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Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

Dogs don't go in my Overland Summit but we do take them in our JKU Rubicon with a canvas liner in the back seat.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:40 AM
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Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

We have always taken our dogs with us wherever we go, mostly because they are the only kids we have and we just like to have them around us even on vacation.

So far we haven't done any big road trips with them in the WK2, but in our '08 Liberty we made a few big trips, including one year when we drove to Texas (5200 km/3230 miles roundtrip) and then 6-months later drove to Ontario (4200 km/2600 miles roundtrip).

We load up our vehicles like a bunch of Bedouins. The seats are down, mostly out of the need for cargo space, but it also helps to protect the leather seats. Between suitcases, pillows, food for the trip, dog stuff, there is often not a lot of spare room. They aren't very big (25 lbs and 40 lbs) so they don't take up a lot of space but we always make sure each dog has at least as much space as would be in a dog carrier, so they can at least get up and shift around so they don't get cramped. They love car rides and are excited to go but after about 15 minutes they settle down and go to sleep. We normally stop every 2-3 hours so everyone can stretch their legs.

Thankfully neither of our dogs usually gets car sick, although like anyone they can have an off day. The above suggestion about watching what the dog eats or drinks before the trip is a good one. There are several natural remedies that can be used to prevent nausea in dogs - we've used the mint trick on occasion and it seems to help. For more information, check out http://www.ehow.com/list_6789811_hol...ne-nausea.html or similar sites.

One thing I have worried about is how they would manage if we ever got in an accident. We have looked at the various dog harnesses available for traveling dogs but for one reason or another we have passed. For road trips I try to pack so that everything heavy is under the dogs in case stuff came flying forward. Likewise, I make sure the dogs are always lower than my headrest. This seems obvious but in a fully loaded Jeep with the seats down I've had times where the dog was visible above my head in the rearview mirror. Definitely something to be avoided!
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Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

I'll third the "canvas back"... they're great!
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Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

thanks for the referral to canvasback, I was looking for something like this!

The only thing I'm reluctant about is the side pieces... I like that they are available but I wish the right side piece would just cover the sub instead of have a silly cutout for it. Don't they know that bass easily travels through light material like fabric? It would keep the speaker cover from getting all marred up and probably even make it sound better. Also, I can't tell if the left side piece leaves the cubby hole open or just covers it? Guys?
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Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

Covering the sub would most likely create some vibration sound even though it would probably be minor. Also, I don't believe the left side piece covers the cubby hole.

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thanks for the referral to canvasback, I was looking for something like this!

The only thing I'm reluctant about is the side pieces... I like that they are available but I wish the right side piece would just cover the sub instead of have a silly cutout for it. Don't they know that bass easily travels through light material like fabric? It would keep the speaker cover from getting all marred up and probably even make it sound better. Also, I can't tell if the left side piece leaves the cubby hole open or just covers it? Guys?
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Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

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To everyone who has a dog(s). When you take trips and the dogs come along do you leave them in the back, put the seats down, put a liner down....? My dog tends to get sick when I drive (not be cause of the way I drive I swear ) so trying to figure out a good option.
One of my dogs also gets sick when he travels. Unfortunately, the only way we've been able to deal with it is to *not* feed him prior to an extended trip.

For myself, we have two German Shepherds and have used crates to put them in. One is a very, very large "soft crate", (which folds up nicely after use) and the other fits nicely in a large hard crate. We put down a soft mat in both crates. I also have a liner that I place on the entire length of the storage area (with the seats folded down). Unfortunately, the dog puked in the soft crate last year on the trip down to the OBX, (it leaked through the liner) but! Fortunately, I still had the Weatherbeater cargo liner which kept everything off the back.

Good luck!

BTW... 8 hour drives at a time with no issues. (although we stop every few hours to let the dogs stretch their legs and anything else they need to do) Let's just say I load up my JGC to the gills. Not for the faint of heart or the mall-cruisers who need their vehicles to be shiny and beautiful all of the time.
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Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

My wife and me always travel with our two Boston Terriers in the past 3 years. They sit on back seats, secured by a special adapter that connects the belt plug to their harnesses (this is not clearly allowed, nor clearly forbidden, by italian laws). Harnesses, not collars, to avoid injury in case of hard braking. My wife places soft cushions under them to protect seats and allow them to stay more confortable. They are very polite dogs, no bark, no jump, they just seat and sleep. We had to place rear side window curtains or sunshades because they hate direct sun on them (it's a pity JGC doesn't have this accessory). We traveled with them troughout Europe, it's just important to stop every three hours for 10-15 min to allow them to have a walk. You can be adviced when they are tired -or need a toilet stop- because (the male one) stands up and look at you steady.
Usually we avoid to travel with dogs hungry, because car movement can increase their gastric juices and produce illness. Just give them a light meal or some buscuit (dry food always, it's more absorbing)
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Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

I have a 75 pound german sheppard/doberman and he was my main reason for getting the Jeep HAHA (had a dodge dakota and couldn't stand him being in a cage in the bed of the truck)...I have a cargo liner in the back and have a couple beds that fit perfectly in the back. I will typically put one or both the seats down, flip my sub around and put it facing the drivers seat and put the bed over the cargo mat and off we go. I put the Front bias all the way up to eliminate any noise back there as well. He can go 5+ hours without even flinching or peeking his head up. I do at times worry about an accident since he is not "secure", but I always drive more "conserative" when he is riding with...and it seems safer than the cage in the bed of my old truck

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Update: I emailed canvasback and they will sell you one without the sub cutout and with the sides connected to the floor piece... Excellent customer service! They even sent me the attached picture. The canvasback does cover the cubby hole but you can get it with or without a slit for access.
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Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

Bump.


Wondering if we have more wk2 people who have bought dog "accessories" for their Jeeps.

Canvas back the best option? What about the hammock styles that hook onto the front head rest and rear headrests, keeping the dog off of the leather?

Where is everyone buying these?
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My dog normally rides shotgun. She likes to see what is going on. Nobody can complain about dogs shedding untill you have seen my Shephard/Husky mix. I think that poor girl sheds enough hair in a days time to fill up a 5 gallon bucket. Seriously! I will ad that my Jeep has black carpets. After I take her for a ride, it looks like an albino Sasquatch swallowed a hand grenade inside my vehicle. Nothing a vacuum and lint brush can't handle though.

If I take her to the lake to swim, she rides back home snoozing on a Weathertech cargo liner. Alot earier to clean vs bare carpet.
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Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

Our two mini dachshunds (4 years and now 5 months) go with us on camping trips and we just got back from a road trip to NJ (6-7 hours each way). Overall they do great...the 4YO got sick on one trip where we were going up and down some hills, and we get some whining from the puppy but he's OK once he settles. They are both smooths so the shedding isn't that noticeable...but it's definitely there.
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