The x-large dog car restraint fits dogs with a chest size between 31"-45".
HOW IT WORKS Most dog seat belts consist of two parts - the harness part and the tether part. Each pet vehicle restraint style works differently. The Guardian Gear/Cruising Companion brands have these two parts - the simple non-padded harness part and the adjustable-length tether which buckles directly into the seat belt receptacle of most vehicles. The tether may not work in older cars, Volvos, Saabs, or Ford Explorers. The Kurgo brand uses a loop tether.
The discontinued camouflage tether is shown but the Guardian Gear/Cruising Compaion tether works in the exact same way.
This is how the Kurgo tether works.
HOW TO PUT ON THE LARGE PET SEATBELT Click PetAutoSafetyBlog.com for our article on written step-by-step instructions and photos.
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The Kurgo harnesses are put on in nearly the same way.
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Most reviews are positive, but some negative feedback to consider is that the buckles on these pet car seat belts 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 buckle didn't work in a particular vehicle. We have come across one incident where the metal buckle broke. Please be assured that if you have any issues with this car harness for dogs, our customer service department is happy provide you with a refund or exchange.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GUARDIAN GEAR AND CRUISING COMPANION Guardian Gear and Cruising Companion are essentially the same product. One of the differences might be the colors available. The pink and blue dog car seatbelt, for example, is only available with Cruising Companion while the red pet vehicle restraint is only available with Guardian Gear. If you get a black car harness for dogs, it could be either Guardian Gear or Cruising Companion. Sometimes one brand is not available so we get the other. Because really, there is no difference.
HAVE THE GUARDIAN GEAR / CRUISING COMPANION PET CAR SEAT BELTS BEEN TESTED? The answer is no. So why do we sell it? Because these brands have been around for a very long time and because the manufacturer stands by the quality of their dog harnesses for cars. The manufacturer claims their customers have never reported a negative instance when their dog was in a car accident. We would like to add that some of our employees at Pet Auto Safety have used the Guardian Gear / Cruising Companion dog car seatbelts (although we have moved on to the safety tested brands). Specifically and pictured are Sephi & Maya. Sephi wore a purple standard one while Maya wore the black dog car seatbelt.
If you would prefer a tested pet vehicle restraint, check out the Bergan, Kurgo Tru-Fit, PetBuckle, and Ruff Rider Roadie pet car restraints. The Kurgo brand on this page have testing, although not as extensively as the newer Kurgo versions found on the Kurgo page.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T THINK YOUR DOG WILL WEAR A PET CAR SEAT BELT? Some dogs just won't tolerate wearing a dog car seatbelt. But don't worry, there is help. Check out this article, "How to Get Your Dog Used to a Dog Car Harness" on our Pet Auto Safety Blog. Also, if you make a purchase from us, we automatically enclose a tip sheet to keep your dog from chewing on his pet car seat belt. Keeping dogs from chewing on their pet car restraints is basically the same as getting them used to the seat belts. Both methods help your dog get used to it.