A Pet Auto Restraint Can Save Your Dog's Life
Safeguard your pet with the comfortable safety tested Bergan canine seat belts.
A Bergan dog safety car harness not only protects your dog, but could also keep you and your loved ones riding in the car safe.
How a Dog Seat Belt for Cars Could Save Your Pet
How Bergan Dog Safety Belts Work
How to Put On the Bergan Dog Seatbelts
Bergan Dog Seatbelt
For the full dog seatbelt reviews, click HERE to visit The Preventive Vet article.
If you have purchased the Bergan pet car harness, whether it be from us or not, please email us at email@example.com with your opinion.
Not all dog seatbelt reviews are positive. Some negative criticism to consider include the buckles on these doggie seatbelts are plastic, the straps tighten but may come loose over time, the tether is too long or too short for a particular dog, or the padding is too bulky for the dog. Our customer service department is happy provide you with a refund or exchange should you have any concerns with our pet seat belts.
Guarantee Fit! - If the dog travel harness that you select does not fit your pet, return it to us in its original condition and box. Once the pet car harness is received, we will send you the next size up or down, depending on your needs (extra fees may apply for the extra large). Your return shipping cost will not be refunded. Click HERE for more information.
Compare the Bergan Dog
Safety Belts with Other Brands
For more detailed information on the difference between our pet car harness brands, read our article, "Compare the Dog Car Harness Brands".
Have the Bergan Dog
Safety Belts Been Tested?
If your dog is in a car accident, multiply his weight by how fast your car is going to see how many pounds of force your dog could exert in a car accident. For example, a dog weighing 50 pounds will exert 2,500 pounds of force in a 50 mile per hour car accident (50 x 50 = 2,500). While the testing of the Kurgo Tru-Fit smart dog seatbelts show they will withstand 2,000 pounds of force, the Bergan pet seat belts testing proves the small Bergan pet auto restraint will hold up to nearly 800 pounds for the small, 1,500 pounds for the medium, 2,500 for the large, and 4,400 for the extra large.
So why haven't the Bergan doggie seatbelts been crash tested and are crash tested ones better? Crash testing costs millions of dollars. And crash testing is only one type of test. Other tests are needed in order to make sure a dog seat belt for cars will hold up. Does this mean that Pet Buckle is better than Bergan because it has been crash tested? No. For one, Pet Buckle has not published their crash testing results so we do not know how heavy the dog dummy was or how fast the car was going in the crash test. Nor do we know how many pounds of force the Pet Buckle canine seat belts are designed to withstand. There is no formal method of testing so each manufacturer uses their own testing companies and testing methods. For more information regarding the lack of industrial standardization, please check out this article on Car Safety Restraints for Dogs.
Bergan is the newest dog vehicle harness to be added to our website. So when one of our employees got a new dog, she tried it on her dog and loved it. Here is a photo of Pierson wearing the Bergan dog safety car harness.
Can Your Dog Sit,
Stand, and Lie Down in Bergan Dog Safety Belts?
Why the Tethers of
the Bergan Pet Car Harness are No Longer than Two Feet
What If You Don't
Think Your Dog Will Wear a Pet Auto Restraint?
People are not just distracted by mobile phones. They can be distracted by pets in the car too. With a dog seat belt for cars, your pet will not annoy the driver. He will stay in the back seat, possibly even in a car collision. Car restraints for dogs may also restrain your pet from becoming a deadly projectile in an auto collision. Think about how much your pet weighs, then take into account how fast you usually go. And finally, multiply the two numbers. This is how much of an impact force your dog could inflict on other passengers if he isn't restrained with a proper dog vehicle harness. So, if your dog weighs 15 pounds and you're driving 30 miles per hour, it is going to be just like being hit with 450 pounds. Most dog seatbelts are intended to hold out against at least 2,000 pounds or more of force. However, there is no formal testing method. Each manufacturer does independent testing.
Something else to think about for pets not making use of their pet seat belts and caught up in an auto crash... What if your dog survives but flees from the car? Think about how frightened your pet will be if your vehicle goes out of control, crashes into another car or object, or flips. His fundamental instinct will probably be to get away from the situation, even if he is injured. If there is an open window or other means of escape, your dog will try to use it. Then he will run. He might get into the road or he might run off into the trees and be forever lost. This occurs more often than you think. If your pet is safely strapped in a pet auto restraint, his likelihood for survival is enhanced. Not only will he be less likely to flee, but he will likely be less difficult for emergency personnel to attend to his medical needs. Dog seatbelts can save lives in so many ways.
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