|06-19-2014 04:51 PM|
Three years ago, I found 2-1/2 pounds of worms and fleas in the form of a Rat Terrier puppy. She's been my constant companion ever since.
She got me off motorcycles and into Jeeps so she could be with me. She does not try to jump out but I put her on a leash when we're on the highway. The leash is tied short to the passenger grab bar so she only has enough slack to stand, sit or lie down in the front passenger seat. I use a highwayman's knot, a quick release knot. It is not the best arrangement for everyone but works for us.
Here is Spunky untethered in her favorite spot when we are green laning with her front feet on top of the center console.
|06-19-2014 10:44 AM|
I shortened the leash so IF she does fall out she doesn't go anywhere. But going down the road she wont go near the door edge. It's only when stopped she gets brave....
|06-19-2014 10:36 AM|
I flip my back seat forward against the other two seats and i have a cargo net for my dog see loves it and se well behaved i dont think she would jump out no matter what but im not finding out
Also i have a german shepherd
|06-19-2014 08:39 AM|
|THE BIG SITT||I didn't read through everything, but I agree with those who recommended Smittybilt. We have two 60+ pound dogs who ride in the back with us. The Smittybilt have a zipper on the back so we can open the tailgate and let them jump in.|
|06-19-2014 03:33 AM|
|MarkGLHS||I'm no expert but if wind noise is an issue with your dog I would think twice about exposing her to an open-air vehicle traveling down the road.|
|06-18-2014 09:49 PM|
|krbshappy71||We have our small dog in her soft sided travel carrier which has a seat belt loop. We are debating removing the back seats and having her carrier strapped to the floor. Would a hard carrier or soft carrier protect her from wind noise better? We are going back and forth discussing the pros and cons. I feel hard carrier offers more physical protection in an accident but he feels she would be softer thrown against inside of a soft carrier than the hard sides and neither of us know what the wind noise would be like for either. (We want to have the top off) she's 5 lbs, too small for us to be comfortable with netting products.|
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|07-10-2013 05:25 PM|
The way to go with Dogs !
|07-10-2013 05:06 PM|
|LBIHUI||My wife is seriously way too concerned about our puppy jumping out but this thread is very helpful! I am going to fasten the harness to the seat connect as described! Thanks|
|07-10-2013 04:48 PM|
|07-10-2013 04:14 PM|
|mrk130||Have any of you had trouble with your dogs getting car sick??|
|07-10-2013 03:47 PM|
|07-10-2013 11:13 AM|
|thgr8alex||Just curious for anyone whos ran the smitty cargo net for a length of time, does it sag? I like the look but would hate it if it started to sag if it got wet or age sagged it. Any one?|
|07-10-2013 10:28 AM|
|Bertieboo||I have 4 dogs and I have the same worry about one of them. I have ordered the Smittybilt Cargo Net but in the meantime I simply Tie his leash to the center of the soundbar allowing enough slack to allow the dog to get his head to either side of the jeep. Dog wears a snug harness and is happy and safe.|
|07-10-2013 10:14 AM|
And shes got a harness so she wont choke herself when trying to smell the world. Dont have a pic of her in it but can get one if wanted
|07-10-2013 01:53 AM|
I have the CRES top and my dogs love it and I don't mind the looks of it.
|07-10-2013 01:26 AM|
This is how we run
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|07-09-2013 10:54 PM|
My cargo straps choice was pure function over form so went with cheaper Aspen straps. They actually look better than I thought and I pull them tight with some bungee balls here and there. I rum 'em with my soft too down so that fills the gap in back. You can pull them down you just loose some hight. Or as I said, you can stretch with supplemental straps, but my Boxers aren't slipping through any holes so some may have different needs.
Bottom line is they do the job and take just a minute to get in in off and have been plenty durable. Still, I go with the harness tied to eye bolt on tub as one dog in particular will do just about anything to get to another dog so better safe than sorry.
Heard from a few folks that you shouldn't leash dogs from above, i.e roll bar, but not sure why or if its even true.
|07-09-2013 10:29 PM|
|RodentSniper||My biggest of my little chi's love to ride.. I use a full harness I picked up at pets mart|
|07-09-2013 10:13 PM|
|thgr8alex||Mrk130, didnt have time to today, sorry. but will get some for you tomorrow!!|
|07-09-2013 06:53 PM|
|viperx6x9x||@BRS256, does that rear netting not go any lower? I was looking at aspen and a few others and hoping one of them went lower than that.|
|07-09-2013 05:46 PM|
|07-09-2013 01:18 PM|
loves riding in my jeep and so does roscoe, I have aspen manufacturing nets in my heep
the picture is of tj
|07-09-2013 09:14 AM|
|05-14-2013 07:48 PM|
|thgr8alex||Today i went to the store to get a harness for "Lola" so she wouldnt choke herself leaning out the window and i used just a standard old leash and tied it to the seat belt buckle clamp under the seat in the rear and ran it through the seat crack and hooked to her new harness. Its tge PERFECT length where her feet can go on the wheel well hump and no farther, just enough to stick her nose in the wind. Also she can put her front feet on the center console to give me a kiss haha. it works fantastic!! The leash is now tied up and out of the way ready for next use. If anyones interested in pics just let me know! I also found out that me maybe wanting to monstaline my interior this summer just became a definite because her toenails have already started scratching those wheel well humps. Haha|
|05-14-2013 08:33 AM|
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