe University of Michigan, an accredited National Highway and Transportation Aadministration lab, using Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213 for child restraint systems. The unrestrained black and white dog is for comparison purposes, these are toy dogs weighted for the test - no animals were used in this video.
Measure chest and neck to determine harness size. The fit should be snug but not restrictive.