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543146 Post Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:22 pm Thank this member for this postReply with quote Add User to Ignore List Back To Top

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We have a small poodle (unclipped thanks! Smile ) and he sleeps in the luton above our heads. I have made a small fence so he doesn't fall/jump out...and its fine. There are even long slitty windows he can look out of Ford Autosleeper Legend...
 
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Brettnangie,
It's obvious you care a great deal for your dogs - but you also need to consider that quite apart from the risk of injury to you, should you need to even stop quickly, let alone have an accident, then the unrestrained dogs run a very very high risk of harm.
The harness Pushka uses has a ring on the back (sits between her shoulders) and a small lead that clips into the seat belt, theres not really any way she can get tangled up in it. She travels on the dinette seat with the table in the lowered position and absolutly loves it.
 
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maddie wrote:
Ours is the same as Richards but if push came to shove I have one of those holes in the floor to put the table leg in -- about 15 quid-- this could easy be adapted with a bolt / hook in the bottom with which to secure a harness for the dogs.With the bonus that it would not look ugly or a mess !!
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What a brilliant idea Terry. Very Happy Very Happy

Used in conjuction with the harness described by Kelkat (which our dog wears for travelling) it could be the definitive and easy answer.

I think you should put this in "Hints and Tips".
 
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Its ok Beegee I guess I am protective of my babies. I know the current situation wasn't right hence the post. But I know Kennels would be far worse a risk than them decapitating us. We have had some very sudden stops already in the van at 60mph and it's been fine.

Kelcat nice suggestion as I think the other ones we tried attached strangely but we are going with flat pack cages which we just bought. The only problem is the lab.

She has chewed through fences, doors etc... and when left in the cage our sweet and quiet sleepy lab goes mental. If we had the hatch to the cab put in and she could see us it would be ok but she shook the thing apart and luckily we pulled over soon after as she trapped herself in it and its a good solid cage.

We have to go look for some easy clips to withstand her, I refuse to try cable ties in case of a fire I need to make sure we can get them out as fast as possible.

I also found an amazing cage for the cats
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Once we get an awning fitted I plan to get one of these for our 2 cats but until then I bought something called soft claws which are rubber cat tips so they don't claw the new motorhome to pieces so we can all be in the Van over the holidays.

So fingers crossed all animals will be with us for our planned trips over the holidays.
 
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BeeGee - I think you will find it is NOT unlawful to carry an unrestrained animal in a vehicle in the UK. Also, it is not mentioned in the insurance policies for any of our 3 vehicles so would NOT invalidate the insurance. It is not mentioned in the dogs insurance either.

If if was unlawful, then the police woud be doing nothing but stopping and fining people for dogs on laps/parcel shleves/heads hanging out of windows/sitting on quadbikes etc. etc.

As you show and judge, you must know that cars arrive by the thousand at shows with sometimes up to 5 dogs in very small cars occupying all the seats bar the drivers. Same goes for motorhomes arriving at shows. I'm not saying this is safe 'cause it's foolish!. Just saying that it is not unlawful.
 
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BrettnAngie wrote:


I also found an amazing cage for the cats


We haven't needed a cage for the cats while driving down the road, but did want something for when we stopped. Found
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When we park, it attaches to an open window. Our indoor cats can then go outdoors, but they are safe from animals, insects, fleas etc. They love it. Spend a lot of time out there. I guess it is their space and they are not underfoot.

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There is an interesting video that shows the implications of a dog involved in a crash. Be warned these are quite graphic- not real dogs obviously but they do get the message across.

We use muttslinger harness which encases both front AND rear of dog to prevent slingshotting them out of it

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