Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: car harness

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    se qld
    Posts
    836

    Default car harness

    I am looking at this harness on E bay.

    The dog is a stocky style ACD 29 kg.
    He likes riding up front in the passenger seat on the way to the beach.
    Then laying drop position on the way home back seat (clagged out, lol).

    Does anyone have any particular recommendations?

    http://compare.ebay.com.au/like/2308...PriceItemTypes
    Last edited by chubbsecurity; 08-01-2012 at 07:13 PM. Reason: sorry, link

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    353

    Default

    no link?

    Anyway, whatver harness you get, my only rec is to ensure you get one with a well padded and substantial chest plate, so if you ever do have to go into serious brake-mode that the stress will be spread evenly through your dogs chest area, rather than in specific strap areas like human seatbelts do... we're mostly big enough to withstand that stress - our chests are wide and compressed, whereas a dog's is the opposite, they are narrow and deep, and when they are sitting up in a harness, the literal pointy end of their chest is front and centre, able to be easily (and significantly) damaged by the force of impact-avoidance braking.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    se qld
    Posts
    836

    Default

    Thanks, Pinkest. I saw another one with a sheepskin pad for the chest.
    I will go back and look for it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    353

    Default

    Looks good... and has a good chest plate that's woven, not made from seatbelt material.

    When you're doglet is zoned out in the back, make the attachement lead just a tad different in length, but not so long that he can roll off the front edge of the seat if you hit the chocks in a hurry...


    avoid ones like these as if they have the plague - far too dangerous - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Black-Uni...8255%26ps%3D54
    Last edited by Pinkest; 08-01-2012 at 07:26 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Bunbury
    Posts
    1,378

    Default

    Are there attachments so they can be on the lead comfortably in the back of a station waggon, or does it have to be a seat?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,584

    Default

    A friend swears by this one - because it has two metal d-rings that are used as the fixing point - not a plastic clip buckle - which it has as well but the pressure is taken by the d rings...
    Champion Canine Seat Belt System

    The bit that goes down the chest has extra padding on it.

    Others - like the one I use - rely on the plastic buckles holding - which is good in a slow crash but not so much in a high energy one.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •