Canine Adventures: Testing the HandiWorld Dog Car Seat Cover
Today, we have a guest blogger Carly who is here to tell us all about her dog Pickle and her experiences using our car seat cover for dogs.
“Pickle’s first experience of the car came on the day we picked her up from the adoption centre in March 2020 to join her outdoorsy, adventurous adoptive family. Freshly washed, she was carried into the back seat and settled down with my husband whilst I drove us home. We hooked her onto the seatbelt with her car harness, gave her a furry blanket as a dog car seat cover to protect her from slipping but she still spent the entire journey crushed up to my husband and whining for the 15 minutes it took us to get home. Relieved to be out of the car and into her new home, she bounded out into our garden to explore her new surroundings.
We took our time introducing new things to her routine, walking on a lead, meeting new people, exploring the garden – she took every new development in her stride even though it sometimes pushed her boundaries more than she liked in the first few weeks in her new home. The first breakthrough in becoming more adventurous came the day she was able to sit in the car on her own, suddenly we were able to travel together without another passenger in the car to keep her still and a whole new arena of adventures opened up.
We’ve now had six months of interesting adventures together and car journeys have become Pickle’s favourite activity. Her excitement as she bounds into the car and sits patiently to be hooked into her seatbelt harness is delightful, an everyday reminder of how far she has come in half a year.
When I upgraded my car three months into our adventures, I was worried her enthusiasm for the car she had come to know and love would be diminished, but, fear not, she loves the new one as much as I do! What my new car didn’t enjoy was its regular coating in mud and dirt from a dog who was learning to play in the great outdoors. Mud, dirt and anything smelly she could possibly have picked up along her walk are transported with her at every opportunity.
Having a dog car seat cover was a requirement I had not expected when we got all our doggy accessories, so we had to get our hands on one pretty quickly to protect the new car. Pickle was very excited to see her dog car seat cover arrive in the post (she loves the post being delivered!) and we soon got to work installing it so she could adventure ASAP.
The dog car seat cover went in really quickly and easily, fitting around the headrests with easy to use clips and allowing us to close the seatbelts to attach her harness over the top of the cover. Within 5 minutes Pickle was packed up for her next adventure and ready to go.
No longer does Pickle skid around on her blanket in the back seat spreading mud and muck with her, she jumps straight onto the cover (a feat she couldn’t have done when we first got her as her legs were not strong enough) and is contained safely and cleanly within it. It’s easy to remove so her dirt can be easily removed when humans need the car too. No longer having to clean the seats daily with an endless supply of wipes makes my day easier too and Pickle can get as dirty and disgusting as she likes on her adventures without me having to worry. And I am looking forward to the day I upgrade my car again and don’t have to apologise to the car dealership for the state of the seats!”
Thank you, Carly (and Pickle, of course) and we hope you continue to have many years of adventuring ahead with your new car seat cover for dogs. Thanks so much for all the pics of Pickle exploring her new world.