How to secure your dog with a dog car tether

How to secure your dog with a dog car tether

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The majority of dog owners drive with their dog loose in the car - a dangerous habit that can result in tragedy. This is why it’s vital to know all about (and use!) dog car tethers. Think about how you take care of yourself and your kids in your car, always using a seat belt while you are driving. So how do I keep my dog safe too? Buckle up because you’re about to learn how to keep your pooch comfortably buckled inside the car.


 A well-adjusted car seat tether should allow you to leave your windows open but not give your dog enough room to stick its head out of the window. 


The Arctic Sammy 3-in-1 Dog Car Tether is a great way to keep your canine friend safe and secure during car rides. As we all know, we should avoid getting distracted while driving. It's not just your phone, food, music or navigation systems but also your dog that distracts you from time to time. Whether he is getting excited for his walk and jumps across seats, is trying to sit on your lap or poke his head out of the window. You can never be sure how they’re going to react, especially with young puppies. A spooked dog can be very unpredictable, and what better place to hide than down by the driver’s feet? 


Our 3-in-1 Dog Car Tether attaches to the female end of your seatbelt, and can just live there. When your dog hops in your car, simply attach the opposite end to his harness via the included auto-lock carabiner, and off you go—your dog is safely in the back, and you in the driver’s seat (even if your dog wishes it was the other way around).

With our 3-in-1 tether system, you also have the option to attach your tether to your headrest or secure your dog in the boot. This gives you the option to choose which works best for you and your pup without having to buy multiple different products.



Advantages of using a dog car tether:

  • Protecting your dog from falling of the seats in the event of sudden braking
  • Prevent driver distraction 
  • Avoid a situation where a dog is running loose after an accident
  • Keep your dog from jumping out a window or an open door


We recommend using a properly fitted harness in combination with a car tether. While dog collars can cause significant trachea injuries and spinal issues in the event of sudden breaking, a harness will be a much more comfortable and safer option. The 3-in-1 Dog Car Tether should be adjusted to fit your dog properly, not too short that it’s uncomfortable, and not too long that they can escape. Your dog should be able to stand up, lay down and turn around while being tethered. 



Another reason to use a Dog Car Tether? Once you arrived at your destination, you can open the doors without your dog jumping out without a leash, potentially running into traffic. Plus, you can easily teach your dog to wait until he is off the tether before the adventure can begin. How good is that?


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