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March 27, 2012

We just published an article on Hub Pages with this title and thought we would share it here on our blog. Some dogs just won’t tolerate a car seat belt harness. They try to escape from it and oftentimes succeed, defeating the purpose of protecting them in the car. Rather than try to find a harness which they can’t escape from, consider training to get your dog used to a dog car harness.

Here are some important points which were made in our Hub Pages article:

  1. Practice by having your dog wear his dog car harness around the house, supervised, and for only a few minutes at a time.
  2. Reward your dog when he wears his harness around the house without trying to get it off.
  3. Distract your dog with fun games or delicious treats while he is wearing the dog car harness around the house.
  4. Walk your dog in his dog car harness.

Getting a car seat belt for dogs which is too tight or supposedly inescapable does not keep your dog from struggling to get out of them. Training is by far a safer option for your pet. Training will keep him from hurting himself when he struggles to get out (because he won’t struggle anymore) and it will make him happier on road trips because he will have been trained to no longer worry about the dog car harness.

To read the whole article, visit our Hub Pages at http://naturebydawn.hubpages.com/hub/Getting-Your-Dog-Used-to-a-Dog-Car-Harness.

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