Car Boot Safety Dog Lead

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 24 customer ratings
(24 customer reviews)

From: £16.99

Are you looking for a safe travelling solution for your dog in the car? The Car Boot Lead for dogs is a short double ended adjustable car lead for dogs. It prevents your dog from jumping out of your car when a door or the car boot is opened. The Car Boot Lead has an adjustable length of 50-75 cms.

The lead is designed to restrict movement and should be adjusted so that this is achieved. Your dog should not be able to jump out of the car.

The car boot lead can be attached to a collar or harness. Please use with care.

RULE 57 of the Highway Code

When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars too.

Design Protected in the UK. No. 5004057.

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Product Description

The Car Boot Lead – Car Travel with your dog

Are you looking for a safe travelling solution for your dog in the car? Look no further. Our Car Boot Lead for dogs is an important factor to consider when travelling with your dog in the car. Many dogs are lost because they were not secured safely and correctly in the boot of a car. It is so much easier to open your boot and see your dog safe and waiting to be unclipped.

Such a brilliant product and really well thought out. It anchors perfectly in the back of the boot, and I’ve adjusted it so my dog is comfortable but secure. Don’t know how we managed without it! [Rachel, January 2017]

Our Car Boot Lead For Dogs is essentially a double ended short adjustable lead and is essential for safe car travel with your dog. Before buying one of our Car Boot Leads, you may have struggled with car safety. Your dog jumping out is a very real risk and the consequences do not bear thinking about.



What is the difference between our Car Leads?

The Car Boot Safety Dog Lead (this page) is used to attach to either the car boot floor (the anchor points) or to the car headrest.

The Carabiner Car Boot Lead has a carabiner on one end, which means it has a wider fitting for larger car boot anchor points.

How to fit the Car Boot Lead

The Car Boot Dog Lead for dogs was originally designed around the very real dilemma of opening doors and boots of cars and your dog jumping out. The reality of dogs being taught to wait is not common practice.

The concept of the design is you attach one end of the car boot dog lead to an anchor point on the cars’ boot floor and the other end to your dog. The lead is adjustable and should be fitted so your dog can comfortably sit. It is designed to be short so that your dog cannot move too much, but can still remain comfortable while travelling in the car.

Some cars, however, do not have good anchoring points on the car boot floor, so inspired by a customer, I now have the new design for attaching the boot lead to a head restraint. It should be noted that unless you have a dog guard, your dog may still jump over on to the cars’ back seat.

The lead is short enough to ensure the dog is unable to jump out or over the back seats. The boot lead works well with our flat collar or martingale harness. We recommend that you decide what is best for your dog when fitting one of our Car Boot Leads, you may decide to attach it to a harness or you may decide that your dog is best suited to a flat collar, either way, be safe and responsible and make sure all leads & collars are fitted safely. If in doubt, we are here to help you decide.

Our leads carry a Lifetime Stitching Guarantee and in practice, they should last well with proper use. Please practice safety and common sense when using any dog lead where risks can be present.

RULE 57 of the Highway Code

When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars.

Top Tips for Car Travel with your dog

How to be prepared

I have always been one for having ‘that special bag’ for doggy travels. Here I share my secrets about successful short and long car trips with your dog.

What should you take with you while travelling in the car with your dog?

  1. Prepare your doggy travel dogs days before.
  2. Make sure the car is kitted out with their blankets in their travel area.
  3. Fresh water and sturdy containers to replenish the water.
  4. Bowls, preferably the fold flat ones. Even small dogs can benefit from the small fold flat bowls.
  5. A good quality car harness or a car lead, plus spares.
  6. Any medications that your dog might be on.
  7. Emergency telephone numbers for the vet. Leave numbers at home for anyone that might be caring for your pets that have had to stay home.
  8. Plan the route so you know where you can safely stop.
  9. Make sure there is two of you so one can take care of the dogs while the other take toilet breaks, gets food etc to avoid leaving them alone in the car.
  10. Poop bags, don’t leave without your poop bags! Be sure to take plenty plus a spare sturdy bag in case you can’t bin them straight away.
  11. A spare collar and leash, one for each dog.
  12. Copies of vaccination cards, even if on your phone.
  13. Grooming kit, to include a tick remover.
  14. Small medical kit including bandages and vet wrap.
  15. A suitably sized soft fold flat cage.
  16. Bedding and/or blankets.
  17. Personal items such as a favourite toy.
  18. A bag or a tub for all of the above items to be stored in.
  19. ID photos of your dog in the event of the unthinkable.
  20. Make sure their microchips are checked for location (on the dogs’ body) and that the details are up to date.
  21. Try not to feed large amounts immediately before you travel with your dog.

Whilst on the road with your dog

  1. Plan ahead for toilet and food breaks.
  2. Never allow your dog to sit on a car seat without a restraint, they could jump on you or get under the pedals, and god forbid there is an accident, your dog could escape.
  3. Plan ahead for breathers to just get out of the car and take a break to stretch kegs etc.
  4. Be aware that your dog cannot ask to go out for a potty break like they would at home.
  5. Be aware of nearby vet clinics.
  6. Never ever ever ever leave your dog unattended in a car and certainly never leave them in a hot car.
  7. keep windows closed or open a safe amount so they cannot jump out.
  8. When stopping in strange places always have your dog tethered in the car so they cannot escape when you open doors or the car boot, even better use a crate for our dog.
  9. Be aware of their needs whilst travelling as it will be strange for them and not all dogs like travelling in cars.

Design Rights

Design Application Number: 6023644 15 December 2017.

