Answered by GWL, May 14, 2011 at 01:18:48 PM EDT.
A: Car harnesses are designed differently. They tether lower on the back for safety reasons in a sudden stop or accident to better protect the spine. This design slips over the head and buckles around the body.
Asked by angel monroe, May 18, 2011 at 04:10:00 AM EDT.
Q: I want to buy this product but I am unsure how to fasten the harness to the seatbelt? Can you show a picture or video of which part goes on which part of the seat belt. Or explain? Thank!
Answered by GWL, May 18, 2011 at 11:57:59 AM EDT.
A: There is a video on item #214573 (vented car harness) which shows how they attach. You use a tether strap from the seat belt to the harness.
Asked by Ashley, July 11, 2012 at 11:55:00 AM EDT.
Q: Have either the padded or mesh harness been crash tested? My maltese has an 8 inch girth and I'm afraid the crash tested harnesses will be too big - this seems to be the only one that would fit him.
Answered by GLW, July 11, 2012 at 12:04:43 PM EDT.
A: As of this date, no, they have not been put to the test for child safety standards. Most car harnesses would be too big for your size Maltese.
In lieu of a crash-tested harness you may wish to consider the Cirque harness (#212960) which starts at approximately 9" girth. This is made by the same company and tethers low on the back for car safety. This is not officially approved for use in cars, however, it is still better than riding lose.
Asked by mom2cavs, February 26, 2013 at 10:31:40 AM EST.
Q: Do these harnesses run true to size? In the past I have ordered harnesses from various companies and went strictly by the sizing guide only to have them be too small or too big. My 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels weigh 17 and 19 lbs. respectively and their girths are 20" and 22". They are kinda barrel chested. Thanks!
Answered by GWL, February 26, 2013 at 11:34:48 AM EST.
A: It's very hard to pinpoint sizing - on anything. That is why we have our Right-Size Free Exchange program. The girth on these harnesses is measured in a different location than most since they tether lower on the back for safety. The best adive is to try an XS and a SM to see which fits best. If you need an exchange we include a pre-paid mailer for your convenience.
Asked by Linda Wooten, August 15, 2013 at 12:37:51 PM EDT.
I want to order the Pleather console lookout seat for my 2# 9oz toy poodle...I also wanted the padded car vest harness but since she is so small, will she wiggle out of the harness? What do you suggest? Thank you!
Answered by GWL, August 15, 2013 at 02:06:47 PM EDT.
A: For tiny dogs in cars we recommend item #212960 (made by the same mfg as the Padded Vest Harness) or item #223754. However, both are not approved for car safety, but any restraint could be better than nothing at all.
Asked by Robin S., August 28, 2014 at 09:52:46 PM EDT.
Q: Can this car harness double as a walking harness too?
Answered by GWL, August 29, 2014 at 01:01:53 PM EDT.
A: Yes. The difference is the d-ring is situated much lower on the back than a traditional harness. As a result, the control over your dog is different. If your dog is hard to walk on a leash this harness will not work as well since the control of the leash is not near the shoulders or head area. If you dog is a good walker on a leash then this harness will work just fine.
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