Originally Posted by woodburner
How do those of you that have them keep them safe while moving?
We agonized over this question, looked at harnesses and even pondered custom-tailoring one for the dog. After all, every dog harness I've ever seen only restrains the upper body and is useless for preventing injuries in an accident.
So, then we asked her.
She was pretty reasonable, I have to admit. "Not all of us are created equal," she began. "Sure, lots of my peers really do need to be restrained, crated, or even locked in the closet. But, look at me: I move slowly, hate to be more than two feet from either of you. I won't live past fifteen, and riding in the motorhome is my passion. Why not indulge me?"
It was a compelling argument, so we agreed to give it a try. When there is something worth watching, she slumps against the instrument console and watches the road. Most of the time, she shrugs and says goodbye, adjourning to one of the sofas.
Not a practice I'd recommend for 80% of the canines I know. But, for a sedentary 17 lb; wooly mammoth who is more dependable than most teenagers, I'd say letting her sit loose up front with us lies inside the realm of reason.