Nov 17, 2023
Here are some great tips and safety measures we have gathered to keep you both safe on board.
Some dogs may be more suitable for certain equipment than others, due to their size.
Crates are comfortable for dogs to travel in and will keep them secure during the journey.
Using this method will be a go-to for dogs who have used crates for training purposes.
P.S Treats are always a good bribe if your dog is nervous about getting into the crate.
2. Travel harness
The travel harness is a very popular choice due to its comfort and chest adjustments.
It should then be secured onto a seatbelt but most of them can click into the seatbelt clip
which makes things easier! The travel harness is available in several pet stores and is
suitable for the boot, back seat or front seat of the car.
P.S If your dog is in the front passenger seat please ensure the passenger airbag is switched off.
3. Boot gate
If you own a medium or large dog, boot gates may work well for you as this gives
the dog slightly more room and will prevent them from jumping into the back seat
of the vehicle. The boot gate may also provide some additional protection for the dog
if your car was to be involved in an accident.
P.S Please ensure you do not leave your dog ln the boot for long periods of time as fresh air will be restricted.
Check the rules
Rules may differ depending on what country you are residing in, so please check!!These rules are put in place to ensure your pet does not become a distraction to the driver whilst the vehicle is in motion.
If involved in an accident due to becoming distracted by an unrestrained pet in the vehicle, the driver can face a fine or worse..
Is your dog a nervous traveler?
Dogs can become anxious in a car for several reasons such as, they associate the car with travelling to the vet, the movement may make them nauseous or the vibrations of the engine are just too overwhelming!
Toys, Calming sprays and special treats can also help overcome car anxiety.
Please seek advice from your local vet to find out which method will be best suited to your furry friend.
When travelling for a long period of time, please stop for water breaks, open the window for some fresh air and bring some snacks.