Friday, October 6, 2017

5-Star Safety When Traveling - Sleepypod®

Do you travel with your pets in the car? Are you using a secure harness and/or carrier? 
Brulee presents the Sleepypod® Clickit Sport®



We usually only travel in the car when we are going to the vet. Mom Paula hopes to work with us on traveling more, so we can go on trips with her. We've shared posts in the past about traveling in our Sleepypod® Mobile Pet Beds and how safe and comfortable they are. The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed is recommended for pets that are 15 pounds or less. What happens if you have a cat or a dog who weighs more than 15 pounds? What is a safe alternative to the Mobile Pet Bed? The Sleepypod® Clickit Sport® Harness is one solution. 
Bandit wearing the Clickit Sport® from Sleepypod® in the back seat of the car


We received a Clickit Sport to review and decided to turn our blog over to Bandit today. Bandit is a Shih Tzu mix and lives with Grandpa Paul and Grandma Faye. Bandit loves to travel in the car with my parents, but they've never had him secured in a safety harness. After reading about the dangers for a dog in a car, I decided it was time to find a safe, comfortable, and reliable harness for him. I reached out to Sleepypod since I've worked with them in the past and they happily sent us a harness to use with Bandit.
Bandit stands up for the Sleepypod® Clickit Sport® Harness

Clickit Sport® Design

Photo courtesy Sleepypod®

The Clickit Sport is Sleepypod's next generation dog safety harness. It includes a unique Infinity Loop design, in combination with an energy absorbing padded vest, that is engineered to work together to distribute and reduce damaging forces in case of an accident without the need for additional hardware or attachment straps. Three points of contact reduce forward and lateral movement in the event of a collision or sudden stop. Two loops extend from the Infinity Loop system to provide attachment points for insertion through, then into the vehicle's seatbelt. The Clickit Sport can be adjusted to securely fit your dog and there are leash D-rings at the neck that allow you to use it as a walking harness. There are reflector strips on the back and front of the Clickit Sport which makes your dog more visible at night. The Clickit Sport is currently available in four colors, with a 5th color (violet) available in October 2017.


Photo courtesy Sleepypod®
Jet Black, Strawberry Red, Orange Dream, Robin Egg Blue

Clickit Sport® Sizes




Graphic courtesy Sleepypod® 

The Clickit Sport is available in four sizes: Small (16.5-22 inches), Medium (22.5-28 inches), Large (28.5-34 inches), and Extra Large size: 34.5-40 inches. In order to find the appropriate size for your cat or dog, you should obtain a chest measurement around the rib cage, just behind the front legs.


Clickit Sport® Safety



Sleepypod put the Clickit Sport through rigorous safety tests to include the same dynamic crash tests used to test child safety restraints. Clickit Sport is the only harness to earn safety certification and a five star rating from the Center for Pet Safety. We encourage you to watch the above video about the crash tests. Sleepypod has initiated the Sleepypod Crash Replacement Program. Sleepypod will replace or provide a replacement discount on any pet carrier or safety harness that is damaged in an auto accident, regardless of the brand. Customers of Sleepypod may be eligible for a replacement at no charge while customers of other brands may be eligible for a 100% discount to purchase a Sleepypod product.  Sleepypod reserves the right to determine the safest possible Sleepypod replacement product specific for your pet's breed, size, and weight. We're extremely impressed with this program and encourage you to read more about it on the webpage.

Using the Clickit Sport®


Before using the Clickit Sport with your pet in the car or walking on a leash, we strongly recommend watching the instructional video from Sleepypod below. Mom Paula watched it several times.  She watched it in its entirety the first time and then watched it in segments as she set up the harness. Bandit weighs approximately 20 pounds and is broad in the chest. It took a few times to adjust the harness where it fit appropriately around the neck and behind the legs. The straps a thick and strong (which is important) and took Mom Paula a little longer to work them through the buckles because of her longer fingernails. Once the harness was secure, it was easy to connect a leash to the harness through the 2 D-rings on the back of the neck. The harness can be used for taking a walk as well as a safety harness for the car. 


Reaction to Clickit Sport®


Once we were able to adjust the Clickit Sport Harness to fit around Bandit, he was very comfortable in it. It was easy to connect the leash to the D-rings on the back of the neck to walk Bandit in the yard and to the car. It was very simple to connect the seatbelt through the loops on the back (be sure you don't "lock" the seatbelt. We took short trips with Bandit at first to get him used to the harness because he's used to riding up front with my parents between the seat. He appeared very comfortable wearing the Clickit Sport once he realized he could sit up and lie down comfortably. I feel much better knowing he is now safely secured in the back seat when he travels with my parents.
Bandit relaxes comfortable in the back seat while secured by the Clickit Sport® harness.
The strap  you see to the left is his leash.

You can purchase the Sleepypod Clickit Sport here on the Sleepypod website. You can select your dog's appropriate size and your desired color on this page. There is also some information about particular dog breeds where the harness will not fit correctly. 



Giveaway


We're excited to announce that one of our readers has the opportunity to win a Sleepypod® Clickit Sport® of her own. Sleepypod has offered a choice of color and size.  No purchase necessary. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18+ years, except where prohibited by law. The giveaway will run from October 6-13, 2017 ending at midnight ET. One winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org) and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. To qualify for the giveaway, a comment must be left on our blog post.  Other entry options are available after a comment is left.  Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book! Good luck!

