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Easy Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Car

Easy Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Car

keeping dog safe in car tips

Just like adults and children, dogs also need to be safely fastened into the car at all times. In case of an accident, it's important that you have taken all of the appropriate measures to ensure your dog's safety is a priority. In addition, it's vital to note that unrestrained dogs can also distract a driver and lead to an accident.

In order to keep your dog happy and safe in the car, with its tongue out and smiling, Nexcar Auto Sales & Leasing your used car dealership in Toronto, has put together a few tips that will ensure your dog's safety and will help to make your vehicle dog-friendly!

Choosing an Accessible Car

In order to create convenience for yourself and your dog, it's important to note if the dog would be able to get in and out of the vehicle on its own. For an SUV or truck, adding an additional step or a board to walk up may be worth considering. On the other hand, for a sedan, most times this style of vehicle has lower ground clearance which will usually work fine.

Another consideration is if your dog is older or has shorter legs. In each of these situations, this type of dog will most likely not be able to jump as well. Therefore steps, a board, or being picked up and placed in will have to be factors to remember if you opt for a car that is higher off the ground.

Creating Safe Seating

It's much safer for your dog to be sitting in a secure position rather than standing and walking around when driving. This means installing a seat belt or a safety harness may be required. Each of these options comes with an array of styles for different kinds of dogs. These safety measures are important to have so if an accident or sudden stop occurs, your dog can not be propelled too far forward.

Before your dog comes onboard, ensure their space is cleaned off and tided upon their arrival. This will guarantee they will know where to sit and it will help you to remember to secure them in.

Adding a Barrier in the Car

As mentioned previously, a dog who can freely walk around in a vehicle can be cause for an accident to happen. In order to avoid this horrific situation, purchasing a dog barrier can be a solution option. A dog barrier is placed between the front and back seats to ensure that the dog is unable to jump into the front seats of the vehicle.

If your dog is hyper or is always on the move, purchasing a barrier could be a solution to keeping everyone at their safest while in the car.

How We Can Help

Our team at Nexcar Auto Sales & Leasing is ready to help you pick out a used vehicle that matches your lifestyle needs. If you always have your dog with you when driving around, talk to our friendly sales team today to see how we can help you pick out a vehicle that will benefit your situation. For additional questions regarding our auto loan services, you can reach us at (877) 245-9997. Our team looks forward to speaking with you.

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