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    Can anyone recommend a good car harness? I bought a cheap one the other day, but I would like to be able to leave it on sometimes when we go for walks and it always slides to one side and looks uncomfortable when she walks.

    Also, is there a rule of thumb for how long you make the seatbelt attachment lead? I obviously left it too long because yesterday she jumped out of the car with it still attached and ended up in a painful position on the ground. I do want her to be able to comfortably stick her head out of the window.

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    A friend got one of these
    Dog Harness, Comfy Red by Kramar - RSPCA

    Because it doesn't depend on plastic buckle in a crash ie you hook through the double metal rings at the top.

    It doesn't seem to slide around a lot - but isn't left on when the dog is out of the car.

    There's also these but I'm not sure how easy they are to use.
    Dog Car Restraints from Waggle.com.au
    Ruff Rider | Dog Seatbelts | Car Safety Harnesses and Pet Safety

    The ones with slide through loops on the chest strap - do slide around a bit.

    You might want to investigate the sled dog harnesses if you want to leave it on a dog.

    I can't condone letting a dog stick its head out the window when the car is moving. I've seen what happens to car mirrors, and been to one too many first aid courses, and my dad worked in ER. Bad things happen to stuff that sticks out of cars.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 09-09-2011 at 06:10 PM.

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    Thanks. I like the look of that first one.

    I cannot resist letting the dog stick her head out of the window. At least she has a harness now. My last dog never had, so I'm getting better!

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    The only one I can recommend is the Blackdog harness because that's all I have tried and found great, had it for years. It was the old style and did slip a bit on the chest strap, but the new style they have sorts that problem out I think.
    Dog Collars & Dog Leads by Black Dog - Home

    The only other harness I have used on dogs is the easy walk non pull harness for lead training, but that is not designed as a car restraint.
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