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…have a car, I thought: How does it work with a tripawd in the car?

I guess it depends what kind of car you have. In a passenger car with back seats, some people use a hammockto keep their Tripawd snug from falling over. Some allow them to sit on the back seat but use a seatbelt restraint. In…

…our pickup truck, behind the front seats our Wyatt Ray
had a platform where he sat. When you go around curves and such, it's actually really good core-strengthening exercise for a


 You can find one easily on Amazon - EzyDog Click is the one most recent one I purchased (it clicks into the regular seat belt buckle instead of into the Latch system like the one I had previously).  ~ Stacy

We also sell this one and another, seat belt adapter version,…

… in the Tripawds Gear Shop
. Currently we only sell them with the purchase of an EzyDog Convert Harness but we can do a special order just for the restraint for a Tripawds community member. 🙂

While the clips are better than nothing, be aware that these are not crash tested or safety-approved by the

…re at their most fit).
Emphasize brain games over physical activity.
Car rides depend on lots of things. If you feel more comfortable with her seat belted in while you're driving, try using a doggie car restraint little by little to see how she adapts.

I hope this helps! Enjoy your reunion!

31 October 2016 11:53 am
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Views: 3730

…an accident and Patches ran out in the commotion. Now, there's a lot you can do to help him ride safely. Check out these Forum discussions about seatbelts and restraints.

While we love the Ruffwear Webmaster harness
for Tripawds, we do not recommend using it as a seat belt restraint. It's not…

…approved for that use and can do more harm than good in a serious wreck. Ruffwear does sell a restraint harness, which we haven't tested yet and don't know how they're rated, so if you try one let us know.

…a crate and Sage loose in the back. In my car both dogs were loose since they behave perfectly. The day after the accident I ran out and picked up seat belt restraints for both dogs but it got me to wondering...

How does everyone restrain their tripaw in the car? I liked the crate the best

7 May 2014 5:47 pm
Topic: car safety
Posts: 11
Views: 1793

…about the RC Pets 3 in 1 VestHarness at Only Natural Pet.


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RC Pets 3 in 1 VestHarness 65-110 lbs Black
A car restraint, non-choking harness, and chest protector in one easy-to-use device. It connects to seat belts for safety, and uses shoulder pads to restrain

…walked by him with a harness I purchased at the hospital. Not really a harness (it is so you can use a seatbelt) but it was great for Charlie as it didn't hit his incision area. It is called a Vest Harness and here it is:

RC Pets 3 in 1 VestHarness



Heck, growing up my parents didn't make us wear seatbelts and they cooped us up in a car with the two of them smoking Kool cigarettes, drinking glass bottle Coca-Colas while eating Slim Jims!  

Talk about a deadly combination!

Hah, and don't forget the quick-draw backhand swats too! 😉

What we do like about restraints is, in an accident a dog can get really freaked out and it is very useful to know that the restraint will allow you to grab onto them and clip their

29 January 2010 1:17 pm
Posts: 10
Views: 3316

…Lindsay and Dannan!

Great topic!  My vote is no restraints.

Heck, growing up my parents didn't make us wear seatbelts and they cooped us up in a car with the two of them smoking Kool cigarettes, drinking glass bottle Coca-Colas while eating Slim Jims!  

29 January 2010 12:36 pm
Posts: 10
Views: 3316
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