Question How do your pets travel with you (while driving)?

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Currently my puppy rides in the crate. My last dog had the Jack Knife sofa which had a sofa cover on it to protect the upholstery. I didn't use a harness and seat belt strap with the last dog but I've started using one with Elli (now 5 months old).

I'm curious how other dog owners "secure" their pets while driving or let them be free as I did with my last dog who sometimes was on the sofa and sometimes was sitting or laying next to me while driving.
 
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Can you share the harness and seat belt device you are using.
 
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Dusty spends most of his driving days asleep on the sofa. I know it’s not as safe as being tied in but sometimes you just accept some risk. In the jeep, he rides in his soft crate in the back seat.
 
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Our two Mini Schnauzer ride in upholstered foam "pet car seats" that are secured by the car/motorhome seat belts. Each dog wears a harness similar to the one @Neal posted the link to. The pet car seats have a tether strap secured to the seat belt on one end and to the rear harness loop. Our dogs are quite used to traveling this way.

With a larger dog like Elli, the pet car seat approach probably doesn't work as well.

TJ
 
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Usually our dog sleeps on the loveseat during the drive. I planned a solo trip to visit my Sis and BIL and was going to take the dog. I was concerned that she would be all over the place so I bought straps like Neal posted only to find that the seat belts back in '97 are totally different than seat belts today, so the straps wouldn't lock into the receiver. Anyway, the dog slept on the love seat as usual and was not an issue.
 
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No matter how long the drive, Daisy sleeps all the way on DW’s lap. Just wakes up for occasional treat, drink ow water or potty break. No harness or a crate.
 
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