Driving Miss Doggie: Training tips for car rides, proper crates and travel restraints, sidebar on car anxiety and motion sickness.
A crate is an excellent way to keep your dog safe in the car, and is required for airline travel. It can also keep your pet from getting into trouble in a hotel or at your host's home. Crates are available from most pet supply stores. Look for these features when purchasing:
These strong, lightweight dog crates are ideal for travel or the home. Set one up in the car to keep your dog safe while on the road, then take it out and use it at your destination. Durable ventilated mesh windows keep your pet comfortable. Rounded corners protect the interior of your car. Imported.
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If traveling by car, you may choose to crate your dog. A wire crate is a good choice as it provides better air circulation and viewing for your greyhound than other types of crates. Your pet will be far safer in a crate in the event of an accident than he would be if he was loose in the car or van. Make sure the crate is large enough for your dog to stand and turnaround in. Place the crate in a well-ventilated area of your car so he gets plenty of air.Even owners who opt for using a dog carrier or crate designed for car travel will likely be shocked to discover that the vast majority of mainstream products aren’t crash proof and won’t protect you pooch in the event of an accident.It’s long been recommended that smaller pets travel in body harnesses or soft carriers that interface with a car’s shoulder belt, or in a travel carrier or crate, for larger dogs. Those options keep pets in place during normal driving, reducing distractions. And in case of an accident, it was believed they might reduce the likelihood of pet injury.Keep in mind that if you’d like to carry your smaller dog, you should find a crate with a shoulder strap. This won’t be possible for larger dogs.