Big boy Ruggles can jump in the back of the Rav no problem, and he can jump in the back of the Land Crusier, but I don't want him to--he could hurt himself. So in the Land Crusier I lift his front paws on to the back, then hoist his rump into the suv!
Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend. ~Corey Ford
My guys are in the 60lb range. They can't (or won't) jump into the truck so I have to pick them up. I grab from front between the legs and then under the rear and move quickly cause they don't like it. To make it easier on all of us, I got rid of my truck, so they get to ride in mommy's car till I decide what I want. (Wasn't really fond of the truck anyway!)
When I switched the dogs to raw, I would weigh the dogs every week... which requires me carrying a dog while I step on our bathroom scale. I do the @Sherry way. Now, the trick is trying to see the numbers on the scale while carrying a 60lb bulldog.
I got Bullied and loving it!
Bella "Bullie" Rose, adopted on July 24, 2011