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    Thanks for the links Hya. Bronx has done his dash now and will only be riding in the back. I have a tie down point in the centre so he can't fall out. But I do need to get Mojo something like those ones. And no more riding in the front seat. Even though we totally stopped ... Engine off... It was a eye opener to what would happen if we had a prang.


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    I do feel for you Sean...that's going to hurt your wallet.
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    that's why you should buckle up.... as well has your dog.
    you never seen the baby's turn into torpedo during a crash thing's?
    same go's for a dog.... just bigger torpedo.

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    To be honest it's something that I knew I should be doing but never really got around to it. They don't go in the car much except to the vets or kennels and It's not till we get in that I think "I need to get a harness". When I get back to OZ it'll be one of the first things I buy. Guess I got of lightly with this little wake up call.


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    Even if you put your dog in the back of the ute and tie him by the collar around his neck, and chain that to the centre of the ute so he can only just get his nose over the side for that dog face bliss in the wind thing (never mind that flying bugs hurt at speeds of 40km/h and over - experience from riding bikes and back of utes myself).

    So if he can get his face over the side, his butt end can go over the side - if you corner too fast or stop as you go round a corner... And then you hang your dog.

    We had a newbie ute/dog owner here a few years back that said it was fine to have his dog in the back of the ute... but he did exactly that. Fortunately for him, he wasn't going very fast when his dog's back end went over the side - and he noticed and stopped before serious damage was done but scared the crap out of him.

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    Saw a ute like that the other day, one of those flat tray ones with no side panels on it at all, 2 dogs just tied up the front without anything but the bare metal to stand on. I don't think I'd ever trust a lead or a collar that much, not to mention the discomfort of the poor dogs as they're sliding around every corner. Should be illegal unless you've got an enclosed cage IMO.

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    Yep ... Agree. It could happen. But the leash to the tie down point is so short he can't even get his arse to go over. He can lie down and stick his head up over the top because it actually slides up and down on the bars behind the window. I'm paranoid about that sort of thing so I made it impossible for him to hang himself. In saying that though the leash is a bit weather beaten now and needs to be replaced. I cringe when u see dogs riding inured that could neck themselves. It would almost be safer with no leash at all. My ute is a style side not a tray back. It's plastic lined too so no burns from the hot metal. Not 100% safe but nearly.


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