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colliehauler

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Posted: 08/14/19 04:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The back of the trailer is going to have more movement then over the axle which could cause motion sickness. In the midwest heat would be a concern where your at should not be as much of a issue. My Collies always rode in the truck cab so don't have much experience. I know my trailer is very warm when coming off a long highway drive.

I did try hauling them one time in the topper of the camper and one got extremely sick for several days. I had the camper windows open and wonder if Carbon monoxide might of got in. After the trip I sold the single cab and bought a crew cab truck.

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Posted: 08/14/19 04:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The American humane association seems to think its okay
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CBO3Ykn0C3s
Note the airline crates inside their 5th wheel toy hauler
There are lots of examples of mobile adoption trailers.

A friend of ours just got their special ordered LQ horse trailer with the stall area setup for dog crates including a generator to run the AC in the stall area.

Keys:
Secured crate
Proper temperature (controlled or do not travel when too hot)

* This post was edited 08/14/19 05:01pm by BCSnob *

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Posted: 08/14/19 05:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Provided the temperature stays comfortable, I believe it’s ok.


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Posted: 08/14/19 05:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dogs are not livestock to be trailered. They are companion animals and should ride in the truck.


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Posted: 08/14/19 05:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FrankoToo wrote:

Technically you could do it but I'm not sure how comfortable of a ride it's going to be for the new little one. She could get bounced around pretty good in the back of the trailer. Not to mention temp in the trailer, etc. while on the road. Being a foster, it could be a little traumatizing. JMO.


I agree with this. Since the dog is new to your life, I'd be hesitant to leave it in the trailer unattended - if he gets scared, sick, upset, etc., you could create a new problem.

Since the dog is small, could you hold it in a passenger's lap?


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The rear of the trailer is the bounciest area. The crate may be secured but the dog could be bounced in the air over bad roads. Don’t do it unless you have a camera you can continuously monitor the dog. It may be under severe stress there.

Stock trailers have their axles mounted toward the rear to reduce the overhang and the associated bounce. And pets are not livestock headed to slaughter or auction.

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I agree in a perfect world my dogs would ride in the back with the seat folded down in a crate. We have had one dog for several years he is a nervous wreck riding in the truck already. The Cat rides in her own crate on top of the dogs crate. the new little dog does not like cats (so far) and she is letting big dog know who's boss making the big dog even more nervous. the little dog now rides in the crate and big dog is out sitting next to it. I think I am going to try turning the crate away from the big dog so the little princess is not looking at him and see how that goes.
Now I know why I never had kids!


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Posted: 08/14/19 06:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pennysmom09 wrote:

Dogs are not livestock to be trailered. They are companion animals and should ride in the truck.
our dogs are dogs not livestock or fur kids/fur babies. Take a look at how those charged with animal welfare transport the dogs under their care.

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Posted: 08/14/19 06:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BB_TX wrote:

The rear of the trailer is the bounciest area.
the “ride” is not equal in all rv trailers; some are bouncy and some are not. We could leave it room the counter in our previous trailer and they would stay put; not do in our current trailer. The same can be said for the “ride” in pick-ups. I suspect the “ride” depends upon the loaded weight relative to the max weight; much the the ride in an empty vs loaded dump truck.

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Posted: 08/14/19 07:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good idea! Further traumatise a dog that is already a mess. Jeese give the dog back.

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