So, I'm sure this has probably been asked more than once, but I couldn't find anything current on it.
I'd like to get a car harness for Chewey for those times when we travel and don't have room for his crate, but it seems like all the harnesses I see advertised always show pics of dogs sitting up, and it's not clear (at least to me) whether or not the dog can lie down comfortably with it.
I definitely want one where Chewey can lay down and sleep... since we often go on longer car trips (e.g. > 1 hour).
Tucker wears this one:
He can and does lie down comfortably. However, he gets tangled up if he tries to do a spin before he lies down.
I just wanted to mention that I got a medium for my dogs. It fits, but it's as small as it can go. My corgis are a little on the bigger side (they're slim, just bigger) at 25 and 28 pounds. If you have a smaller Corgi, you may want to go with a small. It is easy to put on and adjust. I just lay it on the ground and Tucker will come stand on it. Then all I have to do is buckle it. :)
Caitlyn wears this one:
I am going to get a carabiner to connect it to the strap on the seat belt latch. Because of John Wolff's often good advice, I know to get a climber's carabiner and not a novelty one.
Wearing it, Caitie can sit, stand, lie down, turn around to face the other window, sit up with her front paws on the door to look out the window . . . anything but move out of the back seat.
I have a bad seatbelt harness that has a major flaw, but thanks to this comment, I realize that major flaw can be fixed by the addition of a good carabiner. Wow. Thank you for that idea!
One of ours is that ruffrider thing, I think, clips into the biner that we leave on the seatbelt. The other plugs into the seat belt directly. In either case, keep it short. Monitor the dog for getting too twisted-up (not while you're driving--both eyes on road). Keep the leash as short as possible. The harnesses have separating bayonet buckles. I never use them. Simply slide the whole thing over the head and fold the forefeet through the rear loop of the harness.
Actually, if you look at those harnesses, you can tie one or sew one rather easily with, say, 1/2" tubular nylon webbing. Adjust loops and lengths with the knots. No buckles needed anywhere.
Great - thanks for the tips! Figures that I didn't run across either of those when I was poking around....
What size? I have a Petco harness that Kramer used. It doesn't fit Becca correctly. She prefers her crate, but it only fits in the car when the seats are folded down. I I also need a way to have her safe, and have use of the back seat.
I bought the Ruff Rider Roadie (SM2). Caitlyn is usually 27-28 lbs.
There are no buckles on the Ruff Rider Roadie. There is one adjustable strap to take up the slack once the harness is on, but it is not part of the safety system.
Juno has this & he is def. able to move around nicely while being safe.