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Deb and Ed M

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Posted: 08/14/19 07:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You know what I would do? Go for a short ride in the trailer yourself. If it rides quietly down the road, it shouldn't traumatize the new dog. If it creaks, bounces and rattles - well, it might be "scary".

When we used to first trailer a young horse, one of us would ride in the trailer, just to make sure the youngster was calm and not doing stupid stuff. As a rule, the babies all rode quite nicely.

And lastly - dogs are plenty adaptable to a less-than-smooth ride: my late Aussie Ike used to LOVE riding on our SeaDoo. We'd idle out from the shoreline, and he'd look at me as if to say "This thing has a throttle - get ON IT, woman!!" A SeaDoo at 40 mph is loud, bouncy, wet - and he loved every second of it....LOL!

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Posted: 08/14/19 08:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some of you may find this educational others appalling
How to transport a sled dog team
https://turningheadskennel.com/transporting-sled-dogs/

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Posted: 08/14/19 09:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JRscooby wrote:

How about I put the kids back there?


He didn't ask about kids in the trailer. Was a dog.


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1L243 wrote:

I agree in a perfect world my dogs would ride in the back with the seat folded down in a crate. We have had one dog for several years he is a nervous wreck riding in the truck already. The Cat rides in her own crate on top of the dogs crate. the new little dog does not like cats (so far) and she is letting big dog know who's boss making the big dog even more nervous. the little dog now rides in the crate and big dog is out sitting next to it. I think I am going to try turning the crate away from the big dog so the little princess is not looking at him and see how that goes.
Now I know why I never had kids!


Put a towel or throw blanket between the crates so the new dog can't see the large dog.


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It would be a last resort to have any of our pets ride in a crate in garage of our Toy Hauler. This little rescue dog is with us. It was literally at deaths door. We are it's last stop. There is no giving it back.

We will work out the riding situation in the truck. Who knows maybe in a few months they will all be riding in the same crate...


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1L243 wrote:

It would be a last resort to have any of our pets ride in a crate in garage of our Toy Hauler. This little rescue dog is with us. It was literally at deaths door. We are it's last stop. There is no giving it back.

We will work out the riding situation in the truck. Who knows maybe in a few months they will all be riding in the same crate...


I think it is great you rescued the dog. What you are saying above is really the best solution. Dogs are different than livestock and the way we show them love and affection comes back threefold. I am sure with time, love and patience he will come around.


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BB_TX wrote:

And pets are not livestock headed to slaughter or auction.
Livestock are transported to places other than action/slaughter; how do you think they get to fairs, farm shows, rodeos, sheepdog trials & demonstrations, other grazing locations (proscribed grazing projects), equestrian events, etc.

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BCSnob wrote:

BB_TX wrote:

And pets are not livestock headed to slaughter or auction.
Livestock are transported to places other than action/slaughter; how do you think they get to fairs, farm shows, rodeos, sheepdog trials & demonstrations, other grazing locations (proscribed grazing projects), equestrian events, etc.


Agree. they got to travel somehow. Wonder how they think Sea Biscuit got to The Derby?????? Think he ran all the way? or rode in a Lincoln Town Car. Nope it was a horse trailer.

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Here's a trailer designed to transport dog, not livestock.

https://www.alumline.com/products/dog-boxes-and-trailers/dog-trailers


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Posted: 08/15/19 10:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BCSnob wrote:

Some of you may find this educational others appalling
How to transport a sled dog team
https://turningheadskennel.com/transporting-sled-dogs/


The helicopter made me burst out laughing - and here I was proud that I got my dogs to ride in *elevators*....ROFL!!!!!

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