Dogs, for whatever reason, love riding in cars. No other animal is quite as happy about car rides and no other pet will just stick its head out the window without jumping out of your moving vehicle. However, you still want your pooch to be safe in the event of a car accident. You can keep him or her safe with a car harness, which is like a seat belt/car seat for dogs. Fido can still stick his/her head out the window, but now he/she will not be brutally ejected from your vehicle when your vehicle is it from behind, hit from the side or rolls over. Here are some product reviews on the best car harnesses for dogs.
Seat Belt Buckles Included
One of the best car harnesses for dogs, the Guardian Gear Polyester Car Harness. This type of harness includes a full chest brace-style harness with a short leash that ends in a universal seat belt tab. The tab fits into all seat belt buckles.
Harnesses That Allow Your Own Seat belts to Be Threaded Through the Back
Another really good type of dog car harness is a full chest, Impact Seat Belt by Harness. Instead of using a leash with a buckle on the end, this type allows you to thread your own seat belt through the back side of the harness, thereby restricting your dog’s movement.
Features of Both of These Types
Those who have purchased this harness in the past all rave about the fact that their dogs are kept restrained to the back seat and do not try to put their paws on the front console or squeeze through the center of the two front seats while the dog owners are trying to drive.
Both of these dog harnesses qualify for “best car harness for dogs” because they help keep your dog more safe and secure than no harness at all or using a leash tied to the seat hitch. However, one of these harnesses has greater benefits over the other.
Best Budget Harness
Guardian Gear Ride Right harness
- It makes it really simple to secure your dog into the back seat.
- It costs far less than other car harnesses for dogs.
- It is very easy to use.
Best Overall Dog Harness
The Impact Harness by Kurgo.
- There is no possible way your dog can get loose on his or her own.
- It comes in multiple colors and it is washable.
- If your car is hit from any one direction or rolls over and over in an accident, your dog is as secure as an infant in an infant seat.
- It has a lifetime warranty, which goes above and beyond protecting your dog.
- The chest padding is doubled to protect your dog’s heart and lungs safe from impaling or crushing injuries.
Additionally, the Kurgo impact harness has been crash-tested for safety, something that is rarely done for and with this type of product.
Here are some things other dog owners liked and stated about the product:
…the chest portion is heavy duty and stitched with very tightly to help reinforce the chest plate..
…this [Kurgo] harness is very easy to use! It fit my lage standard poodle nicely!
…the large harness is perfect for our giant Schnauzer. Not too tight, not too loose, even after you thread the car’s seat belt throught the back of the harness and click it into place..