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Car Safety

Rule 57 of the highway code states: “When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars.”

The most common type of restrain for dogs is the seat belt clip

Trying to find the right equipment can be confusing so we have put together a few of the options available to you.

Depending on your vehicle you could get a dog cage professionally into the boot, this is expensive and take up significant space, however if you were planning on doing lots of long journeys with your pup it is something to consider. I have attached a company who sell crash tested cages Here

Other options are fixing a dog guard, soft material crate or metal dog crate in the boot. these will prevent your dog from distracting you while your driving

 

      

 

 

The most common type of car safety are seat belt clips, these connect to the dogs harness and will give the dog a little freedom to move around but prevent them from causing a distraction to you. Booster style seats incorporate the seat belt clip but provide the dog there own seat.

      

 

Remember you still want to teach your puppy vehicles are a good place to be