Travelling with Dawg

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  1. simbadog

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    What do people do with their dog when travelling, how do you contain them? Considered teaching mine to drive but he's too young at the moment.
     
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  2. Gellyneck

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    We've got four seat-belted seats and he travels in his car harness attached to one of the seatbelt points.
     
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    I let mine just be in his bed or wherever he wants to be. I will now hide from the following replies that inform I will die due to this. :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Our dog Emily (ASBO) sleeps while I drive between the driver & passenger seat in her bed ,only moves when we arrive at destination. good as gold
     
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    car harness and fastened to a seat belt
     
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    Ditto, car harness and attached to seat belt.
     
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    Mine's clipped to his own additional seat belt mounting but lays on the floor at the base of my seat at the bottom of the slope. Never moves until you stop & engine goes off.
     
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    I don't have any spare travelling seats, so clipped to belts is not an option! :rollingeyes:
     
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    Our Jack Russell used to sleep on the passenger side dash top of our RV.
    I'd rather he died quick than got crushed by collapsing and flying furniture and bodywork with no way to avoid it if he was anchored to something.

    @Landy Andy & @John65.... Mind if I hide with you.
     
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    Our sleep in her bed, on the side seat behind passenger seat.
     
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    You teach it sit serenely contemplating the beauty of sausages while travelling with utter peace of mind and tranquility of spirit. If you don't believe me just look to the left.
     
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    I have 2 Jack Russell's and don,t have seat belts in the back, I lifted the seat in the Habitation area and screwed down a Horse tie ring ( stole from my Wife ) like the one pictured , I screwed it to the corner of my Cabinet which holds my Water tank which is nice and strong and then attached 2 Dog leads, The Dogs still have movement but cant fall of the seat and are not going anywhere if I have to stop quickly. They are attached to the lead via a harness and not there collar for obvious reasons not to choke them in case of sudden breaking, It makes us feel better that they are safe. But remember they are small Dogs.
    tie ring.gif
     
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    Dillon is attached by a lead to one of the large handles inside the door on the end of one of the 'sofa' seats
    The lead allows him to roam around the van but is just not long enough to get up on Maureen or indeed me !
    Being a very social dog he does like to feel he is with us.. There is a flat cushion type bed on the floor between the front seats which he usually settles on
     
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    I bought female part of seatbelt (strap) and secured it to passenger seat base. Dog wears harness which plugs into it. Works for us.
     
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    We also use a seatbelt clip and Casper wears a harness. He lays on the floor, but nowadays stands up and talks each time we slow down. He thinks he is chief navigator. We have had to shorten his lead, as his nose could knock the MH out of gear.
     
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    Sometimes on a body harness attached to seatbelt. But most of the time body harness attached to back of passenger seat with him sitting in his bed. That way in the unlikely event of vehicle ending upside down he is close to driver and passenger. Our dog is now 3 years of age but in the first two years we always took a cage with us. When they are young and excitable they sometimes need to be confined. He actually loved his cage and would cry to go in it at night to sleep. I would always recommend taking a metal cage with you if you have a young dog. We took the table out of our motorhome so could accommodate the cage.
     
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    :DWe have two little dogs. They wear harnesses and are attached to a seal belt via long straps which allow them to sleep in their bed on the floor between passenger and drivers seat close enough that I can put my hand out and touch them

    Probably got too much length in case of an accident but if strapped tightly against the seatbelt sitting on the seat they wouldn’t settle and kept trying to jump off. The movement is only about 3 feet so if stopped very suddenly they couldn’t go flying into the driving area or down the bottom of the motorhome.

    Don’t have to worry about them been able to wander about or try to jump out while getting fuel etc

    Couldn’t have the wandering free as one would sleep quietly in his bed but “naughty” one would have a field day trying to help drive:D
     
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    Our two have harnesses attached to seat belt fastenings. Spice sleeps all the time we are moving but Meg likes to look out of the window.
     
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    ... I'm definitely hiding with the other lot ....! :mask:
     

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