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Dogs in the Back of the truck

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by stardog82901, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. stardog82901

    stardog82901 Little Dog

    So do you let your dog ride in the back of your truck?

    Why or why not?

    If yes is the dogs crated? Harnessed in? or it is just a get in the truck type thing?
  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    My dog hasn't been around my truck yet but when he will be, he'll be in a crate that's strapped to the bed. Really no room in the cab for him and I've never trusted to leave dogs hanging out in the bed, even if they are tied to it.

    Heard too many horror stories of dogs jumping out of moving trucks. Plus Bentley being DA can't even ride in my car with the windows down cause he tries to get out.
  3. Libby

    Libby GRCH Dog

    When I take all of the dogs with me, Umah and Mexi ride in the back. Most of the time Umah is crated and Mexi is on a eye bolt that is screwed into the bed of the truck, hooked by a chain to her harness. Sometimes both Umah and Mexi are on chain tie downs in the back of the truck. They don't have enough length of chain to reach the sides other than to poke their noses out.
  4. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    I can't go back and edit but I was talking about an open bed truck.
  5. Libby

    Libby GRCH Dog

    Like a flat bed, or just no canopy?

    ---------- Post added at 06:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:47 PM ----------

    Oh duh, just seen the last bit in your previous post, lol.

    Yeah I'm paranoid about dogs jumping out. Working for a vet, I've seen horrific injuries/deaths due to dogs bailing out.
  6. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Like the back of a pickup with no bed cap.
  7. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    I'm still riding around in my first vehicle. When my parents and I were looking for trucks I told them, I need an SUV- I'm going to have dogs to carry around. :lol: So my dogs haven't ever been in the bed of a truck.
  8. stardog82901

    stardog82901 Little Dog

    My dogs all ride in the back of the truck if we take them.

    Gauge is the only one really tied in.

    Kaite,Chaos and Wally all lay down in the back though if they were jumping around and being manics like Gauge they would be tied in too. The only time they really ride with us though is when we take them running so it's not like we are on the interstate or any of the main roads.
  9. PitMomma24

    PitMomma24 Little Dog

    My dogs have been riding in the back of the truck since they were puppies, they love it
  10. Adrianne

    Adrianne Big Dog

    Truck box custom built out of aluminum to lock in two dogs or in the cab with me, I won't risk free riding.
  11. Coiler

    Coiler Little Dog

    It is very much illegal to have an unrestrained dog in the back of a truck here, they have to be harnessed in or crated that is tied down. This law is here for good reason.

    Family friends where moving (not around this area where this would be illegal) and they put the Rottie/lab in the back of the truck and went down the highway. They had him leashed in at a center point in the cab but clearly it hadn't been enough. The dog jumped from the bed going 110, the 'leash' then strangled him as he dangled in front of the rear tire but luckily he slipped out of his collar (somehow avoiding getting run over by their own truck). He then rolled down the highway in front of a big semi truck, narrowly missed getting run over again and then he took off into the forest after running across three lanes of traffic like a bat out of hell. It took the guys five hours to track him down before they got to my house, I took the dog to an E-vet and found out just how lucky this dog was. From all of that, he suffered some bad ribs and a shattered jaw but that was it. The vet wired his jaw back together, loaded the dog up on pain killers and he then spent the week with me before I drove him (safely inside my car) to his new home.

    That is why I'll never leave my dog in the back of a truck without a tied down crate.
  12. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Usually in the bed in a crate, but I made a special "leash" for Notch and Hawken, so, they can ride in the bed, but can't walk around, or get their paws over the side of the truck...The only dog allowed in the Cab is Locus, because she just sleeps.
  13. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    I dont think I could ever put my dog in the bed of my truck unrestrained. I saw a GSD jump out of a truck on the freeway on ramp. That was the most horrible thing I have ever seen.

    I just tie him to the center console in my back seat so he cant fall while we drive..
  14. Bullyful

    Bullyful Little Dog

    People ride around here with dogs in the back of their truck all the time, freaks me out, I don't even like to be behind or beside a truck with dogs in the bed that are not properly and safely restrained.
  15. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    Right. :no2:
  16. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

  17. Libby

    Libby GRCH Dog

    Thats a little bit similar to the set up I have, Cliff. I have big eye bolts drilled into the bed of my truck, and instead of cable I have chain to keep the dogs tied down with.
  18. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Yeah, a chain is probably a smart idea. A cable could probably contain Bonnie but a drivier dog I'd want a chain.
  19. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    Ruger and Bindah ride in the back of my truck. I have a chain that is hooked to tie-down spaces at the top of the bed (where it meets the cab) with short chains bolted into the middle of that chain so they can get their faces to the edge of the bed but not their feet or anything. I always tighten down their collars to make sure they can't slip them, in case they got the crazy idea to try.
  20. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    I always have to use a slip collar/martingale for Bonnie (skinny Dobe head) and now I do so for Abbey too when I'm real worried about her slipping her collar. If they get out of their regular collar, they won't be getting out of their backup collar!

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