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Driving Safely with Your Pets

We were contacted by Mr. Wood's Learning

Program for Kids at Learninghaven and asked to add this very

important information to our resource section.

A BIG SHOUT OUT TO THE CLASS for bringing this to our attention.

Here are some tips to help keep your dog safe while driving:

  • Secure your dog in a crate or carrier: Dogs should be secured                                                              in a crate or carrier that is securely fastened to the vehicle.                                                                  This helps to prevent the dog from moving around or being                                                         thrown in the event of a sudden stop or accident.

  • Use a dog seat belt or harness: Another option is to use a dog seat belt or harness that is designed to keep the dog securely in place while in the car. Make sure to choose a harness that is specifically designed for use in a car.

  • Keep your dog in the back seat: The back seat is generally safer for dogs than the front seat, as it provides more protection in the event of an accident. It also helps to prevent the dog from distracting the driver.

  • Avoid letting your dog stick their head out of the window: While it may be tempting to let your dog enjoy the breeze, it's important to keep their head inside the car to prevent injury from flying debris or insects.

  • Take frequent breaks: If you're taking a long road trip with your dog, make sure to take frequent breaks to give your dog a chance to stretch their legs, go to the bathroom, and get some fresh air.

By following these tips, you can help ensure your dog's safety while driving, and enjoy a safe and happy journey together.

For additional information please go here.

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