Seat Belts And Your Dog
A dog that runs around in a car could be a distraction to the driver. And a dog that hangs out through the window could either fall out or be struck by something in passing and get hurt. It’s best to avoid either situation by using a dog harness combined with a seat belt restraint.
You can choose from a couple different sorts of dog seat belt restraints. The basic restraint is a strap loop that attaches simply to the harness. Then you put the seatbelt in through the loop and click the buckle into place as you would routinely. This sort of restraint secures the dog to the seat belt straps and keeps him in a little area where he can sit or lie down. Your dog will feel more comfy thanks to that liberty of movement.
Another type of dog seat belt restraint available is an adjustable strap restraint. These generally give your dog more range of movement without letting him free run of the inside of the auto. He can sit or lie down, and move about quite a bit in the seat. This strap secures to a harness and snaps into the seatbelt receiver directly.
The point of the restraints made to attach to a harness is to keep the dog from wandering about the vehicle. A dog interfering with the steering wheel or stepping on pedals could bring about a major accident. A loose dog can prove enough of a diversion to cause an accident, also. Employing a seat belt restraint with your pet can help prevent this.
Be sure to secure your dog in the backseat away from any airbags for his own safety. Then you can enjoy yourself more because you’ll have less worry.