One of the best things about having a dog is taking it out and about with you. Whether you are visiting friends or relatives or heading out specifically with him or her to take it on a hike or to the local park, it can be a great way to bond with your cockapoo if you are going beyond your local neighbourhood, that likely means taking your cockapoo in the car.
What do you do to make sure your dog does not jump around the car while you are trying to drive? Fortunately, there are special car seats for dogs that you can invest in. With so many different models available, you may find it overwhelming to choose the best one for your cockapoo.
Be Aware of the Highway Code Concerning Travelling With Dogs
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Before you take your cockapoo out in your car, you must ensure you are properly equipped and acting within the law. You could break the law if you don’t adhere to the strict rules regarding travelling with dogs as outlined in the Highway Code.
What Rules Are There About Dog Restraints?
According to the Highway Code at Rule 57, when taking dogs or other animals in your car or vehicle. You need to ensure they are appropriately restrained to prevent them from causing a distraction that could cause an accident or injure someone.
Now that we’ve covered the legal side, let’s look at three of the best soggy car seats available.
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Wodondog Pet Car Booster Seat Travel Carrier Cage
The first car chair on our list is the Pet Care Booster Seat Travel Carrier Cage from Wodondog. This measures 40 x 32 x 25 cm and is perfect for any cockapoo that weighs less than 13 pounds (or 6 kg) and will fit easily into all vehicles. It is made from high-quality, waterproof 600D oxford, making it easy to clean and vacuum. There is also a PVC mesh net, an antirust D ring and a nylon belt.
Installation is easy whether you are putting it in the front passenger seat or in the back. A safety belt can be buckled on the pet collar or chest to stop your cockapoo from moving around. When you finish it, it folds away flat and compact for easy storage.
Pecute Extra Stable, Reinforced Pet Booster Seat
Next in our mini guide is this excellent extra stable and reinforced pet booster seat from pecute. Measuring 60 x 43 x 19 cm, this is designed with medium dogs in mind. Expertly fashioned from 600D waterproof oxford cloth with a quilted inner core of 80g P cotton, and ultrasonic waterproofing tech, this will protect your car seat from mud, fur, scratches, and stains. To ensure your cockapoo is as safe as he or she can be in the car, there is the special anti-slip bottom made from 201D oxford cloth and covered with anti-slip grain cloth. There is also a seat anchor that keeps it in place. Like the above, it comes with a safety belt you can clip onto the seatbelt buckle and the collar.
FirstPaw High Quality and Waterproof Dog Car Seat, Black
Finally, we have this high-quality, waterproof dog car seat manufactured by FirstPaw. It measures 49 x 30 x 4 cm and is designed with small to medium cockapoos in mind. A lot of time, effort and money has gone into this dog car seat to ensure it offers the best value. It has been manufactured using waterproof, non-slip, fleece fabric that is extremely easy to clean. The soft and thick cotton with polyester wadding also makes it comfortable for your dog to sit inside, no matter the length of a car journey.
As safety is obviously important, FirstPaw wanted to ensure it was as secure as possible by providing Velcro slots in the design where the seatbelt can be fed through. A hidden and very rigid tube in the sides reinforces it to stop it from collapsing and getting bumped.
Mike is the proud owner of a 7-year-old Cockapoo named Luna. He loves to share stories, tips and information about owning a Cockapoo. With over7 years of experience as an owner, Mike is passionate about helping others own and care for their dog.