Dog Car Safety | Is the front seat safe for my dog?

October 01, 2018

Dog Car Safety | Is the front seat safe for my dog?

Many people have asked me whether it is safe for their dog to ride in the front seat.  If you do a google search the results for this question are mixed.

Dog Car Seat Safety

At Safe and Sound Hound, we always recommend that you secure your pup in a dog car seat in the back seat and here’s why;

  1. The front passenger seat has an airbag that will do harm to your pet. Airbags are meant to protect adults. An airbag deploying on your pup will cause more injury in the event of an accident.
  2. The driver is more likely to get distracted. It is much easier to reach over and pet your pup when they are in the front seat versus the back seat. Looking away from the road for only two seconds doubles your risk of being in a collision or accident.
  3. When your dog is restrained in the back seat they are less likely to go through the windshield in the event of an accident or hard stop. If they are in the back seat and become a projectile the chances of them hitting the seat in front of them is greater and safer.

A dog safety restraint system is essential when traveling with your pup. As stated above we always recommend installing your dog car seat in the back seat. This creates a safer environment for everyone in the car.

All the dog car seats we offer at Safe and Sound Hound can be installed in the back seat. Our products vary in size, style, and functionality to suit your needs.

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Don’t hesitate to keep your pup safe!