THE DOG IN THE CAR: WHAT THE LAW SAYS
The main rule to keep in mind when transporting your dog in the car is to prevent the creation of a dangerous situation by the animal.
To be honest, to comply with the Highway Code in Italy (art.169) it is sufficient for the driver of the car to have the freedom of movement for any need to maneuver inside the vehicle, condition aimed at avoiding the risk that the animal transported may be an impediment to the driver and / or constitute a danger to driving.
This principle is fine, if our purpose is to comply with the legislation, but from non-direct experience, fortunately, I assure you that it is not enough if we want to guarantee our safety, that of our dog and that of other people in every situation.
In fact, to comply with the rules here in Italy it is sufficient to put a safety net or a divider between the luggage compartment and the passenger compartment, or to hook the dog to a support that is fixed in the devices of the rear seat belts.
But can these solutions really be considered safe?
Absolutely not! If you want to learn more about the topic, I invite you to watch the video below:
As you may have seen by watching this short video, what the legislation “allows us”, is not a safe solution for us or for our dog.
My advice, obviously, is to accustom the dog to the pet carrier for a safe travel by car.
If you want to learn more about the educational aspect of how to accustom your puppy or adult dog to traveling by car, I recommend you to watch the VIDEO LESSON.