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    Quote Originally Posted by hairydog View Post
    The trouble with labradors is that their hair injects itself into soft furnishings, so I would suggest making sure the dog gets used to sleeping on its own bed. Our dog was a bit bigger then a lab, but was happy sleeping under the table.

    He had his bed (a secondhand cot mattress inside a washable cover) there, but for travelling, he liked to stand between the front seats, nose to the dashboard air vents and looking out over the dash.

    He never needed a harness or cage. He knew he was not to get in the way of the driver, and he never did.
    The idea of a harness is for the dogs protection too. I wouldn't fancy the idea of something labrador+ size hurtling forward at 30mph or more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon the Cat View Post
    The idea of a harness is for the dogs protection too. I wouldn't fancy the idea of something labrador+ size hurtling forward at 30mph or more.
    Anyone who thinks a harness will protect a dog in a 30 mph impact has no idea how hard that impact would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairydog View Post
    Anyone who thinks a harness will protect a dog in a 30 mph impact has no idea how hard that impact would be.
    It would certainly slow it down. Think seat belt.
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    As a Labrador is going to be a big dog have you thought about an A frame and a tow hitch?
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    We have a terrier. For travelling she has her basket between the driver and passenger seat. She has a harness on, that is fastened to the base of the passenger seat. At night now shes older she sleeps there too. When a puppy, we had one of the soft kennels we fastened her in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon the Cat View Post
    The idea of a harness is for the dogs protection too. I wouldn't fancy the idea of something labrador+ size hurtling forward at 30mph or more.
    Any risk of Sparky's bed moving at speed in the event of abrupt deceleration? Or is the bed also restrained?
    I may be looking at dog safety in a couple of months, so useful to know how the bed is secured.

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    The bed just has Velcro underneath so sticks to the carpet

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelaa View Post
    The bed just has Velcro underneath so sticks to the carpet
    Good solution, but not for me as if we have the dog on board the carpets will be taken out!

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    Gsd in a 5.4 van

    In our previous van which was a 5.4 model Jazz used to lie and sleep behind the passenger seat next to the side door, she did take up a lot of room in the van, you just get used to moving round the van with them in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJBi View Post
    Good solution, but not for me as if we have the dog on board the carpets will be taken out!
    Remember the dog is secured in a travelling harness, attached to a strap between the driver and passenger seats. Worst case scenario the bed slides forward but the dog stays in place.

    This is our (similar) set up.

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