Safety whilst driving with your pet

The Highway Code states drivers need to ensure ‘dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so that they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop too quickly’.

We all agree that there is nothing funnier than seeing a dog with its head stuck out the window, but, the law recommends a seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or guard as ways of restraining your pet while driving. If an animal roaming freely around the vehicle is said to have contributed to causing an accident, then an insurance company could be well within their rights not to pay out on a claim.

With this in mind, we have brought in the new ‘Sotnos Triple Safety Harness’.

This harness is extremely good quality and boasts the following features -

  • Four point adjustment

  • Car restraint clip

  • Seatbelt attachment loop

  • Reflective detailing

  • Training attachment

  • Comfy padding

  • Grab handle (for extra security whilst walking)

Bertie (pictured on the right) came into our store to have his new harness fitted this week. He is also wearing the Sotnos anti-jolt lead.

We have this harness and lead in stock at our Southdown Store and all our staff are happy to help get one fitted to your pet, it comes in sizes XS-XL.