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How to Safely Protect Your Pup in the Car: 4 Tips

Ah, the joys of hitting the open road with your furry friend! But before you and your pup head out on your next adventure, ensure their safety in the car first! Dogs need protection while traveling too, and below are some simple ways to ensure they’re secure and comfortable for the ride.

Below are four tips to keep your canine companion safe on the road. (All the products below are available through our online store.)

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1. Invest in a Booster Seat

Small dogs can benefit from a booster seat designed specifically for pets. These seats elevate your pup, providing a better view out the window while keeping them secure. Look for booster seats with adjustable straps and sturdy construction to ensure your furry friend stays safe and snug during the journey. Plus, they’ll feel like they’re riding in style!

2. Buckle Up with a Seatbelt Harness

Larger dogs need protection too! When a booster seat doesn’t work, a seatbelt harness is an effective way to protect your dog in the car while you’re driving. These harnesses are designed to attach to your car’s existing seatbelt system, providing your dog with security and some freedom of movement. (Choose a harness that fits your dog properly and is crash-tested for maximum safety.)

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Dog Car Restraint Seatbelt to Your Car’s Existing Seatbelt (Courtesy:

Imagine if you had to make a sudden stop to avoid an unexpected obstacle on the road. With your dog securely strapped into their seatbelt harness, it will stop them from being thrown forward and injured. This simple restraint can make all the difference on your next car ride when it comes to safety!

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3. Use a Dog Barrier or Crate

If you have a larger vehicle like an SUV or a van, consider installing a dog barrier to create a designated space for your pup in the backseat or cargo area. Alternatively, a crate or plastic pet carrier can provide your dog with a cozy and secure spot to ride in. Just be sure to secure the crate properly to prevent it from sliding around during sudden stops or turns. Your dog will appreciate having their own space, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing they’re protected and not trying to crawl up into the front seat with you!

Don’t Forget the Comforts of Home!

Long car rides can be trying for you and your pup, so pack some essentials to keep them comfortable on your next trip.

  • Bring their favorite blanket, toys or bones to soothe any anxiety during the journey.
  • Make sure they have plenty of fresh, cool water and some of their favorite treats.
  • Make regular pit stops to let your dog stretch their legs, use the bathroom, and rehydrate. A happy and comfortable pup makes for a smoother ride for everyone!

Learn more tips for traveling with your pet(s) in the car at WebMD.

So remember, ensuring your dog’s safety in the car doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these simple tips above (and shopping at our online store), you can make every journey with your pup safe and enjoyable!

So buckle up, hit the road, and create lasting memories with your four-legged companion!

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is your one-stop shop for all things “dog” under one WOOF especially when it comes to traveling with your dog in the car!

From our booster seats for smaller pets to restraints/seatbelts or the Cozy Cabin Pet Car Seat (pictured on the left), we’ve got what
you need to travel with your best friend
safely and in comfort!

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