- Safety Belt Instructions
Securing your dog in your car makes sense for many more reasons than just avoiding a ticket!
A Vehicle Safety Belt actually prevents accidents. Most dog/car accidents are caused by a dog that distracted the driver. Many dogs are like jumping beans in the car. They jump from seat to seat or they pace back and forth. A dog seat belt is for them.
Other dogs are very mellow - until you make a sudden stop, or have an emergency steering situation, or maybe it is simply that a truck passes you and honks, or that you are rear ended when you are at a stop light. Now that mellow dog is anxious and scared, and trying to get into your lap. A dog seat belt is for them.
And if you ever do have to slam on the brakes, it is a great idea to have your dog tethered…
And most importantly - if you are in an accident, and a rescuer opens your door to get you out - your loose dog is likely to run out of the car - and into traffic…or just away. Neither situation is good. And both can be avoided, with a dog seat belt.
Lastly, Yes…Police are now ticketing for having a loose dog in the car. Some states have specific animal tethering regulations for vehicles. Yet, police in any state can write a ticket for an untethered dog in the car under general 'Distracted Driver' or "Improperly Transporting An Animal" provisions.
The Dog Vehicle Safety Belt:
- Adjusts to 4 lengths ranging from 32 inches to 12 inches. See the instructions tab!
- Works with any dog harness…not just ours
- Works in any vehicle
- Has no moving sliders which can break
- is Bright Orange so it can be seen by First Responders…and to remind you to use it!
- Is simple to use
The seat belt is a very simple device. Attach one of the carabineers to something some thing stationary in your car, like the post of a seat headrest a cargo hook, or the vehicle's seatbelt: buckle the car seatbelt, pull the car’s belt back into the belt reel so that it ‘locks’. The other carabineer get attached to the BACK of your dog’s harness. It works with any dog harness . . not just ours. If you ordered the ¾ width harness, the SMALLER carabineer is the one to attach to your dog. The car gets the bigger carabineer. See the video for how to the seat belt can be adjusted to 4 different sizes. DO NOT ATTACH TO THE COLLAR. DOGS SHOULD NOT RIDE IN THE FRONT SEAT.