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    Since lex's accident he has being riding in the back seat of my dual cab ute..

    Ive got him a seat belt harness.
    But because i dont know hwo he's ment to look whilst sitting in the back seat
    he doesnt know what to do.. and he's sitting awkward..

    I just wanted to rectify the issue, because im sellign the big ute and getting a small car (to many bad memories) and obviosly a large breed dog in a small car he's not going to have alot of room to move so i want to make sure he's fit in nicely..
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    Um... what are you looking for here?
    If you are wondering how much room your dog needs look at him sitting there. He will want enough room to lay down easily and move about a bit. He should be able to strech out if that is his thing.
    Is that what you wanted?

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    Poppy is obviously smaller and I have an SUV but she rides in the back seat in her harness too.

    She hops in, sits, gets buckled in and as soon as I start the car she lies down and thats how she stays.

    Maybe you need one of those extension leads that clips onto the harness and then into the seat buckle? So Lex has a bit more freedom? You can get them from Supercheap Auto and places like that.

    Also, I found that looping the harness around the diagonal part of the seat belt and not the horizontal part helps with movement.

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    Thats what i was after thanks.. i didnt know if he ment to just sit up right, wether or not the system was designed so he could lay/stretch/sit etc. i simply just didnt know.

    But now i do.. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Poppy is obviously smaller and I have an SUV but she rides in the back seat in her harness too.

    She hops in, sits, gets buckled in and as soon as I start the car she lies down and thats how she stays.

    Maybe you need one of those extension leads that clips onto the harness and then into the seat buckle? So Lex has a bit more freedom? You can get them from Supercheap Auto and places like that.

    Also, I found that looping the harness around the diagonal part of the seat belt and not the horizontal part helps with movement.
    Thanks ill look into that, ive never heard of such a thing and it makes sense.

    I need to get a better harness im thinking, the one i got was so i didnt have to drive around with out him him buckled in going back and fowards to the vet.. The one he has is XXL and is at extent on his chest but i just cant seem to tighten the neck/upper chest area, ive pulled with all my might at it but it wont budge, i think its just a poor design.

    Ill look around for a better one..
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    yep ok. The seatbelts are just suposed to stop them from flying forward if you have an accident. So they are meant to be short enough to stop him from getting off the seat but not so short he can not chose to sit or lay down as he wishes

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    I don't like the ones that loop over the seat belt, I like the ones that clip into the seatbelt buckle. You can get something with a snap shackle (like the clip on the end of the dog lead) that clips into the seatbelt buckle and then you clip that on the big loop at the back of the harness.

    Frosty can lie down or sit up in hers, but can't easily wander from side to side so she has to choose.

    You might want to measure how long Rex is when he lies down with his paws in front and make sure you get a car with that much back seat. And maybe consider getting a hatch back or station wagon, cos they have heaps of room compared to a sedan.

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    I use the loopy ones and mine sit or lie as they wish but can not get to the floor. I would be concerned re extensions as the aim is to keep them from becoming a missile in an accident. That is just my thinking on it.

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    The extension I have is only about a metre long, clips into the seatbelt at one end and onto the dogs' harnesses at the other. Lets Pedro stick his nose out the window, but not his whole head (or body!) and Marnie can get under the seats, which is how she has travelled since the day I got her.

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    We have one of the click-in ones for Ziggy. She can lie and sit and get her nose to the window.

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