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Old 02-04-2015, 03:05 PM
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Good day everyone I can't find a thread on how you keep your dog's inside the jeep with the top off. 75 lbs lab collie mix who loves the jeep and would live in it if I let him. Any ideas. Thanks fellow Jeepers

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Old 02-04-2015, 03:55 PM   #2
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I went to walmart and picked up some bungee cargo nets for cheap and just stretch them across the back of my jeep while the pups are back there.. If you want to spend more money there are a ton of manufacturers that sell cargos nets.. Also a leash wrapped around the roll bar then attached to a dog harness.. Gives them a little freedom to move around but still secured so they can't get out

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I have been using this for awhile got idea from other jeeper.USA K9 Outfitters - Products

I got another strap for around the top roll bar. He rides very safely doors off as well. The picture was parked with seat folded down seat went up before driving And I limit it to where he cant get close to the door opening.



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Haven't been able to field test this yet but I bought some locking carabiners for attaching their seatbelt restraints to the tie down points.
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Got a harness and a short leash that has an end that plugs into the seatbelt. Forgot where I got it though. He can't jump out but has enough room to walk from side to side and turn around. This is an old pic he rides up front in the passenger seat now, same setup.

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A harness and tether like the above examples is the way to go. I'll never understand those that want to have a bunch of netting flapping around that still leaves possible ways for a dog to get out. Harness him in and he stays in.
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Good day everyone I can't find a thread on how you keep your dog's inside the jeep with the top off. 75 lbs lab collie mix who loves the jeep and would live in it if I let him. Any ideas. Thanks fellow Jeepers

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A harness is the safest way to keep them in place. That way if you were to get in an accident they would be safe as well. A lot of people like to also use Cargo Nets to keep the dogs in and the people out. Let me know if you're interested in a price on some nets!

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Old 02-06-2015, 12:41 AM   #9
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Two dogs here - good ideas thanks

Just got my Jeep today. Dogging is no prob with the top on - thanks for the top off ideas. Not sure if the beasts can handle a harness. I rarely even put them on a leash.

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Just got my Jeep today. Dogging is no prob with the top on - thanks for the top off ideas. Not sure if the beasts can handle a harness. I rarely even put them on a leash. W.
If you don't think they can handle a harness I would looking into the cargo nets
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I looped her leash through the child seat tie downs on the floor in my JKU. The leash (just a regular dog leash) clipped to her everyday harness gives her enough play to move around side to side but she couldn't go out if she wanted.
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I looped her leash through the child seat tie downs on the floor in my JKU. The leash (just a regular dog leash) clipped to her everyday harness gives her enough play to move around side to side but she couldn't go out if she wanted.
That's not a bad idea!
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There are a lot of threads on this as Jeeps and dogs go hand in hand.
Here is one.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/do...ps-609410.html

There is a huge "pic" thread as well of nothing but dogs and jeeps.
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f354/do...ps-829073.html
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I have 3 dogs and really like my Safari Straps netting when I have the top off.
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Lol..actually this would end up as another chew toy for my German Shredders!

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Just installed last night. CRES from Smittybuilt. I have 2 Italian Mastiffs and 1 American Bulldog. Best investment I could have made!! I just need to get the separator for the driver and passenger so they stop climbing in my lap while driving.
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I understand the appeal of cargo nets but if there's an accident, a scared loose dog may or may not be able to be caught.

I have a new All Safe Harness I just got. It's great- padded, fits well, very heavy duty without being burdensome. I have the short tether and the longer tether, which allows the dog to stand but not move around, really. Plus, it's reflective so if it's dark, hopefully he'll be seen. I got mine from Mighty Mite Dog Gear.



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Got a harness and a short leash that has an end that plugs into the seatbelt. Forgot where I got it though. He can't jump out but has enough room to walk from side to side and turn around. This is an old pic he rides up front in the passenger seat now, same setup.

