Frankie the Schnauzer in the car

Does your dog wear a seatbelt in the car?

There’s been lots of talk over the years about restraining dogs in the car. A while ago, I was working around 100 miles from home and Frankie the Schnauzer was able to come to work with me. This meant she had to join me on the weekly drive. I did the drive in either my Smart Roadster convertible or my old Mercedes and she was happy in both.

I never felt quite safe with her just sitting on the front seat with me in case there was an accident, so I tried the seatbelt on her and surprisingly, she just put up with it.

The reward was that we stopped on the way there and the way back to allow her to have a swim in the river. She loved this and then spent the rest of the journey happily belted in and sitting on a beach towel that I carried with me.

So how does your dog travel in the car? Belted, restrained or just in their bed on the seat?

How does your dog travel in the car?
How does your dog travel in the car?
Not looking that comfortable in the car
Not looking that comfortable?
Wearing a seatbelt in the car whilst staring out of the window
Wearing a seatbelt in the car whilst staring out of the window

Having written this, I now feel guilty for not using a properly designed product to restrain Frankie in the car. I’ve done some digging and this Clix Car Safety Harness seems to be the best value and best-reviewed product out there for your Schnauzer. It also appears that it’s the law in certain countries that they are restrained. Oops.

Miniature Schnauzers need a small, so here’s the link to that, a video of it in use and a few photos of it in action.

Clix car safety harness
Clix car safety harness
Instructions for the Clix car safety harness
Instructions for the Clix car safety harness

 

 

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