There are many kinds of dog safety harness brands. How do you know which is the best? The first thing you need to know is none of the dog safety harness brands on the market have been tested or approved by the auto safety division. However, most have been tested by the manufacturers by various methods – mainly by testing the strength of the dog safety harness. Since there is no universal testing method, there is no way to verify the claims of these manufacturers. However, any sort of dog safety harness you have for your dog is better than none at all.
There is a padded dog safety harness from Travelin’ Dog. One particular brand has a very strong metal clip which hangs from the harness and loops around the seat belt of the car. The benefit of this dog safety harness is that it is comfortable. However, the drawback is that the dog safety harness can not be used separately as just a harness because the metal clip is not detachable.
There is the dog safety harness made by Guardian Gear. A Guardian Gear dog safety harness has a detachable strap. One end of the strap clips to the harness part of the dog safety harness while the other end of the strap clips directly into the seat belt receptacle of most vehicles. However, the Guardian Gear dog safety harness does not provide any information as to the regards of their safety testing methods.
There is also the type of dog safety harness which has a clip-on loop in which the seat belt of the car goes through. One such brand is called the Tru-Fit Smart Harness made by Kurgo. This dog safety harness has been well tested. it has been safety tested in conjunction with the University of Ottowa and the metal hardware is designed to hold up to 2,000 pounds. The loop strap for this dog safety harness is detachable so that the harness can be used as a regular walking harness.