Car harness

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  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Anyone have a recommendation for a good car harness?

    We sell the Easy Rider at work: http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Rider-Car-Harness-Medium/dp/B000301EHK

    It just doesn't really appeal to me though. Plus when I take it out of its packaging, it gives me a mini panic attack trying to figure out where all the straps go and how to freaking put it on lol.

    I bring Juno lots of places and she sits in the front passenger seat. I've been in a car accident, I come across stupid drivers pretty much every time I go out, so I figure I need something instead of just instinctively throwing my arm out across her chest when I hit the brakes (which I will still always do regardless lol).
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    1000% recommend the Roadie. I can bring Frodo's in for you to look at if you want. Absolutely love it.
     
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    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Yes please!!
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Do you work tomorrow?
     
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    Saeleofu Active Member

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    I use the EasyRider for Gavroche and Logan's regular leather working harness for him. The EasyRider is SUPER simple to put on, Gavroche practically puts it on himself (okay, I have to buckle the buckle, but if I hold it up he'll step right in).

    That said, neither of the options I use are really proven "safe" in a car crash. I feel like it's better than nothing, but I have yet to be 100% satisfied by ANY harness. But these work for me and my needs as it stands right now. If nothing else it keeps them in place when I have to make sudden stops or sharp turns.
     
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  6. Southpaw

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    Yeah I come in at 3. :)

    SERIOUSLY?? Gosh every time I look at it I want to die lol it confuses the heck out of me :rofl1:
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Awesome I will bring it tomorrow.

    I used the Easy Rider like...twice. Then I threw it in the closet. If I wasn't scared of fire I would have burned it.
     
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    MisssAshby Richy Rich HM Twit!

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    Roadie fan here. I have a few extra, but sadly I think they would be too big for Juno. :(
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Roadie ALL the way. I have one I don't use, but it's too small for Juno I'm pretty sure.
     
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    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    What's Juno's girth? I have several Size 6 Roadies that need a home because they are too big for my crew...
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Erin, what size girth are those again? I've got one from you that's Enzos instead of Knoxs, lol, it fits her great, but he's almost too big to get out of it. Goes in just fine, but I almost couldn't get him out of it the first time he wore it, so he's not wore it since lol
     
  12. Southpaw

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    Her chest measures at about 28". Is the neck measurement super important you think? Because I'm getting 17" on her but then that doesn't really match up with their sizing chart.

    If any of you have extra ones that would fit her that'd be awesome!
     
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    Do the harnesses really keep them safe in a crash? Here in Germany (less than a month left here YAY!) its MANDATORY to have your dog harnessed in or crated while in the car. Its not about the dogs safety, its about the humans'. The theory behind the law is that unrestrained dogs can kill someone in the car when they get thrown around in an accident... I guess if it stops the dog from flying at your head, the dog is safer too... I just wonder about how much damage the harness does to the dog in a crash. Either way I have a cheapo harness by Trixie which is HORRIBLE but it satisfies the law while Tara is outgrowing all her stuff (She's 6 months old next week!!!!)

    How is everyone attaching their harnesses to the car? Mine literally buckles in but the package said the buckle only works for certain car makes- not fords or volvos (luckily I am driving an ancient Opel)
     
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    I have a Roadie.
     
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    I use the Bergan. Fits the Boxer chest pretty well. And it is easy to use. :)
     
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    The model I have says size 6 fits dogs with girths from 28-32". I have several, so PM me if you want one and we can work out details!
     
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    I use Bentleys Julius K9 IDC harness for the car and just use a strap that I got from petco to tie him down. Its not car "approved" but it keeps him back.

    Before we drive down to FL ill be getting him a car harness that's been crash tested. There are a couple but the only two that come to mind right now are Kurgo and Bergan.
     
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    Mmmmm, I don't think those both are...it's possible neither are. Or if they're crash tested, they may not have been approved as safe.

    The only ones I can think of are the Road and PetBuckle.
     
  19. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Bumping this to say that I bought Middie a Roadie and am waiting anxiously for it to come in so we can test it out. I used a regular harness in the Jetta and was moderately happy with it, and used the same one in the previous roadster. Middie was okay with it, but it was a pain to attach. In the new car, he is less than happy with the situation, as we have misplaced his harness and he doesn't like this car as much as the last one. It's led to some serious stressing out sessions in which he tried to crawl into my lap, and I'm not dealing with that - I desperately need a harness.

    Also, Amazon has them for $25. That helped. :p
     
  20. Southpaw

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    I am liking it so far but haven't really had her in the car much to get a good feel. The only thing I am struggling with is how I want to attach it in the car, right now I've just been putting the seatbelt through it and buckling it in that way, but it's been kind of awkward that way and Juno doesn't seem to know how to sit or lie down. Not sure if I need to try attaching it different ways, or if my dog is just dumb lol and needs time to figure it out!

    But I am glad I got the Roadie and not the kind we sell at work. Roadie is easier to put on and doesn't look as silly. :p
     

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