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Just installed last night. CRES from Smittybuilt. I have 2 Italian Mastiffs and 1 American Bulldog. Best investment I could have made!! I just need to get the separator for the driver and passenger so they stop climbing in my lap while driving.
That is great I have a english mastiff and want to let him enjoy the open air.did you do anything about the gap when you fold down the back seats? I thought he might get his leg stuck.
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Beautiful pup.
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That is great I have a english mastiff and want to let him enjoy the open air.did you do anything about the gap when you fold down the back seats? I thought he might get his leg stuck.
No I haven't but I was looking around to see what I can find for that exact problem. No luck so far. Thinking about making my own liner because my seats stay down at all times for them. If you come up with anything let me know. If I make something I'll send pics and let you know how it turns out. Cheers
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There are some other threads where the leg breaking seat gap was addressed. Some have made wedges that set in there well, others made a solid cover that was attached to the rear of seats and laid down when the seat was folded. A search should help you find something sorry I can find the threads...
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That is great I have a english mastiff and want to let him enjoy the open air.did you do anything about the gap when you fold down the back seats? I thought he might get his leg stuck.
Dirty Dog Trench Cover. I have an English Mastiff and two Neapolitan Mastiffs and it is plenty sturdy. Just attaches to the seat back with velcro.
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I just checked out that DirtyDog Trench cover as I wanted something to get rid of those gaps as well. Seems like a simple enough product that I'm going to attempt to make my own and I don't see how I'd spend $60 on it.

I'd prefer the velcro (if you still have carpet, maybe some strong magnet strip if not?) to be on/under the stock carpet on the floor with the extension going up, that way if you're putting a ladder/set of golf clubs/something long in from the back it wouldn't have a chance to get caught in the unattached part. Just need to figure out what to make the actual piece out of before covering it with matching carpet. maybe plywood or some thick plastic. I'm going to start looking around
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I go the harness and short leash route with my labs: I got the official "seat belt" harness at pet smart; it's fine - nicely padded and easy to get them in and out of. Not as studly as the one being modeled in this thread by the GSD, though! I bought 18 inch, sturdy leashes and clipped two caribiners to each tie-down spot just behind the back seat of my JKU. The caribiners also go thru the handle of the short leash, which hooks to the dog's harness. I always have my back seat folded down and used to use a layer of quilts to deal with the trench. I found the dirty dog trench cover on this forum and bought it - it's great! My dogs are harnessed in no matter whether the top is on or off. I'm sorry, but I cannot imagine an accident scenario where netting does much good at all for their safety. I travel and compete with my dogs (agility, flyball, dock diving) and have heard horror stories about champion dogs running through the countryside in strange states after a crash - one of these was so tragic - the driver/owner died, and the crate of one dog was smashed and came open. Dog people from neighboring states were combing the farm fields of middle America - finally found the poor pup - but it goes to show you even the best laid plans are imperfect. If you crate, your crate should be secured to the vehicle. No dog should ever be loose, any more than a child should. Down side to my system is that, in a rollover, I can't swear that their harness/leash system is short enough to prevent them from breaking the plane of the vehicle to some extent, but I do know they will not be ejected and soar through the other car's windshield, or be ejected and have my jeep roll over the top of them. When I go topless, one dog stays in the middle - he dies not like the wind. The other wears his doggles and loves it. Here he is in the 2011 JKU; he looks cooler in my newer Anvil colored one!
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I just checked out that DirtyDog Trench cover as I wanted something to get rid of those gaps as well. Seems like a simple enough product that I'm going to attempt to make my own and I don't see how I'd spend $60 on it.

I'd prefer the velcro (if you still have carpet, maybe some strong magnet strip if not?) to be on/under the stock carpet on the floor with the extension going up, that way if you're putting a ladder/set of golf clubs/something long in from the back it wouldn't have a chance to get caught in the unattached part. Just need to figure out what to make the actual piece out of before covering it with matching carpet. maybe plywood or some thick plastic. I'm going to start looking around
The Dirty Dog has pieces of sheet metal inside, probably 16 gauge. The velcro sticks to the back of the seat, not the carpet. I the other end has to be loose so it can move when the seat goes up or down. I haven't had anything get caught under it.
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The Dirty Dog has pieces of sheet metal inside, probably 16 gauge. The velcro sticks to the back of the seat, not the carpet. I the other end has to be loose so it can move when the seat goes up or down. I haven't had anything get caught under it.

Thanks for the info. I meant that only the bottom would be stationary, while the top would be able to float with the rotation of the seat. My wife's Edge is set up that way and it seems to work better for me when transporting long items that have to be slid in from the trunk area.
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My 4 month old CatDog almost fell out of the jeep once so I have a petco harness and a leash that goes up and over the bar. Ill have to take a picture the next time we go out. Also ordered the cargo net since we have 2 now and they wont both sit in the front seat together.

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