Travelling dogs

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  1. Dave.s

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    when you are on the road, are your dogs harnessed or free in the motorhome?
     
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    Sometimes harnessed but as often as not on my co-drivers knee, chin on the armrest, looking out of the window.
     
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    Crate which is placed behind driver/passenger seats.
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    Same here, in France now they have to be restrained by law
     
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    I think it is law in this country now, but don't quote me
     
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    Harnessed on the designated passenger seat.

    Rule 57 Highway Code applies.
     
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    We bought a dog clip to seat belt connector, which goes to the top clip of her (the dogs) traveling harness. The seat belt bit goes to an old Citroen seat belt holding clip I bought of ebay, which in turn bolts to a seat base. And so, the dog is secure, but with us. This also allows quick release in case of emergency.

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    Usually in her bed between the driver & passenger seats,
    Now gonna have a rethink !!

    Rule 57. When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars.
     
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    If I've had a few beers, I set the cruise control and the dog steers :)
     
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    We also have doggy house to contain and protect- wouldn't be able to look in the mirror each morning if they got hurt or worse.....
     
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    We have 2 dog befs, 1 behind each front seat. yhey both settle down as soon as the engine turns over and apart from rolling over To Be More Comfy They Don't Move. They are harnessed as well but loosely. Better safe than sorry.
     
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    Our's travels in a soft crate behind the seat. Not only is he not distracting the driver, he would also be safe if we had to stop on a busy road or, worse still, were involved in an accident.
     
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    +1 for a crate. Ours starts crying if we start moving and he's not in his cage! Apart from that he loves it and is no trouble - has been known to stay put for over 4 hours as long as he had a weewee stop before we left.
     
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    what do you mean by a soft crate?
     
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    Our two travel on the bottom rear bunk bed. Harnessed and with a seat belt clipped onto a running line. The dogs can move up and down the bed, but not off.
     
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    Harnessed via seat belt extenders to floor behind cab seats, happily sleep for hours whilst driving. :)
     
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    thanks Janine
     
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    In the motorhome mine is attached to his own seat belt mounting point via a clip in same as @Tootles .In the car I have another clip in that goes in one of the rear seat belt attachments & he lies between the front seats under the folding table thingy.
     
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    In a car, it's fine, because the rear seat belts are only used (of coarse), when you have passengers. With the MH, we are both on board, and so it's either use the rear seat belts in the dinette, or drill and bolt the above (my picture) to the front seat box, which allows the dog safely to lie between you. Our hound is a nervous traveler, so the front suits her better. In the event of a front end smash, or extreme breaking, she is protected from the possibility of becoming part of the bulkhead, and yet can be un-clipped in seconds.

    The thing that worries me most about a cage or bag, is that in case of a fire, you would have to go back into it to rescue either the full cage, the dog, or the bag. Not an easy option.
     
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