You may also want to put a pet barrier up when you have guests or visitors, to keep the dogs out of the areas where they are sleeping. You may love you dogs, but not everybody wants them on their bed! Perhaps the most commonplace use for dog gates comes in the form of SUV dog barriers so let’s have a closer look at these. Your dog is more than just a pet, it’s one of the family.
Supplies to Prepare before Picking Up a Puppy
- House or Crate
- Food & Nutrition
- Dry Food
- Wet Food
- Canned Food
A dog will be with you for many years and you treat it with the same love and care you do everyone else, so when it comes to putting up barriers for the dog it may seem a touch cruel. However, it can be sensible to keep dogs out of some areas of the house, and a dog barrier is essential if you are transporting your pet with you in a car, SUV or other vehicle.
Where do you need a dog barrier in the home? The first instance may be if you have a new born baby or small child in the home. This can cause confusion for a dog and while most will be curious and interested, even the best trained dog is not safe to be left alone with a baby. So, a pet barrier on the door of the child’s nursery, at the top of the stairs, or blocking the way to the baby’s room is a good idea. It’s a second form of protection just in case you happen to leave the room.
Safety on the Road
Safety is of paramount importance when driving, and when you have a dog in the car or in your SUV there are many potential dangers. A dog will naturally want to be with its boss so, at any time during the journey, might attempt to get to the front of the vehicle. This is a distraction to all in the SUV and to others on the road. A dog in a car should always be tethered or be separated from the passenger department by a pet barrier.
There are many tips on driving safely with a dog in the car that you should take note of but most of all it should never be loose in the vehicle and able to distract the driver. Of course, you may have your dog well trained to stay in the rear of the SUV but even so, there may be occasions where he or she decides to ride up front. You need a dog barrier to prevent this, as it is the safest way to prevent it happening.
Different Types of Barriers
There are different types of barriers; some are metal grille type devices that have been created especially for use in the car – in fact, many manufacturers offer bespoke pet barriers for certain models – and others take the form of a net that is placed between the passenger compartment and the dogs travelling area. All are very good at what they do, and make sure you look for one that conforms to the necessary relevant safety standards.
It is also important to have a dog behind a barrier in case of an accident. If you are in an impact a loose dog will be thrown forward and may be injured but also injure others in the car. So, stay safe, and enjoy your trips with your much loved pet in safety, and to while away the time for passengers here are the most popular breeds in the USA for you to see if yours is among them or if you have an unusual pet!