I wound up transferring half manner throughout the nation this 12 months and needed to drive myself, my daughter and a couple of small canines from Los Angeles, Ca. to Des Moines, Iowa. I’ve by no means had canine seat belts earlier than, normally my canines simply stroll across the automotive once I take them to the vet or the canine park however for this lengthy highway journey I felt I wanted to get one thing to assist safe them within the automotive for each security and sanity.
Earlier than the large journey we did some brief follow rides round city to assist the pups really feel snug of their new journey accomodations.
I bought the Sleepypod Air, for my senior, barely blind Shih Tzu named George.
My youthful, extra energetic canine, Sarah, bought the Clickit Sport.
At first my canine Sarah appeared slightly uncomfortable. It was her first time sporting a doggie harness gadget like this. She was sitting up for some time however after she bought extra snug she ultimately laid down.
The drive from Los Angeles to Des Moines takes about 24 hours relying on site visitors and climate. I by no means drove greater than 7 hours in in the future and tried to stay to round 5 hours a day of driving with potty and stroll breaks by means of the day. Even with all of the breaks it was quite a lot of driving in in the future for myself, so I can solely think about what it felt like for my canines. 5 human hours is 35 canine hours in any case! My pups dealt with the lengthy highway journey like champs and I felt much more relaxed on the highway figuring out that my infants have been protected and safe within the occasion of an accident.
That is Sara with the Yummy Travel Bowl. It is usually wonderful on a highway journey. The bowl is designed in order that the water doesn’t spill out they usually drank lots, which meant we made quite a lot of stops.
I knew they felt harassed so I needed to maintain them hydrated.
Gotta mark our turf!
I used to be frightened that utilizing a harness and service can be a giant ache within the butt, however to be sincere however my expertise with the Sleepypod Air and Clickit Sport Canine Safety Harness have been very optimistic. They have been straightforward to make use of. I do suggest practising placing them within the automotive and securing your canine a couple of instances earlier than you’re taking any lengthy highway journeys. I feel Georgie is a bit claustrophobic. He appeared to really feel comforted and protected within the Sleepypod Air at first, however after a couple of hours he simply needed out. If we ever do one other lengthy journey once more I feel I’ll get one other Clickit Sport harness for Georgie as effectively. The Air is ideal for a flight or shorter highway journey, however is probably not my alternative for one more highway journey of this size.
For sure all of us bought to Des Moines protected and sound!
Do you employ doggie car seat belts or harnesses? In that case, which one do you like and what do you want about it?