As dog owners themselves, Kurgo's designers know a dog harness has to be easy to put on or it will not be used. As a result, the Kurgo Tru Fit Smart Harness is one of the easiest to use harnesses on the market. For durability, the Tru-Fit Harness uses high quality automotive materials such as nylon seat belt webbing plus a padded chest piece for added comfort and safety.The harness is quick and easy to put on, simply slip it over your dog’s head and then clip around the midsection. Can be used as an auto safety or walking harness.
Small fits dogs 10-25 lbs.
Neck Size: 12-20"
Chest Girth: 16-22"
Medium fits dogs 25-50 lbs.
Neck Size: 16-25"
Chest Girth: 18-28"
Large fits dogs 50-80 lbs.
Neck Size: 18-30"
Chest Girth: 24-34"
X-Large fits dogs 80-110 lbs.
Neck Size: 24-35"
Chest Girth: 28-44"
Broad, padded chest plate for extra protection and comfort
Can be safely used with any vehicle seatbelt or the Kurgo Auto Zip Line. Add the zipline to include the dog tether so they can move in the back seat -more then if being restrained to just the seat belt
Includes a seat belt loop
If you travel in two cars, please purchase an extra seat belt tether
Functions as an auto or walking harness
5 adjustment points for a perfect fit on all dogs
Nylon webbing construction
Protects you and your dogs on the road
Broad, padded chest plate for extra protection and comfort
Does Your Dog Need a Seat Belt?
It’s no secret that dogs love to go for rides in cars and many dog owners enjoy the company of their furry companions on road trips. However, letting your dog have free rein throughout the car while driving is dangerous for everyone, and not just in a crash. According to a recent AAA survey, as many as 31% of dog owners who take their pets with them in the car admit to being distracted by that pet at some point while driving. Strapping in a child or even yourself is second nature, so why should a pet be any different?
While operating a vehicle, having a free-roaming pet is dangerous for many reasons.
Free roaming pets are a distraction – A dog climbing from the backseat to the front and jumping in your lap as you’re driving can easily cause an accident.
Driving with a dog on your lap is dangerous – Not only is it distracting, you don’t have full control of the steering wheel and other controls with a dog in your lap. Furthermore, even the smallest dog poses a great danger in the even of an accident – a 10 lb. dog traveling in a car going 50mph flies forward with a weight of 833 lbs!
It’s the law in some states – In an effort to increase awareness of dog safety in cars, many states are encouraging drivers to restrain their pets during travel. Drivers who drive with dogs on their laps in Arizona, Connecticut, Maine and New Jersey can receive fines of $250 to $1,000 if caught driving with a dog on their lap.
Crash Doggie Testing
We’re pretty excited here at Keep Doggie Safe because just this month, Subaru, who already has a pet-friendly reputation, announced they will fund research to further pet safety testing. Using “test doggies” in accident simulations, The Center for Pet Safety has already begun using the same laboratory used to test child safety seats. This is pretty awesome in our book!
Where to get a Doggie Seat Belt
As luck would have it, Keep Doggie Safe carries doggie seat belts. We want your dog to be as safe as possible while he enjoys the ride. Our wide selection includes car harnesses, dog seat belts, car booster seats and a variety of related dog car trip accessories. There’s no way to know when or if an accident will happen, so don’t leave it to chance. Strap that doggie in so everyone is safe.
Product Reviews for Kurgo Tru-Fit Car Harness
How to Use the Seat Belt & Harness
You’re ready to get out of town for a little R & R, but you’re uncertain whether traveling with your dog in tow will provide either of those Rs. For the well-prepared dog owner, traveling with a pet is a fun and rewarding experience.
Preparing for a trip with your dog
If staying with friends at your destination, don’t assume your dog is welcome in their home. Ask your hosts if the dog may tag along, and if so, where he’ll be staying so you can better prepare. If pets are a no-no, consider finding a kennel in the area so you can still spend time with Fido while being respectful of your friends’ wishes.
If staying in a hotel, look online for hotels that allow pets. Hotels are putting out welcome mats for dogs and their owners more than ever.
If flying to your destination, check your airline’s Web site for regulations when traveling with a dog. Make any necessary arrangements in advance with the airline, including the fee for your dog, which can vary depending on the dog’s size and weight.
If driving, consider a safety harness for your dog if you don’t have one. Check online for parks en route for a game of fetch along the way.
Check with your veterinarian regarding any special considerations. Depending on where you’re headed, your dog may need deworming pills or additional vaccinations. For air travel, you’ll likely need a health certificate from your vet, as well.
Jot down the name and phone number of a veterinarian at your destination. Though you may never use this information, you’ll want to have it in case of an emergency.
Packing list for dog travel
Print out this list to ensure you don’t forget anything:
Food and water
Pet bed, if needed
Collar and leash
ID tag with cell phone number
First aid kit
Plastic bags for waste
Name and phone number of area veterinarian
Things to remember while traveling
Now that you’re on your way, remember these key points for a carefree trip:
Clean up after your dog, wherever you are.
Be respectful of others’ property, be it at a hotel or at a friend’s home, especially if you want to be invited back!
Try to keep to your dog’s regular schedule as much possible in terms of mealtime, sleeping patterns, etc. This will make the trip smoother for you and your pet.
Have fun! This should be an enjoyable time for both of you.
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