If you want to keep your furry friend safe and comfortable while driving, a dog booster seat is a great option. These seats raise your dog up to the level of the car’s seat, allowing them to see out the window and reducing the risk of injury in the event of a car accident. Plus, they’re a lot of fun to make! Here’s how to create your own DIY dog booster seat:
- Fabric (heavy-duty canvas or denim works well)
- Sewing machine
- Foam padding (optional)
- Quilt batting (optional)
- Measure your dog and your car’s seat to determine the size of the booster seat. You’ll want the seat to be large enough to hold your dog comfortably, but not so large that it takes up too much space in the car.
- Cut out two pieces of fabric in the desired size. These will be the front and back of the booster seat.
- If you want to add foam padding or quilt batting for extra comfort, cut out two pieces of foam or batting to the same size as the fabric pieces. Place one piece on each fabric piece.
- Place the two fabric pieces together, with the foam or batting facing inward. Sew the fabric pieces together along the edges, leaving an opening for the harness attachment.
- Attach Velcro strips to the back of the booster seat and the car’s seat. These will be used to secure the booster seat to the car.
- Add a harness attachment to the booster seat. This can be a simple loop of fabric sewn onto the seat, or a more complex harness system with buckles and straps.
- Test the booster seat with your dog to make sure it fits properly and is secure. Adjust the size or add additional Velcro strips if necessary.
And that’s it! Your DIY dog booster seat is ready to use. Just remember to always secure your dog in the seat while driving, and never leave them unattended in the car. Happy travels!