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Old 07-20-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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Has anyone had experience with getting a 75 lb. dog in the back seat of a 2 door ? Is there room for them to crawl/jump in or do they have to be lifted in ?

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Old 07-20-2011, 10:21 AM   #2
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Not if you are worried about tearing the back of your seat up. I open the tailgate and my Golden retriever jumps in when the back seat is folded up. Her claws already punctured my pleather armrest in my old truck, I don't want to be patching that stuff up anymore.

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My GSD has been known to enter via the front and he gets to the back over the center console. This isn't the preferred method but he does get in the back seat that way when I have the back seat actually in it.

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I pulled my back seat out so my dog would have room to move around.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:25 PM   #5
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My 90# lab jumps in the front passenger side and goes between the seats to the back. I've got 50k on the ticker and he's been riding for almost all of it, no torn seats, but I do have to wipe them down when he gets muddy. I tried seat covers when the Jeep was new, took more time to clean them than to wipe down and run the shop vac.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:20 PM   #6
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Never let your dog in the back seat (unless its been drinking), always let it drive.
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My pointers favorite method is just like thenorsepole's dog, he jumps in the driver seat and walks over the center console to the back seat. Well, he has to be escorted to the back seat because he would much rather ride up front.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:41 PM   #8
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I have 2 yellows who own my Jeep and my C6 Vette... When the 90 pounder gets in the front seat of my TJ I recline one of the seats back so he can walk onto the rear seat easier then doing a jump on an angle between the 2 seats...works really easy for him to get in and out as he is going to be 8 this year...
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:18 PM   #9
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My dog tried to jump in the back of my lifted jeep through the open tailgate... once. He missed and hit his chest. Now he stands up with his paws on the jeep waiting for me to lift him. He will even do this with my Ford Explorer, which is not lifted and low enough for him. And this coming from the dog that can launch himself 10 feet onto the couch with pinpoint accuracy.
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My GSD has been known to enter via the front and he gets to the back over the center console. This isn't the preferred method but he does get in the back seat that way when I have the back seat actually in it.

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I have a 130 pound Rottweiler (hence the name) and he loves to ride in the Jeep! He goes in and out through the tailgate. I have to unzip one side of the rear window and lift up on the bar to make it easy for him, but he jumps in and out with no problem.

Took out the back seat the day after I got it and it'll sit in the shed until I sell the Jeep.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:47 AM   #12
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I have a 130 pound Rottweiler (hence the name) and he loves to ride in the Jeep! He goes in and out through the tailgate. I have to unzip one side of the rear window and lift up on the bar to make it easy for him, but he jumps in and out with no problem.

Took out the back seat the day after I got it and it'll sit in the shed until I sell the Jeep.
This is great to know. I have 2 English Mastiffs that weigh about 125 each. They currently love riding in my little Cobalt (surprisingly they both fit on my backseat together) and I think they will love riding in my new jeep once I get it. I have been wondering what the best way to get them in and out would be and what to do about seating.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:43 PM   #14
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We have 3 German Shepherds and 2 of them are 130lb monsters that get in with no problem when theyre all excited for a ride to the lake. But the other is a rescue that was underfed and hence undersized so her back legs arent strong enough to jump up, so I always lift her up, but with a towel when shes been wet haha
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:17 PM   #15
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by far my most favorite passenger...

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We have 3 German Shepherds and 2 of them are 130lb monsters that get in with no problem when theyre all excited for a ride to the lake. But the other is a rescue that was underfed and hence undersized so her back legs arent strong enough to jump up, so I always lift her up, but with a towel when shes been wet haha
German Shepards are GREAT Jeep dogs. They disuade folks from grabbing things out of a topless/doorless rig too.
When we're in a store, he sits in the drivers seat. Folks take the loooong way around my Jeep.
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He/She has a GREAT expression, nice looking buddy you have there.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:05 PM   #18
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Two Saint Bernards myself. Male is 170lbs and Female 110lbs. Tailgate is the only way to go. I take out the back seat to give them more room. Thinking of pulling the carpet and just Rhino Lining the entire back for them.
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Two Saint Bernards myself. Male is 170lbs and Female 110lbs. Tailgate is the only way to go. I take out the back seat to give them more room. Thinking of pulling the carpet and just Rhino Lining the entire back for them.
Do your Saints have difficulty jumping into the back of the Jeep? The younger of my 2 English Mastiffs is a little slower with his hind legs and I worry about the height. Could just be my motherly instincts babying him.. haha.
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Does anyone have any recommendations for keeping the dog in the car while the top is down? I have a 2 year old boxer, and she loves hanging out of my current car. I just feel like there is more room for her to fall out of the Jeep when I have the top off, so I want to make sure that I do some research into potential solutions. I know the easiest option would be to put the top and rear windows back on, but she does like to take the wind in as we drive
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Does anyone have any recommendations for keeping the dog in the car while the top is down? I have a 2 year old boxer, and she loves hanging out of my current car. I just feel like there is more room for her to fall out of the Jeep when I have the top off, so I want to make sure that I do some research into potential solutions. I know the easiest option would be to put the top and rear windows back on, but she does like to take the wind in as we drive
I use the Smittybuilt C.Res currently(see avatar), keeps him in and leaves more room than a set of Safari Straps would (by a roll-bar thickness anyway). I'll be looking into getting a pet divider to keep him from trying to drive while we're rolling.
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I slide passenger seat forward and she jumps in back. When I have rear side windows off she jumps out that way. When they are on I move passenger seat forward again.
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And I have car seat in rear as well. She sits next to it. She is about 50lbs.
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Do your Saints have difficulty jumping into the back of the Jeep? The younger of my 2 English Mastiffs is a little slower with his hind legs and I worry about the height. Could just be my motherly instincts babying him.. haha.
Oh no, my male could clear a 6ft fence if he wanted to. No trouble at all jumping in. I do make sure the decent out is controlled so the impact on the ground is not too hard on them.
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I have a Doberman, but he can't jump that well anymore. I'm getting him the step that slides into the trailer hitch and then into the back with the seat folded up. I wish I had a place to store the seat so I could take it out entirely.
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depends on the dogs height and the jeep height. i have an old english bulldog that i have to pick her up cuz shes a little below knee high, id rather pick her up than risk her hurting herself jumping and falling. its a bitch picking up a 70# dog but its cheaper than the vet for a jacked up dog
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MR PARKER IS 60 POUNDS AND HE LOVES THE JEEP
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:03 AM   #28
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Otis Onboard...

Here's a pic of my 130 lb rotty, Otis, in his favorite place. Loves cruising in the jeep anytime. Unless it's overcast, the top is usually up to provide him some protection from the sun. In and out is through the rear gate and since it is stock height, he has no problem jumping in or out.

As for restraint, he is wearing a harness and leash from Bamboo. Their leashes are pretty cool as they have a seatbelt buckle built into them. Since the rear seat is removed (with the belt receivers) I usually click him into the front passenger seat.

He is very intimidating, but is such a baby and well behaved in the jeep... Most people avoid walking too close to the Jeep when he is in it...

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Nice looking doodle, My two goldendoodles jump in whatever door is opened first, the just love to ride!

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