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pbkirby 04-01-2011 06:56 PM

For those with dogs, how do you get them in your jeep
 
I'm specifically curious about 2-door JK's as there does not seem to be much room when you slide the seat up. One thought was to lift them over the rear wheels with the top down. I'm a little concerned with leaving her in the back behind the rear bench seat, rather have her on the rear seat. My dog is medium size about 40 pounds. I'm considering a JK for a weekend fun ride.

rics1997 04-01-2011 07:04 PM

I love my 2 door and think it is more of what a Jeep should look like. That said if I needed a rear seat, I would never buy a 2 door. The rear seat came out the day I got it home and now I have more then enough room in back. The rear seat is so hard to access anyways.

RB-10rubicon 04-01-2011 07:04 PM

Take the seat out you can strap the dog in using the loops where the seat connects on the floor if you dont want the dog roaming around back there im gonna try it when it gets warmer a i have two bulldogs

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redz1 04-01-2011 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 1152645)
The rear seat is so hard to access anyways.

Thats what she said. :rofl:

drowe 04-01-2011 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by RB-10rubicon (Post 1152646)
Take the seat out you can strap the dog in using the loops where the seat connects on the floor if you dont want the dog roaming around back there im gonna try it when it gets warmer a i have two bulldogs

I did the same thing, back seat out, dog in a harness, clipped to the seat loops. He is a Yellow Lab puppy and loves looking out the side. The lead allows his nose to just reach the edge of the tub so I don't worry about him jumping out. He can also reach his nose to the console, but can't jump in front to distract me or go out the place where some people have doors....

jeeptrail 04-01-2011 08:03 PM

Took rear seat out
 
I took the rear seat out too; Need the room for cargo. I'll be building storage components along sides over the wheel wells. They are areas which have a lot of usable space for off road gear, groceries, water jugs, tool boxes, etc.

pbkirby 04-01-2011 08:34 PM

Thanks, I have two kids and need room for them as well.

wsettle 04-01-2011 08:34 PM

I've got a 2-door as well but my seat is in most of the time so it's either dogs or 4-wheeling free-loaders riding with me . I just fold the seat forward and load the dogs from the tailgate. My young border collie can load up without opening the tailgate :thumb: (when I take my hard top off). I have to hoist my 13 year old BC up there :eek:

moscoeb 04-01-2011 08:51 PM

I just taught my border collie to "load up" in the front, and then "in the back" if I need the front seat and she can't sit there. She jumps from the ground to the front seat then steps on the console to get between the seats and into the back.

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Scooter_Trash 04-01-2011 08:59 PM

My boxer just jumps into the front then goes right to the back seat. It's kind of a big jump but she makes it. Bumping up in tire size again, so I might need to start giveng her a boost up.

ColdSRT 04-01-2011 09:31 PM

I have two dogs. A full-size collie and an australian shepherd. That and a liittle gear is what forced me to get the 4 door. I leave the rear seat down 99% of the time. It is covered in a full canvas liner and I also made plugs to fill the hole left in the floor when the seats fold. They jump in to a nice flat roomy deck with ease. Well except for my little one the first time he got in after the lift. Missed it by the advertised lift height. Don't overlook the 4 door for canine comfort. Haha

sub308 04-01-2011 11:20 PM

my pure bred mutt gets very excited about car rides so sometimes he jumps in the front seat then climbs over the center counsel and stays in the back. But if I have time I slide my seat forward and he jumps into the back, sometimes he needs a boost but normally he does just fine. Just for reference he is about 90lb and a little over waist height to an average adult.

jp2611 04-01-2011 11:27 PM

If I say "let's Go" she will jump in after I open the door. If the upper doors are off all I need to say is "get in the Jeep" and she will be waiting for me inside-usually in driver's seat.

I than say "get over" or "get in back" and we are set! She is a 36 pound English Springer Spaniel and she LOVES her Jeep rides!!!

ColdSRT 04-01-2011 11:58 PM

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In reality this is where my youngest likes to sit. Can't blame him.

Robd225 04-02-2011 12:36 AM

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She jumps in on her own.

Muxi 04-02-2011 04:55 AM

We just took out the rear seat today for our dog

Chub 04-02-2011 05:31 AM

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Mine just hops on the front seat and climbs in back. One time in my TJ she shocked me. I said "lets go for a ride", she proceeded to hop in over the side right into the back. Up and over the passenger side rear tire. Mind you, this is a small 30 pound "Doodle". She is one athletic dog. She surprised the vet one day by damn near hopping up on the front counter....lol.

moscoeb 04-02-2011 06:11 AM

I have actually taught mine to NOT jump in or out over the side, and she is aloud to load or unload only when told. This is so she remains safe while riding on road or down the trail. So she won't decide to jump out on her own while we are crawling.
I also buy her in a doggy seatbelt when we wheel or when the doors are off. It has already saved her once. We were in the parking lot riding with out doors and I took a hard left turn, she was in the front seat and I look over and just see back legs!!! I grabbed the belt and hauled her butt back inside! She would have fallen right out and possibly under the wheels.
Just some thoughts.

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Chub 04-02-2011 06:24 AM

Mosc... In the TJ, I kept her on her leash, and that was around the brake lever, which made it too short for her to jump out. But she could still walk around. And no the lever couldn't be pulled because it was around the base. Haven't had the top off the JK yet, gotta figure something out for it yet.

moscoeb 04-02-2011 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Chub
Mosc... In the TJ, I kept her on her leash, and that was around the brake lever, which made it too short for her to jump out. But she could still walk around. And no the lever couldn't be pulled because it was around the base. Haven't had the top off the JK yet, gotta figure something out for it yet.

Just pick up one of those doggy seatbelts from petsmart or wherever, if you have an available belt clip. Just put it over their head and clip it around their chest

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kwchiro 04-02-2011 07:37 AM

Top on: Dogs just jump right in and smear dog slobber all over the windows in the back.
Top off: I put their portable kennel in the back and use a chain around the bars to hold it in place in case something ever happens.

My question is how do your dogs do with the soft top? I've been debating getting a trektop but I'm afraid my dogs will push the windows out with their noses. They don't try to push out the windows but they do nudge it quite a bit being nosy. Any help is greatly appreciated.

jp2611 04-02-2011 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by kwchiro (Post 1153385)
Top on: Dogs just jump right in and smear dog slobber all over the windows in the back.
Top off: I put their portable kennel in the back and use a chain around the bars to hold it in place in case something ever happens.

My question is how do your dogs do with the soft top? I've been debating getting a trektop but I'm afraid my dogs will push the windows out with their noses. They don't try to push out the windows but they do nudge it quite a bit being nosy. Any help is greatly appreciated.

When I did run a full factory soft top never had an issue with either one of my springers pushing on the top too much to do anything but slobber it up.:)

krutj 04-02-2011 09:40 AM

My best buddy will wait to be told to get in or out, but all I do is open the door and tell him.."get in little buddy"...

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...utj/011-11.jpg


I got this lab when I still had my YJ with 1/2 doors and I think it scared him(at 6 weeks old) so he likes to lay down across the back seat...

The inside of the soft top does get "nose" marks and drool...lol

UTSW V12 04-03-2011 11:22 AM

My pup is about the same size as yours, 35+ lbs. I just have her jump in and sit on the passenger seat. I'm thinking about getting one of those cargo strap tops, so that she can't jump out and I can have her sit in the back. Like this :

http://www.stu-offroad.com/body/safa...istraps-11.jpg

daggo66 04-03-2011 12:33 PM

WWW.safaristraps.com is the way to go. The best part is that when the top is up it keeps slobber off the plastic windows.


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