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Old 06-29-2013, 08:20 AM   #1
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Solution for dashboard lounging dogs

After countless attempts of scolding our dogs for dashboard lounging DH and I came up with an easy solution. We purchased a painters drop cloth and inserted 4 small cup hooks into the sidewalls to fasten the grommets. We just simply unhook the passenger side grommets when we are traveling and fold the cloth behind the drivers seat. When we stop for any length of time it takes 2 seconds to attach it into position. Saves me from constantly cleaning the windows and also the constant worry of the dogs accidentally ripping the draperies.
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We use a "dash mat" and have MCD shades so the cats can't sharpen their claws on drapes. Does your dog ride in a kennel? Our cats do otherwise they would be a HUGE distraction while I would be attempting to drive. deSanford PS you came up with a very good and practical solution.
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We use a "dash mat" and have MCD shades so the cats can't sharpen their claws on drapes. Does your dog ride in a kennel? Our cats do otherwise they would be a HUGE distraction while I would be attempting to drive. deSanford PS you came up with a very good and practical solution.
No...our dogs are not crated as we are moving however she is perfect ally happy riding in the back. It's only when we leave her alone she lays on the dash. '
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All that trouble should not be necessary.
Perhaps you are not aware that dogs, (like most other pets and children), can be trained?
Mine are!
BTW, I have even trained gold fish to swim away from a pencil when one is stuck into their water habitat. :-)
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All that trouble should not be necessary.
Perhaps you are not aware that dogs, (like most other pets and children), can be trained?
Mine are!
BTW, I have even trained gold fish to swim away from a pencil when one is stuck into their water habitat. :-)
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After countless attempts of scolding our dogs for dashboard lounging DH and I came up with an easy solution. We purchased a painters drop cloth and inserted 4 small cup hooks into the sidewalls to fasten the grommets. We just simply unhook the passenger side grommets when we are traveling and fold the cloth behind the drivers seat. When we stop for any length of time it takes 2 seconds to attach it into position. Saves me from constantly cleaning the windows and also the constant worry of the dogs accidentally ripping the draperies.
Good idea, Kim. Thanks for sharing. I have cleaned more than my share of doggie nose prints off the windshield. Our pup loves to survey the campground from his dashboard sentry post.
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Funny I thought it was their job to look out windows watch for our return and make intricate nose art while waiting.
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Funny I thought it was their job to look out windows watch for our return and make intricate nose art while waiting.
And don't forget those drool dribbles on the dashboard on a warm day.
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I had that problem with my college roommate's cat always getting on the sofa. Here's how I fixed it:

Went to the dollar store and bought 100 old fashioned snap mouse traps (packs of ten / 1.00)
Set them all and placed them all over the couch. Took the Sunday newspaper and carefully layered a few layers over the top of the set mouse traps, then let in the cat, grabbed a beer, sat down, and waited for the action.

After we peeled the cat off the ceiling, he never went near the couch again. The newspaper made sure the cat didn't get snapped and possibly hurt, and also made the traps all set off in a spectacular chain reaction.

I have used this method with a dog too, worked just as well but was not quite as entertaining.
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I just lock my dog in the bathroom. Keeps her off everything but the bathroom floor.....
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I just lock my dog in the bathroom. Keeps her off everything but the bathroom floor.....
If we did that, there wouldn't be any paint (or imitation wood) left on the bottom of the door.
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All that trouble should not be necessary.
Perhaps you are not aware that dogs, (like most other pets and children), can be trained?
Mine are!
BTW, I have even trained gold fish to swim away from a pencil when one is stuck into their water habitat. :-)
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Thanks for the slap on the hand...lol. I have reprimanded her many times after the fact but the problem is she never goes up there while we are inside with her. She waits for awhile and then sneaks up when we are out of sight. I also worry about her nails puncturing the vinyl. As far as greeting us....waiting at the door is just fine!
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I had that problem with my college roommate's cat always getting on the sofa. Here's how I fixed it:

Went to the dollar store and bought 100 old fashioned snap mouse traps (packs of ten / 1.00)
Set them all and placed them all over the couch. Took the Sunday newspaper and carefully layered a few layers over the top of the set mouse traps, then let in the cat, grabbed a beer, sat down, and waited for the action.

After we peeled the cat off the ceiling, he never went near the couch again. The newspaper made sure the cat didn't get snapped and possibly hurt, and also made the traps all set off in a spectacular chain reaction.

I have used this method with a dog too, worked just as well but was not quite as entertaining.
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I've used mouse traps under newspaper to successfully train cats to stay off of furniture.....(cats quickly learn were not to go).
It works for dogs as well., however they usually also learn that any/every, piece of paper they see is to be feared, (including junk mail, magazines and catalogs). LOL
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