The Guardian Gear Dog Car Harness and Cruising Companion Dog Car Harness is manufactured by the same company. The Guardian Gear black and black paw print dog car harness share the exact same design as the Cruising Compaion camouflage dog car harness. However, the Cruising Compaion houndstooth padded harness is of a different design. The padded Cruising Compaion houndstooth padded dog car harness is more comfortable than the Guardian Gear dog car harness or the Cruising Companion camouflage dog car harness.
All designs of Guardian Gear dog car harness and Cruising Companion dog car harness use a strap which buckles directly into the seat belt receptacle while the Tru-Fit Smart Dog Car Harness uses a looped strap in which the seat belt of the car goes through. Both designs are just as safe, but the styles affect how your dog rides in the car.
The straps of the Guardian Gear dog car harness and Cruising Compainon dog car harness tend to be a little long so there is still the danger of your dog being thrown onto the floor of the car and possibly hurting themselves. The extra small and small-medium sized dog carharness is usually adjustable enough to prevent this, but the large and extra large dog car harness doesn’t shorten much. If you have the floor of your car covered, say with the Extend-A-Seat or a backseat dog hammock, then the danger of your dog being hurt if thrown onto the floor is eliminated. The pro of using the Guardian Gear dog car harness or Cruising Compainion dog car harness with the extendable strap is that your dog has more room to move around in the back seat. If your dog is active and doesn’t like to hold still for long, this dog car harness is best.
The looped strap of Tru-Fit Smart Dog Car Harness is more restrictive than the straps Guardian Gear dog car harness or Cruising Companion dog car harness. This is good because in the event of a sudden stop or car wreck, your dog will not get thrown onto the floor or around the car. However, the looped strap is much more restrictive. It is difficult for your dog to stand or move around when wearing the Tru-Fit Smart Dog Car Harness. If your dog prefers to rest or is rather calm when in the car, the Tru-Fit Smart Dog Car Harness is the best.
The Tru-Fit Smart Dog Car Harness also has the added benefit of being crash tested in conjunction with the University of Ottowa. The Guardian Gear dog car harness and Cruising Companion dog car harness does not have the benefit of official testing. This dog car harness is still safer than wearing no dog car harness at all, but for ultimate protection we recommend the Tru-Fit Smart Dog Car Harness. Because my dogs are more active in the car and because I use the Extend-A-Seat to cover the car floor, I prefer the Guardian Gear dog car harness.