If you are traveling with a dog in your vehicle, you will definitely need to make sure that the dog is kept well secure. Otherwise it could make the journey very dangerous for you and your passengers. A good way to ensure that your dog is kept well secure is with a vehicle pet barrier. But the downside to these barriers is you need to keep the back cargo space empty to use them, which can be a massive inconvenience.

I don't know about you, but the trunk of my car is never empty. If you don't want to take the pet barrier route, a very good alternative is a dog seat belt. Basically these are safety harnesses that you strap your dog into, that keeps them secure whilst you are traveling. They are very similar to a standard seat belt that a person would use. Be warned though, not every dog will take to wearing a dog seat belt, so it might take a little training before your dog gets use to wearing one.

With so many different makes and models of dog seat belts out there, lets take a closer look at just two that are in the marketplace today.

The first model that we are looking to look at is the Solvit Large Pet Vehicle Safety Harness. This harness is designed for dogs that are within the 45 pound to 85 pound weight range. It has heavy duty straps which attach to a safety vest which is fleece lined and fully padded for your dogs safety and comfort. The harness integrates with your current seat belts tensioning device. Which provides movement whilst traveling, but should you come to a sudden stop the device will lock up.

The second model of dog seat belt that we are going to look at is the Small/Medium Dog Car Harness. This safety harness is designed for small to medium sized dogs and will quickly and easily connect to any seat belt system. It is made from durable and strong woven black nylon and you can also leave this harness on the dog and use it with a leash. This product is unbelievably cheap as well costing under ten dollars. Don't let the cheap price fool you into thinking that it is an inferior product. At the time of writing this article, at amazon this dog seat belt gets a customer review rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Which after having just taken a quick look at the reviews , it looks like a fantastic high quality product at a very cheap price.