A harness or crate is most effective at restraining your dog, while a car barrier simply separates pups from the front seat, mitigating distracted driving. Whichever system you choose, we don’t recommend you let your pup ride shotgun—we keep the front seat reserved for human passengers only.
However, not all dog car restraint systems are created equal. And, without official oversight of safety standards and testing, it can be tough to sort the safe from the suspect. But for each mode of restraint, there are key features and considerations you can look out for.