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Old 06-21-2012, 07:46 AM   #1
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Looking for something to keep my dog in the back of my Jeep?

Hi! I'm new here, so I'm not sure if this is in the right section. I apologize if it isn't!

I'm looking for something that I can put in the back of my Wrangler to keep my dog from jumping out. I'll try to explain the best I can.

Something like this, perhaps:
bit.ly/WorjI

I'm not really looking for the bars and/or nets to keep him out of the front area of the car (where I'd be driving), but more so that I can open the back windshield to let him have air without him jumping out. I have a hard top on right now. It's a 2008 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara.

Do they even make anything that I'm trying to describe??
Thanks for any help!

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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Keeping your dog safe in back

Search the threads on this subject. I found a reference to a vendor who sells a strap that snaps into the rear seat belt buckle when the seat is folded up. The other end has a snap for the collar.
It is adjustable and keep my boisterous Dalmatian safe and happy when the top is down.

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:40 AM   #3
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Join the club. Been trying to find something that keeps the dogs safe but lets them use as much of the trunk, with seats folded down, as possible. Also I wanted easy access to my trunk which those cargo nets don't provide.

My temporary solution is a chain that can snap to their harnesses. I used the holes for the hardtop. Took one of the screws for the hard top with me to home depot to see which nut it would snuggly SLIDE right through and matching large washers. 1 for the bottom to protect the paint from the chain and another to keep the chain in place. Got about 6 ft of thin chain and trimmed it at home with a hack saw. Then in the middle I added a closing hook that swivels. This helps the dogs from getting tangled in their leashes but it's not a great solution. Working on a retractable ribbon cable/leash for that. I had additional chains linking their harnesses to this main chain.

recently I added PVC pipe insulation to reduce rattle from the subwoofer and rattle from the road when the soft top arm bows rest on the chain. It's too bad cause the chain by itself looked pretty cool.

All said and done I spent less than $15 and only 30 mins with trial and error.

Hope that helps a little. I'm looking forward to seeing what other solutions fellow Jeepers will come up with.

Good luck!
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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You need this...designed by Jeep owners for Jeep dogs.
I have two on order

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alternatively you could go witha type of cres net system
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gutter guards
or spiderweb shadecage
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My recommendation is to first get your dog a sturdy, well fitting and comfortable harness that he can wear all the time. That way it is not a chore to get him into and out of the harness for each trip in the jeep. Invest in a good harness, not the ones at Petco with plastic buckles. It needs to have a strong D-ring attachment point, too. Once you have this the rest is pretty simple. From your D-ring on the harness you clip him in with a metal snap clip on a nylon lead going up to a second attachment point on the vehicle which could be the roll bar. It just has to be up high enough that the dog doesn't get tangled in the lead as he moves around and it doesn't allow him to get outside to confines of the vehicle in any direction. Even if you buy a ready-made system it's going to take some experimenting to get it set up just right so that it's an easy snap-in and unsnap operation and no adjustments to anything each time.
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I posted the same in a simliar thread over in the JK forum..

I highly reccommend Champion K9 outfitters, i've been using this set up for close to 5 months now it is has worked out great! My dog is very well secured, cant jump out, but also can spin/walk around w/o getting tangled.





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Old 06-22-2012, 02:22 AM   #9
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Search the threads on this subject. I found a reference to a vendor who sells a strap that snaps into the rear seat belt buckle when the seat is folded up. The other end has a snap for the collar.
It is adjustable and keep my boisterous Dalmatian safe and happy when the top is down.
Will do. Thanks for the info!


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Join the club. Been trying to find something that keeps the dogs safe but lets them use as much of the trunk, with seats folded down, as possible. Also I wanted easy access to my trunk which those cargo nets don't provide.

My temporary solution is a chain that can snap to their harnesses. I used the holes for the hardtop. Took one of the screws for the hard top with me to home depot to see which nut it would snuggly SLIDE right through and matching large washers. 1 for the bottom to protect the paint from the chain and another to keep the chain in place. Got about 6 ft of thin chain and trimmed it at home with a hack saw. Then in the middle I added a closing hook that swivels. This helps the dogs from getting tangled in their leashes but it's not a great solution. Working on a retractable ribbon cable/leash for that. I had additional chains linking their harnesses to this main chain.

recently I added PVC pipe insulation to reduce rattle from the subwoofer and rattle from the road when the soft top arm bows rest on the chain. It's too bad cause the chain by itself looked pretty cool.

All said and done I spent less than $15 and only 30 mins with trial and error.

Hope that helps a little. I'm looking forward to seeing what other solutions fellow Jeepers will come up with.

Good luck!
Sounds like a good idea. I might have to try this. Thank you!


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You need this...designed by Jeep owners for Jeep dogs.
I have two on order

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alternatively you could go witha type of cres net system
This seems like he wouldn't be able to move around at all, but I'll definitely look into it. I appreciate the help!


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gutter guards
or spiderweb shadecage
Was looking into these, but not sure how this would work (if it could work) with the hard top on.

And the gutter guards are for the front of the vehicle, aren't they?


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My recommendation is to first get your dog a sturdy, well fitting and comfortable harness that he can wear all the time. That way it is not a chore to get him into and out of the harness for each trip in the jeep. Invest in a good harness, not the ones at Petco with plastic buckles. It needs to have a strong D-ring attachment point, too. Once you have this the rest is pretty simple. From your D-ring on the harness you clip him in with a metal snap clip on a nylon lead going up to a second attachment point on the vehicle which could be the roll bar. It just has to be up high enough that the dog doesn't get tangled in the lead as he moves around and it doesn't allow him to get outside to confines of the vehicle in any direction. Even if you buy a ready-made system it's going to take some experimenting to get it set up just right so that it's an easy snap-in and unsnap operation and no adjustments to anything each time.
This sounds like a great idea, and sounds similar to the suggestion below! Thank you!


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I posted the same in a simliar thread over in the JK forum..

I highly reccommend Champion K9 outfitters, i've been using this set up for close to 5 months now it is has worked out great! My dog is very well secured, cant jump out, but also can spin/walk around w/o getting tangled.





This is fantastic! It looks amazing. Beautiful dog, too! I also have a German Shepherd.


Thank you for all of your help! I'll look into everything you guys have suggested.
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I got one this spring. The Dane did manage to tear one of the pieces of net with her big foot, we stitched it up. It would work very well with a lighter dog.




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