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Old 01-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Well Im going to try the harness in the center of the back seat and see how it goes. There is probably air bags everywhere, Ill have to check. I also like the idea of the buckled in crate and I REALLY like the idea of the nylon crates. My fear of losing my dog in an accident stems from this:

I drive a school bus. One day last summer I was stopped and about to unload 2 children at their home. Two vechicles were approaching. The first car (an SUV) saw the flashing lights and stopped. But I was concerned about the 1/2 ton truck behind her so I held back the children from exiting. (After a while you get a sixth sense for what is about to happen). Sure enough the truck saw the stopped SUV too late. He slammed on his brakes but still ran into the back of the SUV. By the time he hit the SUV he wasnt going very fast but in a split second the rear glass shattered, exploded is more like it. The big terrified dog in the back seat immediatly jumped out the window and headed for the forest. She never did find her dog. Thats why I like the idea of being buckled in somehow. If that dog had of been in a nylon crate he would of been still in the car. Im afraid a hard crate will break open and the dog will still escape. In the heat of the moment they are very scared and wont listen to people.
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Default Let's talk transportation, seatbelts, crates, boosters, etc

This kind of (but not really... Lol) relates to all this... I just wanted to say that nothing pisses me off more than seeing people DRIVING with a small dog on their lap! What are they thinking? We aren't allowed to hold a cel phone while driving - why do some ppl think its ok to drive and hold a living, moving, breathing dog who would be killed by an airbag or squished between the steering wheel and drivers body... Man that really makes me angry! Ok rant over...


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This kind of (but not really... Lol) relates to all this... I just wanted to say that nothing pisses me off more than seeing people DRIVING with a small dog on their lap! What are they thinking? We aren't allowed to hold a cel phone while driving - why do some ppl think its ok to drive and hold a living, moving, breathing dog who would be killed by an airbag or squished between the steering wheel and drivers body... Man that really makes me angry! Ok rant over...


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Default Let's talk transportation, seatbelts, crates, boosters, etc

As someone already had mentioned I also learned through one of my public health course that anything LOOSe in the car, whether its a basketball, a person, a purse, or even a dog, when the car is in motion, that said "loose" object becomes a projectile object that can kill you or kill itself by crashing or cause serious injury which is why public safety rules recommend that you strap everything down just in case or put it in a closed compartment (the trunk for compact cars).That said, I think this is such an awesome topic to discuss. If anyone could post links to where we can buy some of the stuff mentioned (or pics of it) that would be great. I would love to get some of the things mentioned in this topic


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This is the manufacturer of the car harness we use, though like most everything else I buy, I ordered it off Amazon.

http://www.ruffrider.com/
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Noodle's carrier came today..it seems really durable. He comes for a visit next Wednesday and I will use it.

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Amazon.com: Argo by Teafco Pet Avion Airline Approved Pet Carrier, Black, Medium: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Argo by Teafco Pet Avion Airline Approved Pet Carrier, Black, Medium: Pet Supplies
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This is the type of crate I have: STEEL FRAMED FOLDING FABRIC DOG CRATE i | eBay
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Noodle's carrier came today..it seems really durable. He comes for a visit next Wednesday and I will use it.

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Amazon.com: Argo by Teafco Pet Avion Airline Approved Pet Carrier, Black, Medium: Pet Supplies
A mini can fit in there?

Or am I misunderstanding...?

I've been looking at their larger crates for Lula to fly with us.
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This is from the Automobile Club of America, and while it doesn't speak to the shortfall of dog auto restraint devices being crash tested, it reaffirms some of things we've been talking about.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.dmQ&cad=rja
Use of a pet restraint system can aid in limiting distractions and help protect your pet.
Restraint systems that limit a petís ability to distract the driver, restrict pet movement in the crash, and mitigate crash forces, such as those utilizing seat belts, are best to use.
A carís airbags can prove deadly to a pet. Restraining a pet in the back seat is safest for pets.
Padded harnesses with sturdy connectors and straps are available to connect to a vehicleís seatbelt or LATCH system. Both hard- and soft-sided crates can be used in vehicles, but should always be strapped down. Pet car seats or basket-style holders can be used with smaller dogs.
A wide variety of barrier systems are available to fit various makes and models of vehicles. These can be helpful in reducing doggie distractions, but do not offer protection during a crash.

Also this, no need to raise your hand if you're guilty...
More than half (52 percent) have pet their dog while driving, and 17 percent allowed their dog to sit in their lap.
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Chagall's mom, I will say however that it is much easier to bungie cord the crate in the back of the suv securely then it is to unbungie cord the crate to remove it when needed.
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