I was thinking I should finally get Carbon a proper "meant for the car" harness so looked at this again. While it clearly is the best on the market (the ONLY car harness safety tested for large dogs) actual user reviews make it sound quite uncomfortable for the dog (dogs can't lay down), fiddly to get attached to the seatbelt and useless as a walking harness (the straps slip off).If I were buying one, I would go for the Sleepypod one. It’s the safest on the market.
Is she not afraid of possible choking or worse if she were in a crash?uses a clip from collar to seatbelt
I think @Emily might have tried the Sleepypod? When I do use a car harness, I have Allsafe ones which are tested, but to a lower standard. The dogs have more movement in them, can sit up, lay down and turn around. All that comes at a trade-off with the safety.Do you know anyone who has used these harnesses, @snowbunny ?
Thanks for sharing your experience. From what I read on Reddit, you are not alone - if that's any consolation. The Sleepypod wouldn't be fair to Carbon to sit up during 6+ hour long drives. Such a bummer as I really do want to find a more secure option than what I use now - I know it isn't ideal and since we put in a lot of miles, it's important.I really wanted our Sleepypod to work but after all the expense, fiddliness, frustration, doggy discomfort and useless customer service I wanted to burn the stupid damn thing.