Perhaps you have heard of the pet brand, Outward Hound. They make lots of great outdoor gear for dogs including dog backpacks, pet strollers, portable water bowls, and, of course, pet automobile gear. Our favorite Outward Hound products are the pet car seats. There are the standard small pet car seats and the larger and padded Kyjen pet car seats (Kyjen is the company who owns the Outward Hound brand).
The Outward Hound pet car seats provide three points of safety for your dog. First, the pet car seats are secured with strong nylon straps. The top straps hang from the headrest of the seat while the bottom straps wrap around the body of the seat. These straps can be adjusted so that the pet car seats are secure.
Second, the Outward Hound pet car seats have a strap on the inside which can clip onto the back of your dog’s harness. This strap will keep your dog from jumping or flying out of the pet car seats.
Third, since the Outward Hound pet car seats are hanging from the headrest of the car rather than sitting on the seat itself, the airbags will not deploy in that seat should you and your pet be involved in a car accident. This is a good thing since you do not want the airbags where your dog is sitting to deploy. Airbags are designed for adult humans, not children or pets.
As with all Outward Hound brands, the pet car seats are of quality make and design. If your dog loves to ride in the car, they will enjoy the Outward Hound pet car seats and be safe at the same time.