Looking for the best dog car seat? Check out our top 5 reviews. If you’ve ever tried to drive a car while your dog skids around the back seat or tries to climb into your lap, then you know how harrowing it can be with a dog that’s not strapped in. “You can’t ignore the fact that our dogs are distracting. And when driving is involved, their distractions can be downright dangerous. That’s why it is so important to keep your dog secured in their seat,” says Samantha Schwab, resident pet expert at Chewy. “Dogs are like children,” says David Lang, owner of the New York City–based pet-transportation company Pet Chauffeur. And just as you wouldn’t put your child in the car without the proper safety gear, you shouldn’t put your dog in the car without it either, he says. We talked to trainers, pet experts, and a pet chauffeur to find the best car seats for keeping your dog comfortable, secure, and, of course, safe during drives.