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Old 05-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Dog Harness and Attachments

Does anyone know of a good harness/security to tie a dog into the back of our Wranglers? I won't lash my dogs into my Jeep with collars and want to be able to bring the pups with me when we go out.

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Something like the Safari Straps pet divider may work for you. Jeep Nets

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x2 on safari straps. They will keep them in the cab and away from you. Also check out Auto Anything, they have seat latches for pets.

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Are you interested in having them secure in the very back or in the back seat?
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CaliRubicon, I prefer to have them strapped into the back (the area left open without the back seat). Though the need may arise when I need them strapped to the back seat area.
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Dog strap in

This is a little hard to explain: get a leash with a "traffic" handle. It's a second handle about 12" from the collar clip. So you can keep them on a short leash in crowds etc. Push your seat forward. Place a short bungee between the two metal u bolts that are exposed from the underside of the seat. Place the short handle of the leash through the bungee. This allows my dog just enough room to move side to side and lay down- but she can't get up on the wheel wells. (I also use a slip collar so that adds an extra inch or so.)For extra security you can put the dog in a harness also. Safari straps would probably be better but when I take my dog to work this method is quick and easy.
Tried bungees between the side rails and the rear. Seems like a good idea until your dog pushes their snout between the bungees- and the bungee slides right out of the way. Don't try that one.
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JeepHerz,

That sounds like a good way to do it. Everyone keep the ideas because my dogs want to Jeep with me!
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JeepHerz,

That sounds like a good way to do it. Everyone keep the ideas because my dogs want to Jeep with me!
Safari Straps rocks. But there are other options for both keeping them outta the front and keeping them in the Jeep:

Dirtydog 4X4 Jeep Accessories - Netting

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I use a combo of leash/safari straps...for some reason Kaiser likes to lay on the Tuffy box in my cargo area. I'm betting that'll change when temps hit 90º.
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The netting looks very cumbersome and to me at that point I might as well have the top up. I would rather do it without the nets. I think netting/webbing has its place but there have to be more convenient ways to get out with the dogs staying in place.
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Convenient? Short leash.
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I took a metal choke collar that was 18 inches or so and out D clips on both ends. One end went onto a child seat anchor and the other went to my dogs collar. It worked perfect, just long enough for him to stick his head out the side and not long enough for him to jump out
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:28 AM   #14
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We use a Euro multi-lead for our dog and place a wrap around the sound bar. This way she can be in the seat or if the seat is out in the open area..

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We just bought one of these:

The SURVIVOR Big Dog Seat Belt System

It seems to work well. The connectors seem strong and the harness and strap work well together. We keep the Restraint Strap attached to the center Latch point in the cargo area, and simply put our 100 lb Lab (Zoe) in the back. We've only had her out in it twice, but it seems to work nicely. We adjusted it so she can move just enough to hang her head out the side (and drool on the fenders), but no further.

The only hassle -- and this would be for any system -- is to get her in the back with the top down. I have to lift the top some in order for her to comfortably jump into the back.

Now I just have to remove the carpet and get a new mat for the back, as getting hair out of the OEM carpeting is next to next to impossible.
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What mat do you have in the back?
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I purchased the Kurgo Zipline, and it's a neat concept. But it's unnecessarily weird to set up. It wasn't expensive, but I can make my own that will lock better and work better than the set up.

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Another quick think we do is loop our dog's leash over the sound bar. Gives her full access to the rear but stops her jumping out or jumping in the front.
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Dog Restraints

Fortunately, I have a leash that allows for the handle side to be enlarged by unhooking a clip and moving it futher down to other hoops. This allows me to run the leash through the two loops in the floor just behind the rear seat and reconnect the clip near the dog collar clip. Once done, it is a triangle shape, allowing about 12" vertical movement and horizontal movement of about 12" from the sides. We then use a dog harness that includes a strap underneath his chest, behind his legs. The joint for the collar and chest strap is a large metal ring, that I attach the leash to.

