Some people prefer their dogs to sit in the rear of the car behind a dog guard or in a safety cage. Others buy harnesses to secure you to the seat belt, allowing you to have the back seat all to yourself. Always push for this option. As back-seat passengers are chauffeur driven, whereas dogs in the back of hatchbacks and estates are taken places. This is a SUBTLE BUT IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE. .........Be chauffeured, not taken.