Going on drives can be so soothing and relaxing. So it’s no wonder that most people like to take their dogs along for the ride, sharing such companionship with a beloved pup would surely make the drive more enjoyable, who wouldn’t want their best friend out with them? Yet even if we take the fun of drives out of the equation, the necessity of taking your dog with you on errands or to the park or even to the vet is still there. Which in turn means safety measures need to be taken into consideration.
Dogs tend to get so excited whenever they jump into a car, and while that excitement can be entertaining and infectious at first, it can also bring along with it some road safety hazards that can be dangerous for both you and your dog. Being distracted or pushed around while you drive can have disastrous consequences, which is why those hazards should be prevented.
The most important thing to put in mind is keeping your dog from distracting you as you drive by jumping on you or around you, maybe accidentally even causing you to swerve around. Treat Your Paw can help you prevent that from happening in various ways. There are ways to keep your dog in the back seat with the help of the back seat barrier that stops your dog from jumping next to you or on you, but also allowing them to see you and the road ahead.
If you like having your dog by your side in the passenger’s seat, then we offer you the dog harness with a seat belt clip as an alternative. It comes in various sizes to fit your dog and can be adjusted as you see fit, as you clip it in place of the seat belt and keep your dog from moving around too much. If your dog is quite small, you may only have a need for the car seat basket that can both create a barrier to keep your dog in as well as make for a makeshift bed for them to sleep in.
Last but not least, if you’re one of those people who is constantly worried about your car’s cleanliness, there are many ways to keep your dog from causing too much damage to your car’s interior. You can hang a waterproof seat cover in the backseat to keep your dog’s hair or any mess they create at bay. No harm, no foul.
In the end, there’s no need for you to limit the fun of taking your dog out in your car or dreading the myriad errands or trips that will cause your dog too much excitement on the road for you to concentrate. With proper preventative measures, you can still have a good time and not worry too much.