Disclaimer : This is a sponsored post and giveaway brought to you by Sleepypod.
Now if you’ve never heard of the Clickit, you mainly need to know one thing. It’s the HIGHEST rated dog restraint for the car in a crash test performed by the Center for Pet Safety last fall and the only 3-point car restraint for dogs on the market. Now that’s saying a lot!
You can check out more about what makes Clickit so safe here.
Trooper and I of course always wear harnesses and restraints when riding in the car and we’re sticklers for making sure that all passengers (dogs included) are buckled up, so we were excited to test out the Clickit.
Now the Clickit is designed to not just be a car harness, but also a walking harness too. You’ll notice though because of the width of the chest piece that it’s much more suited for walking bigger dogs in, as it was a little too wide for me to go for an average walk in. If you have a very small dog Sleepypod recommends using one of their travel carriers to restrain your pet safely in the car. I was teetering on the cutoff to being too small for the Clickit, but I was relieved when the extra small seemed to fit me properly.
P.S. you’ll notice in the above picture that mom forgot to tuck in the straps after she adjusted them for me. She realized later that you can tuck all the access webbing into the harness so it looks nice and clean.
Now what makes the Clickit different from other car harnesses is that the back has a unique criss-cross design so that your dog is safety belted into the car in 3 separate points. The top collar part has a ring for attaching ID tags or a leash for walking.
All those straps may look complicated to put on your dog at first, but it’s actually quite simple to attach. You can check out this handy video from Sleepypod on how to put it on your dog.
Before Trooper and I could set out on our maiden voyage mom had to attach the included tethers to the latch anchors in the backseat of mom’s car. (Latch anchors are installed in any car manufactured after 2003, but even if your car doesn’t have them you can get them installed.)
So Trooper and I loaded up in the car and got ready to travel safely!
With the Clickit you attach the tethers to each of the side rings, and run your car’s seatbelt through the criss-cross on the back of the harness. This gives your dog three points of attachment, and makes sure that they would stay put in the event of a crash.
Trooper and I both had no problem laying down in the backseat for our ride. Here’s a fun video of our first voyage with our Sleepypod Clickits:
You can also watch this on youtube.
Trooper has been wearing his Clickit every day in the car for the past month, and loves it!
Now some of you may be wondering about my booster seat, which has always been my preferred method of travel in the car….
Now while Sleepypod can’t recommend using the Clickit any other way than it was designed (for the best safety), I just couldn’t give up riding in my Booster seat! So mom attached one of the tethers to the seatbelt inside my booster seat.
And then hooked the tether to the criss-cross in the back of the Clickit. While it’s not going to be as safe as attaching with the 3 points, I just couldn’t give up riding in my Booster – but mom still believes this harness is much safer in the car than the standard walking harnesses I used to use.
Mom plans to maybe add a metal ring to the harness (by sliding it through the webbing) to make attaching the tether easier in the future.
So if you are looking for the best way to keep your pet safe in the car I highly recommend the Sleepypod Clickit. Because you can’t put a price on being “too safe” with your pet’s life!
And now for the best part….
ONE Lucky WINNER will WIN a Sleepypod Clickit!
(winners choose size + color)
Here’s HOW TO WIN:
For this giveaway I will be using, Rafflecopter. We only use the information you provide to contact the winners and we never share it – so not to worry. Winners will be chosen at random and you will be contacted via e-mail to claim your prize. All the winners will also be announced on this blog post once the giveaway ends on 6/24/14 12AM EST. Open to US Residents Only. Winners must claim their prizes within 48 hours of being notified or prize will be forfeited. Good luck!
Disclosure: This a sponsored post by Sleepypod, all opinions are my own.
P.S. Don’t forget today is the last day to enter my Lasso Leash Giveaway!