One  of  the  most important reasons  for   restraining your pet is because it affects not just your vehicle's occupants, but potentially many others. Pets and loose objects are the 3rd worst in-car distraction.


Another reason is to provide protection for your pet. In a 50 kph. collision occupants of

Pet Restraints

the vehicle can exert a force 20 times that of their body weight!   Seat belts and harnesses protect by absorbing some of this force and  distributing the load evenly across the stronger areas of the body, protecting the head, neck, and body from injury. A dog restraint that reduces this potential impact force can make the difference between life and death for you, or your pet.


You owe it to yourself, your family, and other passengers in your vehicle to prevent injury. In an accident, a dog can be thrown with hundreds or even thousands of pounds of force into other occupants of the vehicle, easily causing life threatening injuries. A good       restraint system can help minimise this danger.


You may also prevent your dog from running away the moment a car door or window is opened. Even well trained dogs can have   moments of distraction. Losing a household pet far from home can be devastating. Dogs can also get injured or killed jumping from even a slow moving vehicle. It is easier to restrain your dog than to worry and guard against escape every time a window or door is opened! This also means you may be able to leave some windows open for ventilation.


Veterinarians recommend restraint systems to help stabilise a dog when braking, cornering, and accelerating. This gives them a feeling of security and may help them overcome nervousness and the fear of driving. It may also help prevent travel sickness