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Old February 21st, 2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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I see alot of people on the trail wheelin with their dogs. How do you folks keep the dog from getting beat to crap? I recently am in a situation where the dog will have to go with me on wheelin trips and dont want to beat him up too bad in the truck. Do you make a space where they ride thats padded or something? Im thinking about making my cargo space a padded spot for him to ride.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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We actually have canine seat belts/halter for them so we can strap them in.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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They get use to it. My small dog does awesome without much of any help, but he also leans corners very well
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Our lab loves wheelin
He has adapted to the movement of the Jeep... just like people do.
The only problem we have encountered on the trail with the dog is keeping him in the vehicle when it stops. He thinks he needs to get out too and will jump out the windows ...
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He has adapted to the movement of the Jeep... just like people do.
x2 I have a jack russel and he looks at me like, that's all you got?
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x2 I have a jack russel and he looks at me like, that's all you got?
Exactly!
Rufas loves being on the trail.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:08 AM   #7
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My German shepherd doesn't like riding in my jeep when I'm wheeling but she will just run along side the jeep all day lol.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:26 AM   #8
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Our lab started wheeling with us from the time he was a pup. He loves it. We started with a harness for him but now don't worry about him. Just like MZG says, they learn to lean into the turns and balance themselves. When at the dunes he stands in the back and hangs his head out while we are cruising around. As soon as he hears a throttle change he collapses into the seat. He's been a great dog and we don't have a problem with him jumping out. He will stay back there all day.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:27 AM   #9
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My bulldog justs adjusts to the angles of the jeep. Sometimes you hear him slide against the back seat or the tailgate, but he is fine with it. The only problem has been hot sunny days, where he can't handle the heat, even with the air cond on.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:32 AM   #10
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Hoping to take my yorkiepoo and yorkie and Minpin wheeling this year.
Holy hell, I'm a small dog Horder!
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My boxer just lays down and falls asleep.. He could careless whats going on.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:39 AM   #12
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Our golden retriever made his first trip to the Badlands at 7 weeks, so it is second nature to him. He does not like rough rides like DI (lays flat like he is going through an earthquake), but loves to go to the dunes, trail riding, snow runs, etc.
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I flopped my jeep once at Bundy Hill. Look over and my dog is laying on the window looking at me like WTF asshole?
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My German Shepard hated wheeling but my golden retriever loves it. I am planning on making a harness to be able to strap him into the passenger seat of the buggy when I get it done. I wouldn't worry about him in a full body jeep but I would hate to pitch him out of the buggy. The hard part is going to be getting his 95# fat ass in there
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 08:42 AM   #15
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over the years I have tried to make my dogs a comfy spot, when it gets a little bumpy, he hunkers down in the back






now the redneck in me wanted to keep the wife and dogs happy,happy,happy, and she wanted more a/c , well she got it
now all she complains about is hard nipples-hi-beams, but the dogs love it



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My American bulldog goes wth camping but not on the trails yet. My jeep isnt set up for a pooch,( like Chad said, not a full body rig anymore and his 100 pound ass doesn't jump real well) but he will hit the trails with Trish in her XJ this year and see how he does. He loves to camp so at the very least he will be holdin down the fort when we get back.
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I used to take my rot to go plow. Until one day he shattered the windshield with his head. I'm also worried this New dog could have something similar happen when out doing some hard wheeling. But she wants to go so bad.

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Old February 22nd, 2013, 11:15 AM   #18
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My English Setters loved to go wheeling,the male would sleep all the way to Silver Lake then pop up once we got on the dunes. the bitch did get upset once when her seat was under water at the Mounds. One of my Gordons likes to go, I have to pick the other up and put her in the truck.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 12:01 PM   #19
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My parents Rottweiler would literally ride anywhere in anything....car, truck, jay wagon, utv, loader bucket on the tractor....she didn't care what it was or how rough....she wanted to go
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My parents Rottweiler would literally ride anywhere in anything....car, truck, jay wagon, utv, loader bucket on the tractor....she didn't care what it was or how rough....she wanted to go
The last couple sentences sounds like a girl I used to know....

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