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    Hey everyone,

    What's the best way to transport dogs to parks, beaches and the like?

    I don't have a canopy and don't envisage having one in the near future. Bit skeptical of just leashing them to the style bar. Inside the cabin is a no go. Iv got two rottweilers who by themself are quite well behaved but, when together they just set each other off and they end up playing abit to boistrously.

    Hoping you guys have innovative ways up your sleeves

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    Use harnesses and tie them as low down as you can with the leashes.

    I had 4 at one time, .... I used to just let them drive.

    To add, the only really safe way is to have them in wire cages.
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    Thanks stranger, I'v got a three point harness just have to figure how to tie it lower down in the bin. Plus 1 on the cage, thinking may just build wooden boxes for them
    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Use harnesses and tie them as low down as you can with the leashes.

    I had 4 at one time, .... I used to just let them drive.

    To add, the only really safe way is to have them in wire cages.

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    had my spaniel jump off the truck with his leash tied, hung next to the bin was not lekker and i have had jack russels just bail right off. best to have them in a cage or canopy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray_ View Post
    Thanks stranger, I'v got a three point harness just have to figure how to tie it lower down in the bin. Plus 1 on the cage, thinking may just build wooden boxes for them
    I found when doing the shows that the cages or boxes worked better than anything and it is something you can do reasonably cheap. For me , better than a canopy as they tend to settle down and not bounce around so much. My dogs were well behaved, good tempered, well trained but unfortunately outright racist.
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    Exactly what I'm afraid off...
    Quote Originally Posted by vidalbum View Post
    had my spaniel jump off the truck with his leash tied, hung next to the bin was not lekker and i have had jack russels just bail right off. best to have them in a cage or canopy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    I found when doing the shows that the cages or boxes worked better than anything and it is something you can do reasonably cheap. For me , better than a canopy as they tend to settle down and not bounce around so much. My dogs were well behaved, good tempered, well trained but unfortunately outright racist.
    Thanks going to go the box route, had to take shelving off in the garage so the hilux fits, so have long precut wood, will just need to resize for their size .

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    Glad I got a double cab, 3 dogs sit in the back seat, two wors dogs and a Spca rescue that is the size of a border collie..... The wors dogs usually end up on our laps, whilst the spca special washes my neck and shoulders with saliva
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    Alone, my two think they human. Together they become spawns from the movie 'problem child'
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    Glad I got a double cab, 3 dogs sit in the back seat, two wors dogs and a Spca rescue that is the size of a border collie..... The wors dogs usually end up on our laps, whilst the spca special washes my neck and shoulders with saliva
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    Two bullterriers here... for the times that they absolutley MUST go on the back SWAMBO found these neat foldable wire crates... depending on weather i either cover with blankets or not before strapping down on the bakkie. We placed blankets inside the states aswell for comfort (Yes they are spoilt) The folding feature is handy for if the bakkie will stand unattended for long i can fold the crate up and slide inside the bakkie. I will have to look for the company that made these.

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    Thanks lemme know if you find any more details on them
    Quote Originally Posted by Avg_oke View Post
    Two bullterriers here... for the times that they absolutley MUST go on the back SWAMBO found these neat foldable wire crates... depending on weather i either cover with blankets or not before strapping down on the bakkie. We placed blankets inside the states aswell for comfort (Yes they are spoilt) The folding feature is handy for if the bakkie will stand unattended for long i can fold the crate up and slide inside the bakkie. I will have to look for the company that made these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray_ View Post
    Alone, my two think they human. Together they become spawns from the movie 'problem child'Click image for larger version. 

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    My girl also used to sit in front with me like that untill............one evening a drunk idiot walked out in front of me and I had to brake harder than hard, her head broke my windscreen I felt like a dog must have hurt like hell
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    Installed this to have a center point to attach the lease to. Use a harness to prevent dog from chocking if it does try to jump off. Which it might try in the beginning....
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    2 leashes (per dog) attached to opposite sides of the bin near the front. Dog has decent freedom to move around the bin but can't reach the edge.
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    If I had to do this for a bakkie, I'd build some wire cages out of welded mesh.

    This is welded mesh:



    Most hardware stores stock it.

    Cut using an angle grinder, join using heavy duty cable ties or baling wire.
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    Like in the earlier post I attach the two dogs to the front centre of the open canopy and shorten the leash so they can just reach the edge but can't jump off.

    The law says that dogs in vehicles must be contained or restrained in the car in such a way not to reach or interfere with the driver. The traffic cop stopped and told my daughter to feed the seat belt though the collar and it is good enough and still allows the dog freedom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-9 View Post
    Like in the earlier post I attach the two dogs to the front centre of the open canopy and shorten the leash so they can just reach the edge but can't jump off.

    The law says that dogs in vehicles must be contained or restrained in the car in such a way not to reach or interfere with the driver. The traffic cop stopped and told my daughter to feed the seat belt though the collar and it is good enough and still allows the dog freedom.
    Funny, there is a law saying a dog must be restrained and can't interfere with the driver.... But what about an upset wife
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    My girl also used to sit in front with me like that untill............one evening a drunk idiot walked out in front of me and I had to brake harder than hard, her head broke my windscreen I felt like a dog must have hurt like hell
    Take it from someone who used to have a fiery temper, it don't take much to crack a windscreen from the inside...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vidalbum View Post
    had my spaniel jump off the truck with his leash tied, hung next to the bin was not lekker and i have had jack russels just bail right off. best to have them in a cage or canopy
    Problem here is, everyone around you in traffic sees it before you do and you go viral on Youtube and your four legged kids taken away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitebob View Post
    Take it from someone who used to have a fiery temper, it don't take much to crack a windscreen from the inside...
    agreed, also BTDTBTTS
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