It’s hard to ignore that look in your dog’s eyes when you gather your things and get ready to head out the door. So many of us bring our dogs along for the ride, because who can resist those puppy dog eyes?!
There are some things you should remember when you’re going for a ride with your dog. Follow these tips to keep both of you safe and happy in the car.
- Don’t let them ride in the front seat or in the truck bed/trunk area. If they are in the front seat, they can be a big distraction to you. If they’re in the back, they could jump out or be tossed around during a sharp turn.
- Strap your dog in with an approved harness. Even if you’re just going down the block, accidents can happen and you want your dog to stay safe. Additionally, this will keep you safer as well in the event of a crash.
- Don’t roll the window down all the way. We all know that dogs love to stick their noses out of the window while we’re driving, but you should make sure that there’s not enough room in the window for your dog to jump out.
Riding in the car with your dog can be lots of fun, but just make sure to take these steps to keep everyone safe. Stop in to Brown Motors to find the best cars for your family – furry friends included!