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maviandme
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maviandme

Female Join date : 2015-02-16
Location : Southeast Michigan

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PostSubject: Best back seat cover for long trip?   Best back seat cover for long trip? EmptySat Apr 25, 2015 12:49 pm

We are taking Mavi on his first vacation and we want to purchase a cover for the backseat so his nails don't scratch on the leather. I see the two main options are a hammock vs. regular seat cover, I think the hammock would be nice so we can store things underneath in the backseat without him getting into it and I feel it is safer if we were to stop suddenly so he doesn't go rolling off the back seat, but I can also see him jumping up and trying to get to the front and just tearing the whole thing down.

Curious which type fellow husky owners are using and if there's a specific brand you would recommend?
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amymeme
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Female Join date : 2013-12-20

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PostSubject: Re: Best back seat cover for long trip?   Best back seat cover for long trip? EmptySat Apr 25, 2015 1:21 pm

I use a hammock. Also, I strongly suggest a harness with some sort of tether. At the very least when you stop, these critters have a way of sneaking through you, under you, over you and getting loose in a strange area (is he microchippied?) My son calls his dog "the worm" and on a few, highly memorable occassions has been seen streaking down village streets chasing a rambunctious pup. (Mom told him, but how many young 20 somethings listen to Mom Laughing He does, however, have no problem with "guess you were right...)

Also, from the voice of sad (and expensive affraid ) experience, do not leave dog in car for even a minute - Ami left toe nail tracks (not scratches, deep gouges) in the door panel vinyl, when I just went 20 ft from the car. I am working on a design for a homemade hammock, chin rest (he likes to lay down with his snout between the front seats), door jamb protector, door panel protector. Probably even something to protect the windows - they are tinted and Ami tends to paw at them as soon as I open the front door.

Another hint - take him out AWAY from the gas pumps. We stopped for fuel, I got out to take Ami for a walk and was discussing where to meet with husband. While doing this, Ami started to drink from the windshield wash bucket next to the pumps. Fortunately, I caught him almost immediately and the liguid was not the kind with the deadly antifreeze. Could have been a tragedy.

THe hammock will not cover the entire seat backs, sides and tops - I put old sheets under the hammock over the back of the front seats, on the back seat hanging down the sides ( I flip it down when he gets in and out to prevent scratches in the paint) and also on the back tucked into the shelf behind the seats...fabric, hair clings to everything Rolling Eyes

We found traveling with Ami to be very rewarding - he loves it, the newness, the treats (french fries, ice cream, cheese sticks, pepporoni...
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PostSubject: Re: Best back seat cover for long trip?   Best back seat cover for long trip? EmptyMon Apr 27, 2015 6:46 am

We have a hammock too! Anya loves it and it keeps her from falling into the space inf ront of seats (we have a very small compact car).

We use this one. .

I love that it has pockets-we made them "doggy essential" pockets, with poop bags, small toys, an extra leash, and a mini-first aid kit.

When we first got her, she had terrible car manners, so a crate was very useful. If you have a new pup or a very rambunctious one, a crate keeps them safe. They can't go climbing out, and if you stop suddenly, you don't have to worry about them tumbling. Again, we have a small car, so the usual hard crates were too big. We used a travel crate we had this one and it held up great--it has been through cross-country road trips and been temporary housing, and it still looks new. We still use it when traveling in hotels or whatever so she has a familiar safe space.
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lepp1892
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PostSubject: Re: Best back seat cover for long trip?   Best back seat cover for long trip? EmptyMon Apr 27, 2015 1:03 pm

I initially got a hammock style for Gabby before I knew how she acted in the car. She is very good in the car and pretty much just sleeps for long drives/even short drives. The hammock got ripped so when I had to buy a new one I just got one that goes over the seat based on the fact she hardly ever moves other then the occasional readjustment to her sleeping position.

The hammock helps prevent the dog from going into the front seat. I would also get a tether to help prevent some movement and in the case of an accident (only to be used with a harness though, hard braking with it just on a collar is bad news)
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PostSubject: Re: Best back seat cover for long trip?   Best back seat cover for long trip? EmptyWed Apr 29, 2015 9:28 am

We have this http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/dogs/dog_cages_carriers/car_bed/car_seat_mats/13596
Car saver, keep most of the fur out of the edges and gaps
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