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    Well after many weeks look at various resuce homes/shlters for dogs we finally got one. 11month old Border Collie, named Prince. Apparently he was abandonded when he was 3month old and the rescue center have had him for 11weeks. We think he is the runt of the litter as he is very quite and shy. Had him home for just under a day and so far notto many issues, no unwanted present on the floor this morning and quite all night. Pulls a bit on the lead. However, when we are playing with the kids he gets a bit jealouse. But thats something we will 'break' him off.

    Any way, for you guys that have dogs how do they get on in the car? How do you restrain them? Any advice?

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    My friends westie sits on the front seat. It must have good eye sight as it starts barking when it sees another dog walking along the road and I haven't even seen it yet.

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    We've got an eleven week old Jack Russell and he is quite happy on front seat and I put his lead around base on headrest to restrain him, but he doesn't bother. But if you want to put him in the boot you'll probably need a mesh to stop him getting over back seats, think you get mesh things to behind front seats if you want him on back seat etc. Also seen harnesses which attach to seatbelts.

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    When I had the Staffy, he was great in the car, always alert and watching. Never suffered from car sickness or anything.
    I bought a restrainer from the pet shop, looks like a harness and clips into the middle buckle clip on the back seat. Allows plenty of movement for them, but stops them from jumping in the front and causing havoc

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    Relistically I think he will have to go in the boot, as my wife and two kids will also be in the car. Will get some pics posted tonight.

    To be honest I am not looking forward to dog drool/hair and paw marks all over the car!

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    its the wet nose marks on the windows that get me......

    our lab goes in the boot of the vectra, i put some clear vinyl on the top of the bumper to stop it getting all scratched

    however in the people carrier its survival of the fittest as to who gets what seat (unless we've been through the woods or in the river, then its deffo the boot) needless to say the dog usually beats the kids to the front seat

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    Wet nose marks! oh hum. As for walks in the woods then in the Veccy, big no-no. lol

    Any of your dogs get travel sick? My last dog was terrable for it.

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    ours will travel for hours no problem now, when we first got her you'd think someone was trying to pull her claws out one by one the noise she made. this went on for a few weeks till someone said the only way to cure it was by driving till she stopped howling....... and it worked........but only after 45 mile!!!!!!
    it was torture for her and agony for me, but hey as soon as you pick up the car keys now she's sitting waiting at the door

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    RAC do a dog car kit, it includes a huge rear seat (or anything else you wanna put it on) cover (its still folded when its in the boot of my estate its that big) and a seat belt harness for the dog. These are great as they protect you and the dog from injury

    Hope you enjoy the new dog.

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    Good luck with the dog, BC's doo tend to need plenty of stimulation/working.

    My Akita's just lay in the boot, with the parcel shelf removed when we take them in the car.

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