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Pete in VA : 5/17/2019 1:47 pm
I don't trust most of you on football issues, but BBI is remarkably smart about dogs.

I'm getting a new pup soon. It's been several years since I've had one and I'm not up to date on the state of the art for dog seat belts or harnesses.I am determined to take this pup on the road a lot, and want to keep him/her safe. What say you, dog experts?
never used them  
ron mexico : 5/17/2019 1:48 pm : link
dont plan to start
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26.2 : 5/17/2019 2:00 pm : link
My wife got one where you attach the lead to the existing seatbelt (dogs ride in the back). I don't have a link or anything. its designed to keep the dog from flying into the back of the front seats and/or the windshield. Fortunately, I have no idea how effective it is.

I'm dubious about the necessity of it, but its not really an argument I felt was worth having.
in the same boat as 26.2  
Italianju : 5/17/2019 2:05 pm : link
we have the kind that hook into the seatbelt buckle. Seems to do the trick and can be easily moved from front seat to back seat. Again im with 26.2 in that im not sure the necessity of it, but my wife is adamant we have it and im not going to choose this as one of my battles.
Belt never made sense to me...  
x meadowlander : 5/17/2019 2:06 pm : link
...I bought a dog safety helmet. Came in handy too - had an accident with a Mr. Softee truck, fucking hot fudge and ice cream everywhere. My sheepdog Herbie shot to the windshield, but the helmet protected him. Insane scene, fire hydrant unmoored and water shooting 3 feet up, dog had the runs for a solid day from all the ice cream and hot fudge he ate.

So yeah, HIGHLY recommend a Dog Crash Helmet.
RE: Belt never made sense to me...  
26.2 : 5/17/2019 2:12 pm : link
In comment 14447442 x meadowlander said:
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...I bought a dog safety helmet. Came in handy too - had an accident with a Mr. Softee truck, fucking hot fudge and ice cream everywhere. My sheepdog Herbie shot to the windshield, but the helmet protected him. Insane scene, fire hydrant unmoored and water shooting 3 feet up, dog had the runs for a solid day from all the ice cream and hot fudge he ate.

So yeah, HIGHLY recommend a Dog Crash Helmet.


Now that is F'ing crazy.
I use the Vastar  
Lowell : 5/17/2019 2:14 pm : link
Cheap but quite effective. Remember to purchase a padded harness..don't attach this to a collar.
Seat Belt - ( New Window )
No seat belt needed  
RobCrossRiver56 : 5/17/2019 2:15 pm : link
If you stop short and the pup goes flying into the dashboard it's no big deal. They usually bounce back pretty well.
RE: Belt never made sense to me...  
NoPeanutz : 5/17/2019 2:27 pm : link
In comment 14447442 x meadowlander said:
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...I bought a dog safety helmet. Came in handy too - had an accident with a Mr. Softee truck, fucking hot fudge and ice cream everywhere. My sheepdog Herbie shot to the windshield, but the helmet protected him. Insane scene, fire hydrant unmoored and water shooting 3 feet up, dog had the runs for a solid day from all the ice cream and hot fudge he ate.

So yeah, HIGHLY recommend a Dog Crash Helmet.

Amazing. Sounds like a Farmers commercial starring Schillinger.
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I probably should use one but I don't  
pjcas18 : 5/17/2019 2:28 pm : link
my dog is side to side in the back seat sticking her head out of alternating windows.

she loves the car.

I think she'd do this if she could.

got room for  
bc4life : 5/17/2019 5:46 pm : link
a small crate?
RE: got room for  
section125 : 5/17/2019 9:01 pm : link
In comment 14447683 bc4life said:
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a small crate?


Was thinking the same thing. Put a dog crate in the back seat.
Wow  
Pete in VA : 5/17/2019 9:41 pm : link
I've never secured a dog in the car, but on the other hand I've never had a dog that rode in the car, except on trips to the vet. I kind of thought that BBI would as a group be advocates of safety for dogs in cars. But it seems that we've got a lot of "three yards and a cloud of guts" dog owners. I'm guilty of never having worried about this in the past, but I assumed that BBI would be progressive on this issue.
My dogs also usually  
ron mexico : 5/17/2019 9:49 pm : link
Ride in the trunk section of a SUV
RE: I probably should use one but I don't  
Percy : 5/18/2019 8:39 am : link
In comment 14447477 pjcas18 said:
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my dog is side to side in the back seat sticking her head out of alternating windows.

she loves the car.

I think she'd do this if she could.


Doggy pic: that just can't be safe or sane. For smaller dogs like this one there are these there are these big sort of car travel fabric containers -- soft inside with a kind of lowered section looking forward -- that you can strap down to the seat with the belt, leaving the dog free within it. Letting a dog do what's in this pic would get me into a crash worrying about him or just give me a heart attack, which could end the doggy road trips altogether.
RE: RE: I probably should use one but I don't  
pjcas18 : 5/18/2019 9:18 am : link
In comment 14448059 Percy said:
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In comment 14447477 pjcas18 said:


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my dog is side to side in the back seat sticking her head out of alternating windows.

she loves the car.

I think she'd do this if she could.




Doggy pic: that just can't be safe or sane. For smaller dogs like this one there are these there are these big sort of car travel fabric containers -- soft inside with a kind of lowered section looking forward -- that you can strap down to the seat with the belt, leaving the dog free within it. Letting a dog do what's in this pic would get me into a crash worrying about him or just give me a heart attack, which could end the doggy road trips altogether.


I thought it was obvious that was not really my dog. Clearly I would not let my dog ride that way, it was a random picture on the internet I found simply to show how much my dog like the wind her in face on car rides.

she's in the back of the car, loves sticking her head out the window, but it's mostly local trips. Once we hit the highway on longer trips she curls up in a seat and sleeps for hours.
note to people  
bc4life : 5/18/2019 10:37 am : link
letting their bogs hang their heads out of the window - there is a phenomenon called "slamming on the brakes" - really puts dog at risk
Highly Recommend  
Eli's Bleeding Forehead : 5/18/2019 6:38 pm : link
this one
PAWABOO Dog Safety Vest Harness - ( New Window )
Thanks to all  
Pete in VA : 5/18/2019 9:05 pm : link
for the suggestions.
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