Additional tools for maximizing your car safety and pleasure are those that restrict your dog’s movement about the cabin. Many dog owners choose crating as a relatively safe car restraint option. This can be an excellent choice, and it does have drawbacks. To be super-safe, the crate needs to be fastened securely in the back of the vehicle.
Cabela's Dog Backseat Hammock : Cabela's
Kurgo Wander Backseat Dog Hammock
Let’s face it – transporting a dog is not always a neat and tidy experience. Keep your vehicle’s bench seat protected with the Kurgo Wander Hammock. This waterproof seat protector is made from strong 600-denier polyester fabric. The back seat dog hammock is double stitched at the seams for added durability and to prevent rips and tears from your pup’s nails.
The Backseat Safety Dog Deck - Hammacher Schlemmer
The backseat dog hammock has 6 attachment points to keep the hammock where it’s intended to be. Additionally, it is waterproof, stain resistant and can easily be tossed in your washing machine. A center zipper easily accommodates for when you have human passengers riding along too!
Backseat Bridge | Dog Travel Aid - Kurgo
Between shedding fur on your seats and a seemingly biological need to jump into the front seat while you’re passing an 18-wheeler on the freeway, it’s no secret that a lot of dogs don’t do particularly well in the car. Personally, I put my dog in a in the backseat, but if you want your pooch to have a little more freedom, this looks like a perfect solution.
When your dog rides well in an empty parking lot, move your practice sessions to a parking lot with traffic, so your helper can reinforce your dog for riding politely in a more stimulating environment. Again, start with a high rate of reinforcement. When he has impeccable manners in the parking lot with clicks and treats only when the car is stopped, you’re ready to take it on the road, still with your helper present to reinforce appropriate car behavior. With that step accomplished, you can fly solo. Go back to the empty lot and give it a trial run. If your dog has learned his lessons well, you’ll zip through this part with ease. Drive a short distance with your dog lying down in his back-seat spot. Don’t try to click and treat while you are moving! Stop, click, and treat.