KURGO Direct to Seatbelt Dog Collar Tether, Coastal Blue - Chewy.com

Kurgo Direct to Seat-Belt Tether

By Kurgo
Rated 4.1929 out of 5 stars
Color: Blue

$12.45Chewy Price
$15.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • The locking carabiner prevents those sneaky escape artists dogs from getting out of their restraint.
  • Quickly clicks directly into the female seatbelt slot.
  • No need to undo seatbelt every time your dog gets in the vehicle.
  • Can be extended from 15" to 22" for a broader range of movement.
  • Recommended for use with the Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Harness (sold separately).

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Recommended for use with the Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Harness, Black or the Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Harness, Red.

About Kurgo Gear

Go Together

Dogs are so important to our lives – they’re not just pets, but those with whom we share life’s adventures together. Whether you’re summiting a mountain or walking your local trails, every excursion is better when shared with your furry sidekick. Kurgo’s goal is to create gear that makes venturing outdoors with your pup easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Guaranteed To Go The Distance

Kurgo stands behind the quality and durability of our products with a lifetime warranty.

Go Confidently With Kurgo

Kurgo uses high-quality, durable, outdoor-inspired materials that stand up to nature and to all the miles you go with your dog.


Built for dogs on the go. Kurgo constructs every harness to be both strong and comfortable.

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Seat Protection

Kurgo offers smart solutions for protecting your vehicle from wear and tear when you travel with your dog.

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Outdoor Gear

Dogs naturally love to explore outdoors, so Kurgo builds gear to make every adventure more comfortable and accessible.

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Built for pets who want to adventure, but still need a lift!

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About Kurgo Gear

Kurgo believes that your dog deserves to go everywhere you go, safely and comfortably. Way back in the early 2000s, before dog travel gear was a thing, Kurgo set out to solve a problem: how to keep the family dog from jumping in the front seat of the car. After lots of brainstorming and prototypes, their Backseat Barrier was born. Twenty plus years later, they’re still finding new ways for you and your dog to go together in confidence.

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Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions

Does the seatbelt tether have to be used with the Kurgo harness or can it be used with any harness?
Answer by ChewyMar 28, 2018
This tether can be used with the Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Harness or any full body harness.

Where is the correct place to attach the tether? The picture for the tether shows on place but the video for the True fit Harness shows a different place.
Answer by ChewySep 04, 2017
For this tether that clicks directly into the female seatbelt slot, it's recommended to attach the tether to the back of the harness using the clip. The locking carabiner prevents those sneaky escape artists dogs from getting out of their restraint.

Is it be long enough to contain a Great Dane without forcing him to lay down ?
Answer by ChewyJun 09, 2019
The tether can be extended from 15 - 22 inches, for a broader range of movement.

Is this crash tested at all ?
Answer by ChewyApr 29, 2018
The manufacturer doesn't crash test this seat belt tether. The Direct to Seat Belt Tether is not as strong a point of connection as the crash tested method of attaching at dog to a vehicles seat belt system. The recommended crash tested method directly attaches the harness to both the lap and shoulder portions of a vehicle's seat with the harness' included carabiner clip. No nylon tether is used in this method.

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Rated 4.1929 out of 5 stars
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394 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By KatieJ on Apr 28, 2023

Did not work!

Did not work in my Mitsubishi or my parent’s Acura. I returned one and the other I have strapped the seatbelt through the loop. This only works part of the time. It would be best if it had a clip to the loop where you clip in a car seat. I used to use the one with the loop through the seat belt. My new dog is more active and pushes on the seatbelt release more. This might be better for a dog that won’t be moving around a lot.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By dogmomann on May 10, 2023

Not quite long enough

My new 38 pound poodle likes to move around in the car so I thought this would be a good purchase. However, he still tries to go to the floorboard, and when he lays down on the floorboard he about chokes himself out. I need something a little bit longer. I did notice the seatbelt twisting a quite a bit as well.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By TetherTroubles01 on Apr 2, 2023

Broke Within 2 Months

This is the second of these harnesses I have purchased and both have snapped from standard use. I will admit that the first one lasted roughly 2.5 years, but the one i purchased Jan 2023 only made it a couple months. I can not imagine this would hold up well in the event of an actual accident. It was used maybe 4 times a month tops, and consistently with a full harness. My dog is a 7 year old 50lb Aussie whom I have never once witnessed chew the belt and is not particularly rambunctious in the car. Both times it snapped at the middle of the nylon strap, not the stitching or the buckle.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Angela on Mar 28, 2023

Great Seatbelt

I purchased this seat belt for my last doggie years ago and loved it. We just got a new puppy and I purchased this again - so we have one in each car. I still have my last doggie's seatbelt and it's still as strong as this new one I purchased. I drove a lot with my doggie and it never once unhooked, it's not unraveled - very long lasting. I always felt he was safe and very well secured. Will never purchase a different brand.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By LynnG on Dec 2, 2022

Dangerous !!!

Got these for road trips, have only today used them. Buyers and potential buyers should know that there is NO swivel on these, and therefore as your pup moves around and adjusts position in their seats, this tether binds up and has the deadly potential to strangle your precious companion!! I will NOT use these again, not will I donate them, they are trash!!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By turtlebrat on Nov 25, 2022

Excellent canine seatbelt

The thought of my dog being unsecured and thrown about if I were to stop short or be in an accident motivated me to use this wonderful and easy to use canine seat belt. She does not chew or roam in the back seat and lies quietly and this allows her to do that. I bought an extra just in case. Great quality and good price. Easy to use and fit in my Subaru Legacy seatbelt clip. Thanks Chewy.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By kikki on Oct 2, 2022

Great Purchase

My dog is a busy body in the car, constantly moving about and going between front and back seat. With this on she stayed firmly in the back seat, gave her just enough length to get some head pats from me without allowing her to climb into the front seat. She was very calm with this on, she didn’t even try to chew on it (which is odd for her). This has made taking her for rides and trips much easier and more fun for us all!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By madi on Nov 17, 2022

I've seen better

Only giving this 3 stars because there is no swivel portion to this, so if your dog walks around the seatbelt is going to get SUPER twisted and then your dog is constrained and can't move at all

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Moomom on Sep 13, 2022

Seat Belt Tether didn't last an hour

Saw a lifetime warranty and thought this was the seat belt tether for me! Sadly, my beagle managed to chew her way through the belt and destroy it in less than an hour, leaving her free roaming in my car. Not an ideal situation! This tether is not appropriate for chewers and I should have read the warranty details more carefully before purchase, only good on workmanship.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PupMom2022 on Nov 6, 2022

Works great on most car seatbelts.

Love this for keeping my puppy safe and contained in the backseat. Only problem is this does not fit a seatbelt style that has a built in seatbelt and is larger.