Q: Where do a measure my dog's girth?
March 2, 2009 | By Karen K. | 14 answers | Expired: 1864 days ago
I am planning a cross-country move and my dog will be riding in the back seat of my sedan. I want to keep her safe so I do not want to have her loose in the back. A crate big enough for her (40 pound dog) will not fit in my car so I think I need to get a dog seat belt. I found one online, and it is sized by girth. Where do I measure girth? Thanks.
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Mar 02, 2009
Yep, behind her front legs. I created a dog safety harness for Critter (and now CJ) before I learned about dog seat belts---that would be before I had a computer and learned the joy of online shopping. : ) Really makes a difference to secure your dog, not just protecting during an accident or from interfering with driving, but also to significantly reduce the ability to bolt at rest stops. IMO, better than a crate, because a seat belt provides more opportunity to shift positions, look out the window and otherwise stay comfortable.
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Mar 02, 2009
Everyone has given you the right answer. All I can add is good wishes for a safe journey. When we travel, we usually go to the truck section of rest areas as we are usually able to park well away from everyone. That causes less excitement...we have enough with the idea that we stopped. Be prepared to spend a while, there are lots of distracting smells to be investigated before one can pee. Don't forget to make reservations ahead of time so you will have no trouble with finding hotels who take pets. Good Luck.
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