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: Pet Barrier

02-07-2007, 01:46 PM
Has anyone found or come up with a pet barrier to keep your dog from jumping into the front area of the truck? I used a piece of webbing and attached it to the headrests and used rubber type hooks to clip it to the bottom of the back seats but the dog still tries to jump over that!! If anyone has come up with anything thats foolproof I would appreciate your feedback. Sure don't need the dog jumping around the front of the new Ridge. Thanks.

02-07-2007, 01:56 PM
Use a carrier and/or put him in the bed of the truck.

02-07-2007, 03:28 PM
Do Not put the dog in the BED?! If you do want to keep it in back leash it ti the baby seat hooks.

02-07-2007, 06:40 PM
Do Not put the dog in the BED?! How about the trunk then?

02-07-2007, 06:55 PM
Why can't you put the dog in the bed????

02-07-2007, 08:18 PM
Because my dogs are furry kids, not cargo. :p

02-07-2007, 08:30 PM
Because my dogs are furry kids, not cargo. :p
I guess that depends on how you feel about kids riding in the back of the truck. I grew up doing it.:D

02-07-2007, 08:49 PM
Why can't you put the dog in the bed????

Yeah why can't you? I know all about dogs in the bed after a night of heavy drinking.

02-07-2007, 09:33 PM
I use a belt that hooks to his harness on one end and the other ends plugs into the seatbelt. It's long enough he can stand up and turn around but can't jump up front.

02-07-2007, 09:42 PM
I cinch a loop in the lesh to the child seat hook in the top center. Tethered that way, my dog has room to move side to side, can look out the rear window and can't reach the front seats. :)

02-07-2007, 11:35 PM
Check these out:

02-07-2007, 11:59 PM
Here's another solution:

02-08-2007, 05:40 AM
Moosepond & Truckin'
Thanks for the links to such neat pet sites and products! :)

02-08-2007, 12:13 PM
A relative uses a dog "seat-belt" all the time (see the links above) - keeps the dog in the back, but also keeps it safe and in place in case of a panic stop or accident. Nothing like 50 lbs. of dog hitting you in the back of the head to ruin your day.

On a similar topic, I think there's nothing more dangerous than letting your dog sit on your lap while you drive. How on earth can you react quickly in an emergency? And imagine if the air bag went off.

02-08-2007, 08:46 PM
I too have furry children not cargo....but the training them to stay in their place really does work. Use combos or hot dogs they yuv em yats

02-09-2007, 01:31 AM
Thanks to all for the feedback & Moosepond & Truckin' for the good links.

05-15-2007, 01:44 AM
I fold up the rear 1/3 seat, stuff the dog in a crate and strap the crate down at the tether on the floor and at the 2/3 seat rest. Which means the crate needs to fit obviously. Animals need to be secure or else they'll get launched into the windshield or airbag. As there have been unrestrained human passengers suffering fatalities with or without airbags, animals should not be very much different when not restrained.

05-15-2007, 05:55 AM
My furry kid is 'banned" from my truck and is only allowed to ride in my wife's Chevy Equinox. The reason for this is that he is not responsible enough not to goober on the windows in the backseat. I have had my daughter try to explain to him that there is a strict "no glass touching" rule in the truck, but he just can't resist doing a "window taste test" every time he gets in the truck. ;)

05-16-2007, 09:10 PM
got this pet barrier from a client of mine a few years ago. I took it out and took it completely apart, I used sand paper to remove corrosion between the aluminum and steel. I painted the steel body and when it dried I put it all back together. The bottom tubes telescope down to adjust for height and the side tubes trombone outward.

05-16-2007, 09:12 PM
I forgot the pictures, oops.:D

05-17-2007, 09:04 AM
I saw this type of barrier and was concerned about the cups pressing into the headliner. Do you foresee a problem with deforming or staining the headliner?

05-17-2007, 01:36 PM
Thanks Oldcoastie, I had not thought about staining, I will put some felt on the rubber ends. I do not really like having a pet barrier, but since I am heading south into greater traffic in the bay area next week for a meet, I thought , oh well, better safe than sorry. I will most likely remove it when I return home to the north end of California where there is seldom a traffic situation. I am an extremely safe driver, two hands on the wheel at all times, no cell phone, 3 to 5 car lengths apart, no more than 2 to 4 miles over the limit on cruise control and no tickets or accidents in 29 years of driving. I think that I may want to switch to the doggy hammock or try the baby crib mattress on the floor. The only way that I would travel any distance with Chelsea in the bed of the truck is if I get a cap . Short distances are fine with a three point tie down.

