We get it. Dog is man’s best friend. How can you not ride around the town with your favorite pup?

But as wonderful as your pup is, driving in cars with dogs isn’t always smooth sailing. Here are some things you can do to make your adventures together all the more enjoyable…

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Buy a barrier

There are many styles of barriers on the market to prevent your pup from joining you in the driver’s seat. Some can be installed in the back to stop the dog from even getting on your back seats, while others simply restrict access to the front of the car. Either option in a safe choice. Here are some of the different types out there.

Get paw wipes

You may love riding around with your best friend, but let’s be honest…your BFF doesn’t always have the best manners and is known to track mud everywhere after a nice walk. Storing some wipes in your car is a must if you’re an avid hiker or if it’s been raining. Here are some natural and allergen free grooming wipes.
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Buckle up

You aren’t the only one who needs to be buckled in. Belts and tethers are ideal for the dog who is prone to jumping or sliding around your car. It can be used in lieu of a seat barrier to keep your dog off your lap while driving. Here is the one that performed best in a crash test by the Center for Pet Safety.

Stay hydrated

It’s a safe bet that you don’t exercise or run errands without some water along the way. Your dog also needs access to water throughout your busy day together. There are plenty of collapsible dishes for food and water to enable keeping your pooch happy and healthy. Just be sure to have some water and/or food in the car if you won’t be stopping by a place that does! Here are some options.
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Bring ID

Make sure your dog has their identifying tags on before you get into the car. I’m sure your dog is amazingly obedient and would never run off, BUT you really can’t guarantee what will happen once you leave the house so it’s best to be prepared.

Now get out there and hit the open road with your favorite canine companion! 🙂

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