How to safely travel with your dog in the car by Dog Behaviourist & Trainer Adem Fehmi

 

 

Stay-cations and road trips with dogs are becoming increasingly more popular but driving in the car with your dog can present some risks and its important to take into consideration how to safely travel with your dog in the car 🐾

Dog behaviourist and trainer, Adem Fehmi shares the risks and how to safely travel in the car with your dog! 🚗

 

 

Law and legal advice for car travel with dogs

Rule 57 of the Highway Code deals with people driving with animals in the vehicle and how to properly restrain them. 

The Highway Code states: “When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly."

What does our Dog Behaviourist Adem Fehmi say?

Adem Fehmi, Dog Behaviourist and Trainer for Barking Heads, has warned drivers, saying: “If you fail to restrain your dog, you not only put both them and you at risk, but you also put other drivers at risk."

“Further to this, if a crash occurred as a result of your dog distracting you from driving safely this could be deemed as ‘careless and inconsiderate driving’ or ‘dangerous driving’ and further action could be taken against you including points on your licence, a fine or even a disqualification. "

 

Adem Fehmi, Dog Behaviourist and Barking Heads

 

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