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Any product recommendations for a new pup?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by ndub86, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Jul 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    ndub86

    ndub86 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    My gf and I just adopted this awesome 9-week old lab mix named Gracie over the weekend. We immediately went on an adventure to Flagstaff and she loved it! Just wondering what products you guys use for dogs in your truck that you swear by!

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  2. Jul 31, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    Beautiful!
    In short, seat covers, floor liners, door panel protectors. Also a seat belt to protect the dog AND you in an accident
     
  3. Jul 31, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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    Pugga

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    I swear by the dog transport mod. Here's mine, it's a variation of an idea I stole from another member. Keeps fur and mud off the seats and creates a nice space for my guy to travel.
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  4. Jul 31, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    Is that carpeting? Or a floor mat?

    I bought a hammock/seat cover for Bailey to use, by Kurgo. But when the seats are folded flat she roams everywhere! When they're in normal seat position, she sits down like a passenger and doesn't move.

    OP, there's lots of dog lovers here and there's several threads about dog proofing your truck if you have time to burn. Lots of great ideas.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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    Thank you! I fell into the noob mistake of not searching first...in truth I just wanted an excuse to post pictures of her cause she's so cute haha!
     
  6. Jul 31, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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    It's just a piece of indoor/outdoor carpet. I need to put some velcro on the back where it's folding down though it does stay in place due to the hooks behind the seat. It just keeps the fur off of the seats, you can see I do have Wet Okole covers, and they do a great job protecting the seats but they collect dog hair and no one would actually want to sit back there after my dog has been on a trip.

    Normally, I tip the other part of the seat forward so he can't keep running back and forth from window to window. Once I hit the highway or a steady speed, he usually just lays down and goes to sleep. I like my setup because if I go hard on the brakes, he can't fall forward off of the seat. There's no 'void' for him to fall into and the seat bottom creates a barrier between him and the front seats and also something for him to lean against.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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    So the hammock-type seats are good for protecting them flying forward in the event of an accident or slamming on the breaks?

    I was looking at this one because I like the way it's designed and the functionality of it...

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    But I really should be looking for something like this to truly protect her probably...

    http://www.amazon.com/Petego-Seat-P...375292602&sr=1-3&keywords=dog+car+seats+large
     
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    They are good for keeping the dog from hitting the floor in a quick brake. Won't help in an accident, which is why I suggested a seat belt harness.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    Honestly, the best protection for a dog while traveling would be offered from a crate.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    A roll of poop bags, and not the cheap ones you get at the grocery store (find a local dog park that supplies bags and take a handful :))
    Ruff Wear Flat Out Leash - doubles as a collar and leash combo, can be clipped around trees, benches, bed tie downs... whatever. Extremely worthwhile
    Ruff Wear Quencher Cinch Top Water Bowl - Stays in truck, always full, and less waste than the one I saw in the photos.
    Ruff Wear Polar Trex Boots - Seriously, a friend got a lab and got him used to wearing them all the time, from day one, and the dog almost loves them. On the other hand, I waited a couple years before getting my set, and my rotti hates wearing them. Also, the ones linked that wrap up above the pup's ankle tend to be much harder for them to shake off and lose.
    Ruff Wear Swamp Cooler Vest - comes in handy on hot days
     
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    Cabelas waterproof seat cover works freat we go to the river ALOT and with this the only cleaning I have to do is hair that blows around and the windows and door panels... Works great for what I needed and got it in the bargin cave for $10

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    10 bucks? Score!
     
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    You make your dog wear boots?!?! :facepalm:
     
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    That's what I yelled out when I saw it... Only issue was no packaging... I installed it in the parking lot so it was kinda nice not having the trash ( as you can see I have to much shit in there as it )
     
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    Better than holes in the leather seats, scratches on the hardwood floors, and sticks/burrs/thorns in her paws (ask me how I know... yes, sticks)
     
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    neoprene seat covers or a camper shell the dogs love the camper unless its my malamute she likes to sit up front and howl along to my music
     
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    Also have to second the camper shell... Truck bed is my girl's second home.
    First home is the pass side rear seat folded down.
     
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    When I have kids, our dog will be crated in the bed under a Softopper. When she is wet she will be crated in the bed also, but no Softopper yet.
     
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    I definitely will look into the swamp cooler vest and cinch top water bowl! Those seem like necessities for trail blazing and for AZ in general (the swamp cooler vest) Thanks!

    That's a steal! I'll look into that. I am planning on getting the Wet Okole's at some point but if it's that cheap I'll get this until then!

    At some point I'm hoping for a camper shell with some carpet in the back (probably will custom make a removable carpet liner that I can take out when I need to have things such as dirt/rocks/etc. in the bed). Since it's so hot in AZ though during the summer this may not work, or I could possibly have the rear center window open and mount a fan that circulates the cold air from inside the cab to the camper. Just don't know if it would be enough.
     
  20. Jul 31, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    And a chuck it

    http://m.rei.com/mt/www.rei.com/product/812041/chuckit-18m-ball-launcher
     
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