At Us with pets you will find a large selection of bags for dogs and products for dog transport. Find transport cages for airplanes, transport bags for cars or bicycle baskets for small dogs. You will also find a larger selection of accessories for transport, such as cooling mats that can be usefully used at the bottom of the cage or bag on hot days, or seat belts if your dog has to be transported in the car seat.
All transport cages for airplanes are of course ATA approved and are therefore approved for use on the flight with all airlines.
If you are in doubt about which dog transport bag or box to choose, we will be happy to guide you.
Dog in the car - how should my dog be transported?
Although many choose to have their dog free in the car while driving, it is always recommended to fasten it or transport it in a transport cage. Both for the safety of the dog and the other passengers. Although the rules in this area are a little unclear, you can risk getting a fine if your dog sits on your lap or sits in the way of your view when you drive a car.
According to the Road Traffic Act, dogs are considered property. Goods do not necessarily have to be secured while driving, but they must not be a nuisance or a danger either. The traffic law states:
- 82. Persons or goods must not be placed in such a way that the driver does not have a clear view and sufficient opportunity to maneuver the vehicle.
It can be life-threatening with a loose dog in the car
In addition to the risk of getting a fine, you should also consider the risk of a loose dog in the car in the event of a collision.
- A 2 kg Chihuahua will, for example, collide with a weight of as much as 153 kg in an impact at 100 km/h.
- If, on the other hand, the dog weighs 30 kg (e.g. a Labrador), the dog will collide with a weight of a terrifying 2,298 kg in a collision at 100 km/h.
- If you drive only half as fast – i.e. 50 km/h – the weight for a Chihuahua will still be 50 kg and for a Labrador 738 kg.
There are therefore potentially fatal collisions in both cases – both for dog and passengers.
Already teach your dog from puppyhood to sit in a transport bag on the floor, if it is a small dog, or a transport cage in the trunk, if it is a larger breed - or spread a blanket on the back seat and fasten the dog with a safety harness for dogs. These are the safest solutions for all parties – and typically it will also bring peace to the dog that it cannot move around freely in the moving car.