Do you take your dog for car rides or road trips? Are you aware of the risks of traveling by car with your dog? Make your journey fun and safe.
3 Reasons Why you need to restrain your dog in the car?
1) An unrestrained dog can cause distraction and interfere with your driving. Some of these distraction behaviors are treating/playing/petting your dog, your dog climbing over the front/back seats and having your pet on your lap.
2) If a crash should occur, unrestrained dog can be easily thrown from the car. An unrestrained 60 pound dog traveling at 35 mile per hour can turn into a 2,700 pound projectile in an accident.
3) If a serious accident occurred, an unrestrained dog can slow down rescue workers and can cause further dangers to your dog. During an accident impact, your dog can be frightened, run away and/or run into traffic.
Travel Safely With Your Dog By Car, Buckle-Up!
Keep your dog safe when traveling in a car. There are several ways to restrain your dog in your car. One way is using a dog harness specifically made for car travel. We recommend Sleepypod® Clickit Sport dog safety harness, which recently earned a five-star vehicle crash test rating from the Center for Pet Safety (CPS). Clickit Sport is Sleepypod’s next generation dog safety harness. It has less hardware which makes it light and easy to use. The padded vest along with a patent pending infinity loop work together to distribute and reduce damaging forces that can cause injury. It has a 3 point contact design that helps reduce forward and lateral movement in the event of a collision or sudden stop.
Sleepypod® Clickit Sport is the first dog harness in the industry to be certified by the Independent Pet Safety Research Institution, the Center For Pet Safety and receive a five-star rating. Click Here to see the Center for Pet safety test Results and videos. With Sleepypod® Clickit Sport, you’ll have a piece of mind for your dog’s safety. Visit Sleepypod® for more information about Clickit Sport.
Keep in mind not to place your dog in the front seat. During an accident, your dog can be injured or even killed if the airbag deploys. Be sure to place and restrain your dog in the backseat. The safest spot for your dog is the middle of the back seat.