Driving with an unrestrained pet in your car could be a dangerous distraction. You might also face a fine of up to £2,500 and nine points in your license.
We asked the RSPCA for some easy advice to keep you and your pets safe when travelling. So here is Lisa from the RSPCA demonstrating how to safely secure your dog in the car using a harness.
But as she says, make sure your dog is happy to travel in your car. If they bark, whine or drool a lot then it could mean traveling by car is causing them stress, in which case seek advice from your vet rather than forcing them to travel.