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Old 09-11-2015, 12:38 AM   #1
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Traveling with Pets

I have 2 Chihuahuas. When I take them in my car, they both wear harnesses and I run a short connector between the seat belt and the harness. One Chi doesn't mind staying in his travel crate so I put him in it and secure the crate with the seat belt at the dining table. The other Chi likes to sit in the passenger seat and I hook her up the same way as I do in the car. One day, she hopped down from the seat so she did not have any play in the harness and was pretty much stuck next to the seat until I was able to unhook her. I would like to know how you secure your pets while traveling? I do not have anyone else in the MH with me who can come to their aid or where they can sit on a lap.

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Old 09-11-2015, 08:13 PM   #2
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No MH here, but when traveling anywhere, the are in harnesses and secured with tether straps to the seat belt buckles in the back seat of the truck.

They are also on a hammock style seat cover that goes from the headrests of the front seats to the headrests of the back seats. That way, in a sudden stop, they cannot fall into a footwell since the hammock is over the footwell.

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Old 09-11-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
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I probably should not admit this but our Boxers either have the back seat of the truck with the seats up so the area is lower & flat, or the rear cargo area of the CRV with no restraints. Or course I shouldn't be her either since when I was a kid seat belts did not exist and when we traveled I slept in the rear window package tray above & behind the rear seat.


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Old 09-11-2015, 09:15 PM   #4
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We have one cat and he has the run of the truck. Being cats are much more agile than dogs, we don't worry about securing him. His favorite place is in my lap doing what cats do....sleep. When in the TT, he lives between the front window and its curtain. We call it his hammock.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:27 PM   #5
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Have a Yorkie and she travels in a Dog Travel pod

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Old 09-11-2015, 09:52 PM   #6
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We carry our two maltese pups in their crate in the back of the truck. They usually go to sleep and do well on the trip.
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:15 PM   #7
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My 2 Border Collies ride on a padded sling like seat cover that covers the rear seats of my truck. We do not secure them in with seat belts or harnesses.
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:26 PM   #8
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I took the back seat out and built a carpeted platform for the girls.We dont tie them in,but they do have thier leashes and harneses on .The siberian just sleeps and the Aussie sits and watches trafic out the side window!
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My 65 lb boxer mix is not restrained either. He and my daughter both share the back seat. Well, dd gets part of the back seat. I flip the other half up and put a foam dog bed on the floor for him. He wears his collar and his leash is kept right there. He refuses to get out of the truck even at home until the leash is hooked up. Such a good boy.
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:39 AM   #10
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Our pups are not strapped in, they take up the whole back seat of our mega cab in a hammock pet pad thing.

At highway speeds the windows are up, we train them to lay down and for the most part they sleep underway.

Our dobe is a tri-pod, so he has a harder time balancing and staying up anyways.

Our other is smaller so she doesnt get too crazy looking out the window.


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