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Old 10-09-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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big dogs in jeep

I have a question. when you take your dogs in your jeep with the windows out, how do you restrain them and keep them safe in the back? I thought of a harness for my big boy and then clip the leash to the floor. he is only 29 inches at the shoulders and 94 pounds.

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I don't

Its the same as a pickup bed. As far as I'm concerned, putting any kind of harness or leash on them is only going to result in dragging them along if they decide to jump out...

Had 4 - 100 lb goldens at one time...put them all in a pickup bed to go to the lake many many times...no issues. Parents have a 100 lb golden now that I've taken on a ride in the Jeep...again no issues (he actually sat down for the duration of the ride).

I've worried about it as well, but figure doing nothing is probably safest for them

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Old 10-09-2010, 07:25 PM   #3
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I have a leash looped around my rollbars to keep my dog in. Works perfect. He can lay on the rear seat, but can't get up front or out the side very far to be in danger.
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thanks great idea when you live in the country somewhere, but not here. the leash is only going to be long enough for him to stand, turn and lie down. just like in a airplane, he is well behaved, but I would die 10.0000.....times, if I live him back there with nothing on him.
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sorry Tarby, the respond was for Bubba
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Country? Who lives in the country?

I'm right smack dab in the middle of town...ripe with traffic, pedestrians, and -

SQUIRRELS!

That was my biggest fear...riding out of the neighborhood and him seeing a freaking squirrel
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I wished I would, much better. but I still can not do this.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:47 PM   #8
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there is my Diesel, if the pics go thru
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:49 PM   #9
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I have a great Dane. Currently I use one of those car seat harness things that strap to the seatbelt. Next season i'm going with cargo nets I think. Nova likes to stand up and lean on the rear tire scares the hell outta me
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I love great danes, and the giant schnauzer is actually brd with black danes for the size. the cargo net is a good idea. I am going to look into it, I just do not like the look.
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Ive got a lab/great dane mix, Mojo.. I just take out the rear seat n let him run around back there... No strap or anything, even if i leave the car to run in the store or anything.. He doesnt jump out or anything.. Just crys a little bit when i go outta sight
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he probably would stay, till he sees a cat and then it would be all over. no, sorry not comfi with that.
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No prob...I've got a Weimaraner and he is about 90-95lbs (very big for his breed, and not overweight) and he knows when he is in the jeep he gets the leash on the rollbar and can lay in the rear seat and sit up in it, and that's it. Thought about the seat belt strap, but leash does just fine.
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I have lab/rotti mix and she just lays in the back basking in the sun. she is a good dog, I can park the jeep with the top and doors off and run into the store and she just stays there.
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I have the backseat out and safari straps netting that keeps my weims from getting out. It isn't a seatbelt but when you have three dogs, there isn't any way you're going to get all three belted up... But it does cross my mind when we are out and about.. So I drive more slowly and carefully to mitigate that risk to my furry kids.
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There was one occasion, probably about 5 years ago, when my shepherd/husky mix got so excited about our arrival at the dog park that she managed to squeeze her 80-pound frame through the mostly-but-not-entirely open window of my Eclipse while we were in the parking lot.

For those that don't know, the Eclipse window looks like this:


She has never tried to do it in a moving vehicle, thankfully, but I'll never take that chance again. My Jeep hasn't arrived yet, but when it does I'll definitely find a good way to keep her inside when the top is off.

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Its the same as a pickup bed. As far as I'm concerned, putting any kind of harness or leash on them is only going to result in dragging them along if they decide to jump out...
In that case, the leash is too long. The idea is to keep them from being able to get that far over the side in the first place. No, I've seen more than one large, dead dog on the side of the highway. Mine will always be restrained in some fashion. I like the idea of the cargo net, I may go that way.
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I strongly recommend using harnesses instead of collars; especially for large dogs.

The harness distributes force across the cest instead of on the throat.

Before anyone starts whining about "controlability"....think of your first instinct when you get choked...FIGHT....STRUGGLE....dogs have the same instinct. Harnesses actually improve controlability.

And for those of you who are "image concsious" (narcisistic)...the harness will make your dog look more impressive.

With the harness I loop the 6' lead over the center roll-bar and my 130# akita can still move around, and lay down, but cannot get out.

Thats what works for me.
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there is my Diesel, if the pics go thru

Schnauzer???

My Giant Schnauzer Molly
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In that case, the leash is too long. The idea is to keep them from being able to get that far over the side in the first place. No, I've seen more than one large, dead dog on the side of the highway. Mine will always be restrained in some fashion. I like the idea of the cargo net, I may go that way.
The leash only has to be long enough to allow the neck to reach the side of the vehicle...the rest of the body can still hang out. With as small as a Jeep is, putting a leash on will basically keep the dog standing in one spot the entire time...or risk them tossing their bodies overboard while the leash holds their head in.

