As I'm sure you know, I have a dog, and two kids that have quite spiffing rear-facing car seats.
The dog doesn't have a car seat, just the kids. Now for the bad part; up until recently, the dog travelled in the back of the car and we did not have a dog guard to separate the two. We bought one, it was a bit rubbish and never fit properly, and when we bought a new car we ditched it. He can be trusted to travel in the back without jumping over (although if you leave him in there alone for five minutes he will make a bid to drive away).
When Travall approached me about reviewing their vehicle dog guards I thought it's not really in my 'niche', whatever that may be, but actually it would be really bloody useful and more importantly, make the kids a lot safer. No one wants a dog flying at them if we were to brake suddenly, or anything else for that matter - and actually it's a pretty serious safety concern when you have things unsecured in the back of the car, which we do... The vast multitude of things that we require to take even a short trip anywhere just gets shoved in.
This means we can take the dog and luggage, including things that he might want to investigate/eat if given the opportunity. The set up is perfect for travelling down to the grandparents for a few days, with his food safe in a separate compartment.
We've been using the Travall dog guard for several months now.
|If it didn't have piles of crud in it, it wouldn't be out car|
(It occurs to me that the contents of my car is now superior to the car itself. Next up, I quite fancy myself one of those in-vehicle cameras, or maybe a massager and bum warmer.)
This is a collaborative post and I received the Travall dog guard and divider for the purposes of this post.
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