Dogs in Cars: The Trouble with Big Dogs [Part 2]

Dogs in Cars: The Trouble with Big Dogs [Part 2]

by Jill Ciminillo, Automotive Editor
Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety conducted a collaborative crash test study to test the effectiveness of pet harnesses marketed with safety claims. (Image courtesy of Subaru and Center for Pet Safety). Image courtesy Fox17 website

Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety conducted a collaborative crash test study to test the effectiveness of pet harnesses marketed with safety claims. (Image courtesy of Subaru and Center for Pet Safety). Image courtesy Fox17 website

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If you don’t care about your pooch, self-preservation should be enough to restrain your pet properly, right?

However, after talking with a friend who has two very large Old English Sheep Dogs that weigh more than 120 pounds each, the resolution isn’t as simple as “put them in a crate or harness.”

According to Lindsey Wolko, founder of the Center for Pet Safety, more research and testing needs to be done for larger dogs.

Wolko created the Center for Pet Safety after her dog Maggie, a blue roan English Cocker Spaniel, was injured during a car crash by a poorly constructed and unsafe harness.

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