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DobieMom
10-23-2004, 06:23 AM
Hi All,
For those of you that have the barrier, does it fit with the seats folded to the side or do you have to take the seats out? Or if you want to take one seat out and fold the other to the side will the barrier still fit? Where did you get your barrier and what size did you get? Thanks in advance.
DobieMom

seb
10-23-2004, 11:39 AM
Which barrier do you mean? Do you have a link for it?

I'm looking to fashion a low net between the front seat backs, to keep my little one off the console.

DobieMom
10-23-2004, 12:31 PM
I mean the barrier to keep the dogs in the back. Such as the Midwest model 14 type barrier. Just wondering if it works with the seats folded on the sides.
dobiemom

paulj
10-23-2004, 12:52 PM
I haven't used a barrier, or looked at them in any detail, but I suspect it may hard to find one that fits well in the Element. The inside height is larger than most wagons or SUVs. Width varies considerably depending on whether whether the seats are down or up. With the seats removed, there are half dozen anchor points for a net.

I'd suggest scanning the dog threads here and on hondaelement.org to see if anyone else has used a barrier. There aren't that many threads, and people who posted a year ago might not still be around to answer your question.

However, I just took a quick look at the specs for the Midwest tubular barrier. Without taking fresh measurements in my Element, I think there is enough adjustment in this barrier design to fit. The 4 bar may be tall enough, but if you want the option of using it with the seats up or out, you want the 6 bar, which can extend up to 55" (and more with an extension). There may be enough width adjustment to handle various seat configurations, though you would have to take it out each time you change the seats.

http://www.midwesthomes4pets.com/ProductPages/Barriers.asp

http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3149&highlight=barrier



paulj

music&dogs
10-25-2004, 07:56 AM
If your objective is to keep the dog in the back and you don't find a barrier that works for you, try what I do. My dog is teathered with a leash. DON'T HOOK A LEASH TO A NECK COLLAR THOUGH; could break it's neck in a minor accident even. Get a chest harness, hook the leash to the harness and hook the other end of leash to the silver tie down near the floor/hatchback (At that end I hook one of those metal spring-loaded hook thingys in the leash handle and then to the tie down, so I can remove the leash from the car easily to walk her.) My dog has enough mobility to walk all around the car, but can get her nose only as far as between the two front seats. Consequently, clean front seats and no interruption to the driver. I also feel the leash would keep her from flying through the windshield in a relatively minor accident. She loves the E; jumps right in the back to be hooked up. She's in the car most of the day as I travel around.

linkin
11-01-2004, 11:00 AM
I have a Midwest-type tubular barrier....works well but has to be tightened extremely tight to stay in place just behind the front seats......but, the resulting strain, puts giant creases in the elements padded headliner........ouch! :x

amtoro
11-01-2004, 11:20 AM
What about using a metal crate? you can secure the four lower corners to the anchor points on the floor (like the skylight case does) and your friend has still full view and fresh air regardless the position of the back seats.

http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store.com/shop/index.php?page=shop-flypage-708-41578d9201e640a5a597ab81e761749a&ps_session=2db5fe3f8bf1480aa1203b4b6ce7c82f

blackdog1
11-01-2004, 11:38 AM
I just bought a net at my local pet shop (back-seat rider net), which so far has worked to keep my dogs off my front seats. It has been a week and so far they have not figured out that if they nudge the bottom of the net, they might be able to crawl underneath it.

I used to have a tubular type of barrier on my previous car, but it damaged the headliner so I stayed away from those.

Given that I have side air bags, seat covers where not an option for me and my front seats where not holding up to well to my dogs nails. I have blanket on my rear seats to protect those.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002HBLKO.01-A1KV49W6ALVUD5._PE37_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

PVR
11-01-2004, 11:50 AM
GREAT idea!

I don't like the rigid pet barriers because I have several vehicles and the rigid ones are not a universal fit.

How does the net attach?

blackdog1
11-01-2004, 01:25 PM
It came with a couple of "slip clips" that I slid behind the trim that is right behind the front seats. I stretched the net, and hooked it to those two clips on the top. On the bottom, I ran the strings of the net through the metal U-clips (where the suicide doors close). I will try and take some pictures this evening if the rain lets up.

blackdog1
11-05-2004, 04:10 PM
Here are a few pictures of the back-seat rider net, showing how I installed it in JuneE. So far it has worked out great.

http://www.missouri.edu/~ejc764/Katy/DogNet.jpg

http://www.missouri.edu/~ejc764/Katy/DogNet2.jpg

http://www.missouri.edu/~ejc764/Katy/DogNet3.jpg

http://www.missouri.edu/~ejc764/Katy/DogNet4.jpg

PVR
11-05-2004, 05:16 PM
Great pics, thanks!

Looks like just the ticket for keeping 'elephant girl' (our 80lb Lab-Golden Retriever X who is still a bit of a klutz at 18 mo) out of the front seats.

She's good with her nose, however, so I might have to add another clip to hold the net down near the console.

Lapiz & Topaz
04-05-2005, 09:12 PM
Do you know the name of the manufacturer of the net? Sounds like it was a small pet shop-I have not seen anything like this at PETCO. Thanks for the pictures-the net looks like a good idea! :roll:

I just bought a net at my local pet shop (back-seat rider net), which so far has worked to keep my dogs off my front seats. It has been a week and so far they have not figured out that if they nudge the bottom of the net, they might be able to crawl underneath it.

I used to have a tubular type of barrier on my previous car, but it damaged the headliner so I stayed away from those.

Given that I have side air bags, seat covers where not an option for me and my front seats where not holding up to well to my dogs nails. I have blanket on my rear seats to protect those.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002HBLKO.01-A1KV49W6ALVUD5._PE37_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

blackdog1
04-05-2005, 11:29 PM
It is actually called "Back-seat rider net". Just do a google search for it. Here is a link to a place that sells them:

http://www.arcatapet.com/item.cfm?cat=8164

spotE
08-01-2005, 06:25 PM
Just purchased 2 of these nets for the E. Have 2 dalmatians and a golden/chow mix. The cheapest price that I found was online from J-B Wholesale Pet Supplies www.jbpet.com, only $9.95 each plus shipping.

blackdog1
02-20-2007, 09:30 PM
I was asked to repost pictures of my dog net barrier. This will not deter a very determined dog from getting through it, but for the most part my dogs respect it.

Dave M
02-23-2007, 06:40 PM
Thanks Blackdog. I got my netting today, and installed it in 5 min. I think it is going to work fine.

lizzurd
02-24-2007, 11:16 AM
These nets are a great idea....i always have my dog harnessed in the back but as soon as he gets in he is up on the arm rest.



This one cought my eye...but i dont know if it is high/wdie enough for the E.

rogwild
02-24-2007, 03:16 PM
You might also want to check out:
http://www.hunterk9.com/site/870877/product/888

lizzurd
08-10-2007, 10:59 AM
You might also want to check out:
http://www.hunterk9.com/site/870877/product/888

After searching online for a few weeks and not finding anything that suits my needs i finally found one of these at wally world for $30 CDN. I didn't want one with bars and this does a great job of keeping Iggy in the back seat and not trying to constantly climb into the front with me.