Oliver in Crash-Tested Seat Belt
Years ago I saw a woman nearly hit another car when she veered into another lane as her large dog bounded onto her lap to get a better look at the neighborhood passing him by. It's a common sight to see small dogs on owners laps hanging out of the window; even Oliver could manage to make my driving less safe than I feel comfortable with. That scene from Marley and Me resonates. I have a strict rule about no loose dogs up front, and after a good laugh, you'll probably understand why. Enjoy this clip from one of the hottest pet movies ever:
Tanner is a Clown on Easter Sunday!
I've written about these wonderful crash-tested dog seatbelts before, so today I'd like to introduce you to some other options for keeping your dog out of range of your safe driving, each offered by my sponsor, Pet Auto Safety. Owner Dawn is a plethora of knowledge on options for keeping your dog out of troublesome situations.
Oliver's Car Seat
When Oliver was a youngster, riding in the back seat was simply not an option for him yet. He needed me. As heartwarming as that may sound, it wasn't safe. Dawn suited me up with a perfect little car seat that did not engage the passenger side airbags, thereby allowing Oliver to ride alongside me, while seat-belted into his comfy seat. He still uses this for errands and local outings. I think he enjoys having Tanner know he's got dibs on the front seat :)
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Outward Hound also makes a front seat barrier that is lower, thereby making it better for medium to small dogs. Its most important job is to keep your pup from climbing onto the front console and into your lap; it requires a console to be used properly.
Pierson Models the Bergan
While you're waiting on the giveaway to start tomorrow, drop in and get acquainted with Pet Auto Safety. I'll share a picture of Dawn and her pups tomorrow also. What a nice fido family! You'll find them on Facebook and Twitter.
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