Travelling with your dog can be a lot of fun, especially for your dog. Brining a belt and driving in the car means one thing: a nice walk! However, it is important to do this as safe as possible.
It is important to transport your dog in a safe way for the dog and for the driver as well. Often enough, the dog can distract the driver and the dog should never be loose in the car. A dog loose in the car is life-threatening!
How dangerous is it?
If you suddenly hit the brake, your dog will fly forward through the car at high speed. Your dog turns into an unguided projectile with all its consequences. Some facts:
- 2 in 10 drivers have no in-car protection for their dog
- 6% of car drivers have had an accident with their dog
- 51% of car drivers have sometimes been in an emergency situation because of their dog
- 91% of car drivers consider transporting a dog without protection to be dangerous
In many countries it is mandatory to secure your dog while travelling. For the safety of the owner and the dog, below are the following safe ways to transport the dog:
What are safe ways?
- A special dog harness where the dog is briefly tied to the chair. If there is a collision, the dog cannot shoot forward.
- Small dogs can be transported in a transport basket. Place this basket behind the front seat and make sure that the dog bed is also firmly attached. The dog carrier from L'élianne is therefore the solution.
- Large dogs can be transported in a travel kennel or crate.
- If you do not have a dog bed, travel kennel or crate, it is best to leave the dog on the floor in front of the passenger seat. If the airbag is deployed, you can already guess what might happen.
What do I have to take into account when traveling?
Always make sure that the dog is stuck in the car and that you always have the leash right by your side. If something bad happends all of the sudden: Then you can quickly get your dog out of the car. Also, do not give the dog a bone while driving. The dog can choke on it if you brake hard or have a collision.
How do you keep your dog safe while travelling?