Don’t Drive Distracted by Your Dog
Aside from keeping your hands on the wheel and off your phone, it is also essential to eliminate the distractions that your dog can cause while you are driving. Your pet should always be restrained when riding in the car, whether in a carrier or with a harness that keeps them from getting into the front seat.
Keep Your Dog Away from the Airbags
Keep Your Dog’s Head and Paws Inside the Vehicle
Don’t Transport Your Dog in an Open Truck Bed
It is estimated that roughly 100,000 dogs die each year being thrown from a truck bed due to a sudden stop, turn, or start then being hit by oncoming traffic. In an open truck bed, your dog is not protected by the elements, leading to burnt paws or even heat stroke. Some may think leashing their dog in the truck bed could be safer, but this is not the case. The leash can strangle dogs if they are tossed over the side of the truck.
If transporting your dog in the truck bed is necessary, be sure to put them in a crate and secure it to the walls of the truck bed. Also, be sure to provide your pet with some protection from the weather.