Pet Safety: Dog-gone Right!

No time to read a long-winded BLOnG? Welcome to the Three-Second-Stop mini-Blog.

Today’s Three Seconds: How to Transport Your Pet, Part 2

dogseatbelt3 Second StopSo, what IS the safest method for transporting your pooch?  Your dog should never be left loose while riding in the car.  One solution is to put your dog in a travel crate that’s well-suited for their size, an ideal choice for dogs that are easily excitable.  Another safe alternative is to tether your dog with a safety harness or pet seat belt.  This protects them from hurtling forward in case of a sudden stop or accident, and helps reduce distracted driving.  Puppies and small dogs shouldn’t ride in the front seat – the danger of front air bags to children applies to dogs too.
…Now that your dog is secured safely, it’s okay to crack the windows just a little bit so they can still get their sniff on!