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Posted: 07/24/20 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Generally big dogs travel better in crates, as they do not have to fight to retain their balance in a moving vehicle. As they do not have hands to grip with, motions, expecially quick or hard stops, can cause them to fall or have to scrabble to keep their balance. In our motor home, our two, (50 and 80 pounds) wantyed their crates back on the back bed, usually with the doors open, where they could lay down, curl up, and be safe. They liked the security of the smaller space.


No dog should ever be in a crate!

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Generally big dogs travel better in crates, as they do not have to fight to retain their balance in a moving vehicle. As they do not have hands to grip with, motions, expecially quick or hard stops, can cause them to fall or have to scrabble to keep their balance. In our motor home, our two, (50 and 80 pounds) wantyed their crates back on the back bed, usually with the doors open, where they could lay down, curl up, and be safe. They liked the security of the smaller space.


No dog should ever be in a crate!


every one of my dogs were crate trained... Heck, at 7, the oldest will sometimes go and curl up in the crate when the door is open.... NOW, traveling down the highway in a crate in the bed of the truck is a different story..We don't do that, never have, never will.
Nor will they ever travel while in the crate in the trailer...


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pitch wrote:

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Generally big dogs travel better in crates, as they do not have to fight to retain their balance in a moving vehicle. As they do not have hands to grip with, motions, expecially quick or hard stops, can cause them to fall or have to scrabble to keep their balance. In our motor home, our two, (50 and 80 pounds) wantyed their crates back on the back bed, usually with the doors open, where they could lay down, curl up, and be safe. They liked the security of the smaller space.


No dog should ever be in a crate!


Err what? Our youngest dog loves his crate. We keep it closed (without him in it) during the day when we're home otherwise he'll drag all his blankets out and run around the yard with them, but at night or when we need to leave the house, as soon as we open the door, he hops off the couch and curls up in there.


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Have you looked at vans?

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No dog should ever be in a crate!


There are two schools of thought on that. I share yours.


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Buy a Class A

BTW, it being hot in Texas is not why you don't put a dog in a pickup bed. Never, ever, EVER let a dog ride in a pickup bed.


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I take 3 grand kids, two yellow labs and too much gear. I pull my travel trailer with a one ton long wheel base van. It works great, have space to spare.

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If you want to be impressed with how much room a crew cab full sized truck has, go to a construction site and see how many ....uh, 'day workers' get crammed into one.

(and i am in no way deriding anyone who busts his butt to Work. my total disdain is for those that wont work)

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Did I mention I used to cuddle Cleo, a couple hundred pounds of Rottweiler Tow Yard Dog. She's not mine

I now keep house with about 25 pounds of Kitty Cat. Ok, so he's old enough to vote. (I wonder if I should register him) but Maine Coons (one gene Just one Gene off from a Wild Lynx) are nice and cuddly cats Especially the toms>
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pitch wrote:

Johno02 wrote:

Generally big dogs travel better in crates, as they do not have to fight to retain their balance in a moving vehicle. As they do not have hands to grip with, motions, expecially quick or hard stops, can cause them to fall or have to scrabble to keep their balance. In our motor home, our two, (50 and 80 pounds) wantyed their crates back on the back bed, usually with the doors open, where they could lay down, curl up, and be safe. They liked the security of the smaller space.


No dog should ever be in a crate!


As I said earlier, there is not right or wrong, only what the dog feels is correct......

With that said, if you have to plane travel, unless you have a tiny lap dog, you WILL be required to crate your dog to go on a plane in most cases. My sister who has one that has finished 2nd at Westminster, flies her sheepdogs all around the states, and sometimes other parts of the world in a crate frequently.
You can choose how you want to travel, Many of us will choose preferably a tied down one over a loose crate vs no crate and loose!

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