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Old 02-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Kindy Kindy is offline
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I haven't had the dogs in the truck yet. I've only had it for 4 days and I was thinking I would get specially made dog harnesses that encompass them like full chest seatbelts and sit back against the cab, but now that ya'll are talking about flipping and killing maybe I'll just take one dog at a time in the ext cab.

I am not sure how long my Great Dane, who just turned 7 months and is already 29.8 inches tall at the withers, will fit, but I'd rather not take them at all as opposed to thinking about killing them. My other dogs are a rather large Rott who stands 29.5 inches tall and a pitbull (who's short. LOL)


My Great Dane


My Rott:


My Pitt:
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:16 PM
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i think making a dog like that size sit in the cab is even more cruel lol you can get dog boxes of all sizes and do that...seat belts only work with regular seats not jumper seats so....as for taking ur great dane without a box would be kinda hard which is why i think the cable is better but thats just my humble opinion
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:22 PM
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I understand what you're saying, but since I've had her I've driven a minivan and although she has the entire back to be free to have tons of space she chooses to stand directly behind the front seats and look out the window. When she gets tired of standing she lays in the same spot. Her choice, not mine. The area she stands in is about the same space as my ext cab.

My Rott and Pitt, however, choose the front passenger seat (I never take them at the same time because they won't sit anywhere else and they won't fit in the seat together. LOL)

Trust me, the LAST thing I would want to be to my dogs is cruel, so if not taking them in a truck is the best thing for them I guess I will have had to give up that dream to have this truck.

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Oh and the "harnesses" are specifically made for beds of trucks. I'll see if I can find a pic of what I am talking about.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:29 PM
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I understand what you're saying, but since I've had her I've driven a minivan and although she has the entire back to be free to have tons of space she chooses to stand directly behind the front seats and look out the window. When she gets tired of standing she lays in the same spot. Her choice, not mine. The area she stands in is about the same space as my ext cab.

My Rott and Pitt, however, choose the front passenger seat (I never take them at the same time because they won't sit anywhere else and they won't fit in the seat together. LOL)

Trust me, the LAST thing I would want to be to my dogs is cruel, so if not taking them in a truck is the best thing for them I guess I will have had to give up that dream to have this truck.

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Oh and the "harnesses" are specifically made for beds of trucks. I'll see if I can find a pic of what I am talking about.
oh yes please these harnesses r not like the one pic i just posted?
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:39 PM
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oh yes please these harnesses r not like the one pic i just posted?
No, they are full chest harnesses, but I can't remember exactly how they attach to the truck. I am looking now. What I saw was a year or so ago, so I'm just looking to try to find what it was.

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Ok, I can't find it and it may just be that it attached the same way you have posted and while looking for it I came across several articles talking about the severe dangers of having dogs in the beds of trucks SO unless they fit in the ext cab they will be staying at home!
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:44 PM
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No, they are full chest harnesses, but I can't remember exactly how they attach to the truck. I am looking now. What I saw was a year or so ago, so I'm just looking to try to find what it was.

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Ok, I can't find it and it may just be that it attached the same way you have posted and while looking for it I came across several articles talking about the severe dangers of having dogs in the beds of trucks SO unless they fit in the ext cab they will be staying at home!
ive heard it all from the dogs being too hot to them jumping out and choking themselves...


i take care of them and never transport them in the bed when it is too hot idk the issues with dogs being in trucks are mainly due to accidents from other cars or the owners being stupid as fuck and not properly strapping them down

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and in my opinion....there isnt a SAFE way to transport ur dogs...theres "safer" ways but it doesnt always work for everyone
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:46 PM
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I had a friend who took his dog (a golden retriever) everywhere in the bed of his truck. It was tied in the same fashion as you showed and it loved being there (or at least it SEEMED to love being there). He never had any problems, always made sure it wasn't too hot or cold out, and didn't ride for very long periods of times.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:47 PM
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I had a friend who took his dog (a golden retriever) everywhere in the bed of his truck. It was tied in the same fashion as you showed and it loved being there (or at least it SEEMED to love being there). He never had any problems, always made sure it wasn't too hot or cold out, and didn't ride for very long periods of times.
i miss my golden retriver, she died (in the backyard thankfully) about 8 months ago
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:48 PM
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Oh man, I'm so sorry!
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:52 PM
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it was a long time coming we knew one day it would happen and expected it to happen in the same fashion


no idea how she died other than old age, seemed like she died in her sleep basking in the sun..hardest part was i was the one who had to take her to the vet to have her cremated

anyways! i like the love you have for your dogs its awesome to see that, sometimes i see people own dogs for their kids but i mean cmon kids arent gonna give the love and attention a dog needs and it gets neglected!

my gf (started today) is taking care of a seeing eye dog for a week cuz the guy went to san diego and couldnt take him...awesome 10 year old black lab...probably very nice for him to have a break froom working but i think hes homesick right now bummer!
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:53 PM
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it was a long time coming we knew one day it would happen and expected it to happen in the same fashion


no idea how she died other than old age, seemed like she died in her sleep basking in the sun..hardest part was i was the one who had to take her to the vet to have her cremated

anyways! i like the love you have for your dogs its awesome to see that, sometimes i see people own dogs for their kids but i mean cmon kids arent gonna give the love and attention a dog needs and it gets neglected!

my gf (started today) is taking care of a seeing eye dog for a week cuz the guy went to san diego and couldnt take him...awesome 10 year old black lab...probably very nice for him to have a break froom working but i think hes homesick right now bummer!
Speaking of which if you don't mind my asking, how are the 2 of you holding up?
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:56 PM
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really good! alot better than we were before the huge fight! still fight during hmk but this week is the last week of hmk!!!! after that it should be considerably better! tmw were going out with the dogs and some friends so it should be alotta fun
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:58 PM
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anyways! i like the love you have for your dogs its awesome to see that, sometimes i see people own dogs for their kids but i mean cmon kids arent gonna give the love and attention a dog needs and it gets neglected!
Thanks. My dogs ARE my kids! I worked in an animal shelter as a vet tech and had to quit because I just couldn't handle the fact that we we're a "kill shelter". I had 9 dogs in my home at one time because I kept bringing my work home and eventually finding homes (successfully I might add) for the ones they slated to be put down.

My pitt is one of those. He was slated to be put down on a Tuesday for no other reason than the fact that he was a Pitt and I took him home that Monday. He's the BEST well behaved, well trained, affectionate dog in the world!
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really good! alot better than we were before the huge fight! still fight during hmk but this week is the last week of hmk!!!! after that it should be considerably better! tmw were going out with the dogs and some friends so it should be alotta fun
Glad to hear it and its nice to see the hmk is almost done it should give you more time to enjoy life together
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:01 AM
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Glad to hear it and its nice to see the hmk is almost done it should give you more time to enjoy life together
haha thanks man
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