Boisterous, sensitive, protective and loyal to a fault are just some of the endearing characters our dogs have. And because of the happiness and love they give us, isn’t it just rightful that we show them love in return?
As they’re totally dependent on us, one way to do so is by protecting their welfare. Unfortunately, to this date, products geared towards pet safety don’t have any withstanding measurement of excellence. Take for example car safety harnesses for dogs. Most of the ones out in the market today will not only fail to keep your dog safely when you get involved in an accident, a number of them could even actually cause injury to your four-pawed friend.
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These facts were what spurred Sleepypod to create their Clickit Sport Utility Safety Harness, a car safety harness for canines that’s hailed by buyers and reviewers alike as the “gold standard” when it comes to travel protection for your four-legged friend.
About Sleepypod’s Clickit Sport Utility Safety Harness
It’s Infinity Loop Design [Y-shaped vest fitted to your dog’s torso] supports your dog’s shoulders that, in an event of a car crash, distributes the impact brought about by the accident reducing the damage your pet may experience without having have to use additional straps.
The harness’ vest is padded for additional safety.
It’s easy to put on, easy to attach to your car as you only need the seatbelt and easy to get off your pet. There are two loops in back where you thread the seatbelt in to secure your dog on your car’s seat.
You can also use it as a walking harness. The upper buckle of the harness has rings for attaching a leash.
It’s fitted with reflective strips that allows for visibility during night walks.
The material used for the vest is ballistic nylon, the same one used for making luggages so, it’s quite easy to clean.
It comes in four – small to extra-large – catering to a wider range of dog sizes and even shapes.
How to Clean the Harness
As what was mentioned above, cleaning this dog safety product is very easy and can be done in two ways.
Firstly, you can take a damp cloth and wipe the vest’s exterior to take away grime and dust. Then, you can use a vacuum to get rid of any hair that are stuck on its neoprene portion. For heavy-duty cleaning, you can hand wash the product using cold water and line dry it.
How to Use the Clickit Sport
To put on the harness to your dog, you just let him step into the leg holes and fasten the two buckles that are on the back. To secure him on your car seat, thread the seatbelt through the two loops [the ones you buckled up when you put the harness on your dog] and fasten it the usual way.
With this vest, your dog’s movements aren’t limited even when they’re buckled on the car seat. He can still sit or lay down even with the seat belt looped through the back of the vest.
- The Clickit Sport Utility Safety Harness for dogs has been tested and proven by the Center for Pet Safety itself to really safeguard your pet in accidents with minimal to no injury. One specific series of tests done on the product was the head excursion tests, the same ones used for child safety seats. And the Clickit Sports passed them.
- It doesn’t impede your pet’s movement even when he’s all buckled up on the car seat.
- The harness is versatile – you can secure your dog on your car’s front seat with it. It functions as a walking harness as well.
- A number of buyers complained about how using it for the first time, especially as a walking harness, was a bit awkward.
- The harness is not suited for these following dog breeds: Greyhounds, Afghan Hounds, Whippets, Borzos and Salukis. So, if you’re an owner of a dog that belongs to one of these breeds, it can be a bummer.
- The harness is a little pricey compared to similar products in the market.
Can you put a price on the loyalty, companionship, affection and the love your dogs give you? If you think them priceless then, getting them a Clickit Sport Utility Safety Harness won’t be an issue. After all, putting their welfare up front is your concern no matter what the price. Besides, if you want to make sure of your dog’s safety when traveling with you, this is the product you should get.