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Posted: 07/25/20 09:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had our two similar aged kids in the backseat of our 1999 Chevy 2500 HD extended cab: you know, the one with the assisted-suicide door for the back seating. Our Chesapeake Bay Retriever would sit on the seat between the kids. We never heard any complaints that the kids were encroaching on each other's space. Instead, we heard groans that the dog was crushing them. Much quieter drive! :^)

We did upgrade to a full crew cab and a 4WD diesel with the Allison when the second very big dog adopted us (Tibetan mastiff mix?) and we challenged the old gasser with some nasty grades that it failed on. Solved a bunch of problems with that upgrade!


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Posted: 07/26/20 05:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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!



Hmmmm. Must be a cat person, because it's obvious that knowledge of dogs is minimal [emoticon]


. . . never confuse education with intelligence

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Posted: 07/26/20 08:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we had a extended cab and now a crew cab, what I did is built a woden suport to bridge the gap from the back seat to the middle arm rest of the front seat so the dog could be in the middle of the back seat laying strait ahead with his head between the front pasengers. (I have a 88 Lb Lab) it gives lots of room even for two adults and the dog in the back.

Steve


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