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Sleepypod uses a specific measurement – the total length of a figure eight around a dog’s neck and torso – to indicate which size of its product a dog should wear. The company recommends that small dogs (those who measure less than 31 inches using the measuring protocol, seen in the adjacent illustration) do not wear a harness, but are crated in a crash-tested and well-secured pet carrier instead. Very large dogs, too, are not considered good candidates for the Sleepypod Utility Harness; it’s not recommended for any dogs who measure more than 60 inches and/or weigh more than 75 pounds. (The heaviest test-dog dummy used in the CPS tests was 75 pounds, so the harness is untested at weights greater than that.)
The first step is to determine what will be the most practical way for the dog to travel in the car. Traveling in a crate or attached to a seat belt provides the greatest safety for the dog and the passengers, but the pet will first need to be conditioned to rest in its crate or wear the seat belt harness in the home.
In fact, by desensitization and counter-conditioning the dog to the seat belt or crate before proceeding to the car, these devices may help to improve success and reduce anxiety in the car. Some dogs may feel less anxious if they are not restrained in a crate or with a seat belt; this is only acceptable if you can ensure that there is no risk to the dog or the passengers when you drive. Some owners choose to use a dividing grid to block their dog’s access to the front of the vehicle. Another option is to have a second passenger restrain and train the dog with a leash and a head halter.
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Reason Number 2: Having your pet in a safety harness can prevent driver distraction. A pet that is moving about in the car is the 3rd worst in-car distraction according to a recent AAA study.It’s long been recommended that smaller pets travel in body harnesses or soft carriers that interface with a car’s shoulder belt, or in a travel carrier or crate, for larger dogs. Those options keep pets in place during normal driving, reducing distractions. And in case of an accident, it was believed they might reduce the likelihood of pet injury.Q:Many car harnesses for dogs and travel carriers for various pets look pretty flimsy. Do these things really keep our animals safe in cars?That changed when pet-safety advocate Lindsey A. Wolko founded the Reston, Va.-based Center for Pet Safety in 2011. It is a registered nonprofit research and advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety. Wolko got involved in pet safety literally by accident — when a travel harness failed to protect one of her own dogs from injury during a panic-stop highway incident. After her dog recovered, she looked for a better product but discovered there were no safety standards or required testing for pet products. She also learned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission didn’t monitor or regulate marketing claims related to pet product safety.But how did we know these harnesses and carriers would really protect our pets in an accident? As it turns out, all we had were manufacturers’ claims. Unlike child-safety restraints, little if any independent evaluation had been done on pet restraints until recently.Clickit Utility was tested using the FMVSS-213 30 mph crash test that is used to test child safety restraints. It earned Top Performer in the Center for Pet Safety’s 2013 Safety Harness Study.