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Re: Travelling Safely with a Dog in Your Car

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Similarly in a crate in the back of a Kombi, the dog can be thrown forwards quite a way (Maybe 20 cm ) before coming to a hard stop! I haven't seen a proper approved padded crate yet, maybe I need to design one, with straps that will clip into the seat belt buckles on the back seat, or the floor shackles in the Kombi.
I have an Opel Combo and I was using a large dog crate that I can attach with straps to the hooks. I have two foam dog beds inside the crate. Between the cargo section where the cage is and the back seat I have a mesh grate.

I bought a dog harness for the back seat, but my dog hated it so that was the end of the that. She loves to be in a bed in a car. It looks like the picture in the attachment. For the back seat I think this would be better than nothing if your only choice is the back seat in the case of a saloon car. Of course it is best to put something on the seats to protect them as well and a blanket so the dog is comfortable.
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