Best car seat for small dog

(11 Posts)
Makemedoit Sat 13-Jun-20 19:19:10

We need a car seat for our new miniature dachshund puppy. What would you recommend?

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RedRed9 Sat 13-Jun-20 19:24:11

Whatever you choose I’d say maybe it chew proof.

We have a chew proof seatbelt clip for our mini dachshund. It clips into the seatbelt buckle and then onto his harness. We put a small, square bed on one of the back seats for him to sit in and put the buckle lead at quite a short length so he can’t wonder about the car.

He did have an enclosed car carrier thing but he ate it.

Makemedoit Sat 13-Jun-20 19:25:39

Do you you ever have him on the front seat?

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Makemedoit Sat 13-Jun-20 19:26:26

I dont really want an enclosed pet carrier for him

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RedRed9 Sat 13-Jun-20 19:32:01

Never on the front seat unless it’s we’ve stopped for a long time (eg waiting in a queue to get on a ferry). I don’t think it’s worth the risk of him deciding to try to go for a potter about while I’m driving tbh!

In the back he literally just curls up on his bed and goes to sleep for the journey. Occasionally he’ll get up to look out the window and watch the world go by for a while.

Makemedoit Sat 13-Jun-20 19:34:27

Thanks that's really helpful.

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RedRed9 Sat 13-Jun-20 19:41:29

Here’s the buckle of you were interested. (You’ll need him to be wearing a harness.)

And lots of people I know have these booster seat type things for their dachshunds. But do check the reviews because dachshunds have incredibly strong jaws and can know through them like butter! (A friend sent me a photo of hers that her puppy had destroyed just the other day.) If you get a seat like this then as well as a cuddly blanket maybe pop a chew toy in there too!

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RedRed9 Sat 13-Jun-20 19:44:10

Also, good luck with your new puppy! Enjoy all the lovely moments. And... where are the puppy photos?! grin

ScarfLadysBag Sat 13-Jun-20 19:47:10

I'd get a proper crash-tested seatbelt harness or crate, tbh. In an accident, even a fairly slow-moving one, a dog improperly or poorly secured becomes a projectile. I wouldn't drive with my dog in something that isn't properly secure.

Makemedoit Sat 13-Jun-20 21:16:35

Thank you. That's all really helpful. Yes there will be toys etc to keep him busy!!

@ScarfLadysBag can you recommend a particular make?

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MrsApplepants Mon 15-Jun-20 21:58:45

The Centre for Pet Safety does crash tests on harnesses etc, their website might be worth a look?

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