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Do you use a harness or seat belt for your dog in Car??

I see them advertised.. I take lola maybe once a week to the grocery store as she loves to go in the car. I know that one quick stop or an accident would be very bad for her not being secure in the back seat. I wonder how well these work... In a bad accident how do they protect the dog other than just keeping them in the seat? Do the dogs hate it? I know Lola loves to look out the windows and be able to do what she wants when we go for a drive. Please share your experience using this device and maybe give a brand that you find it best if you use a seat belt type of device for your golden. Thanks so much!
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My dogs ride in crates, but I just ordered a harness for the rare times we might be riding in a car without a crate. Restraining my dogs is not optional in my mind, any more than I'd let a toddler crawl around the back seat unrestrained. One bad stop and they're a flying missle.

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The harnesses keep the dogs in place all the time, as well as in the event of an accident. It ceratinly prevents the dog from flying through the front windsheild in an accident.

Also if you dog is loose in your car an protective of you, paramedics will not treat you until animal control comes.
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I question the reason for using a crate if the idea of a ride in the car is for the fun of going for a ride... I see the crate as helpful for containing the dog.... but does the dog see it as an enjoyable experience of " going for a a ride?" That is all I am asking. I do see the protective reason for the crate- do not get me wrong.
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I use this one:

Not my dog.

I've seen the videos of what happens in a 30MPH head on collision and it's not pretty...but it's better than nothing.

Maggie seems to like it. She usually just lays down and sleeps in the back seat after I get her hooked up and I don't hear a peep from her unless she's got to go to the bathroom.

I like it more for the fact that she's not going to lunge for me while I'm driving down the road.
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I question the reason for using a crate if the idea of a ride in the car is for the fun of going for a ride... I see the crate as helpful for containing the dog.... but does the dog see it as an enjoyable experience of " going for a a ride?" That is all I am asking. I do see the protective reason for the crate- do not get me wrong.
there's a million other ways I can do something fun for my dog, my priority is his safety. For us a car ride is just the way to get to where the fun happens!

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Jacks has a harness....

Berts sits in his plastic crate right up in the front seat where I can keep an eye on him. I will use the crate until he's a bit bigger and then he will probably graduate to a harness as well.

Funny thing I stopped to get gas this afternoon and the guy behind the counter asked if I was moving. Said he saw a LOT OF STUFF in the front seat. He said he couldn't figure out what he was looking at. I laughed at him and told him it was just a big puppy crate.

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I use the same brand with my pups, too.


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I use this one:

Not my dog.

I've seen the videos of what happens in a 30MPH head on collision and it's not pretty...but it's better than nothing.

Maggie seems to like it. She usually just lays down and sleeps in the back seat after I get her hooked up and I don't hear a peep from her unless she's got to go to the bathroom.

I like it more for the fact that she's not going to lunge for me while I'm driving down the road.

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I had a harness/seat belt until I bought Joey a brand new truck so he could have a crate!

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