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http://www.naturalnews.com/041010_pet_seatbelts_car_crash_safety_restraints.html

 

I have to confess I don't restrain my 200 lb mastiff in the car. What does everyone here do?


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When we had a car and no children we used the dog harness seat belts. (Which according to the link you provided where useless.  Luckily we were never in an accident.)

 

Since having children we crate the dogs in the back of the minivan.  We used to use collapsible fabric crates because they were easier to keep folded down in the back of the van and a medium and large crate could fit in the back - barely.  The zipper has since broken on the large crate and we only have one dog now so we put the large plastic crate in the back when we take the dog.  It is a PITA, and he is old so it is difficult for him to get in and out of the van, so we do not take him often.

 

I just realized we never secured the crate to the car and we should have.

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When we had a car and no children we used the dog harness seat belts. (Which according to the link you provided where useless.  Luckily we were never in an accident.)

 

Since having children we crate the dogs in the back of the minivan.  We used to use collapsible fabric crates because they were easier to keep folded down in the back of the van and a medium and large crate could fit in the back - barely.  The zipper has since broken on the large crate and we only have one dog now so we put the large plastic crate in the back when we take the dog.  It is a PITA, and he is old so it is difficult for him to get in and out of the van, so we do not take him often.

 

I just realized we never secured the crate to the car and we should have.

Unfortunately the back of my car isn't nearly big enough to put his crate in. He loves riding in the car, but I don't take him often.


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I have a small dog and he's crated during car travel.
OP would a barrier/partition work for your vehicle?
http://www.amazon.com/Highland-20045-Black-Universal-Barrier/dp/B0002MABGE/ref=zg_bs_3024182011_1
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