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What harness to use for car seat?

I think I need to get a different harness for Tucker's car seat. The one I have is fairly narrow webbed straps, and I've been thinking I might like more coverage to spread out the force of an accident. I know a lot of people use Puppia and went to look online at them, (none available locally,) and there seems to be a lot of different styles available.

Can you give me specific information on style/size/and brands that you like?

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We have the Canine Friendly VestHarness for Gracie. It seems very sturdy and durable. I know it works because I had Gracie in the backseat of my car, in her Solv-it car seat. I had to slam on the brakes once, and she happened to be standing up at the time. Unfortunately, she flew out of the car seat that she was tethered to and was suspended on the outside of her car seat. Needless to say she was a bit shaken up (as was I), but was completely unharmed. The VestHarness did the job it was supposed to do!!! She weighs almost 12 lbs. and
I think hers is an XS. It's also very easy to use. It has nice sized heavy duty plastic clips that are very easy to buckle!

Good luck with whatever you choose!

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here's a Link to an online retailer. Looks like its a pretty good price!


http://www.gear4dogs.com/canine-frie...1-vest-harness
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Here's the one I use for Timmy, it's called Easy Rider. I've been very happy with it.

http://www.havaneseforum.com/attachm...7&d=1340559463

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Thank you, HavGracie and Jen. I'll check them out.

The Easy Rider has fleece and Tucker is in full coat-Ifound that fleece mats his coat too much.

Karen/Kodi, which one did you end up with and do you like it? I think it was one Karen or Linda had recommended.

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Thank you, HavGracie and Jen. I'll check them out.

The Easy Rider has fleece and Tucker is in full coat-Ifound that fleece mats his coat too much.

Karen/Kodi, which one did you end up with and do you like it? I think it was one Karen or Linda had recommended.
I had the same problem with the Easy Rider... just doesn't work on a dog with full coat. I use the VestHarness. It's lined with soft, but flat, tightly woven flannel, and causes MUCH less matting. Still a bit, if he's damp from a walk, but nothing terrible. (and I think ANY harness will mat damp hair)


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Karen did have one that she mentioned that she liked. Don't remember what it was now. I was going to look into the Solvit one.

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I have the Solvit one for Brody. It's nice and sturdy and has good strong hardware on it.

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Someone on here recommended this one:
http://wiggleswagswhiskers.com/
I thought it might be nice because of the two options for clipping it into a seatbelt or leash.

I'll look for the one Karen mentions here, the "VestHarness." That doesn't sound like a brand, though, so Karen, if you have a site for it would you post it?

I looked at the Solvit one online and it looks very heavy...good protection in the car, I'd imagine, but I'd like one I could use for multi-purposes.

Edited to add: I found a site for the VestHarness: http://www.gear4dogs.com/canine-frie...1-vest-harness

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The Solvit one is quite heavy. I only use it in the car.

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