21. September 2011
Regardless of the size and spaciousness of your vehicle, the safest way for your dog to travel is in a crate. Contained in a crate, your dog can’t interfere with the driver, sneak out an open door when you exit, get whacked against the dash or windshield in the case of a sudden stop or take off in panic should there be (heaven forbid) an accident. If your dog is used to a crate, he’ll be more relaxed in these familiar surroundings when on the road and if he chances to get carsick or have an accident, a crate is easier to clean than your car’s upholstery. Of course, you may find it difficult (if not impossible) to fit a Saint Bernard-sized crate in your VW or other wee wagon. In that case, look into the possibility of installing a barrier behind the seats. They’re available in many sizes and most are adjustable to fit your vehicle’s configuration.