The Ultimate in car safety
Clickit Utility is the first dog safety harness to incorporate three-points of attachment to absorb force in a frontal collision by
dissipating energy and keeping the dog in the car seat during an impact. Clickit Utility can also be used in the cargo area
and includes a d-ring on the back of the vest so it can be used as a walking harness.
Three-point harness attachment, just like a seatbelt
Clickit Utility is similar in concept to the three-point seatbelt federally required in all vehicles. Straps enclosed in Clickit Utility's
broad, padded vest hug the upper torso of a dog to absorb forward movement, while belts anchor the lower torso and reduce
forward and lateral movement. The three-point design that secures the dog in its space diminishes the opportunity for collision
with parts of the vehicle and passengers, and reduces the chance for traumatic injuries associated with one-point dog safety
harness designs that either catapult a dog's upper torso forward into anything in it's path like front seats, passengers, and even
windows, or submarine the dog meaning to catapult the dog's lower torso forward into anything in it's path.
Really Important Details!
Clickit Utility must have both tethers attached to restrain a pet in an accident!
Clickit Utility tethers must be installed with the hooks facing away from your dog!
Clickit Utility cannot be used in the front seat!
Clickit Utility has been crash tested up to 34kg.
If your pet measures less than the range available (see bottom of page for measuring instructions), you should use a crash tested
pet carrier. Our testing has shown that car carriers are far safer for smaller pets. Our carrier range includes Air, Sleepypod and Atom.
Where are the anchor points positioned in my car?
Clickit Utility's three-point design is intended for use in the rear passenger seat. This three-point application was crash tested in the same frontal crashes that ensure the effectiveness of child safety restraints.
Check your vehicle owner's manual to find out where the anchor points are located. They should be in the crease of the rear seat between the base and the back rest. If you don't have the owner's manual contact your car dealer or vehicle manufacturer for further information. To find a company in your local area qualified to install anchor points in your vehicle contact the Department of Transport and Mains Roads modifications help desk.
Car crash tested for your pet's safety
Unlike traditional one-point dog safety harnesses, Clickit Utility's unique three-point design reduces damaging forces and keeps
the upper and lower torso controlled and restrained. Upon impact, breakaway slide buckles and shoulder adjustment straps are
designed to break or slide to decrease damaging forces by decelerating the force while the dog remains restrained by the primary
harness structure. The harness structure's primary seat belt webbing and hardware absorb the shifted and decelerated force. In
combination, the wide-webbed harness structure and vest promote even distribution of force across the dog's chest to lessen
the chance of injury. A combination of tethers and shoulder belts create a synergetic effect to hold the dog securely. All critical
safety components were static tensile tested and determined Clickit Utility's strength classification to be superior strength.
Clickit Utility's three-point design is intended for use in the rear passenger seat. Crash tested at the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard (FMVSS) No.213 standard set for child safety restraints. Click Utility passed the 48 k.p.h. frontal crash.
Safety in the back
Clickit Utility is also designed to secure a dog in the cargo area of a 4WD or truck in two-point application by
attaching to cargo anchors. Accredited crash test facilities do not test for human safety in the cargo area of a vehicle. In lieu,
Sleepypod crash tested Clickit Utility's two-point application at the FMVSS No.213 standard. The two-point application also
passed the 48 k.p.h. frontal crash test in a rear passenger seat which has more opportunity for collision with fixed objects and
other passengers than in a vehicle cargo area's generous space.
Visit our safety page for more information about our commitment to your pet's safety.
Ease of Use
Adjust and secure your pet once and the next trip with your pet will be a snap. For safety, it is important to take time to fit the
Clickit utility vest to your pet properly and then adjust Clickit Utility straps to secure the pet in your vehicle. Thereafter only as
needed, minor adjustment will be necessary.
Can be used as a walking harness too!
Clickit Utility is made of luggage-grade, ballistic nylon and can be used as a walking harness, eliminating the need to carry two products when travelling.
The stylish Clickit Utility is available in three crowd pleasing colors and four sizes L, M, S, XS:
Measuring your do
Wrap a flexible tape measure around your dog's neck and chest as shown in the diagram.
*If your dog is in between sizes, choose the smaller size*
135 - 152cm 53 - 60in
114 - 132cm 45 - 52in
94 - 112cm 37 - 44in
79 - 91cm >>>31 - 36in
Recommended for dogs over 6kg
For smaller dogs please see our Sleepypod Carrier range
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Harness Sizing and How To Measure Your Pet
Start at the shoulder blades, wrap a string or measuring
tape under your dog's arms and around the chest. Cross over
where you started and continue around your dog's neck to
create a figure 8. Mark and measure the length then look up
the size on the chart.
PLEASE MEASURE CAREFULLY! We will gladly exchange your harness for another size however it must be returned within 7 days of purchasein its original condition (Free of hair) and in its original packaging. Any price difference and postage will be charged.
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