Placing your pet dog inside his crate during car rides is very important to prevent accidents. While it may be adorable for pets to look out the car window, a properly restrained pet will certainly do everyone a favor, including themselves.
To avoid any hassles, a dog should get used to being properly restrained while being in a car. Traveling can be stressful for everyone in the car, especially if a dog is not used to traveling in a crate or pet seat belt.
Here are important reasons why a pet dog should be properly restrained while riding in a car:
The driver can easily be distracted by a dog that is not restrained. Letting the dog move around inside the car may cause him to block the steering wheel, shift the gear, or step on the brake pedal or gas.
When the dog hangs his head outside the car window, he can be hit by moving projectile such as debris or stones that may cause serious injury to his face or head.
An unrestrained dog can become a hazardous projectile when the car suddenly brakes.
For more information, talk to your Pets Health veterinarian.