My reasons for this are as follows:
1. If you get into an accident and your doors open, your window breaks or you need to get out of your car, there’s a good chance that your dog will escape and end up in the road and possibly get hit by a car.
2. In the event you slam on your brakes or get hit, your dog becomes a projectile inside of your car creating an imminent danger to you, your passengers and your dog.
3. Leaving your dog loose in your car leaves you to wonder what your dog is doing and if he’s safe which will force you to take your eyes off of the road, this is extremely dangerous. So… the single most important piece of safety gear for you and your dog is a safe crate or harness in your car.
PLEASE BE AWARE!!! Not all car crates are created the same.
Just because your dog is locked in a crate does not mean he is safe. Some car crates can prove more dangerous to your dog than you might ever know. There are some important things to look for when purchasing a crate:
1. Is it crash tested?
2. Does the crate meet automotive government standards?
3. Does the crate have a crumple zone to protect your dog?
4. Does the crate have an emergency, rear escape hatch?[/x_text]