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Old 06-18-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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So, I am picking up a truck today. Traded in my SUV, got a lower interest rate, lower payment, smart move, blah, blah, blah.... Who cares...

The boy LOVES to go for a ride in the SUV. I put the windows down and he runs back and forth from window to window sniffing and his big tongue hanging out the side of his head covering most of the window frame in drool.

It's illegal here in Washington to have an animal in the pickup bed if it is not tethered in. Great law in my opinion.

Now, my boy is VERY protective of his peoples' stuff - so I want to make sure and get a good system that will allow him SOME freedom, but not enough to jump out in someone's face at a stoplight. He isn't aggressive unless you mad dog him, but I don't want to risk it.

Sure, I can fabricate something out of Mule Tape and make some sort of attachment - I am just wondering if there is a system out there that other people have used and like for it's (usefulness, price, ease, portability, safety features ) <------ pick one.

Any input that doesn't involve some wisecrack about tying him to the bumper for a little stroll or giving him enough rope to hang himself??

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If you intend to put your better half in the rear, Don't use the reg. collar. Go with the shoulder harness. Drill a hole in the center of the bed next to the back window and install a strong eye bolt. Then figure out the length of cord he needs to get to the edge of the truck. He'll be able to go side to side with no problem, and if for some reason he does go over the harness won't kill him. Have Dog Will Travel?

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You could put a kennel in the back. He'll be able to see around, but in no danger of biting or jumping out.

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Or a camper shell...

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When i had my Dakota, i would take the roomie's rottie for rides regularly, usually just before i planned to wash that truck. It had a sliding door in the rear window that allowed me to attach her heavy duty leash to the seat belt in the ext.cab. I did use the dog bra rather than a regular collar for added security. Never had any problems with that setup, but it made de-bedding her more time consuming.

You got a sliding window in your window?

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JD, run a cable across the bed at the cab from stake hole to stake hole with a loop in the center. Then attach a short leash, either with a locking carabiner or use a double snap one (like a trailer tether for a horse), to the loop. Put a harness on your pup, a good sturdy one like the picture, don't hook him up by the collar. Any other questions, just ask?

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We just took an I bolt and put in in the middle of the bed about 3" from the front and hooked a piece of chain to it that would allow them to reach the edge and hang their head over but nothing else. I would also say get a shoulder harness so that he doesn't hang himself if he does try to jump out.


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Sure, I can fabricate something out of Mule Tape and make some sort of attachment - I am just wondering if there is a system out there that other people have used and like for it's (usefulness, price, ease, portability, safety features ) <------ pick one.

Any input that doesn't involve some wisecrack about tying him to the bumper for a little stroll or giving him enough rope to hang himself??

Thanks.
Congrats on the truck purchase my friend!

Here's a start on a truck bed dog restraint and I am sure they sell a shoulder harness if you need one of them too. The price is not to bad and there are other sites that sell them as well.

PetBuckle Kwik-Connect Truck Bed Tether dog restraint - CargoGear Car and Truck Accessories

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That's some good stuff on that website Jack.

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You got a sliding window in your window?
I don't at this time. We have a great purchase plan through the parent company, but you can't spec out exactly what you want, you have to take delivery from dealer stock, or wait for them to order what you want. At this time I do not, but I will have a slider by the end of summer. Great idea on the use of the seatbelt. Thanks brother.

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JD, run a cable across the bed at the cab from stake hole to stake hole with a loop in the center. Then attach a short leash, either with a locking carabiner or use a double snap one (like a trailer tether for a horse), to the loop. Put a harness on your pup, a good sturdy one like the picture, don't hook him up by the collar. Any other questions, just ask?
Thanks Lady Hartt - That is kind of what I was looking at, something like Jack linked below. I want him to be able to move back and forth, from side to side, just not get over the rail.

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Congrats on the truck purchase my friend!

Here's a start on a truck bed dog restraint and I am sure they sell a shoulder harness if you need one of them too. The price is not to bad and there are other sites that sell them as well.

PetBuckle Kwik-Connect Truck Bed Tether dog restraint - CargoGear Car and Truck Accessories

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Thanks Jack, that was the first one I came across as well. I was wondering if that kind of system was easy to use or what.

I still have to get the bedliner sprayed in before the boy gets to go for a ride. I am hoping he likes it better than the car windows.

Thanks everyone!!
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