NEW The CAR CUBE® back seat protector
What is the Car Cube®?
It is a comfortable, secure and safe way to transport your dog in the car without putting them in the boot, while also having two people in the back seat.
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The Car Cube® is designed for medium to large dogs such as labradors, vizslas, collies, cockerpoos, for example. It occupies one seat space in the back of your car, leaving two free for passengers. It is waterproof and fleece lined, and has a slot for attaching your dog's harness to the seatbelt fixing, ensuring they are completely safe. It is also fully machine washable.
There are lots of reasons why you might struggle to transport your dog.
- There are always things in the boot of the car so there's no space
- It's too much hassle to lift a dog crate or dog guard in and out of the car when you want to use the space for other things
- Your dog is a nervous traveller so doesn't like the boot
- You have an older dog and it is increasingly difficult to lift them into and out of the boot
- Your older dog does not like the boot because it doesn't feel secure
- Your dog gets car sick
Why is the Car Cube® good for dogs that get car sick? The back seat is the most stable place in your vehicle so your dog will be subject to the least motion when seated in the Car Cube®. A dislike of travelling can be the result of anxiety and the Car Cube® brings your dog closer to you as the driver, and to other passengers which will help reassure them.
Travelling is very tiring if a dog is loose in the boot of the car as they have to brace themselves against the motion, even in a crate. This is especially the case for older dogs who tire more easily and if they have arthritis, they can arrive at their destination feeling very sore, which is definitely to be avoided, especially if that destination is to go for a lovely walk. In the same way as for dogs who get travel sick, being in the Car Cube® on the back seat increases comfort and security and reduces fatigue.
Going on holiday with your dog is great fun, but trying to squeeze all the holiday paraphernalia and the kids and dog into the car can be a real nightmare, even if you have a roof box. The Car Cube® lets you fill the boot to the roof and still take the dog with you on the back seat alongside the kids. Everyone including the dog is held securely in place by the seatbelt.
The Car Cube® is easier than the boot for an older dog with mobility problems to get in and out of. As our dogs get older, jumping into and out of the car becomes increasingly troublesome. They can't or won't do it and you don't really want them doing it as it is very hard on their joints. A solution is to use a ramp or steps, but it can be extremely difficult to "teach an old dog new tricks", and they bypass the aid to jump straight out. Lifting a large, often muddy dog in and out the boot also has its issues for your clothes! The back seat is generally lower than the boot and you can more easily help them in with a hand boost to their backside. Helping them out involves using the harness to provide support and control their exit using the access flap.
Position the Car Cube® in the car so that the drop down access flap faces out the door. It will be easier to set the Cube up correctly if the access flap is fully closed using all the fixings.
Place the retaining straps over the front passenger and back seat head rests and adjust the length so that the base of the Car Cube® is fully resting on the car seat, it should not be suspended.
Feed the strap connecting the dog's harness to the seatbelt fixing through the corner slot at the base so it is ready to use when your dog enters the Car Cube®.
To allow your dog to get into the Car Cube®, undo all the clips so that the flaps drops down to protect the car paintwork and seat as your dog gets in. Fasten the trigger clips first to keep your dog in the Cube while you attach the seatbelt strap, then close the final top poppers.
Dog must wear a harness connected to the seat belt fixing while in the Car Cube®.
You may need to do a little bit of training to get your dog used to relaxing in the Cube. We find that even very excitable dogs quickly settle down once the car is moving and the novelty wears off.
- Waterproof shell protects car seats from wet, muddy dogs
- Tough, lightweight fabric
- Cosy fleece lining
- Fully machine washable
- Drop down flap to protect car paintwork and seat squab as dogs enter the car
- Easy closure using quick fasten clips
- Adjustable straps enable fitting to any style of vehicle
- Easily stored when not in use
- Removeable stiffening rods for ease of washing
- Size: base 52cm square, sides 48cm high, top 62cm square
We are taking pre-orders for dispatch in late November. Our manufacturer in Scotland is very busy so we are having to wait for the first batch. Don't miss out as we are confident they will sell like hot cakes and once they are gone, it will be the new year before we will have more. The Car Cube® is currently available only in grey with a black lining.
Pre-order to get your adjustable seatbelt strap free of charge - normally £15
Adjustable straps for attaching the seatbelt can be bought separately.
We do not supply harnesses, because many dog owners already have a harness. If you do not already have one for your dog, we recommend you seek out a crash tested brand.
AVAILABLE IN GREY AND BLACK ONLY
Dispatched within 48 hours of order when in stock
The following items are dispatched within 48 hours of your order on a next day delivery service:
- Dog-G8 flexible door barrier
- Medical Protection Covers
- Non-slip Mats
- Dog Shoes
- Threshold Ramps
- Helping Hands Sling
- Cold Compression Bandage
Dispatch of beds
All our beds are made to order. This is how we are able to offer such a large number of sizes and colours.
We aim to dispatch your bed within 14 days of order, and usually manage to do it sooner. If the colour of fabric is not available in that timeframe, we will alert you to the delay and you can opt to change the colour you have selected.
Bespoke beds will generally take four to six weeks. This is because we have to order the bespoke size of foam which can take some time to arrive.
We charge for shipping. There is no such thing as free shipping - it is either declared openly as we do, or its cost is hidden in the price you are paying for the item you are buying. The price of shipping depends on the size of the item ordered. Typically a bed shipped within mainland UK will cost £15-18. We use FedEx as they are reliable and are willing to handle our bulky products.
For small items under 2kgs we use Royal Mail next day tracked service. Unfortunately, this is not guaranteed to be a next day delivery. Orders placed before 12 noon will go out the same day.
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