Dog safety during vehicle transportation is a topic not many speak about until an accident takes place and a dog and potentially dog parent(s) are severely injured or killed.
Why do we have to wait until a horrible incident like that takes place in order to start using a dog restraining device? The Center for Pet Safety is actively raising awareness on this matter and it has even created its own set of standards for dog restraining devices to follow.
For more information visit: https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/
Over 15 companies in the past have created dog restraining systems in the form of car seats, harnesses & attachments in order to keep your dog safe during vehicle transportation. How many of them have actually passed a crash test?
Only 4 of them! 2 harnesses & 2 carriers.
For more information visit: https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/cps-certified/
Surprising right? Given the fact that the crash test follows the Federal Motor Safety Standard, identical to that of the child restraints, how did the failed dog restraining systems react to a crash you may wonder? When the Center for Pet Safety conducted a study in 2013 and tested a number of harnesses, this is what the failed tests looked like https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/test-results/harnesses/2013-harness-crash-test-videos/
According to the American Automobile Association, over 30,000 accidents are caused annually by an unrestrained dog in the front seat. Unrestrained dogs may well distract the driver and in the case where a sudden break or an accident takes place, the dog will be a projectile.
The founder of Petsavvi, John Christopher Maamary, decided to take matters into his own hands when he discovered this and founded Petsavvi Inc. Petsavvi caters to active dog owners who care about their dog’s safety during vehicle transportation.
Petsavvi has developed a multifunctional dog safety harness, the Otto Dog Harness, that was carefully engineered to secure your dog(s) in the vehicle and comfortably walk your dog(s). This dog harness is nothing like anyone has ever seen before, Petsavvi has mindfully designed it to include all the features a dog parent would want in a harness.
Check out all its features here: https://www.petsavvi.com/
Petsavvi will officially launch the Otto Dog Harness on November 24th in the Canadian Pet Expo, Canada's largest indoor pet festival, which annually takes place in the International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
You will also be able to buy the Otto Dog Harness online: https://www.petsavvi.com/collections/all
Stay tuned dog lovers!