Whatever your schedule or lifestyle, getting your dog used to traveling in a car is not only a good idea, it will make any travel with your pet a smoother experience.  Even if you are you not the “take your dog everywhere you go” type, even short trips to the dog park or vet, can be stressful for a dog who is not accustomed to car travel.  To help your dog get comfortable with car travel, you will want to spend a little time socializing them to the car and use positive reinforcement to get them excited about the experience. If done right, before long your dog will love his travel time and may want to accompany you wherever you go. It’s important to keep your pet constrained and safe in transit, however.  Some pet owners train their dog to sit or lie quietly on the floor or back seat while in the car.  However, if you are lacking the time or dog training experience, you may want to consider car restraint options. For pet owners with larger vehicles and larger breeds of dog, a dog barrier can be set up to keep your dog in the back seat. Car barriers allow your pet to move about more freely, while keeping them from jumping into the front seat and distracting the driver. Dog crates are ideal for dogs who tend to be extra hyper or nervous. Dog crates can give your pet a sense of security, and give dogs the feeling of being in a cave or den. A cage covers can offer even more security and calm your dog down even further. Smaller or more fragile dogs may need a “dog seat belt” which attaches directly to the dog’s collar or harness and keep the dog stationary and secure in transit.