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44 comments:

  1. You did great a great job helping Auntie Paula with this review! What a great product!

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  2. I really like that the Clickit Sport is the only harness to earn safety certification and a five star rating from the Center for Pet Safety. I love the colors, but wish they had a dark pink, since I'd like to pick this for my Coonhound girl, Kyoko, if I'm lucky enough to win. Each of my dogs has their own "signature" color. I guess I'd just go with black, since I'd still keep their regular collars on, too.

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  3. I love the fact of the safety and use as a harness. Love either the res or blue.

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  4. I saw the Clickit when I was at the Sleepypod office a couple of weeks ago!

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    1. We love the Sleepypod products and can't wait to see the new violet color!

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    2. OOOH I can SOOO see your girls in violet!!!!

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  5. Bandit is so cute. The Sleepypod harness looks cool.

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  6. Momma has harnessed in pups before when driving - it's really smart and keeps them safe (and off the driver!)

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  7. I love that they do safety testing!

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  8. This looks like a great way to keep dogs secure in the car.

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  9. I love that This harness is crash tested and was the only brand to pass it. the robins eye blue is my favorite color!!

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  10. I like the cushioning that helps in case of accidents. I'd choose Robin Egg Blue.

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  11. I like the sleek look of the black one. It would also hid all the dog for that would be covered.

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  12. I love this harness it looks so safe and secure!

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  13. This looks like an excellent way to keep our dog safe. I think he would look great in red.

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  14. I LOVE that it's crash tested! We have a car harness for Henry, but it doesn't have the same safety standards. We've been wanting one of these now that we have a car! We would choose Robin Egg Blue.

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  15. The best thing about the ClickIt Sports harness is that it saves lives! I was so disappointed when I learned (a few years ago) that not every company as safe as SleepyPod. I would choose the Robin Egg blue.

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  16. i like the additional padding, the additional loops for attachments, to car seat and leash, and the reflective trim. i would choose red.

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  17. I love the robin egg blue color but would be very interested to see what the violet one looks like when it comes out. Also I like that it is made of luggage-grade, ballistic nylon.

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  18. Nice product. I had no idea about harnesses for dogs specifically designed for use when riding in cars. This is a great informative useful post and product. Will share with my dog loving friends.

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  19. I'd love to try this out on Soldier. I've tried harnesses in the past, including one "guaranteed no tangle" harness that he wore for all of five minutes before he had one hind leg somehow tangled in the harness to the extent that it was strapped to his collar. He nearly broke his leg before we could get him untangled.

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  20. Thank you for sharing this information and hosting a giveaway. Love hearing that Sleepypod puts their products through such rigorous testing. This impressed me.

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  21. We love Sleepypod products, so we know this Click-It Harness must be amazing! We all fit in the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Beds, so we don't need one of these, but thanks for sharing about it and promoting this wonderful company and product! Bandit looks like he loves it too!

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  22. Driving around my town, I see so many people with dogs loose in their vehicles and I want to cringe. I love how the Sleepypod harness keeps dogs protected and safe during car rides!

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  23. I intend to get a Sleepypod when we come to the USA!!!!

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  24. I like the red color. This would make for a great Christmas gift for one of Mr. N's dog friends!

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  25. Love the idea of clickit and entered the giveaway. We travel with Babu a lot so really hoping to test out one.

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  26. Bandit looks like he just loves his harness! What a great product for dogs to be safe and comfortable in a car.

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  27. I definitely need to get one of these for my boys! They ride in the car alot, and I'm always looking for ways to keep them safer. - Shelby G.

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  28. We ride in the car... well.. basically all the time! It's how we go on so many adventures. I may have to look into these. There are so many products out there that claim to make your dog safer when traveling, but it's hard to know who to trust. I love that sleepypod is crash test rated!

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  29. What a nice harness! With Siberian Huskies, I use harnesses on them at all times (I use a two-part system: harness & leash *and* collar & leash). I really like how the seat belt slides through the harness. Currently, I have a separate dog seat belt that connects to the harness and seat belt, but really like this! Thanks for a great review and hosting a super-cool giveaway!

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  30. Oops - forgot which colors I like best... they are all lovely! But I think red and black top my list!

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  31. I've been wanting a new travel harness for my big girl - Sleepypod definitely seems to be highest quality and better designed with not just safety but also comfort and convenience in mind.

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  32. Sleepypod is the best product on the market!

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  33. I would love to have a Sleeypod harness for my Weimaraner, Josey. She would look stunning in red!

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  34. I love that they got a five star rating from the Center for Pet Safety and I would choose the red one!
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  35. I love that these were tested for safety! I'd choose Red.

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  36. My Luna needs this in Violet! ❤️

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  37. I would choose the red and I love that they were tested for safety.

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  38. I love this in red. My poor baby is 15, blind, diabetic, arthritic and has a hard time finding her way now. This would help.

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  39. I love the safety idea for pets too. We travel for South Carolina to New York often so this is awesome

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  40. Such a sweet baby! I've been looking at the Sleepypods for a while. Glad to see a review of them!

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