|Barked: Fri Jul 16, '10 11:46am PST |
|I've never used a seatbelt for my dogs. I don't think I will, either, only because they would really go crazy. One of my dogs stays rather still in the car, but whines a lot. I know if I were to put a seatbelt on him, he would end up hurting himself. He sits or lies in the backseat, normally with someone with him. We let him stick his head out the window, but just his head. We crack it open so he can only stick his head out, and have the leash on him in case there is an emergency and he has to come back in to the car quickly, or if he would try to jump out.
Our other dog just loves the car, so we are hardly worried about his safety. He is very relaxed in the car and just enjoys the ride. We rarely let him stick his head out the window because he has severe allergies and we don't want him to get itchy from all the pollen blowing on to him. He sits or lies in the front passenger seat the whole time and we've never had a problem with him in the car.
I am not against dog seatbelts at all, or crating your dog in the car. I think its very safe. I just know my dogs wouldn't be able to stand it, and it would make them crazy. They behave very well in the car, so its just adding stress to the ride. Great thread by the way!
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