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    I would advise you check your insurance policy as some have a clause for unrestrained pets and it may void your insurance if in an accident,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    I would advise you check your insurance policy as some have a clause for unrestrained pets and it may void your insurance if in an accident,
    We would rather find a way to use her harness or something else to restrain her other than a cage but if she has to sit in between the seats we’ll have to see how she gets on,(don’t really want to do that) and we never thought about the insurance if she’s unrestrained
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    Well we've just moved Percy II down to the local mill as we have tree surgeons coming today. Sparky came with us as it was only 300m down a country lane at 6:30am. We could see that between the front seats will be an ideal spot for him if we can rig up something to clip his harness to.

    Our base vehicle is a 16 plate Peugeot Boxer so the gear shift is well out of the way on the dash & the handbrake is to the right of the driver's eat. How do we stand with the law & MOT regs if we were to attach a strap across from both seatbelt stalks & clip his harness onto that? Would we be better placed to try & attach it to both seat bases? I'm being a bit vague here as it was pitch dark & early & Phill had to get off to work so we didn't look at it in detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon the Cat View Post
    Well we've just moved Percy II down to the local mill as we have tree surgeons coming today. Sparky came with us as it was only 300m down a country lane at 6:30am. We could see that between the front seats will be an ideal spot for him if we can rig up something to clip his harness to.

    Our base vehicle is a 16 plate Peugeot Boxer so the gear shift is well out of the way on the dash & the handbrake is to the right of the driver's eat. How do we stand with the law & MOT regs if we were to attach a strap across from both seatbelt stalks & clip his harness onto that? Would we be better placed to try & attach it to both seat bases? I'm being a bit vague here as it was pitch dark & early & Phill had to get off to work so we didn't look at it in detail.
    Sharon we had thought about that and we still haven’t got round to looking at it in more detail,because to be honest that’s the only thing we could do for misty to be safe and harnessed. I would like to see if anyone can help with that!

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    Remove left & right seat belt clip mounting bracket,then get a bit of steel drilled to also bolt there with a extra hole in it for the dog harness,make sure he cannot get to or under the pedals and all should be well.
    Or if a seat base mounting leg has access then something round that will do fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevskoda View Post
    Remove left & right seatbelt clip mounting bracket,then get a bit of steel drilled to also bolt there with a extra hole in it for the dog harness,makesure he cannot get to or under the pedals and all should be well.
    Orif a seat base mounting leg has access then something round that will do fine.
    Thanks Trev. I'll show this to him who drills things when he gets home. We need to be careful that anything we do won't affect the seatbelts for safety/MOT issues.
    With a harness one he will be well away from the pedals & unusually this dog seems to prefer to be on the floor.
    The seat moves forward & back & swivels so I don't think there would be anywhere to attach anything to the base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanette View Post
    We would rather find a way to use her harness or something else to restrain her other than a cage but if she has to sit in between the seats we’ll have to see how she gets on,(don’t really want to do that) and we never thought about the insurance if she’s unrestrained
    Yes, do check your insurance. I doubt it has anything to say on the subject, but if it does, read the wording carefully.

    You can restrain a dog with straps, or you can put them into a cage, or you can say "sit".

    All are "restrained". Circumstances affect whether it is "suitably".
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    Read this with interest, as one of the reasons we decided to have a double seat with belts fitted was that we wanted to have Chloe restrained. She could sit in the front ( having a swivel put on double seat so that we still have three seats in cab) but she does not seem to be comfortable there, and at 18kg she is heavy if she drapes herself over my legs or tries to sit on me!
    We are also looking a leaving one of the floor restraint clips in situ so that she can be restrained sitting on the floor. She has a padded harness which allows movement and restrains her from centre back not neck. The only issue we find is that she swivels around "making a nest" when settling and sometimes gets hooked up on the strap! She has done this less lately so maybe she is learning??

    I would argue that "suitably restrained " would be interpreted as bodily not emotional restraint since the main danger is flying weight in the event of an accident. Only need one accident and end up with injuries to animal and or passengers which would be awful! As a child we used to travel (3 kids) unrestrained sitting on the back ledge in an MG midget, but wouldn't let a child do it now! More traffic, greater speeds, more knowledge!!
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    REC ours is restrained in the car with a body harness and not a one on the neck,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanette View Post
    REC ours is restrained in the car with a body harness and not a one on the neck,
    All proper harnesses are like that , but I have seen some dogs just clipped in to their collar which was why I mentioned it.
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