This Car Lead was designed by Sarah Gleave in 2009 and registered as above.

24 reviews for Car Boot Safety Dog Lead

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Pestell

    Fantastic product. Dog took to it like a duck to water. Great advise on the website.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    These are really good for my 2 big dogs who need more room and don’t like being in a crate in the car. I would definitely recommend them.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi Sarah

    We are very pleased with the Martingale Harness and car boot lead system which works very well for our two yellow Labradors. The combination is much better than our previous set-up. I have purchased extra boot leads with handles so that we can take the dogs more easily from the car without having to detach the initial car boot leads from the headrests. Definitely worth five stars.


  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sally C

    The product was perfect, just what we needed to keep our dog safe in the car. It arrived promptly and was good value for money.
    Thank you Sally C

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alison D

    The car boot leads are excellent, the keep the girls safe but allow them the flexibility of being able to move – great product.
    Alison D

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is ideal for Rupert. It gives him space to move around and lie down while giving us comfort in his safety when we open the boot.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynn S

    The boot leads were perfect! We have a new car and our dog cage wouldn’t fit so these products were just what we were looking for!

    Thank you
    Lynn S

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura B

    Very good product – in fact, cannot buy it anywhere else! One in each car now so we can harness our large dog safely in the back.
    Laura B

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi Sarah, my first buying experience with you and it was excellent from the product to the speedy delivery, thank you. Haven’t used the car boot lead yet but it looks like it will do exactly what I wanted. Very happy human and cocker spaniel ! Thanks

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    The leads arrived promptly and were as described.
    I would like these leads to be a available in longer lengths.

    – From Sarah – Hi Gerri, these leads are designed to be short and restrictive so the dog is unable to move around, making them longer means that the design idea is no longer there as the dog will be able to a) jump out of the boot and b) jump over seats and move around which is dangerous. Hope that explains it.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent service, great product.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi Sarah,
    I am absolutely delighted with the Car Boot Safety Dog Lead I purchased from you.
    There has been plenty of thought put into the product and it is just what I was looking for. I now feel confident that my dog is safe and comfortable when we go out in the car.
    Thank you for an excellent product!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Ardern

    I bought this in advance of getting my pup as I want him to travel safely in the car. Seems such a good easy design simply clip to the rings in the boot of the car at one end and his collar at the other. I also purchased the lead handle to go with it. I am very interested in a matching collar and slide on identity tag (that looks a very clever idea) great speedy delivery. Thanks

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you Sarah , for my Car Boot Safety Dog Lead , Perfect !!

    Good quality ,great comunication will definatley use again .

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Cuddy

    I use to have a crate in my boot for my Husky but when I got another Husky I knew I needed something else. After looking online at various products I realised this was the perfect one for me. It is perfect, very high quality and adjustable which is essential but a lot of cheaper brands are not adjustable. I am not worried about opening the boot now as they realise they are safe and they don’t jump. Highly recommended.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Diane Mayhew

    Excellent service, brilliant product, secures my two dogs (Labrador & terrier) in the boot of the car magnificently, thank you.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mandy Richardson

    Recently bought a “Car Boot Safety Dog Lead” in a desperate attempt to help control my parent’s very excitable labrador who likes to race out of the boot when it all gets too much. With both my parents and I owning an estate car, it meant that she could jump out of the boot and run off, as opening the boot and trying to grab the lead in time was hit and miss. To my delight, she is now safely restrained and is learning to sit and stay whilst we get her ready to leave the boot. It has made taking her away on holiday/walks/trips so much easier and safer. We are so pleased with the leads, we now have one in each car!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    Super product, ideal for the car.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Whinge whinge wine

    This is a great idea; it clips from the harness to the extremely sturdy dog guard, and means that if we need to open the boot whilst en route, he won’t jump out into traffic, or in the middle of a car park, or off and away after a sneaky cat. If I’m honest I’m always very wary of taking him places for this reason – particularly when I have two small children to get out as well, and this simple lead is perfect for the job of keeping him nice and secure until I’m ready to get him out.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ideal as I’ve now got 2 of the leads for my 3 year old and 6 month old in my car boot. They’re so strong and love the double clips. Thanks Hayley.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    Such a brilliant product and really well thought out. It anchors perfectly in the back of the boot, and I’ve adjusted it so my dog is comfortable but secure. Don’t know how we managed without it!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    Dear Sarah. Thanks for the boot leads, they work perfectly. Alex

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi Sarah
    I have just completed my second order from your site and I have to say that it is now probably the most user friendly site that I have ordered from.
    I was afraid that when I put in my home address in Spain it would revert to Spanish and/or euros. It did neither.
    It also didn’t object when I put in my home phone number as the English one (it reaches me here via Skype) so that’s great as it means that if you do have to contact me, it’ll be at the cost of a local call for you.
    Then when I put the delivery address as my mum’s in Little Chalfont, not only was there no problem, but it also gave me a space to explain why the different address. It just seemed silly to pay for postage to here when I’ll be coming there very soon anyway.
    Thank you so much for a refreshingly easy shopping experience
    Aaah, the link for feedback rejected when I copied and pasted it into my email but your envelope icon top right solved that by giving the proper email address

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi Sarah, Just wanted to say thank you so much, I’ve just received my 2 boot leads, didn’t expect them so quick! Absolutely perfect, Ive ordered from you before and ill certainly be ordering again, think a navy and red collar is next on the cards! Thanks again for a wonderful, helpful and quick service for quality products, keep up the good work! Louise.

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