05-18-2007, 08:54 AM
Thanks for the response, Dragonslayer. If you think about it, give us an update after the trip - after the barrier has been in place for a while. Like staining and/or deformations.

Oh, by the way - I have 2 tickets in 49 years of driving. <Groan...>

04-30-2009, 06:52 AM
Just thought I'd post this up here in the event someone was looking for a cheap and simple solution for a pet barrier...

Here was my previous DIY version which over time started to look a little too clunky, considering my truck is in "dog mode" more often than not.

So I made this out of 1/2 inch PVC so it looks a little better. It was easily under 15 bucks for the pipe, fittings and spraypaint.

Heres a quick disclaimer though - my dogs need something as a reminder so that they know they arent allowed somewhere. For ex. I have 2 baby gates in my house that both dogs can easily jump over and they understand what they mean. Same here. This will not stop a determined dog from getting in the front. I've had some dogs in the past that needed something welded out of steel to keep them put, so I just thought I'd mention that.

11-22-2009, 08:34 AM
Has anyone used this Top of the Line one? Does it work and does it fit a Ridgeline?

11-22-2009, 10:09 AM
Try the DuraGear Pet Travel Hammock.

I recently had one bought for me and I have not put it in my truck yet because I use a blanket on the seat or the dog bed on the floor with the backseats folded up. But if you want a barrier this should do that good. The picture doesn't do it justice. My friend has one for his old english bulldog and it works good. It will keep the pet from falling in the crack or flying into the front if you stop quick.

11-22-2009, 01:55 PM
get a harness for ur dog and they have a seat belt leach for them. i have one works great! takes the dog a couple times to get used to but it WORKS!!!!

01-02-2010, 06:28 AM
Has anyone used this Top of the Line one? Does it work and does it fit a Ridgeline?

I purchased the top of the line one because we were moving. The vet gave us some tranquilizers for the dogs, they slept the whole time so we never even used it. It does fit as long as the drivers/passenger seat are even and one is not too much further back or forward than the other.

I'm looking to sell it if anybody is interested just pm me. We got a 2nd vehicle so the dogs no longer ride in the RL.

01-10-2010, 10:34 PM
Looks like there are lots of options available to secure your pets...I have a baby as well and was curious if there was a product (outside of a kennel crate) that will keep the dog in the back and on her side?

I think if I tie the kennel crate to the frontmost tiedowns in the bed, that will work as well...thoughts?

PS-This thread started on a hilarious streak in '07.

07-04-2010, 08:14 PM
The Four Paws Safety Seat Support Harness is excellent. I've been using them for years. They come in several sizes and are also adjustable. They have fleece padding underneath and the seat belt slips through the belt and buckles them in. I can't tell you how many sudden stops or maneuvers have kept my large dogs in place. They are also a huge piece of mind when the windows are open and the dogs are next to them. If my dogs aren't on the floorboard of my truck, then they are strapped into the these and all of them love them. I just have to pull one out and they are ready to go. Don't put your dogs in the bed of the truck. I know some folks do, but dogs are not magnets and can fall out and get hit by other cars, causing everyone a lot of physical and emotional pain. (Just my two cents). :)

07-06-2010, 07:05 AM
I just put my dog in a seat belt and she loves it, is protected, and can only move a limited amount


07-12-2010, 11:03 PM
I just put my dog in a seat belt and she loves it, is protected, and can only move a limited amount


Egggggs-Actly! That's the one. They are great!

11-28-2010, 05:13 PM
Ah, the old argument of whether or not it's ok (should I say ethical??) to put a dog in the bed of a truck. I'm very dog-centric and half the reason I got a Ridgeline (hence have a Civic.. got a Ridgeline) is so that I can tote the pups around. Nonetheless, my dog destroys interiors because his legs are going sour and he drools like crazy. Due to this fact, he will be riding in the bed of the Ridgeline. I will be taking the proper precaution of getting a secure and mounted (probably via tie-downs and the tie-down cleats in the bed) steel kennel for him to ride in the back. The idea that dogs should absolutely not ride in the bed of trucks is egregious in my opinion; herein lies the difference between a dog-lover (I guess I prefer the term dogcentric person over dog-lover) and dog-nazi (can I say that?)

12-04-2010, 09:45 PM

12-04-2010, 11:17 PM

That's an excellent website..lots of options and reasonably priced.