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    Default Re: Travelling with your EBD

    I'm glad that you have clarified what I thought, frequent stops for very long trips, highly unlikely that we will travel a long distance to anywhere for more than 4 hours, and make sure you have the appropriate supplies.

    Thanks for the input, greatly appreciated.

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    My boy likes new balls. I bought a bunch to occupy him but he fell asleep as soon as we hit the highway. I do like my sleepypod harness but he hasn't gotten used to it yet and I didn't use it much since he was asleep.

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    I think the responses you've gotten have covered just about everything I could mention. I was a very worried new EB owner as well not that long ago and did a lot of reading and talking to the breeder I got Dozer from who was very helpful. We had a 9+ hour one way trip and he did fine, just use what you have learned and good ole common sense. We made several stops for bathroom breaks, water to keep the little guy hydrated and 1 feeding. He slept 90% of the trip. We prepared and expected the worst but he did great.

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    Castor is ok with the car too. We drove 7h when we picked him up and he slept most of the ride and we have made several 4-5 h trips without problems.

    Car safety is very important. Dogs that aren't crated or wearing a harness that is attached to a safety belt can turn into lethal projectiles if you need to brake suddenly. When Castor was young we attached his harness to a safety belt in the back seat but he managed to unbuckle the safety belt (by mistake, I'm sure) so we bought him a safety crate. It takes up half the boot but Castor is safe and we are safe.
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    Dog harness that fits into the safety belt....that is a brilliant idea. Did not know you could get one!!! Is the crate for the car the same as the one yo uwould have in the house? Do you strap it in anywhere?

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    This is what I use - https://www.amazon.com/Kurgo-Direct-.../dp/B00EPKH45U

    Attaches to (I would think) almost any brand harness.

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    This is the kind of crate we use (info in Swedish but you can see what it looks like!). It's attaches to the car with nylon strap belts. As crating dogs in your house is illegal in Sweden, I don't know what house crates look like, really, but I've seen collapsable crates that people use for shows, etc., and although such a crate will confine the dog it won't help much in a car accident. Unfortunately, the kind of safety crate we have for Castor is very expensive so unless you will be driving a lot with your dog, a harness is probably a good start. To attach the harness we had something very similar to what @Old School Dropout linked to.


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    Agree with the gang... we have done a two weeks cross country trip in the car and our boy did great. Many 12-24 hour trips with our other babies... no issues. Potty stops every 3 hours and water available in the car for them


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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School Dropout View Post
    This is what I use - https://www.amazon.com/Kurgo-Direct-.../dp/B00EPKH45U

    Attaches to (I would think) almost any brand harness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cefe13 View Post
    Castor is ok with the car too. We drove 7h when we picked him up and he slept most of the ride and we have made several 4-5 h trips without problems.

    Car safety is very important. Dogs that aren't crated or wearing a harness that is attached to a safety belt can turn into lethal projectiles if you need to brake suddenly. When Castor was young we attached his harness to a safety belt in the back seat but he managed to unbuckle the safety belt (by mistake, I'm sure) so we bought him a safety crate. It takes up half the boot but Castor is safe and we are safe.
    -castor-bilen-jpg
    Your crate seems like it was made for your truck. Is it from the manufacturer? Its neat ! Nyala is now big enough to be completely in the back like yours. I do have a barrier that goes against the back seats so the dog does bounce over the seats if something happens. I find she's starting not to like the back seats as the are leather and even with a blanket she still slides. Why im thinking completely in the back now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Your crate seems like it was made for your truck. Is it from the manufacturer? Its neat ! Nyala is now big enough to be completely in the back like yours. I do have a barrier that goes against the back seats so the dog does bounce over the seats if something happens. I find she's starting not to like the back seats as the are leather and even with a blanket she still slides. Why im thinking completely in the back now.
    No, ours (Artfex) is a model that according to the manufacturer fits many station wagons! We have a Volvo and the crate is Swedish and perhaps not available on the international market. We chose between ours and one from Variocage which seems to be a big brand on the market.


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    Default Re: Travelling with your EBD

    When you first get the puppy they might be a bit scared about their new surroundings so I would just make sure the pup drinks water during the drive so they don't get dehydrated. Keep the AC on for them if it's hot. The time/distance thing isn't real. I drive 12+ hours with 2 bulldogs from DC to Florida a few times per year, plus other road trips. My dogs love car trips.


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