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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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"Mom guilt"

So with all the talk about car seats and harnesses and laws in NJ, I started researching tonight to see if we wanted to go the car seat route or the harness route. Tillie has ALWAYS been an amazing traveler, never moves from the passenger seat/console area... doesn't have much desire to look out the window, just curls up and sleeps. When she was a puppy I would put her regular walking harness on and leash her to the seat, that is how she learned THAT is where she belongs.
Anywho, while I was researching I ran across a comment that said basically, ' why do people put so much time and money into making sure thier pets are FED with the best quality food and then let them be sitting ducks unsecured in a car!?" LOL okay, okay, point taken.

So here I am ... I think the harness is going to work best for us since she would need to be harnessed in IN a car seat too, right??
So, can someone reccomend what kind I need to use?? What is the best quality, most comfortable?? and how to get Tillie to accept it?? LOL

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When I was looking for a booster seat, I found this thread most helpful:
http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=16650

Bear absolutely loves looking out of the window!

This is a good one for that (but also for snoozing )



Oh and you use a harness with it too so Tillie would be safe

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We have a car seat for Murphy which we have used since we brought him home. Murphy loves it as he can see out the window, or curl up and take a nap comfortably - which he does every week on the way home from his day care.

We have the Lookout 1, and use a harness which attaches to a strap on the seatbelt. I did not want to pay the additional amount for the Lookout 2 which has a drawer, but now wish I had so we could just keep Murphy's travel stuff in there. The cover is completely washable which is great. Here is the link

http://www.dog-car-seats.com/index.htm

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Hi Tammy,
Timmy is a sleeper too and there is no problem with laying down in his harness. Here's a picture of it. It's called Easy Rider Car Harness. He also had a tether in his car seat that I hooked on to his regular harness. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any more questions.
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Tammy, I have to admit I did the exact same thing. I've been transporting Joey in a soft carrier in the car that is belted in, but after reading the threads, I went on line and bought a teather with all metal fasteners and a car seat. Major mommy guilt.......
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Hi Tammy,
Timmy is a sleeper too and there is no problem with laying down in his harness. Here's a picture of it. It's called Easy Rider Car Harness. He also had a tether in his car seat that I hooked on to his regular harness. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any more questions.
We had one of these when Kodi was younger, and I liked it because the chest was so well padded. But as his hair got longer, it started causing more and more mats. We switched to the Vest Harness, which is lined with soft flannel rather than fleece, and have had no trouble with mats since then.

http://www.gwlittle.com/product/padd..._car_harnesses

Kodi's is red, but I think Miss Tillie would look ADORABLE in this pink one!


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awesome! thanks so much for all the feedback!
Next question, do I NEED a car seat AND the car harness? I thought it was either/or??

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Tucker has the Lookout 2 Luxury Car Seat. We got the large so he'd have plenty of room to lay down. Glad we did since he's 18 lb. and needs the extra room. The drawer is very handy and the insert pillow washes well. We haven't washed the cover yet, but have cleaned it off the a little detergent and water. Tucker seems to like it. He falls asleep within minutes when we take a road tip to Fl. or Al. from NH.
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I've been using the solvit harness, but I just ordered the Solvit Jumbo Tagalong seat (PetSmart has it on sale on their website/after taxes and the international charges it was $30 less for me to get it through Petsmart rather than Amazon). Normally I wouldn't have bought it because the shipping and international charges cost me almost as much as the seat, but it has gotten great reviews from people on here.

Brody is fine with his harness restraint, but he is getting my seats dirty so that's the main reason why I'm going to try it. Ha ha I think he'll like sitting up higher too.

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I will need something that is easy to get in and out and is skinny as I have 2 car seats in the back for my Grandsons so Ted will have to occupy the middle seat in the back or the front seat if its just the 2 of us. (I can turn off the airbag)

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