|Barked: Tue Jul 26, '11 7:03pm PST |
|Well after comparison shopping online for a barrier, I decided not to get one, for now. It seems pretty complicated - some are reported to fall over easily, like y'all mentioned. And apparently the non-Subaru brand ones can interfere with deployment of head airbags. It sounds like something I'd have to purchase in person from a place with a solid return policy in case it doesn't work out, rather than online.
I was in a rush because I plan to travel with Hazel this Friday. I should have taken care of this weeks ago; I'm a terrible procrastinator.
So for now I ended up purchasing a Kurgo leash zip line and some bitter spray. I think she originally started chewing the leash because it was tethered to the seatbelt and she was getting tangled in it. I hope that since she won't get tangled with the zip line and will be able to move from window to window freely, she will hardly notice the leash and will be less apt to chew. Also saturating it with the bitter spray will hopefully be another deterrent as well.
Additionally, I'm going to rig up a cargo net to block access to the front. The travel hammock in the back seat already partially covers access to the front but she could jump it if she got excited. I'll use the net to finish blocking everything. I doubt she'll try to chew it or pull it down; I don't think she's *that* frantic in the car.
I do eventually want something that will keep me safe in the event of an accident because you all have reminded me of how unsafe an projectile dog can be, and for that reason I will still look into getting the Subaru OEM pet barrier because it bolts in securely.
I hope what I've rigged together the past few days will be sufficient for our trip on Friday!!
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