January 10, 2008

Pet Crash Tests

Yes, the crash test dummies do actually have a dog.

You buckle up for safety when driving but do you protect your dog? It's just as important for your dog to be buckled up for not only his safety but your safety too.

Both Lance and Maggie have doggie harnesses that attach to seatbelts and they wear them everytime they are in the doggie mobile.

If your dog is not harnessed or crated during an accident he could not only cause a deadly injury to himself but also to you as he flys forward.

After an accident if you are unable to leave the vehicle on your own accord and someone opens the door your dog could take off and nobody is going to be worried about going after him or if he protects you and won't let others near you the police will shoot him to get to you.

This is a video of a crash test with a belted dog and unbelted dog.

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 10, 2008 09:03 AM | TrackBack

Bree has one, but I belt her into the back with it so she doesn't roam all over the truck. I need to get an extra crate to keep in there, just haven't done it yet.

Posted by: pam at January 10, 2008 11:09 AM

Yep, both girls have their own seatbelts. The harness thing didn't work out real well for them, so DH got handy and made a seatbelt for each of them. Loops around the back seat and attaches to their collar or harness (whichever they're wearing). Then they've got limited movement (ie window or lay down, but they can't move from front to back or side to side.

I agree, keep the puppy(s) secured for their own safety. Just like you would a child. ;)

Posted by: Lee Ann at January 11, 2008 01:08 PM