The GEARTAC AUTO BELT is designed for you to keep your dog in the seat of your car while wearing a harness. An auto belt is designed to keep your pup from leaving the seat and causing distraction for the driver of the vehicle. A loose dog in a car can be dangerous because it takes your focus off the road. It can be extremely dangerous and when a dog jumps in your lap while driving, well you know the rest!
The GEARTAC AUTO BELT is made to keep your dog comfortably in the seat you choose by using the standardized "LATCH" ( Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren ) system for infant car seats built into almost every vehicle since 2002. It is a safe way to connect your dog into the seat of your vehicle. The bonus of using LATCH is you can use the device in any of your cars without being concerned it will match up with your seatbelt clips. Most dog restraint systems for your car work off of the seatbelt clips. We feel our LATCH system hook up is more versatile and easier to use. It also allows you to leave the strap afixed in your car and have full use of all your seatbelts.
The GEARTAC AUTO BELT should not be viewed as a life saving device for your dog. It is an aid in keeping your dog still in your car while driving. In the event of an accident it can aid in the movement of your dog during a collision hopefully preventing injury to you and your dog. See this article from PET MD
The GEARTAC AUTO BELT SHOULD ALWAYS BE USED WITH A REAR HOOK HARNESS, NEVER A COLLAR! Using a rear hook harness like the GEARTAC XBODY HARNESS
will distribute the force of an accident around your dog and not choke or pull on their neck. The GEARTAC XBODY HARNESS is an orthopedically designed harness made for the comfort and safety of your dog. It is made from Mill-Spec webbing and is super heavy duty and perfect for car rides with your dog.It is the best support you can have for your dog, a collar will choke and cause serious injury in the event of a collision.
Geartac systems will not be held liable for death or injury to you or your dog in the event of a collision. Our products are sold as aids to help you in your life with your dog. The GEARTAC AUTO BELT is an aid meant to keep your dog in the seat of your vehicle and aid in lowering the potential risk for injury or death in the event of a collision while driving. Geartac Systems makes no claims that our products can guarantee the prevention of death or injury to you or your dog.