Most of the dogs dead on the side of the highway were hit by cars while they were out running (strays, farm dogs, etc)...not from jumping out of a moving vehicle.

Personally, I think people are blowing this out of proportion...but I dunno, I've always had goldens, which are smart dogs...maybe its the dumb ones people are worried about
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i'm pretty confident my dog wont jump out but not enough to keep a leash on to be safe.

I like cargo nets so i may buy on of those, in the future.
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Personally, I'm not worried about Dexter jumping out of my vehicles....he's far too lazy for such exploits.

I'm more concerned about that pesky thing known as inertia....you know...objects in motion tend to stay in motion....and all that jazz.

for example...a minor "bounce" felt in the drivers seat is amplified over the axle and tends to jostle things about, back there....when complimented with a dogs naturally springy suspension system...that could bounce them overboard.

Alternatively, a minor "swerve" to dodge a bit of road debris is similarly amplified over the rear axle and can either move the rear end out from under the animal who might be paying less attention to immediate road hazards and not anticipating rapid course alterations.....or it might sling your "best friend" over the opposite side and propel them several feet from the vehicle.

Yeah, I know. none of this has ever happened. No body has ever lost an ice chest out of the back of their vehicle...nobody has ever been rocked so much that they WISH they had their seatbelts on... none of my concerns are realistic.

But....

My concern for my buddy is.

And I might take measured...calculated risks with MY safety. But not with his.

Like I said...works for me. Keeps my stress level down. To each their own.
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The leash only has to be long enough to allow the neck to reach the side of the vehicle...the rest of the body can still hang out. With as small as a Jeep is, putting a leash on will basically keep the dog standing in one spot the entire time...or risk them tossing their bodies overboard while the leash holds their head in.
Right. So it's still too long.

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Most? Not a risk I'm willing to take.

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I'm only worried about the ones that are subject to the laws of physics.
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Its the same as a pickup bed. As far as I'm concerned, putting any kind of harness or leash on them is only going to result in dragging them along if they decide to jump out...

Had 4 - 100 lb goldens at one time...put them all in a pickup bed to go to the lake many many times...no issues. Parents have a 100 lb golden now that I've taken on a ride in the Jeep...again no issues (he actually sat down for the duration of the ride).

I've worried about it as well, but figure doing nothing is probably safest for them
Agreed. I also have a Golden, he just sits on the seat, I have a leash and a prong collar on him just in case he sticks his body out too far and makes me feel uncomfortable then I can correct him for it. He is even fine sitting up front with the doors completely off...
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well, actually, now that I think about it, my golden jumped out ONCE going about 35 on A1A, he had to pee... BAD! He rolled a couple times, got up, peed for about 2 min, and jumped back in the Jeep. Never did it again. They learn
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I keep a retractable leash on mine and I keep it tucked in my cup holder but it is an aftermarket tuffy center console so it fits in there perfectly. I give him just enugh lead to hang his head out the side or to sit facing backwards. I had a rotty that got bounced out of the front seat. she didnt get hurt and she never would sit in hte front again. I laughed so hard cause she looked so crushed like I did it. we were going 5 mph at the lake anywho. enertia can be a killer better safe then dead or broken
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well, actually, now that I think about it, my golden jumped out ONCE going about 35 on A1A, he had to pee... BAD! He rolled a couple times, got up, peed for about 2 min, and jumped back in the Jeep. Never did it again. They learn
Never had one jump out of any vehicles...but I did have one who jumped out of a 2nd floor window. He wasn't after food...not water...but the other 'essential' part of life...our other dog Molly (who was in heat) was in the back yard
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I agree with most of what folks have posted. In my trucks I've used a slider set up. Buster was able to stick his head out completely from either side, but not his chest. Only had him exit the bed once after he saw his first wild turkey flock. He was fine, just shook up that they were too big to retrieve hahaha.

For the YJ I plan on attaching a short lead to a D-ring on the floor near the back of my console. Again, just long enough that my next pup can stick his head out but not past his chest. I also should mention I rarely, almost never, have my back seat installed.
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I plan on using the cargo net for topless, and the midwest dog divider for the front/rear area. Anything has to be better then my current setup though (95lbs german shepherd in my trans am)

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anyone know if any of the cargo nets can go behind the front seats to act as a divider instead of the midwest dog barrier though?
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Right. So it's still too long.



Most? Not a risk I'm willing to take.



I'm only worried about the ones that are subject to the laws of physics.
Hey if you want to strap your dog to the floor, by all means have at it. Mine like to actually be able to check stuff out.

There are risks with everything. If you truly want to protect your pets, don't let them in the vehicle. Regardless of what you do, they won't be strapped into a seat with an airbag in front of them.

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