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(WTOP)   That ridiculous car restraint you use to buckle up your dog in your car? Yeah, it's not helping   ( wtop.com) divider line
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2013-10-15 11:22:40 AM  
Well then, remove it.  Fido can bounce around the car to his hearts content.  Nothing quite compares to that broken neck you received because Sparky became a missile.

Better yet, hold your cocker on your lap, they make for excellent airbags.
2013-10-15 11:28:32 AM  
This is the first I heard that I've been using a restraint on my dog.

Someone should have told me I've been using it.
2013-10-15 11:44:42 AM  
FTA "We had one brand stand out among all others because of the fact that it allowed the test dog to stay on the seat for the entirety of the test for every size," Wolko said.
That standout performer was the http://sleepypod.com/clickit">Sleepypod Clickit Utility Harness.

2013-10-15 11:47:50 AM  
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This problem was solved decades ago
2013-10-15 11:59:51 AM  

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This problem was solved decades ago

Reminds me of:
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2013-10-15 12:24:10 PM  
Your dog wants an airbag.
2013-10-15 12:24:34 PM  
WTOP: Fact source for geniuses.
2013-10-15 12:28:48 PM  
I thought the point was to keep the dogs from distracting the driver.
2013-10-15 12:29:18 PM  
Ford F350, crew cab
*declining radius curve*
3 60-80lb pitbulls in cab

Restraint was an issue a long time before the above accident happened.
2013-10-15 12:29:42 PM  
Helps me avoid tickets when I visit the family in NJ, where dogs must be restrained. That's about it.
2013-10-15 12:32:14 PM  
A while back Patton Oswalt had a Twitter melt-down when he passed someone in LA letting their dog ride in the bed of a pickup. He was legitimately asking whether this warranted a 911 call, and asking for another local police number.

I thought, damn dude, don't ever move to Kansas. I think in-bed water bowls are an add-on feature for F-150's.
2013-10-15 12:32:29 PM  
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we can't stop here. this is cat country.
2013-10-15 12:32:32 PM  
Dogs were meant to enjoy the wind in their faces and their tongues flapping in the breeze.(youtube, sfw)
2013-10-15 12:47:17 PM  
My previous dog fell out of my car window and I ran him over.  I wound up having to shoot him in the middle of a dirt road.  You better farking believe every other dog I ever have will be buckled up.

2013-10-15 12:48:07 PM  
I drive a Wrangler - makes more sense.
2013-10-15 12:53:34 PM  

NutWrench: Dogs were meant to enjoy the wind in their faces and their tongues flapping in the breeze.(youtube, sfw)

Thank you for that.  That's the funniest thing I've seen all morning
2013-10-15 12:57:58 PM  
As much as I'd like to see my dog protected, I'm more worried about him becoming a 100lb missile and killing everyone in the front seats and in the 3 cars ahead.
2013-10-15 01:08:57 PM  
especially when the dog get the self all tangled up in the harness
2013-10-15 01:12:49 PM  
I used one of these on my Jack Russell Terrier when she was an energetic puppy. I went into a store for a few minutes on her first restrained trip. She chewed the restraint into tiny pieces before I got back. I gave up. She's a healthy old dog now and is a pleasant companion on road trips.

/dog seatbelts are stupid
2013-10-15 02:13:47 PM  
It's helping quite a bit. It may not save my dog, but at least she won't hurt anybody else in the event of a crash.

If there were one that would also help protect the dog, that would be fantastic.

But, whatever, subby. Rage against what you imagine the machine to be, man.
2013-10-15 02:17:05 PM  
We used a dog restraint that fit through the shoulder belt for our two 50-pound dogs back when we had them and were traveling long distances to see family.  Mostly for keeping them out of the front seat of the SUV more than anything.  One Christmas trip we got rear-ended on the interstate in heavy traffic by a dumbass who was on his phone (and took a farking call RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE COP INVESTIGATING).  The cops and the EMT folks were stunned that our dogs were just sitting there as calm as can be.  Damn ridiculous contraptions were worth every damn penny we paid for them.

/Had they been in the back as usual they would have been showered with safety glass.
//Old school SUV with the tire on the back.  It made a damn good shock absorber - none of the breakable Christmas gifts broke.
///farked up the other guys engine.
2013-10-15 02:26:09 PM  
I love my dogs, but the primary reason for the restraint isn't their safety.
2013-10-15 02:47:05 PM  
I don't do it to protect them from an accident, I do it to prevent one in the first place. My dogs walk around constantly in the back seats and often try to make moves into the front. Restraining them comfortably (whether it actually helps further protect them or not) helps ensure I can keep my focus on the road and not them. I think the research fails to recognize this is why the majority of drivers use these things.
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