A large number of dogs love to travel and the majority of pets require a trip in the car at some point, therefore, ensuring the safety of these journeys is vital. The importance and most obvious reason for following safety guidelines are to prevent not only your pets but other passengers from harm just like we do with ourselves by strapping ourselves in. By planning you can ensure every journey is made safe and comfortable for everyone!
Why pets need to be restrained in car?
Ensuring your dog is restrained during any car ride is the most important step to travelling safely. Unrestrained pets that are hopping around the vehicle can be a huge distraction as well as them being a risk to themselves and others in a crash; therefore you need must keep all pets restrained while you focus on driving.
How to restrain your pet?
There are several different methods to help restrain your dog during a car journey, the most effective ways include:
There are also a variety of purchasable items to assist keeping your pet restrained in a car which include:
A key Highway Code message from the UK government states “a seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars”. The advice proposes how these are the safest and most appropriate methods to restrain your dog in a vehicle and alerts the importance of selecting the approach that suits your pet the best
MINI in Partnership with Dogs Trust
Here at Williams we’re paw-sitively passionate about pooches and this is why we’re on a mission to help the nation’s dogs travel happier. We have partnered up with Dogs Trust, the incredible dog welfare charity, in order to stimulate this mission. Visit the Dogs Hub to explore our helpful, expect tips and guidance on travelling around with dogs directly from our Dogs Trust specialists.
Want to see what happened when we kicked off our partnership with Dogs Trust, and some very excited hounds? Fetch the film below.