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Hi there!

Our boy, George, will be 1 next week. He weighs 72 lbs and will probably max out at 80 or less.

We're driving to OR from Chicago this summer, on I-80. What would you recommend for restraint? We currently use a seatbelt loop that clips to his harness in the backseat, but we mostly drive around the city (30 mph or less). Worried about keeping him (and us) safe and comfortable for several long interstate drives.

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I use something similar, a harness that clips into a seatbelt latch. I know some people recommend a crate bolted into the car which is probably the safest but I don't think it would be very doable for a family vacation with all the stuff we "need" to take. Years ago I just let my dogs ride on the third row bench. Definitely not safe but luckily there was never a problem.


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we too use a seat belt latch style although amber would turn around a lot and get tangled. I added this swivel and it works fine.


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We use the Kurgo Harness and seat belt clip, there's a heavy duty one that swivels too. We like this a lot, it allows Teddy to move around the back seat, but he can't get loose or jump out the window (we have a family member whose dog did this and luckily survived!). https://www.amazon.com/Kurgo-Tru-Fit...s%2C238&sr=8-4


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Just make sure the chest piece is a wide pad and not a strap as anything over 25mph is enough force to break bones in their chest and ribs.

Something like the Kurgo harness below
https://www.chewy.com/kurgo-tru-fit-...hoCfUYQAvD_BwE

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We moved from a secure crate tied down in the back of our SUV to the Sleepypod Clickit Sports Harness. We also purchased a seatbelt locking clip to control how much our dog can move around on the seat. She can lie down comfortably. I was hesitant to move her from the secure crate, but as she has gotten older she (and we) have enjoyed her being in the seat behind us. sleepypod.com

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That's the type I would not use as it's just a thin strap and a collision at 25mph or more is enough to broken bones caused by the strap. Just food for thought on choosing these types of car restraints.

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I also like the Sleepypod harness for use in the back seat. Some of the other seatbelt restraint systems being sold failed crash testing.
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