There are two major reasons a dog should wear a dog seat belt. The first is preventative. A dog wearing a dog sear belt is less likely able to distract the driver and cause a car accident. The second reason is for the same reason people wear seat belts – so they don’t get tossed about or thrown from the vehicle should a car accident occur.
Besides the obvious reasons your dog should wear a seat belt in the car, here is another. What if you get in a car accident and the dog is okay? The dog is still going to be terrified, right? And what do you think a terrified dog is going to do if there is an open window or door? They are going to escape run. They are confused, possibly hurt, and terribly frighted. They have no idea what happened or why. All they know is that something very very bad just happened. Here are a couple of articles we found of dogs escaping after a car accident. At least two of them are known to be okay after a long ordeal of being lost and alone. But one has yet to find their way home. If you live in the area of Bonaire, Georgia, please help Sam get home.