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How do other Dog owners transport their Canine friends inside the Yeti ?
In the boot ?
We have small black mongrel who's preferred seat is down in the well behind the front passenger seat but this is a bit cramped, so thinking of moving her into the boot although other family members think this is cruel.

Also how are you protecting your seats and interior ?

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How do other Dog owners transport their Canine friends inside the Yeti ?
In the boot ?
We have small black mongrel who's preferred seat is down in the well behind the front passenger seat but this is a bit cramped, so thinking of moving her into the boot although other family members think this is cruel.

Also how are you protecting your seats and interior ?

Thanks
Ed

The best option

 

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I modified one of our cages to fit in the Yeti
Raked the back so with rear seats lowered the cage just fits in and when lifting seat backs it locks it in giving dog maximum space.
Also had to lift the door to clear the rear sill.
If anything happened to that I would certainly do it again.
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Cage every time for our dog. She always felt more secure in there, while the vehicle was moving. Judging by her manner and reactions. Plus for a nervous dog, you can cover the cage with a blanket which makes it more like a natural den. Usually settles them a treat.

We used to act as puppy and young dog socialisers for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, over a period of around 8 years with a new pup every year. It was a stipulation of the contract that the dog(s) should always be transported in a cage. No other method allowed. For the safety of the valuable dogs.

My sister does show dogs and is a Crufts Judge. A few years ago she was on her way to a show with 3 dogs, each in their own cage (in the back of an estate car). When she was t-boned by a large 4x4 car that came out of a side road into the (empty) passenger side of her car at an estimated 40 mph. Her car was barrel rolled into a field and subsequently written off. She was hospitalised. Her dogs were completely unharmed. A pair of fellow breeders on their way to the same show, happened on the scene a few minutes later and recognised her car, so stopped to assist. They took in the dogs while my sister was loaded into the ambulance. (Happily she sustained only minor injuries and was released from hospital a couple of hours later. Getting a lift to the show and then home with the other breeder friends). Proves the effectiveness of the cages for a dog safety point of view though.

EDIT: Incidentally if anyone thinks "show dogs" are all "pampered pooches"... Some are!
My sister's dogs however, only do shows during the summer season. At this time year (winter) the same dogs have work for a living and (normally) get totally muddied up 2-3 days a week working as beaters and retrievers on lowland pheasant shoots. The latter being severely curtailed due to covid. Leading to a pack of dogs who are wondering what happened to their favourite activities? Because some of the human tribe couldn't learn to "sit" and "stay".
 
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At first glance at this threads title "Dog in Yeti" was has the Yeti eaten your dog!
I'm glad that it hasn't :ROFLMAO:
 
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For the last 30 years /3 dogs / 14 cars have always had dog in boot ( uncaged ) and a dog guard fitted . However I have been informed by a dog trainer that( by law ) any dog in a car must be securely restrained . Either with a purpose built connector to a seat belt or in a cage in the boot . Mine ( a 28kg lurcher ) is uncaged .
Was also told , that in the event of an accident , emergency services will not , in the event of an accident open the boot if the dog is not caged . My pet hate is to see a loose dog in a car with the window fully open for their benefit - Not only could a bug in the face be dangerous , but they may have the urge to chase another dog .
 

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Im about to buy the Hatchbag boot liner for my Yeti. We've had one for years that has transferred to all our different cars over the years and it is great quality, but is too big for the Yeti boot. I'll be specifying the rear seat splits so the backs of the rear seats are still protected when folded down, and the boot flap for when the dog jumps in, works out about £170.
 

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My dogs have always travelled in the boot, with or without a dog guard. Without if the dog is too old or too big to jump over the back seat. The bit about the law restraining a dog is true, but can be interpreted in different ways. I consider a dog in the boot and unable to jump the back seat to be restrained.
My last dog could not be tethered in any way as he was rescued and would not tolerate any tether, he simply chewed through any restraint fitted.
A word of warning...... If you DO tether your dog, NEVER by the collar. As in an accident you are likely to break the dogs neck or strangle it. ALWAYS USE A WELL fITTED HARNESS.
 

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Just after I bought my Yeti I contacted Hatchbag, they said that if I went to them they would make one to measure as they had never made one before. I didn't go as it was a long way, but I wonder how long it was before they made their first one.
 

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How do other Dog owners transport their Canine friends inside the Yeti ?
In the boot ?
We have small black mongrel who's preferred seat is down in the well behind the front passenger seat but this is a bit cramped, so thinking of moving her into the boot although other family members think this is cruel.

Also how are you protecting your seats and interior ?

Thanks
Ed
I sit my dog on a cover on the back seat. She wears a harness with a clip which fastens to the fastened passenger seat belt
 
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