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    Angry Bullmastiff head VS windscreen

    So we pull up at the kennels ....all was going well until Bronx jumped over the seat into the front which bumped Mojo of the seat and he headbutted the windscreen.

    So on top of the kennel bill we can add a few hundred for a new windscreen aswell.


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    Bugger. I know the pain. When I was out bush, many moons ago, I had a pretty hefty kangaroo dog in the back of the troopie. Now, these dogs have brilliant eye sight and can spot a roo from hundreds of meters away, certainly way before I can spot it. Anyway, I was driving along a sandy track looking for dinner when Tiger spotted a roo some distance in front of the troopie. Before I had the chance open the back, Tiger leaped full pelt through to the front and hit the windscreen with his big box head. The windscreen looked at least twice as bad as yours and with every rattle and bump it got worse.
    When I got back to town, which is an 8 hr drive from where I was, I had to lie to my insurance company and blamed it on a wedge tail eagle. pretty funny when you think about it. Also, Tiger wasn't phased and dutifully brought me a kangaroo later on during the day. Almost as if he was saying sorry .

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    Well I had to say I did chuckle even though I get the pain especially when you are going on holiday. You have always said they are boofheads

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    Awww poor Mojo ! That would've hurt !

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    LOL, Mojo didnt seem to be bothered at all by it. Boofheads with hard heads. The lady at the kennels couldnt believe it !!

    Bronx was going bonkers even after i manhandled him into the back again. Freaking muts out of control. He's such a psycho. As usual he just ditched me without even looking back.

    Ados, thats a classic mate. I dont think a eagle story will work with my insurance but i'll come up with something. At least he scored a roo for ya !!

    The house is so quiet now. No a goof insight.


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    well you know what they say about dogs taking after there owners ....
    i dont think the eagle line will work... try something like a low flying magpie or something..

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    Ha ha as long as I don't start drooling like them Spider !!


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    Sean, once i broke a windscreen on my ex's work hilux - we (I was) were driving through banksia heath scrub near Esperence and I went a little too fast and a large banksia's cone/flower snapped back and cracked the windscreen. Two things happened, I was in the dog house, which was small because we had a little Jack Russell, and she had to explain the damage to her work and take the hit for the team. So I guess I have a history of windscreen abuse. I am not proud of it.

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    My insurance gives me one free window replacement a year.

    After the last one - I changed insurance companies because the new QBE off shore foreign call centre decided I needed to do the same claims process as if I had pranged early on Sunday morning after a drunken party... Ie they were asking me how fast I was going and whether I had anything to drink - for a windscreen that went from a small chip to a giant crack while it was parked in the driveway... I wasn't even in the car.

    Apparently half the fuss was triggered because I used my fav windscreen replacement company and didn't use their favourite windscreen replacement company which I've had previous bad experience with.

    Not happy. Now I'm with the RAA local equivalent to NRMA etc.

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    PS My dog wears one of these

    Bergan Auto Harness
    Clean Run: Bergan Auto Harness

    And this one was crash tested by NRMA - the only one of several to pass
    purina (nestles) petlife roadie dog safety harness
    https://www.petlife.com.au/learn-mor...-roadie/#learn

    Paws and secure your puppy | NRMA Insurance

    What you want is one that doesn't use a plastic snap buckle in any part of the load bearing bit.
    So the bergan one has two bits of seat belt webbing at the back that hook into a mountaineering grade carabiner and has another bit of webbing that clips into another carabiner into your seat belt buckle loop (ie the bit that holds the seat belt). So there's no play from an ordinary flexible seatbelt.

    I think there is another variety besides bergan that has the two bits of webbing that form the main part of the harness and then are held with a metal buckle to the seatbelt system...

    Forbes did this test of the bergan
    The Safest Seat Belts For Your Dog - In Photos: The Safest Seat Belts For Your Dog - Forbes

    and failed it for big dogs (what can you do) - but they passed the sleepy pod clickit which NRMA failed (the plastic buckle broke)...
    The Safest Seat Belts For Your Dog - In Photos: The Safest Seat Belts For Your Dog - Forbes

    PS this is the one my friend got for her bull terrier
    http://usak9outfitters.com/CCSS.htm
    It attaches through metal drings (which can break but are better than plastic click buckles)

    PPS - the easiest way to simulate a crash test on one of these things is to strap the harness around a 20kg water tank wrapped in duct tape and then drop it on a longish rope off a balcony (make sure nobody and no concrete is under - but have the rope short enough to pull up short of the ground. This simulates the speed and sudden stop of a prang. The higher the balcony the faster the speed achieved when the load reaches the end of the rope... (or webbing tie down cable)
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