I know front-passenger seats know when there's something on them, and even have indicator lights for this. I also know the forces at which they must deploy, and the design of the seatbelt harnesses being very bipedal specific.
It's just that my dog doesn't fly around in front seat when ever we're dealing with acceleration changes (stopping, going, turns, etc.). When he is in the back, for any such acceleration change he has no control and is basically thrown all over the place.
He's a big hardy dog, but I'm started to regret this idea as way of gettin him out of the big city for some state park trips. No injuries, that I can see, but he really does slam around while in the hatchback.
The grocery hooks are way too small to leash him, and even though he wears a harness and not a collar, there's a lot of space to fly before being able to catch him in flight.
Should I just seatbelt him?