Why You Need This:
It’s extremely important to keep your dog safe and secure in the car, especially when you’re driving alone with them. Holding a small dog in your lap while you drive is so dangerous for both of you… Even if your dog is in the backseat, having any size dog loose in the car can be a huge distraction. If somebody else is driving and you want to hold your pet in your lap, that’s fine – I’m not going to say I don’t also do that all the time! However, when I am driving, I try to make a conscious effort to buckle Penny into her carseat. If you watch all of my IG stories, you’ve probably seen her riding shotgun in a little bed and that is because she wants me to pet her with my right hand while I’m driving with my left, which is something I’m working on doing less of. Carseat training (teaching them to ride quietly in the carseat) does take some practice and needs to become a habit for both dog and owner. If you have a larger dog, there are tons of seatbelts on the market that clip onto their harness and into the seatbelt buckle. Remember to use a harness – never tether your dog by collar in the car – because whether they are in a carseat or on a seatbelt, they could launch forward in an accident.