Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Car and on the Road

Find the newest products and best tips to keep your dog safe in the car.

ByABC News
July 4, 2011, 11:16 PM

July 5, 2011 -- Danger on the roads is not just a concern for humans anymore.

As the " target="_blank">summer driving season heats up, more and more pet owners are pulling their pooches back inside their vehicles, strapping them in and loading them up to make sure nothing bad happens to those furry creatures known as "man's best friend."

Heightened concerns about distracted driving, such as texting and talking on your smartphone, have led to a surge in the sales of doggie seat belts, harnesses and other similar devices.

Wall Street Journal columnist and "Good Morning America" contributor Wendy Bounds wrote about the new trend in her latest column, and now she's offering "GMA" viewers even more tips.

Here are Bounds' recommendations for the top products to use to protect your pooch while on-the-go.

1. Pet Ramp

Cost/where to buy: Solvit Products; $25-50.

2. Booster Seat

Cost/where to buy: Solvit Products; $100-150.

3. Back Seat Barrier

Cost/where to buy: Kurgo Products; $40.

4. Tru-Fit Smart Harness

Cost/where to buy: Kurgo Products; $23.

5. Wander Hammock Car Seat Protector

Cost/where to buy: Frontgate; $65.

6. Pet Crate With Wheels

Cost/where to buy: Pet Gear Inc. and various online retailers; $50-$200.

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