Did you know that prior to 2011 there had never been a study of pet safety harnesses? In fact, manufacturers have NO requirement to even test out their harnesses before selling them in stores. I was shocked by this. Responding to attention focusing on this issue, Subaru, the car maker who says that 2/3 of its customers are dog owners, commissioned a report to study the safety of dog harnesses for cars. Only ONE safety harness passed the test! ONE! Half of the rest of the harnesses were labeled "catastrophic failures" which was defined as allowing the dog to become a projectile or release from the restraint, resulting in serious injury including broken legs and even decapitation to the dog, and also likely serving to cause serious harm to the humans int eh car.
The only harness to pass the Center for Pet Safety's test was Sleepypod's Clickit Utility Harness. For more information, check out the study here and look into keeping your pooch safe by purchasing a Sleepypod utility harness right away!