Crash Testing Dogs : The Dogish Podcast : Episode 021
Today we get to meet Lindsey Wolko from the Center for Pet Safety. Lindsey shares how a situation that resulted in injury for her dog Maggie inspired CPS, a non-profit dedicated to consumer and companion animal safety as a research and consumer advocacy organization. Lots of tips, new perspectives, and recommendations in this episode!
3:08 - Inspiration for CPS
5:20 - Lindsey and CPS pilot study on harness’
6:30 - Sylvia shares the PSA she gives her clients
7:00 - Not to scare pet owners, but to give them solutions
7:30 - How CPS works on your behalf
8:20 - Jasen asks about more details on what CPS investigates
9:30 - Crash Tests for Dogs & NASA Engineers
13:20 - Where to go to see which products are tested
14:30 - Testing at 30mph and real world implications
16:10 - How powerful is 30mph?
19:12 - Discussing difficulty getting products to participate
20:10 - Knowledge sharing with brands
21:00 - Can pet businesses get rated?
22:10 - Do states have pet restraint laws?
23:26 - Products to avoid?
24:56 - What to look for in products
27:25 - Jasen trying to reimagine the dog’s car ride and Sylvia’s response
30:55 - When you know better, you do better
31:40 - Human fatalities from a projectile dog
32:12 - Alternatives to Harnesses
35:00 - Strength Rated Anchor Straps
37:15 - Good Companies & What Sylvia looks like
40:15 - Lindsey explains energy mitigation and the companies using it
43:25 - #dogdadjoke