What you gon do with all that junk inside your trunk?
November 26, 2009 3:08 PM Subscribe
Which is the safer car position for my dog?
posted by sickinthehead to pets & animals (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We have a VW Golf and a German Shepherd. Traditionally, when the dog travels with us he sits in the back seat. Yesterday we drove 12 hours home for Thanksgiving and I had to sit in the back with my dog the entire time as we drove an additional person home with us this time. It was an...adventure.
This led to the following debate between my husband and I:
He wants to get one of those bar things that extend from the back seat to the roof of the car and start putting the dog in the trunk. I think it's an unsafe proposition because I think we're most likely to be rear-ended if in an accident, and that would effectively smush my dog. I think he's way safer sitting in the back seat, and therefore we should continue this arrangement. What do you think? Note I'm only looking at this from the perspective of his safety.