Our dog is a ginormous black lab (120 lbs) and it allows him to move around a bit, but keeps him secure and out of the rear seats. I'll post some pics here in a bit...

Note: My poor dog let me know that the rubberized side of the mat is no bueno when exposed to the sun for any period of time. I felt so bad when I touched it myself and realized it had the temp of lava...
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I've been experimenting with and using various types of containment and restraint solutions for years. The goal has been maximum safety for the dog and minimal fuss for me. My dog wears a sturdy, well-fitting, and comfortable harness with a sturdy attachment point. He wears it all the time so this is not something I have to put on and take off every time he goes in the jeep. Inside the vehicle there is a T shaped tether made of heavy nylon webbing.The top of the T is stretched tight between two solid attachment points like the two rear seat belt loops attached to the roll bar. The "leg" of the T is then attached in the middle of that so that it does NOT slide from side to side, and comes down to attach to the dog's harness with a heavy duty snap clip. Make sure you include a slide buckle so you can adjust the length. The top cross piece of webbing pulled tight will resist pulling by the dog but will have just enough give to absorb shock in a sudden stop or crash. You should be able to adjust the length of the bottom leg so the dog has just enough slack to stick his head out either rear window and poke his head between the two front seats without interfering with driving. He should also not be able to try to jump out if the rear door is left open. Use ALL metal hardware when needed, not plastic. Ideally you should only have to quickly clip your dog in and out and never have to worry about him.
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We have a few things that we do....

The 2Dr has a Safari Strap set to keep them in, which works GREAT by the way. We also put the divider we bought from SS in the 2Dr and that keeps them from getting in the front.

Now, we also Jerry Rigged an additional containment system that is part our system and part store bought. It works like a tether system but I insisted on having some sort of dampening mechanism at the collar side so that the full force of any impact would not be transmitted directly to the neck. It is the same think that you can put on the end of a long line that has a spring. It works great for our hard charging Malamute mix. She hit the end of a 20ft long line at full speed and totally dislocated my shoulder. We tried to use a few different harnesses from the pet stores but there were only a few that were crash test rated and hooked into the LATCH system. Of the few(two) that we found in the store that were "so-so" in the crash ratings, she was able to Houdini herself out of every one of them. We had to get a martingale collar for her just so that she could not slip it all of the time.

Now...this still makes me uncomfortable simply because in the event of a crash, there is still too much potential for excessive force placed upon the neck. This led me to this place.......

Ruff Rider | Dog Seatbelts | Car Safety Harnesses and Pet Safety

We are planning on ordering three of them!
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Ruffwear makes excellent harnesses.

I use the web harness with a construction saftey strap (short yellow strap with loops on both ends.... kinda like a really short recovery strap) tied into the child seat anchors.
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Another quick think we do is loop our dog's leash over the sound bar. Gives her full access to the rear but stops her jumping out or jumping in the front.
Kinda what I do..I fed a paracord leash through the holes for the freedom top in the sound bar & connect the harness to that. The leash stays there all the time so it's ready whenever I put my dog in the back. The green one is his traffic leash when I take him out & don't mind the dog butt....Aston wanted to "help"
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Kinda what I do..I fed a paracord leash through the holes for the freedom top in the sound bar & connect the harness to that. The leash stays there all the time so it's ready whenever I put my dog in the back. The green one is his traffic leash when I take him out & don't mind the dog butt....Aston wanted to "help"
Yep that's what we do.
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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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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.





That's a great set up. Maybe the best commercially produced system I've seen. It's simple and very heavy duty.
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Smittybilt C-RES is what I'm going with ... just got a Great Dane puppy ... he (Zeke) is just a slightly darker shade of blue than my WC Rubi
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Update- added a cheap 6 dollar harbor freight netting that goes from the roll bar down to right behind the seats to prevent her from jumping over the back seats.

She particularly loves to do this, for some reason, right after being in the ocean, then the sand. I've tried to explain to her that it is only cool to get the OUTSIDE of the Jeep dirty... but she's just not getting it.

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