Post # 1
I will be getting a newer used car soon and my FI was concerned about his dog making a mess in my car. I told him maybe I can get a covering to cover the back seats. Or maybe even get one of those harnesses that keeps dogs sitting in one place of the car. No more of her falling when I turn or brake.
So any of you dog owners,can you recommend a particular one? I guess my concern is getting one and it moving around, making me adjust it a lot.
Thanks for any help.
Post # 3
We have something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Outward-Hound-Back-Hammock-Black/dp/B000MD58MA
Hammock easily hooks over head rests! Great when he is wet or filthy! However, if you drive with your windows up and have a dog with hair (we have a Golden!) the hair still flies all over the vehicle :p
Post # 4
@Beebug: We have the same. its water proof too. But our dog figure how to get under it and was on the floor last night!
There is also a post on Pinterest about making your own.
Post # 5
Honestly…its going to be hard to not get any remnants of dog at all in your vehicle. I get hair in the front seat because I have it on my clothes and it will just fall off of me while driving. I just have to vacuum it alittle more often then I would normally have to. Wind from the window being down will blow hair all over the place. If your dog likes to look out the window, you can expect to use windex quite often to clean the drool off.
To lessen the amount of hair or drool on the seats, you could put down a blanket.
Post # 6
I just throw down a few towels. My poor pup tends to drool a little and shed a little, so it’s easier for me to throw them in the wash after we take car trips.
Post # 7
We have a hammock like beebug posted, as well as a harness. The hammock has kept the car pretty much dog hair free, and we also lay down old towels if he’s been in the rain or mud, just as an extra precaution.
I’ll add a PSA here- please harness your dog! It’s much safer for them and you in the event of an accident. It also means that the dog can’t climb around and distract you while driving. While I’ve yet to be in an accident with my dog in the car, it also helps when I have to make a sudden stop or maneuver- it keeps him from flying around in the backseat.
Post # 8
I have a pet hammock from petedge.com, it’s awesome! Its waterproof underneath and a canvas material on top. It has protected my cream leather seats for some time now. I also bought a harness (like you would walk your dog with) and a seatbelt clip for it. My dog has access to most of the back seat with it on but it only allows his nose to get a centimeter to the window= nose booger free windows, swesome!
Post # 9
A dog should either be in a crate or in a safety harness (make sure the harness is actually rated for crashes, not just one that keeps the dog from roaming around). Not only is it much safer, it helps contain the hair & dirty paw prints.
Watch this video, especially the crash-test dummy part – http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/dogs-causing-car-accidents-16503305
Post # 10
I never actually looked into a seat cover, I normally just fold a large towel and tuck it into the seat back so that it stays put.
Post # 11
Funny how you post about covering your seats and you get how you should transport your dog advice too :p
Post # 12
oooh good thread. I’ve been thinking about getting a cover for my backseat as well. I have a harness seatbelt for him as well. He actually really likes. If you don’t want anything to happen to you dogs i HiGHLY recommend them. Petsmart has a great one that can be attached in many ways.
Post # 13
I have tried, but if a dog is in the car, the car will get messy no matter. I always just get a detail (like $150) before I sell.
Post # 14
We bought one from Petsmart for about $10. I think it’s called the Pet Rider. It hooks on the back head rests and goes to the floorboard. It does a good job of keeping dog hair off the seats from our black lab and also our schnauzer mix. Those two dogs shed like crazy.
The pet hammock that someone posted looks pretty neat.
Post # 15
Thanks for the help bees. I will look around at the ones u suggested. 🙂
Post # 16
@Beebug: exactly…. I found that kind of funny as well.