Dog-proofing your car: How to keep your pups safe and secure

Grindelwald, Suizaid=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Nick Miotke/Roadshow Few things give me more joy than watching a car drive by with a large dog hanging its head out the window, jowls and slobber flying in the breeze. I know that you can’t reliably read a dog’s mood by its expression, but I have little doubt that a smiling dog with its nose in the wind is happier than one sitting at home looking out the window.

That said, having your dog out and loose in a car poses a few problems for dog safety. The first is cleanliness: Even the most well-groomed pup is liable to leave some hair or fur behind. And, if your destination dog park is the sort that gets muddy, you’ll surely be cleaning up dirt and paw prints for months to come.

Now playing: Watch this: Our best gadgets to keep dogs safe in cars 2:58 More problematically, Luksus hundeseng though, is the safety of driving with dogs. Thanks to decades of research and crash testing, driving with children in the car is a rigorously scientific thing. With dogs… well, it’s a little more loose. So, here’s some advice for how you can achieve a dog proof vehicle to keep your pups, and their various bodily fluids, well-contained for a trip on the road.

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