Connect a Kurgo dog seat belt to any harness to prevent driver distraction
Regarding the loop tether, we have found that the tether works great for some dogs but works terribly for others. Take my Aussie-mix Pierson, for example. He is calm and quiet in the car so the loop tether presents no problems for him. I feel that the loop tether is safer because it is shorter and uses the seat belt system of the car. The Center for Pet Safety has conducted a study on the different kinds of tethers and has confirmed shorter tethers are better. Imagine your dog in a car accident. With a short tether, your dog is confined to his seat. With a longer tether, he still gets tossed around, possibly slammed into door and windows and back of seats. But the short looped tether with my Labrador Maya just doesn’t work. I completely agree with what our reviewer is saying about tangling. The more a dog moves around, the more likely this will occur. And so we have disclosed this on our retail site. Kurgo knows about this issue as well so they have designed a new . This tether gives Maya more freedom to move around and she doesn’t get tangled in it. At this time, all Kurgo dog car harnesses come with the looped tether only. The direct connect tether is sold separately.
Regarding the neck size, it does seem overly large, especially for dogs on the smaller end of the size range. We are asking Kurgo about this, but they are at the national exhibition this week and so won’t hear back from them until next week. Three things to consider, though, about the neck size: 1) The harness is not supposed to go up around the dog’s neck. It is supposed to lie lower around the front of the chest. But as the reviewer demonstrates above, it can still be too big. This harness is in the right place, but it still has three inches to spare. 2) Kurgo may have designed the neck to be loose on purpose. In a car accident, you don’t want the harness to choke your dog. 3) Dogs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so it is difficult to design a harness for every possibility. When Maya & Pierson tried on the large Go-Tech, I did notice it was a bit loose around Pierson’s lower neck, but it fit Maya perfectly. As soon as I hear back from Kurgo, the company who designed the Go-Tech, I will post their response. There may be another explanation as to why it seems so loose around the neck.
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The Elka Almanac: Product Review: Kurgo Tru-Fit Dog Harness
The Kurgo is the most specifically designed Kurgo harness for safe vehicle travel. Some reviews find this one less versatile than other Kurgo harnesses and think that it can do with some more D-rings for multi-use. This will all depend on the size of your dog. If you have a large dog it is recommended that you use the Impact harness as this is tested to a higher weight.Ultimately it’s up to us, as responsible pet parents, to make sure we keep our doggies safe while driving. That’s why we jumped at the chance to review another auto safety product from one of the nations leading dog travel product manufacturers. The Kurgo Smart Harness combined with their innovative Auto Zip Line proved to be a potent combination for keeping our pets comfortable and safe in the car. The Kurgo system comes in two separate components depending on your needs. The first is the Tru-Fit Smart Harness designed to fit comfortably on your pet, and restrain them in a seat or other traditional space.