The Awesome Car Safety Harness (That Didn’t Quite Work For Us)

Happy Sunday, friends. I’m pleased to say that I haven’t struggled with the Sunday night blues in a while. I think that’s because I generally enjoy Monday for some reason. Probably because motivation is at it’s peak on Monday. If you’re someone who suffers from the Sunday night blues, you have my sympathy. That whole working thing really gets in the way of living your life.


Last month, the great people at Kurgo sent us a few products to test. I’ve used their car seat covers before and L O V E them, but was excited to try their Impact Dog Car Harness.

I drive a Subaru Outback (also known as the Goosemobile since one of Teton’s nickname’s is Goose) and when T is with me he’s either in the back of it or in the middle seat. Thinking about what might happen to his little body if I were to ever be in an accident with him in the car makes me instantly teary, so the idea of a safety harness is clearly something I believe in, hence why I was pumped to try it out.

As you know, Teton is all black and very fluffy, so that makes seeing a collar or harness on him preeeeeetty challenging. 😉 That being said, here’s a detailed photo of the Kurgo Impact Dog Car Harness.

Kurgo Impact Dog Harness Photo

And here it is on (a blurry-faced) Teton!


The harness fit great. Sizes range from Small to XL and are based on your dog’s weight.

This is a legit harness. It’s heavy-duty. The webbing is strong and the buckles aren’t messing around. Before we even put this on Teton it was clear that the quality was top notch and well worth the $75 price tag.

Using the Kurgo Impact Dog Car Harness is pretty easy, at least once you get the hang of it.

I’m special when it comes to puzzles, and the first time we put it on Teton felt a little like a puzzle to me because of all the straps and buckles. But, after one time putting it on I’m confident the next few will be a breeze.

Here’s Kurgo’s video on how to use the Impact Dog Car Harness.

Teton wasn’t as happy to be strapped in as Maya was.


Before we even hit the road, he went full dogatonic and laid down, utterly dejected.

Teton is a bit more sensitive than other dogs. Also, I think the fact that we’ve never restrained him in the car may have made this experience harder on him. With that, my advice to Dog Moms and Dog Dads out there is to use a safety harness or some sort of restraint in the car from the beginning, whether you get a puppy or a grown dog.

The Kurgo Dog Car Impact Harness is crash tested with a 130-lb simulated dog.



That’s legit!

So, it may have not worked for Teton the first time we used it, but whose to say he won’t get used to it? If you love your pooch as much as my husband and I love Teton, it’s certainly worth giving this harness a try, especially if he/she is frequently in the car with you!

We’ll give the Kurgo Impact Dog Car Harness another try soon and let you know how it goes the second time around.

What awesome products have you found to keep your dog safe in the car? I’d like to hear about them!

Later this week, I’ll share another cool Kurgo product with you, so come back soon!

Happy tails…


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