One of the best things about having a dog is being able to take 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 though, you may find it overwhelming trying to choose the best one for your cockapoo.
Be Aware of the Highway Code Concerning Travelling With Dogs
Before you take your cockapoo out in your car, you need to make sure you are properly equipped and acting within the law. You could actually 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 any other animals in your car or vehicle. You need to make sure 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 of things, let’s look at three of the best soggy car seats available at the moment.
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 and waterproof 600D oxford, which makes 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. There is a safety belt that can be buckled on the pet collar or chest to stop your cockapoo from moving around. When you are finished with 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 and 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 an important thing, FirstPaw wanted to make sure it was as secure as possible by providing Velcro slots in the design where the seatbelt can be fed through. There is a hidden and very rigid tube in the sides that reinforces it to stop it from collapsing and getting bumped.