WOOF! I have had a most pawsome time traveling with my humans! I love exploring the universe! Trips are always better when I go with my humans. They would be so bored without me that I chuckle when they leave me home. Paws, I love my time at home without my human dad – he is such a noisy little nerd! I just love the quiet! BARK!!!
When traveling, I sit in the backseat. While I could sit in the backend of the car, Dad and I agree that I need to be close to him to keep him from going nuts in traffic! If you know him, you’ll agree that’s a challenge! Dad doesn’t like the backend as someone could hit us from behind, pawssibly causing me harm. Woof, it’s safer for me in the backseat and harnessed than roaming in the car.
When Mom and Dad first adopted me, we took a drive to the veterinarian. I was so excited! I wanted to be in the front seat by them so bad that I climbed up front to curl up next to Dad since he wasn’t too happy because of all the Washington D.C. traffic. I often forget that I am not a lap dog!
After that incident, my humans learned that more accidents, though I haven’t caused one, are caused by dogs being in the front seat not belted or harnessed than when the dog is harnessed in the back seat.
Last month, while walking my human he got quiet and mumbles “I hope Noah doesn’t see that! He’ll want to do it!” WOOF! Barkingly, I was paying attention but would not want to do it as it’s very dangerous. A neighbor was allowing his Golden Retriever to sit in his lap while driving the minivan. A recipe for disaster!
According to my friends at Kurgo (www.kurgo.com) and AAA,(http://exchange.aaa.com/safety/driving-advice/pet-passenger-safety/#.WgGML9CnGUl) humans are distracted by unrestrained dogs in the car which can lead to accidents. An unrestrained dog in a vehicle accident can go flying forward and pawssibly hurt itself, the driver, or passengers. Unrestrained pups could also flee an accident scene, causing safety issues or prevent medical assistance from reaching you when minutes matter most. Using a harness could prevent these issues
Soon after this revelation, my humans bought me a harness! Over the years, they’ve used several but the most recent product is the absolute best yet! The Sleepypod Clickit Terrain!
I like the Sleepypod Clickit Terrain for it is designed to protect me in the car with my humans, the ease with which my human puts it on me, and for its versatility as a stylish garment.
Barks, my human loves the Sleepypod Clickit Terrain’s 5-Star rating in a 2013 Pet Safety Harness Crashworthiness Study conducted by Center for Pet Safety and sponsored by Subaru of America which outlined a consistent test methodology and evaluation program to ensure pet harnesses designed for car use offer crash protection. To learn more, visit http://www.centerforpetsafety.org/manufacturers/cps.
When going for a ride in the car, my human grabs my Sleepypod Clickit Terrain and he places it on me. There are two places for my front paws to go through and wraps around my back to click in buckles. There are no straps to tie around me creating a challenge to put on. I get so excited going for a ride; other products were difficult because I was wiggling all over the place! While my wiggling hasn’t settled any, the Sleepypod Clickit Terrain Harness eliminates that issue. WOOF!! The sturdy construction means it will endure for quite a while. And I look great in it!
Another reason I like the Sleepypod Clickit Terrain Harness is it can be used as a harness when leaving the car at a store, rest stop or wherever! A simple design allows the human to attach a leash to it so I can be taken with them! WOOF!!!!
An important note, I was not compensated, as I have no use for human money, given gifts nor any treats. I was provided the product to use and review. My opinions are mine! They do not reflect anyone else’s except my Human Dad and he doesn’t have much choice in the matter. WOOF!
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