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Dog Safety Harness for Car on Shark Tank

I saw this harness on a recent episode of Shark Tank. Did anyone else see this? It drew a lot of laughs but it kind of made sense. It is supposed to have passed crash safety tests.

https://zugopet.com/products/the-rocketeer-pack

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I really doesn't look very comfortable!



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I cannot imagine Perry having to sit that way for a 5 hour drive
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I cannot imagine Perry having to sit that way for a 5 hour drive
That’s what i thought when I saw this episode - what does the dog think about all this?! Haha!
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I cannot imagine torturing a dog like that.
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Well, first, there is the dog’s comfort and compliance. Second, there is the matter that the “dog” in the video... isn’t. And doesn’t has a neck. An animal with a neck is going to have the same spinal deformation on impact as with any other harness. Yes, the harness may keep the animal in place. (Which is the main thing CFPS is concerned with as far as I can see) But I find it hard to believe the dog would survive a seerious crash.

IMO, any restraint is better than nothing. Any (strapped down) crate is better than any harness. After that, buy the best crate system you can afford that will work with your vehicle. But a soft-sided crate securely strapped into the backseat seatbelt is an economical and safe option for many people.
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Omg wow! I would not have used that...
I have a crate strapped in the back of my car for the puppy. Right now my ex-mother in laws dog is using it when we're dog watching him. It's a 3G Variocage single compact L and I am really pleased with it

How do you guys secure your dogs? Can you post pictures? I'd like to see
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Well, first, there is the dog’s comfort and compliance. Second, there is the matter that the “dog” in the video... isn’t. And doesn’t has a neck. An animal with a neck is going to have the same spinal deformation on impact as with any other harness. Yes, the harness may keep the animal in place. (Which is the main thing CFPS is concerned with as far as I can see) But I find it hard to believe the dog would survive a seerious crash.

IMO, any restraint is better than nothing. Any (strapped down) crate is better than any harness. After that, buy the best crate system you can afford that will work with your vehicle. But a soft-sided crate securely strapped into the backseat seatbelt is an economical and safe option for many people.
Since Perry travels in his travel bag when we're flying, that's what he's in in the car... though I do switch him to his sherpa for the car (because it's easier to clean) -- with the seatbelt strap securing it in the back seat. As Karen said - soft-side crate/ bag secured in the backseat.
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How do you guys secure your dogs? Can you post pictures? I'd like to see
Ditto. Me, too!
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Sorry, no pictures of him in the car - but sherpa bag with the seatbelt through the seatbelt strap on the bag in the backseat.
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Omg wow! I would not have used that...
I have a crate strapped in the back of my car for the puppy. Right now my ex-mother in laws dog is using it when we're dog watching him. It's a 3G Variocage single compact L and I am really pleased with it

How do you guys secure your dogs? Can you post pictures? I'd like to see
I LOVE my double Variocage!!! But a lot of people can't afford it, and not all cars can accommodate one. Panda and Kodi ride in the Variocage, and Pixel rides in a RuffTough Kennel securely fastened to the seatbelt on the back seat. That, I think, is another very safe option. (don't have a photo of it though)
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