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Dog advice please

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Is there a legal requirement to restrain dogs when travelling in cars?

And do you need to tell your car insurance company?

I am looking to get a labrador puppy.

Thanks to all for you who have given me dog advice in the past. (Rep is on the way, but I have ran out for today.)
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
lintran dog box in the boot of car
#2
dog_cop
lintran dog box in the boot of car


is that the legal requirement or just common sense?

Of course the dog will be restrained somehow, it won't be crusing with its head out the window. lol

I can't find the answer in my doggie manuals.
#3
dog_cop
lintran dog box in the boot of car


are you a real dog cop?

If this is true then I need to change my car!!!!! Its a critroen convertable, with no boot room. What a sacrifice!
banned#4
you can buy a harness that clips to the rear seat belt clips in your car, but a lintran box( google it) you will be able to carry your dog around.
as for the law nothing specific but would you want a puppy roaming around while your driving ?

and yes
http://www.feedem.co.uk/dog-2/dog-muzzles-harnesses-14/ancol-black-car-dog-9147.htm?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=9147&utm_campaign=froogle
1 Like #5
do you have a estate car, if you go to your local pet shop you can get a seat belt restraint, abit like a harness that attaches to the seat belt, but as yours is a pup best to get it used to it early on
#7
dog_cop
you can buy a harness that clips to the rear seat belt clips in your car, but a lintran box( google it) you will be able to carry your dog around.
as for the law nothing specific but would you want a puppy roaming around while your driving ?

and yes


no. i wouldn't have an unharnessed dog. I have seen the clips that go on the back car seats. this is an option - when i put the kids up for adoption!!!

Strange that the law is not more strict, like with children. unharnessed dogs could easily cause accidents/distractions.
#8
wickedteen
do you have a estate car, if you go to your local pet shop you can get a seat belt restraint, abit like a harness that attaches to the seat belt, [COLOR="Red"]but as yours is a pup best to get it used to it early on[/COLOR]




[COLOR="red"]good idea. obvious when you think about it. thx for advice[/COLOR]
1 Like #9
Poundland has some dog harnesses - I bought one for Defer - it seems to be like the more expensive ones and keeps her secure. There is also a lead type thing that clips into the seat belt catch - again in poundland.
Works for her but she's only little
1 Like #10
I use a harness that i got from pets at home its for walkies and for car journeys just slip the seat belt through it ad she can walk around the back seats lay down etc but cat jump on the parcel shelf or in the front of the car think it was £10/£20
#11
[COLOR="Blue"]thank you dog cop, i love pink, aquatic and wickedteen for your quick answers. you have been so helpful, this is what i love about the members of HUKD!!! I joined a dog chat/forum yesterday and got some snooty comments when i was asking questions. i asked this question and they were not nice to me, however i couldn't find the answer in any dog manuals. rep will be left when i get some more.[/COLOR]
banned#12
blackpeppa;4308075
[COLOR=blue]thank you dog cop, i love pink, aquatic and wickedteen for your quick answers. you have been so helpful, this is what i love about the members of HUKD!!! I joined a dog chat/forum yesterday and got some snooty comments when i was asking questions. i asked this question and they were not nice to me, however i couldn't find the answer in any dog manuals. rep will be left when i get some more.[/COLOR]

your welcome but I would get one of these and dump the dog :w00t:
http://curiousanimals.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/nice-siamese-cat-face.jpg

Lush
#13
does having a dog in the car (restrained of course) affect your car insurance, do i need to tell them?
banned#14
blackpeppa;4308099
does having a dog in the car (restrained of course) affect your car insurance, do i need to tell them?

nope

but it does make your car stink:w00t:
#15
dog_cop
your welcome but I would get one of these and dump the dog :w00t:
http://curiousanimals.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/nice-siamese-cat-face.jpg

Lush


beautiful cat.

i have got 2 cats and 2 kids and a hubby. the dog is to complete my family.
banned#16
blackpeppa;4308113
beautiful cat.

i have got 2 cats and 2 kids and a hubby. the dog is to complete my family.

more cats, dump kids and hubby :whistling:
#17
dog_cop
more cats, dump kids and hubby :whistling:


are you really a dog cop?
#18
no no no have more dogs, dogs are loyal, cats are ok when they are kittens playful etc etc but when they get bigger they sod off out all day only come home to eat and only wanna cuddle when they want to, selfish & evil looking animals lol. I love my scooby doo shes the best puppy in the world
1 Like #19
Aquatic
Poundland has some dog harnesses - I bought one for Defer - it seems to be like the more expensive ones and keeps her secure. There is also a lead type thing that clips into the seat belt catch - again in poundland.
Works for her but she's only little


i bought the lead clip for my dog that plugs into seat belt i also bought the harness that goes on the seat belt then clips on the lead both from the pound shop the came in small medium and large
for my dog i prefer the lead clip only because his normally of lead when out of car
1 Like #20
we have a labbie puppy she is 9 months old now she has a rodgz for dogs harness from pets at home and we have a chain that goes through the back seats and is secued onto the seat belt anchorage in the back of the car, since she was a tiny puppy we have always taken her in the car, she jumps straight in and we clip her to the chain , its just long enuf for her to be able to reach us turn around lay down etc but not be a nusance. she loves going out in the car ,i believe this is because she has been taught right from the start.....enjoy your puppy xx
1 Like #21
not sure on the law but we use a canvas travel cage in the back of our car, if we brake fast for whatever reason she just bounces off the side a lot safer than being left loose and you dont need to tell insurance. have fun with the new pop and dont forget to post pics.
1 Like #22
Alternatively if you have a hatchback or estate car you can buy the bars that fit behind the rear seats, That way you can put pooch in the boot and he/she can have fun looking out the back window or lie down and can't jump through to the back seats. This is what I use in my VW Polo and it's perfect for my 6 month old lab, otherwise he wants to help with driving!

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