I’m going to make a quick assumption. If I am wrong, I hope you’ll read the rest of this article anyway.
If I am right, well, I’m clearly some sort of wizard.
If you’re reading this, chances are, your dog is in danger…
I know this, because of the American Automobile Association. You know, the national federation. The ones whose main aim is to: "lobby for driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles".
Well, they determined that almost 90% of dog owners/parents do not restrain their dogs on the road. And honestly, it is not difficult to see why.
Let Me Explain.
In fact, up to recently, my dog too ruled the back seat of my car.
As you know, in case of an accident, this can be fatally dangerous for my dog (Bella), myself, and everybody else in the car.
That said, restraining Bella, regretfully, was a thought that didn’t slip into my mind by choice.
But what does that even mean?
You see, I don’t know about your dog, but mine is a savage-beast when it comes down to protecting her turf. And her turf includes every-and-all sidewalks en route to any destination.
Case in point, in one of her protective frenzies; she scrambled side to side completely out of control.
And, of course, I puffed my chest and shouted at the top of my longs.
but she kept on. I looked back once more and chanted- ”B.E.L.L…”-yet, not a word came out, as I couldn’t believe my eyes!
One minute, Bella was pacing on the back seat. The next, I’m watching in horror as half of her body is hanging by a thread-WHILE WE WERE MOVING!
Making sure not to make any sudden movements; I jammed my knees shot below the steering wheel. And reached as far back as my fingertips allowed.
I grabbed ahold of her collar and yanked…with all my might.
I yanked so hard in fact, I had to hurt her. I had to, but at least my risky stunt was successful, and she was back in the car.