This is a review of the Bergan Dog Car Harness System that comes in four different sizes and aims to provide you with the knowledge your dog is travelling safely and comfortably.
Fitting the Bergan dog car harness does require some obedience from your dog to put on. Your dog will need to step into the front and back sections to secure it which is best done with the harness laid flat on the floor. This could be quite tricky with a wiggly wriggly puppy or active dog. However once into the harness and tightened to fit your dog correctly this particular harness is great for such dogs as they will find it hard to be able to wriggle out of. At the front of the harness is a large amount of padding providing extra comfort for your dog, if you were to stop suddenly the extra padding would provide more security for your travelling companion.
We tried this with our 7 month old cocker spaniel pup and it worked well in terms of fit and appeared reasonably comfortable.The harness system is provided with two strong aluminium carabiners to attach to the tether.
The tether is adjustable however it is quite short in length and for larger dogs this may prove a problem to reach to fit to the seat belt fastener. For our pup the main trouble was as he is going through his mouthy stage after a number of trips in the car he had nibbled through part of the tether.
Pros & Cons
- Made of a durable material
- A large amount of padding at the front helps with safety as well as comfort
- Allows for movement as well as keeping them secure
- Comes in four size options
- Easy to put on
- Works best with a well behaved dog
- Requires you to have a loop under the seat belt fasten which some cars do not have
- The length of the tether is quite short
Conclusion & where to buy
The Bergan car harness system is a lightweight comfortable harness perfect for active wriggly dogs, giving you peace of mind they are secure in the car. Due to the length and material of the tether would not recommend this car harness for puppies during the teething stage and extra large dogs.
Update 2022: While the original harness might not be available anymore, we recommend the harness below instead.
SlowTon Dog Car Harness Seatbelt Set, Pet Vest Harness with Safety Seat Belt for Trip and Daily Use Adjustable Elastic Strap and Multifunction Breathable Fabric Vest in Vehicle for Dogs