However, after an accident on a back road (thankfully minor!), we wanted something more than just keeping them in place. We stumbled on a study done by the Center of Pet Safety, which completed the first crash testing on pet safety harnesses.
Beyond the impact protection, seat belts can be critical if in an accident. As we unfortunately know, a car accident is a scary thing for both the humans and pooches. We have heard stories of dogs running away during the aftermath, sometimes injured themselves. With even our cheap harnesses at the time, both our pooches stayed in place while we waited for the police and firemen.
Do you use a seat belt for your pooch in the car?