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: Where does your dog like to ride in the E?


bsdowner
11-15-2005, 12:59 PM
Chance, the Belgian Sheepdog, seems to prefer standing/sitting between the two rows of seats with his black nose poked out the window :D

I was expecting him to like the reclined seats. He rides on the back seats of Truck and Jeep. Guess there was not enough floor space in those other two vehicles for him. Heck - there is no leg room in the back seat for human legs!!

Murdock mats are on order.

I put fleece dog mat on the floor, he is happy. Next dog show, I will pick up another one for the "E" as the one I am using goes in the Jeep.

I want to rig up something to hook the seat belt harness to. I was thinking of using the back seat floor attachments with a web cord and a carbiner (spelling? those "D" shapped things climbers us) Thoughts?

Does anyone use one of those dog cooler/water mats to reduce vibrations? Do they work?

mixteca
11-15-2005, 01:32 PM
Paul likes to set on the right jump seat, occassionly likes to lay between the seats on my coffee cup.
Carabiner is the spelling, you might look at a biner made by Petzl that's called an Owall which is an oval with a straight gate, may work better.

ozarkcanoeman
11-15-2005, 02:43 PM
:D Here's a pic of our three (Lab, Beagle, Rat Terrier). They like nothing better than to here me say "Ready to go for a ride in the truck?" Driving arround here on the farm (5-10 mph tops) I leave the lift gate up. Here's a Pic. TW

SoloRiver
11-15-2005, 05:56 PM
I have crates set up in the back of mine -- a 36" Midwest wire crate and a 32" Vari-Kennel. Sometimes I put a mini Cabana Crate on top of the Vari-Kennel for the Papillon. The two main dogs are Border Collies. I've taken the back seats out of my E.

hiker chick
11-17-2005, 07:54 AM
Once upon a time, Gidget was content riding in the rear driver side seat that I'd lay flat and put a beach towel on. In the last few months, however, she is increasingly intent on worming her way up front. She's become a master at circumventing the net barrier behind the front seats.

So this past weekend in route to the Shenandoahs for a hike, I had to secure her in the back by looping a leash through one of the rear side compartments. Am using that setup indefinately. Am using a padded scooter harness (www.alpineoutfitters.net (http://www.alpineoutfitters.net) and www.dogscooter.com) (http://www.dogscooter.com)) in case of an accident so the force is not just on her neck.

Bought a soft-sided crate early on but she rejected that option, even though she sleeps in a crate every night (door open).

Might try the soft-sided crate again since she's taken to hanging out in it when I'm on the computer.

bustamelon
11-17-2005, 09:35 AM
:D Here's a pic of our three (Lab, Beagle, Rat Terrier). They like nothing better than to here me say "Ready to go for a ride in the truck?" Driving arround here on the farm (5-10 mph tops) I leave the lift gate up. Here's a Pic. TW

OMG those pictures are too damn cute.
Mingus, my we-don't-know-what-he-is adoptee likes to half stand, half sit on the back seats (with a sheet over 'em), folded down to an obtuse angle, resting his ass on the seat back. He will never pass up an opportunity to sneak his way up front, but we know his tricks, so he rarely gets away with it.

bsdowner
11-17-2005, 04:14 PM
the pups in the back of the "E" are cute! My friends wants a rat terrier when he gets back from overseas.

Chance also likes to put his fanny on the seat and his feet on the floor. He does the same with the sofa and steps. Just like his daddy.

I open both doors for Chance, he jumps in the back, then in the front, then in the back when I get in the car. Yes, he likes to jump.

I use the ruffrider harness in the car. I am going to order the scooter harness when I can get the dog to hold still long enough to take his measurements.

For leaving him in the parked "E" at winter dog shows, I will just use the folding crate. Sometimes there is just no room for crates at shows.

seb
11-17-2005, 06:33 PM
My old kelpie girl likes to perch, elegantly, on a flattened rear seat.

My young ruffian border collie stands up on the storage armrest to keep a lookout for dog parks.

http://www.red-tail.net/e/dogs1sm.jpg (http://www.red-tail.net/e/dogs1.jpg)

Hutmo
11-17-2005, 09:47 PM
Berman the Bull Terrier (Grisse Basse Modern Hippo) only drives!
http://www.geocities.com/hutmo/bermandrives.JPG

HUTMO

lae10851
11-18-2005, 12:22 AM
My old kelpie girl likes to perch, elegantly, on a flattened rear seat.

My young ruffian border collie stands up on the storage armrest to keep a lookout for dog parks.

http://www.red-tail.net/e/dogs1sm.jpg (http://www.red-tail.net/e/dogs1.jpg)


Hey Seb - if it werent for a bad case of kennel cough one of my pups caught at the park in Petaluma, I bet we woulda met there by now! (My friends Chuck & Adora and their dogs Jax and Cabo introduced us to the dog park there.)

1stpik
11-18-2005, 12:37 AM
Biscuit likes his car seat. He can see out the windows, and it keeps him from tipping over around turns.

seb
11-18-2005, 02:05 AM
Hey Seb - if it werent for a bad case of kennel cough one of my pups caught at the park in Petaluma, I bet we woulda met there by now! (My friends Chuck & Adora and their dogs Jax and Cabo introduced us to the dog park there.)Yeah, I worry about that too, but I have to take my chances with these two, especially Kate the border collie. You see I have a distinct lack of sheep, but she needs work badly! So we throw ball there. Once I got to know the regulars I felt a lot more comfortable, and we've been going at least every other day or so for a couple of years. I bet I know Jax and Cabo, though not by name :)

1stpik: Biscuits a handsome fella. I bet he's a handful!

hiker chick
11-18-2005, 08:03 AM
Terrific pics of Biscuit -- especially the one looking out the window!! :)