6 Tips To Keeping Your Dog Safe In The Car

  • 25/09/2020

Our dogs aren’t just pets. To us, they’re part of the family. And just as we value the lives of our family members, we also want to keep our doggos safe and secure especially when our attention is on the road.

Nomatter how behaved and well-trained our pup is, accidents may happen anytime. Accidents while on the road may cause minor to serious injuries to an unrestrained dog. To avoid this from happening, here are some tips to keep your dog safe in the car.

Have them wear a dog collar

First things first!

Before leaving the house, make sure that your dog has his collar properly worn.

Having them wear a dog collar with your name, home address, and contact number would make it easier for anyone to bring your pup back home if ever she gets lost.

Having a GPS collar for your dog would be pretty handy too! 

Let your dog sit freely but safely with a car restraint

Mounting car restraints can be as simple as clicking it on your car’s seat belt buckle.

Adjust it according to your dog’s size along with how much mobility you want her to have. Afterwards, attach the other end of the dog car restraint to your dog’s harness or collar, giving them the freedom they would enjoy while on the road. 

Make use of crates and carriers

Some puppers feel safer just staying inside the comfort of their crates, and that shouldn’t be a problem when it comes to travelling.

In fact, smaller breeds of dogs housed in a small-sized crate can be easily secured using seat belts.  Bigger dogs in larger, sturdy crates would be better placed in the cargo part of vehicles and should be properly fastened as well.

Give them the comfy throne they deserve with a dog pet car seat

There are owners who love their pet so much and would treat them as a prince or princess.

A pet car seat gives your doggo the best of both comfort and safety  while in the car. Simply secure it with your car’s seat belt and attach your dog’s harness to it.

The raised pet car seat would definitely give your pup the best view of the outside while on the road. It can even hold her food and water too! 

Ensure they are fed hours before the journey

Eating too much before a long trip can be uncomfortable and could make us feel dizzy easily. This can similarly occur to our furry friend.

Having them eat hours before a trip could lessen any unwanted ‘accidents’ that could distract our attention on the road. 

Opt for a travel barrier for more freedom without sacrificing safety

A travel barrier will decrease the likelihood of your pup jumping on you when you’re busy driving.

In addition, it also gives them enough freedom to roam around the back seat and enjoy the space they have. Just ensure that you choose a sturdy barrier that allows proper ventilation, especially on vehicles with air conditioning limited to the front seats.

Author Bio:

Ane Godoy loves writing about dogs and travel. If not camping under the stars, you can find her playing with her dogs. You can follow her blog at dogclublife.com for tips on raising dogs.

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