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Hey guys. I have had my accord 9th gen coupe for a while and was wondering how many dog and coupe lovers have tried transporting their dog with their 9th gen?

I'm finally over the stage of babying my Honda and ready to drive my dog around, but I'm not sure if anyone knows any good seat covers that'a easy to put on and off? Either for the front or the back seats? Specifically the 9th gen coupes.

I know sedans have something like a rear seat cover for their dogs:


Does anyone have any experience with any seat covers for coupes? My golden retriever is a bit weird. He sat copilot with me last weekend and I couldn't get him to sit forward; he would sit on the passenger floor and face the seat, and not forward. Any tips or suggestions would be highly apprecaited
 

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My suggestion would be not to put him in the front seat. Airbags are not your dog's friend, and he's probably heavy enough to trigger them. Also a MAJOR distraction if he gets spooked and tries to jump into your lap. It's easy to say, "I know my dog, he wouldn't do that," but man, being wrong just one time would be expensive (and life-threatening for him).

I keep my dogs in the back of my sedan, and I use a Solvit seat cover from Amazon for $25:

It's held up well, and the loops that link it to the front row headrests are optional -- half the time I leave them off.

The other thing I do to keep from winding up with a dead dog in case of an accident is strap them in with this:

http://sleepypod.com/clickit

It was the top performer out of a dozen or so tested by NHTSA in a 2013 study sponsored by Subaru (full study here: http://centerforpetsafety.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/2013_cps_harness_study_summary_final.pdf and appropriately-frightening videos here: http://centerforpetsafety.org/research/2013-harness-study-results/)

My biggest complaint about the current model is that it takes a little work to get the dog into the car with it. They're coming out with a new model this month called the Clickit Sport (http://sleepypod.com/clickit-sport). It looks to be a little cheaper, easier to connect, and keeps the dog a little more mobile until the belt cinches. Aside from a single crash test on the SleepyPod site, it hasn't been independently studied, but it's probably a LOT better than anything you can get at Petco in terms of safety.
 
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