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    Demon puppy!



    Mainly to protect my interior. But also for his sake, although if we are rear ended, he's in the crumple zone I suppose.

    They have crash rated cages you bolt to the floor, but then you have a huge cage bolted to the floor.

    I watched a bunch of tests with the doggie seat belts to watch them fail on most collisions.

    I think animals are screwed in most accidents, but you want to give them the best chance of survival by not having them on your lap, ideally in the center or the rear secured.

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    I never bothered securing my dogs in the cab or in the box. My dogs used to ride in the box 100% of the time unsecured, but then I had smart dogs. Last few would ride in the cabin, but would never be in the front. they would lay down in the back.
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    my 40lb staffy sits on the back seat. i have rear buckets one with a car seat and one folded down with a blanket on it for the dog/groceries. he hates being in a vehicle so he just lays and shivers.
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    we have a harness but do not use it enough...

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    My dog sits in the back seat of both vehicles, he knows not to come up front, and just lays down for the entire trip!

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    I'm always amazed at how often I see these morons driving around with a dog on their lap.
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    Originally posted by speedog

    This accident was the result of a driver being distracted by an animal on their lap. Yes, possibly the driver being elderly was another contributing factor but the driver did say to the police that she was paying attention to her dog in her lap and turned left without looking.
    So in other words, the dog had nothing to do with. It was just a another senior which shouldn't be on the road.

    I suspect the senior was indeed looking at oncoming traffic, but misjudged the cyclist's distance due to as vision problem. Or, because of a vision problem, the senior didn't even see the cyclist at all. Then of course, blame something / someone else.

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    Originally posted by Seth1968


    So in Seth1968's words, the dog had nothing to do with. It was just a another senior which shouldn't be on the road.

    I suspect the senior was indeed looking at oncoming traffic, but misjudged the cyclist's distance due to as vision problem. Or, because of a vision problem, the senior didn't even see the cyclist at all. Then of course, blame something / someone else.
    Fixed that for you.

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    Originally posted by speedog

    Fixed that for you.
    You said the senior admitted that she wasn't looking while making the turn. How is that the dogs fault?

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    When we had cats, always in a kennel with seat belt. We are looking at a dog in the future, definitely always strapping it in (again, likely in a kennel). This isn't so much for animal safety as it is for my own, I also refused to let any of my passengers ride in my car without a seatbelt for the same reason. Having been in a rather serious t-bone accident, I saw first hand the forces that throw things around in a vehicle, and having a heavy, loose object flying around inside is VERY dangerous.
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    I don't get why people don't secure their pets when driving. What if you got into an accident? It would be like you didn't strap in your child and now they're a missile coming through the windshield.

    We have two dogs and both have their own kennel in the back of the SUV.

    "The most frequently asked question regarding the new law is whether pets are specifically addressed by the law. Here's the answer! In situations where the driver becomes too involved with their pet, police could reasonably argue that the distraction is comparable to the specifically banned activities of reading, writing and grooming and lay a charge."

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    We have a leashed tied through one of the hatch area eye hooks on both our suv and wagon. We just attach this to his collar, that way he can't get into the back seat.

    Won't protect him at all if we get into a head-on collision, it'll probably break his neck if it's hard enough, but it keeps him out of our way, and also stops him from jumping unexpectedly out the back when we open the hatch.

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    My bulldog sits in the passenger side footwell.. not a whole lot of room to move anywhere and its an easy way of keeping all of the dog hair in one spot.

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    "Do you secure your animals in your vehicle"?

    Most pet owners state their pet is la child to them. If so, the question could be, "Do you secure your child in your vehicle"?

    Now with that being said, it cracks me up every time I see a dog's head out the wind, tongue flapping , and appearing to be in some endless orgasmic ecstasy. I think I'm envious

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    Originally posted by Seth1968
    "Do you secure your animals in your vehicle"?

    Most pet owners state their pet is la child to them. If so, the question could be, "Do you secure your child in your vehicle"?

    Now with that being said, it cracks me up every time I see a dog's head out the wind, tongue flapping , and appearing to be in some endless orgasmic ecstasy. I think I'm envious
    If pets were regarded as children, people wouldn't euthanize their pets.

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    Originally posted by heavyfuel
    I let my cat run around in my truck when I have to take him to the vet. Sometimes he gets on the dash and obstructs my view as I'm texting and/or eating at the wheel lol
    I see no harm in this unless your cat were to knock over your beer. That would be cause for concern!

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    Originally posted by E46..sTyLez


    If pets were regarded as children, people wouldn't euthanize their pets.
    Worthy of a new topic.

    A topic that the hypocrites shy away from.

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    Originally posted by E46..sTyLez


    If pets were regarded as children, people wouldn't euthanize their pets.
    OR if people were allowed to put suffering relatives out of their misery like we afford our pets...
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    Originally posted by finboy


    OR if people were allowed to put suffering relatives out of their misery like we afford our pets...
    I could on and on again about just that, but dogma and forcible emotion has precedence...with guns.

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