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Old 10-11-2016, 10:57 AM   #1
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Dogs in Truck Bench Seat...issues..

I've panned through a good portion of old threads in here regarding pet management but mine is specific. I have a Dodge 3500 and a 5th Wheel. Is there a product out there that will allow me to put my two Goldens in the back seat with my 8 year old that gives the Goldens room to lay down, protects my truck interior...and keeps my 8 year old happy. Were not taking long trips here but I'm not sticking them in a towing 5th wheel while we are rolling...and there are no reliable bed cages that work well with a 5fth wheel attached. -Thoughts?
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My single lab mix is about 85 pounds and takes up a decent part of the back seat (folded flat) of my 3500 crew cab. I honestly can't see how I could load another dog that size and a child in the same space without some complications and complaining. I personally would not allow my dogs or a person to be subject to that. It would be very crowded to say the least, even for short trips. If your trips are all so short, maybe have the wife follow in another car? Or dog crates in the trailer?
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:19 AM   #3
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Seat belt for one dog and seat belt for child will keep them apart but close. The problem will be the second dog. That leaves wondering about putting the second dog on the floor or putting a carpeted panel over 2/3 of the back seat that fills the seat and the space between it and the front seat. Anchor a golden at each end and let them work it out.

Dogs should be anchored with seat belts. Otherwise they become a missile in a crash. Not good for them or you.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:39 AM   #4
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We have a Quad Cap so rear seat is full bench....seating for 3

Dog is in a harness and then short leash attached to anchor point behind top of seat for child seat (Collar and leash is dangerous for dog in crash.......body flies forward/head-neck get snapped----goggle it)

Our 78# Border Collie has ridden 1000's of miles this way --- 7 yrs FT travel

Seat is covered top/bottom with a doggie seat cover canvas material -----sturdy, easy clean, not rough. Had ours for 10 yrs still in great shape

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My daughter found these straps that attach to the dogs harness & have a seat belt clip on the other end. Just plug them in the seat belt latches.
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I don't know how to post a link but go to Amazon. com and do a search for "pet travel bed for car". Look for the kind that have a strap that goes over the headrest and have a tether for attaching to the dog's harness. Our dogs love theirs and will sleep in them most of our travel day. There is still room between them for a passenger. Our 18 year old granddaughter did a 700 mile trip with us riding there. The tether is pretty short and restricts them from moving around much but our dogs took very little to adjust.

I know your dogs are much larger than ours which will require a larger bed but just trying to give some options.
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I don't know how to post a link but go to Amazon. com and do a search for "pet travel bed for car". Look for the kind that have a strap that goes over the headrest and have a tether for attaching to the dog's harness. Our dogs love theirs and will sleep in them most of our travel day. There is still room between them for a passenger. Our 18 year old granddaughter did a 700 mile trip with us riding there. The tether is pretty short and restricts them from moving around much but our dogs took very little to adjust.

I know your dogs are much larger than ours which will require a larger bed but just trying to give some options.
Here is the one we got thru Amazon earlier this year. Very happy with it..
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