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Infographic: Traveling Safely With a Dog

In any state across the country, traveling with a small child that isn’t properly restrained is illegal – but only New Jersey carries these same laws for pets.

Did you know that 98% of dogs aren’t properly restrained during travel? Not only is this unsafe for you, the driver, but your dog faces injury if not restrained. Check out the infographic below for some safe travel tips – and a few facts that might change some minds about just tossing the dog in the backseat and taking off.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. […]  The Dogington Post is sharing some Road Trip Tips for you dog…check them out…make your pet as safe as can be for those short or long trips! […]

    • Avatar Of Kim

      Kim

      says:

      I was wrong…not all restraints are bad. But just like child car seats, it’s important to choose the right one.

  2. Avatar Of Anthony Anthony says:

    There is NO pet restraint law in New Jersey. I don’t know where people get their information, but you’re entirely wrong. The law says that it is illegal to inhumanely transport an animal. It says nothing of restraining them. Here is the link that should put that miserable rumor to rest.
    http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/2012/new-jersey-spca-backtracks-on-statement-regarding-animal-restraint-enforcment/

  3. Avatar Of Rick

    Rick

    says:

    For travel in the car, I have a special strap that is hooked to my dog’s harness & snaps in where the seatbelt snaps. 100% effective.

    • Avatar Of Kim

      Kim

      says:

      Jen is right. Car harnesses and restraints have recently been proven to be very dangerous and are worse than no restraints at all. I was very surprised but they’ve proven it with crash test dog dummies.

  4. Avatar Of Sam Buddy

    Sam Buddy

    says:

    Great article. It is truly informative. I, myself is a dog lover. i take my dog almost everywhere. And securing his safety is very important when we travel. i highly recommend this site – http://www.dkc.ae/ – you can actually learn a lot in terms of travel care for your pets.

  5. This is so true! People take special care of restraining their children in cars, why wouldn’t we do the same for our pets. We’re a huge fan of infographics and this one is great! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Avatar Of Jen

    Jen

    says:

    I entirely agree that pet travel safety is important, my dogs go everywhere with me including work. But promoting restraints that have been proven ineffective is misleading at best. The following link gives the detail of the study that found a 100% failure rate for restraint harnesses.

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012petsafety/06pilotstudy/prweb9612738.htm

  7. Avatar Of Mark Mark says:

    Excellent infographic. I love my dog and I never want anything bad will happen to her specially on our travels. I learned a lot. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  8. Avatar Of Lindsey

    Lindsey

    says:

    My dog loves to put on his harness. He knows it means “road trip”!

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