Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
If you want to use the crate, you could get one just for the car and leave it there - preferably in the back seat. By the time she outgrows the crate she will hopefully also have outgrown or be to big to climb over onto your lap. I did crate my Sting when he was a pup and he had no problem adjusting to being in the car without a crate when he got older. The other alternative is to use a seatbelt harness - a harness that has a short leash that latches into the seatbelt opener so the pup can't climb into your lap.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006